A multi-award-winning choreographer, educator, filmmaker and installation artist, Sue is one of Australia’s foremost dance makers and widely regarded as one of the region’s finest dance-filmmakers.
Originally from New Zealand, she was a founding member of the Melbourne Company Dance Works and Artistic Director of Vis-à-Vis Dance (1993-96). Sue received the prestigious Creative Fellowship in 2013-14 from the Australia Council for Arts, and was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. With her own Sue Healey Company, she has made and toured numerous dance works for theatres, galleries, specific sites and screens across Australia, the US, Europe and Asia.
Her films have screened in over 30 countries and have been broadcast by Australian and European television networks. Virtuosi (her debut feature-length documentary funded by Creative NZ and Australia Council) has screened in New York, Montreal, Amsterdam, Prague, Portugal, London, American Dance Festival and many other international festivals in 2013-15. Virtuosi won an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film 2013 and a Silver ACS Award for cinematography (feature film).
Healey creates choreography and film for a diverse range of companies and contexts. Recent projects include: film/visual design for White Cloud for singer Tim Finn; film for Red Shoes, Expressions Dance Company Brisbane; Second Skin, a work for 24 artists with and without disabilities; Double Entendre and Narcissus, 2 commissions from The Australia Ensemble, Sydney; Luminocity a large scale site specific for the Faculty of the Built Environment UNSW; The Golds, a new documentary about a company of dancers aged 55-90 years in Canberra.
On View: Quintet her new major performance installation toured to Dance Massive Festival in Melbourne, March 2015 and will be presented by the Performance Space at Carriageworks, Sydney in July 2015 in conjunction with the major installation On View: Icons – Dame Lucette Aldous and Professor Shirley Mckechnie.
Sue is produced by MAPS NSW – Performing Lines.