Artists & Collaborators
The Artists of Temperance Hall are important collaborators, helping develop and shape new works through intensive studio processes and experimentation. Phillip Adams works with a number of skilled performers, engaging a different team for each project. Consistently drawing from new talent emerging from Australian universities, Temperance Hall collaborates on projects with many emerging and established practitioners in dance and other mediums.

Dancers

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Ellen Davies

Dancer

Ellen has performed in works by Rebecca Hilton, Brooke Stamp and Abel Korinsky, Phillip Adams, Chloe Chignell, and Alice Heyward. In 2013 Ellen worked with Professor Rachel Fensham from the University of Melbourne, to recreate and perform The Spirit of the Bushfire.

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Benjamin Hurley

Dancer

Ben has performed works by Miriam Nicholls (Bond), Adam Wheeler and 2nd Toe dance collective with SPRUNG Youth Dance Company. Ben has performed with Victoria Chiu, ARTS FISSION Company, the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, Lee Serle, Rochelle Carmichael, Shian Law, Phillip Adams and Emily Johnson.

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Timothy Walsh

Dancer

Timothy is a Melbourne-based contemporary dance artist, curator and dance educator. He is a graduate of the VCA and upon his graduation was awarded the Orloff Prize for most outstanding talent. Timothy’s choreographic credits include Remind Me Again in 24 Hrs, De-Mystifying the out-of-body Experience, Post-Phase: the summit is blue, and Semaphore.

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Gregory Lorenzutti

Dancer

Born in Brazil, Gregory is a dancer and photographer based in Melbourne. He recently worked with Force Majeure, Chunky Move, Phillip Adams BalletLab, Paea Leach, Annalouise Paul, Antony Hamilton, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, and Yumi Umiumare.

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Lilian Steiner

Dancer

Lilian Steiner is a Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer whose practice utilises the inherent intelligence of the active body as the primary tool for creating wholly encompassing visual, sonic and kinesthetic experiences. Lilian has been a dancer with many companies including Lucy Guerin Inc, Rennie McDougall, and Ash Keating.

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Olivia McPherson

Dancer

Olivia graduated from the VCA in 2016. Whilst at the VCA, Olivia performed in Singapore at the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2015: Continuum Dance Exchange. In her final year, Olivia participated in Melanie Lane’s work Remake at Chunky Move. Most recently, Olivia worked with the Tasdance Company for the Fragile Matter and Brew seasons.

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Caroline Meaden

Dancer

Caroline Meaden works as a dancer/ choreographer across performance and live art contexts. As a solo artist she has presented work in The Substation’s curated Melbourne Fringe season (Blowin’ Up: Sneaky Bastard – Winner: Arts House Evolution Award), and as part of her Postgraduate Diploma in Choreography at VCA (Too Much Sun and Untitled).

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Oliver Savariego

Dancer

Oliver Savariego is a Melbourne-based dance artist. Studying at the VCA, he worked with Benjamin Hancock, Kate Denborough and Stuart Shugg, and performed in Nude Live by Rafael Bonachela in the 2017 Sydney Festival. Since graduating he has completed a choreographic residency at Bennington College in USA, and is mid-creation for Melbourne Fringe 2018.

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Michelle Heaven

Dancer

Michelle has worked with many great directors such as such as Gideon Obarzanek, Lucy Guerin, Helen Herbertson, Michael Kantor, Phillip Adams, Sandra Parker and Sue Healey. She is an independent choreographer interested in transforming the audience experience and challenging traditional formats.

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RACHAEL WISBY

Dancer

Rachael Wisby graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts BFA (Dance) in 2018. At the VCA they performed in works by Phoebe Robinson, Natalie Abbott, Feng Feng Wang and others. Rachael has worked with Phillip Adams and Rebecca Jensen and performed in Natalie Abbotts’ Re:Purpose The Mvmt at Dancehouse in 2017.

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SAMUEL HARNETT-WELK

Dancer

Samuel Harnett-Welk is an established, independent artist working in research, writing, machinery and dance. Since 2013 Samuel has worked with artists including Daniel Jaber, Cyril Baldy, Timothy Harbour, Melbourne Ballet Company, Opera Australia, GLIDER, Prue Lang, Jacopo Godani and Phillip Adams BalletLab.

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Collaborators

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Akira Isogawa

Costume Design

Akira Isogawa is one of Australia’s most iconic designers. Since 1998, Akira has shown his collections in Paris. Akira has designed costumes for four Sydney Dance Company productions – Salome, Air & Other Invisible Forces, Ellipse, Grand- and for the players in the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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House of Vnholy

Set and Lighting Design

Matthew Adey is a production designer and theatre artist from Melbourne, Victoria. Adey works under the moniker House of Vnholy experimenting with and instigating bold aesthetics and spatial responses for live performance, set and lighting design, installations and sculpture.

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