Lewis Major is an award-winning choreographer, dancer and creative entrepreneur based between the deep south of regional South Australia and Adelaide. Not having set foot in a theatre until his mid-teens, he finds it ironic to now be working in the most maligned and misunderstood sector of the arts industry: Contemporary Dance.
He is the only artist he’s ever heard of who can both shear a sheep and has travelled to all three axis-of-evil countries. His work is invested in the potential of choreography and performance to inform a cultural discourse of sorts and to enable affective experiences.
As a performer and dance maker, he has worked with and alongside Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, Shaun Parker, Hans van Den Broeck/Cie Soit and Australian Dance Theatre. He was a founding member of Aakash Odedra Company.
With an extensive back catalogue of choreographies, he has created over 17 works and staged them across six continents.