Elise has choreographed several works as both an independent artist and as guest choreographer for Expressions Dance Company.


“Shifting Lenses” the creative outcome of my Master of Arts (Research), a performance installation investigating investigation of interdisciplinary approaches with the use of moving image and digital media in live performance at Queensland University of Technology.

Memorandum’ (co-choreography) for ‘Dance 2012’ the Queensland University of Technology Dance Graduation program at the Garden’s Point Theatre in Brisbane.

“In between spaces” live solo performance and choreographic collaboration with Shaaron Boughen – presented as part of the 2011 QUT Dance Graduation Performance Season & shared program with Expressions Dance Company.

“Elise May’s Screen Dance Laboratory” a supported ‘Brisbane Front Residency’ – Judith Wright Centre Shopfront supported by Ausdance Qld, The Judith Wright Centre & Brisbane City Council.

“Close Proximity” solo performance installation (creative development showing at The Judith Wright Centre in 2008) and full production in the Brisbane Festival 09 Under the Radar Program.

Choreographic workshop presentation at the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific Bridge Conference in Singapore 2007

Recipient of the 2006 ‘Take Your Partner’ Australia Council grant for a supported mentorship period with Wendy Morrow and creative development of a new solo performance installation work – “Dare you Look” September/ October 2006.

In 2005 Elise was given the  opportunity to work with Taiwanese dance students to create a choreographic work as part of the Young Asian Choreographer’s Project in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan July/ August 2005. Elise’s independent practice as an emerging choreographer has seen the creation of several notable works:

Commissioned to create a work “Knee Deep in Sunshine” for the Queensland University of Technology’s first year students in their undergraduate performance season, ‘Dance Bytes’ at the Gardens Theatre, Brisbane, June 2004.

Choreographed “Elegance Thy Name…” and “Real Life Situation Failure” for the ‘Critical Mass’ independent choreographer’s seasons at the Brisbane Powerhouse in February and October 2003