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Ghost light

Supported by the Civic Theatre, Newcastle
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ghost light

Choreographer: Adam Blanch
Dancers: Brayden Gallucci
Film Direction: Ashley de Prazer
Producer: Cadi McCarthy

Supported by Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub & Civic Theatre, Newcastle 2020



Adam trained with Karen Thomas and Marie Walton Mahon, before entering The Australian Ballet School.

On graduating he joined The Queensland Ballet under the direction of Francois Klaus and was promoted to soloist in 2005. Adam was invited to join Sydney Dance Company in 2006 and during his time there collaborated with a variety of choreographers including Rafael Bonachela, Graeme Murphy, Stephen Petronio, Meryl Tankard, Aszure Barton, Kenneth Kvarnstrom, Craig Bary and Emanuel Gat.

In late 2010 Adam joined Garry Stewart’s Australian Dance Theatre and toured Europe with the company’s production of Be Yourself. In 2011 Adam was involved a film for Paramount Pictures of WWZ, ROH2’s DanceLine’s with Wayne McGregor and collaborated on developments with such artists as Akram Kahn

He worked with Terry Guilliem’s  Faust in Palermo and performed at Glyndebourne in Melly Stills’ The Cunning Little Vixen. Recently he was part of The Pet Shop Boys World Tour and toured in Australian Dance Theatre’s G.

Adam recently choreographed Trip for Biscuits on Catapult Company as part of the Mixed Bill season and tour.  He was also Catapult inaugural Propel resident in 2015.

Recently he gained many accolades for creating innovative original choreographies, and his coaching of students who have gone on to receive prizes at such prestigious competitions as the YAGP and Prix de Lausanne.

Adam choreographed work, collaborating with the Sydney Youth Orchestra called “The Sky is Falling” which premiered at The Concourse Theatre in September 2017 to great reviews.

Adam has been a guest teacher throughout Europe and Australia for leading companies and schools.