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Award winning dancer joins Expressions dance Company

Photo of Richard Cilli by Yin Sir

Helpmann Award-winning dancer, Richard Cilli, has joined Expressions Dance Company for the Chinese and Australian seasons of Matrix. The Sydney-based dancer and choreographer has been a member of Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth, K.Kvarnström & Co (Stockholm), Lucy Guerin Inc. and Chunky Move and has created work for SDC, The Australian Ballet, LINK Dance Company and WAAPA.

He is a certified Countertechnique teacher, and loves to share his passion and curiosity as a performer, maker and teacher in Australia and around the world.

EDC Artistic Director Amy Hollingsworth said Cilli’s talent, vibrancy and range would be adored by audiences, and would leave a lasting legacy on the EDC ensemble as well as the 14-strong Beijing Dance/LDTX ensemble.

“Richard is an incredible performer, both critically-acclaimed and widely-respected in the industry by his peers,” she said. “Not only is he a consummate performer, but he is the type of artist whose sensitivity and intelligence radiates through his work, and he is incredibly generous with his energy and creativity.”

“I am so excited to have him guest with us for Matrix as I know he will have a positive impact on both of the works, but also on the other company members as well as delighting audiences across Australia and China.”

Cilli is currently in Beijing as part of the five-week creative development for Matrix, which will be performed at QPAC from November 13-16 and features new works from award-winning Australian choreographer, Stephanie Lake, and Chinese choreographer, MA Bo. Tickets available through or phone 136 246.

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