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) 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).
Her new series On View is currently being presented in various contexts around Australia:
On View: Quintet toured to Dance Massive Festival in Melbourne, March 2015
On View: Benjamin Hancock as part of the Gertrude St Projection Festival, Melbourne.
The major work On View: Live Portraits was presented by the Performance Space at Carriageworks, Sydney in July 2015, in conjunction with the installation On View: Icons – Dame Lucette Aldous and Professor Shirley McKechnie.