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Juliet Fisher
Juliet Fisher
Performance background:
Juliet Fisher was born and educated in Auckland, New Zealand.
Began dance training at Martha Graham School, New York, 1960
Soloist with Martha Graham Dance Company, New York, 1962-Jan. 1967
Founding Member and Soloist Cullbergbaleten, Stockholm, 1967-1968
Soloist in Ballet for All, London, 1970
Guest Artist London Contemporary Dance Theatre, London, 1971
Founding Member and Soloist Siobhan Davies and Dancers, London, 1981
Founding Member and Soloist, Second Stride, London, 1982-1984

Juliet Fisher has worked as a solo dancer with the following choreographers:
Martha Graham,
Merce Cunningham,
Birgit Cullberg,
Robert Cohan,
Richard Alston,
Siobhan Davies,
Ian Spink,
Ashley Page

Teaching history:
Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York, various times 1961-1967
Balettakademien, Stockholm - various times 1964-1971
Guest Teacher at Koreografiska Institute Stockholm, 1966-1968
Company Teacher for Cullbergbaletten, Stockholm, 1967-1970
Guest Teacher Statens Dans Hogskolan, Stockholm, 1971
Senior Teacher Contemporary Dance, London Contemporary Dance School 1972-1999
Qualified as teacher of Pilates Technique, Alan Herdman Studios, London
Teacher of Contemporary Dance Technique, Unitec 2001-2003
Teacher of Pilates Technique, Strand Studio, Parnell 2001-2003
Teacher of Contemporary Dance Technique, University of Auckland, 2004
Teacher of Contemporary Dance Technique, City Ballet, Auckland, 2005

Guest Teaching:
Rotterdamse Dansacademie, Rotterdam, April 1972
Ballet Rambert, London, autumn 1974
Summer course, Geneva, summer 1979
Gulbenkian Choreographic Course, Auckland Jan. 1981
The NZ National School of Dance, Wellington, Feb. 1981
Limbs Dance Company, Auckland, Feb. 1981
Center for Dans och Musikdramatik, Copenhagen, Dec. 1985
Vindhaxorna, Stockholm, Dec. 1988
Siobhan Davies Dance Company, London, autumn 1989
Festival Ballet School, London, various periods 1989
The NZ National School of Dance, Wellington, June-July 1989
The Performing Arts School, Auckland, July 1989
Conservatory of Music, Prague, June 1991
Escola Senerior de Danca, Bilbao, Master-Classes 1996 and 1997
Escuela de Ballet Del Valle, Mexico City, summer course 1997

Guest Teacher and speaker:
"The Education of the Professional Dancer" at The World Day of Dance, by invitation of the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, April 1991

Mary Jane O'Reilly QSM.
Mary Jane O'Reilly Mary Jane O'Reilly has had a professional career spanning over 25 years both in New Zealand and internationally.
She was a co-founder, dancer and choreographer (over 45 original works) with the Limbs Dance Company (1977 - 86) and held the position of Artistic Director from 1979 to 1986.

She has created many high profile dance events including her choreography of the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games (1990) which involved a cast of 6000, the ballet 'Jean' for the Royal New Zealand Ballet(1990) and the Millennium Dawn Ceremony supporting Kiri te Kanawa in Gisborne (2000).

She has received many Government grants to create her work including the $30,000 Alan Highet award for an outstanding mid-career artist in 1984.

Recently (May 2005) she completed the choreography for 110 disabled young people for the StarJam concert which opened the new Telstra Clear Pacific Centre in Manukau and a major dance conference for DANZ in July.

She has just been appointed Director of Tempo, New Zealand's Festival of Dance, and in the meantime is thoroughly enjoying teaching choreography from her body of work to the young dancers of today.

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