Virginia Ferris

DANCE

Virginia Ferris is a successful versatile artistic director, choreographer, event manager, specialised tutor and adjudicator and has created hundreds of events and shows in Australia and internationally. After studying as a classical dancer she went on to perform with the Tasmanian Ballet and Company in Flight Dance Company (San Francisco, USA). She performed in The Peter Allen Australian National Show, David Atkins Dancin' Man, USA productions of Hello Dolly. She has choreographed and performed with Frank Sinatra, Marcia Hines, Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Somerville, Marilyn Jones, and Kath and Kim to name a few.

In 2015 she was the Performance Director for Chinese New Year Festival for the City of Sydney Council and Artistic Director of the Dance Fusion Project (Red Earth Arts Festival in Karratha, WA).

Virginia has been the Artistic Director for The Australian Dance Awards, Streets of Dance Company, Director of Choreography for Sydney 2002 Gay Games Opening and Closing Ceremony, Choreographer for Sydney Olympic Games Live Sites, and worked as Choreographer's Assistant for David Atkins Enterprises for many years.

She has an extensive list of teaching credits, currently teaching at Australian College of Physical Education, Australian Institute of Music, and the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television.