Serena Chalker

Serena Chalker is a critically acclaimed independent artist and co-director of Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre. Named “Most Interesting Australian Artist” in the 2016 Dance Australia Critics Survey, she holds an M.A: The Body in Performance with Distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Serena works in improvisation, text and site-based dance practice, questioning and re-defining the relationship between site, performance and audience.

Serena’s works have been performed and presented in Europe and Australia, including at Crack Theatre Festival (AU), Sydney Fringe (AU, Critics Pick 2017), Moving Bodies (BG), Month of Research, Uferstudios (DE), Water Tower Art Fest (BG), Noted Festival (AU), Sofia Underground Festival (BG), Saaren Kartano (FI), Barker Teatteri (FI); Festival Alternativnog Kazališnog Izričaja (HR), Process – Space Art Festival (BG), YouAreHere Festival (AU), In Short – In Situ (AU), PSi #21 Performing Mobilities Symposium (AU), Fringe World Perth (AU, Best Dance Award 2015, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (AU), and Springhouse (DE) amongst others.