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Awarded for service to the Arts
Born: 15 November 1953
Entered on roll: 2009
Annie Christine Greig was born in Launceston and began her dance training there. Annie is well respected in the national and international dance community, generously giving of her skill to mentor and nurture other young dancers, choreographers and directors. She has dedicated her life to helping others in this field.
Annie began her dance training in Launceston before studying contemporary dance with the Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide. She received a Fulbright Scholarship enabling her to complete a Master of Arts Degree in Dance at New York University.
Returning to Tasmania in 1991, Annie has been Artistic Director of Tasdance since 1997. During this time, Annie has been a visionary leader and an outstanding and inspirational role model. Under Annie’s direction, Tasdance has received national recognition and awards as a leading Australian dance company.
Annie has worked in many other capacities to enrich the lives of those in dance. Some of these include: Course Director with the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association; lecturer at the University of Tasmania for the Bachelor of Performing Arts; and Performing Arts Program Officer with Arts Tasmania. She has also served on the Tasmanian Cultural Industries Council and the Advisory Committee for the Australian Choreographic Centre in Canberra. She was President of Ausdance, NSW and a former National Vice-President of Ausdance, the Australian Dance Council. Annie is currently the Secretary for the Asia Pacific Performing Arts Network, and a member of the Australian Dance Awards Selection Panel.
Annie received a Centenary Medal in 2003 for her services to Australian society and dance. She also received an Honourary Life Membership to Ausdance in recognition of her services to dance. Annie was one of six nominated for the Distinguished Tasmanian Artist Award as part of the Island Inspired Minister’s Awards, 2009.