Lilian Steiner

Choreographer, New Breed 2021

Lilian Steiner is a Narrm/Melbourne-based choreographer, dancer and performer.

Her practice champions the deep intelligence of the body in movement and its unique ability to reveal and comment on the complexities of contemporary humanity. Her interests extend into visual arts and experimental sound practices where the body is the base for questioning and expression.

Lilian’s work has been presented both within Australia and internationally. Local presentations include Dance Massive, the Keir Choreographic Award, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne Now (National Gallery of Victoria) & Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Pieces for Small Spaces.

International presentations include B.Motion Festival (Bassano del Grappa), Deltebre Dansa (Spain), Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris), Fête de la Musique (Geneva), Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie (Paris), Constellations Festival (Toulon) & Hong Kong International Choreography Festival. Her first full-length work Noise Quartet Meditation (2014) received a Green Room Award for ‘Concept and Realisation’.

Lilian is a long-term performer-collaborator with Melbourne-based company Lucy Guerin Inc. and has worked on numerous projects with choreographers Phillip Adams, Shelley Lasica and Melanie Lane amongst others, as well as with visual artists working with performance and sculpture/film (Sally Smart, Bridie Lunney, Brook Andrew, Matthew Bird, Ash Keating, Mikala Dwyer & Arini Byng) and experimental sound performance (Anna Homler, Richie Cyngler & JLin).

Lilian received the Green Room Award for Best Female Dancer in both 2017 and 2018, as well as the Helpmann Award in 2017.