Rowan Rossi is an Adelaide-born dancer who started his full-time dance training in 2014 at the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD), majoring in Contemporary Dance. Rowan went on to do two years at the school, graduating at the end of 2015.
During his time at NZSD, Rowan had the chance to perform in the world-renowned World Of Wearable Arts under the direction of Malia Johnston and Victoria Columbus, as well as other works by acclaimed choreographers such as Kuik Swee Boon’s As It Fades and Sarah Foster-Sproull’s Forgotten Things. Rowan also performed in NZSD’s 2015 Choreographic season of Karst, a show choreographed by the third-year contemporary students.
In 2016, Rowan worked with Limitless Dance Company in Sydney for the premiere season of their show Both Sides. In 2017, Rowan was given the opportunity to work with Samuel Hall and Holly Newsome for the inaugural Toi Poneke Dance Residency on a double bill as part of the 2017 Wellington Fringe Festival. Rowan then re-joined Limitless Dance Company, for their second season as part of their new show Se7en.
Rowan joined Australian Dance Theatre in 2018. His debut with the company was in The Beginning of Nature by Garry Stewart at Canberra Theatre, followed by a national tour across SA, NT, WA, NSW and TAS. In late 2018 he performed in The Beginning of Nature international tour throughout Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. In 2019, Rowan appeared in the World Premiere Season of ADT’s North/South, choreographed by Garry Stewart and Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen.