Shaun Parker & Company is an exhilarating and bold Australian dance company that has exploded onto the international dance scene. It creates critically acclaimed dance productions, which are renowned for their integration of stimulating choreographic forms, arresting musical scores and theatrical invention.
The company was founded in 2010 by award winning Artistic Director and Choreographer Shaun Parker. His work is described as ‘so cutting edge it actually wanders off the edge of any single-word definition…’
Based in Sydney, the company has toured across Australia and to 21 countries globally, including a sold out season at London’s prestigious dance house Sadler’s Wells.
The company has won a multitude of awards including the Shirley McKechnie Award for Choreography, the NSW Premier’s Creative Achievement Award, two Australia Dance Awards, a Banksy Award (New Zealand), the Argus Angel Award (UK), the Bearer Of Hope Award (Germany), several Helpmann Award nominations, Finalist for the CHASS Prize, and the 2021 NSW Premier’s Resilience Award.
Shaun Parker & Company contributes to the professional development of its key ensemble of creative and dancers through workshops, mentoring, creative development, performances and touring, and is proud of the extensive employment opportunities if offers dancers and creative artists.
Shaun Parker & Company is supported by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW multi-year funding, Creative Australia project funding, City of Sydney, Inner West City Council amongst others. It is resident company at the Joynton Avenue Creative Centre.