Shaun Parker is an award-winning choreographer, dancer, actor and counter-tenor whose work has spanned film, television and live theatre productions. He is Artistic Director of Shaun Parker & Company, which he founded in 2010. Born on a grape-growing property in Mildura, and a graduate of the VCA, his work has toured to 19 countries including Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Austria, Luxembourg, France, Malaysia, USA, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan and the UK.
His choreographic works include: KING, ReMOTE, In The Zone, Am I, Happy As Larry, This Show is About People, The Yard, SPILL, TROLLEYS, Rika’s Story, My Little Garden, Blue Love, TUT, Love Installment, Tenebrae III and the award winning short films ‘The Love Trilogy’ and ‘NO’. Parker won an Australian Dance Award for both This Show is About People, and The Yard, for his work with underprivileged teenagers in Western Sydney, the Shirley McKechnie Award for Choreography, a Green Room Award for AM I, the Argus Angel Award (UK), the Bearer of Hope Award (Germany), the Banksy Award (New Zealand), the NSW Premier’s Creative Achievement Award, and has been nominated for three Helpmann Awards and the NSW Premier’s Export Awards.
Parker’s anti-bullying dance program into schools, and his other interactive community events have been lauded for their connection with audiences to deliver strong social impact. He recently created choreography for a new feature film with Director Daniel Askill and COLLIDER production house. Parker was awarded a Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Music and Performing Arts in 2019. In 2020 is a judge for the Premio Roma Danza International Dance Competition, Italy.