Our Alumni

Responsive Research Program Resident 2005 and 2007 

Nalina Wait is a lecturer at ACPE, and current PhD candidate at UNSW, researching the nexus of improvised performance practice and somatic intelligence. She has worked as a professional performer for over 20 years in award-winning works by Sue Healey, and with Hans Van Den Broeck, Danceworks, Nikki Haywood, Devastation Menu, Sydney Performance Group, Rosalind Crisp, Marina Abramović, Joan Jonas, and in many improvisational settings. She has an ongoing track-record of practice-based research, which has been supported through residencies at Critical Path (2008, 2007, 2005), Ausdance (2006), Omeo Dance Studio (1998-2005), and internationally at Monty in Antwerp, Le Biennale Nationale de Danse Val-de-Marne and the CND in Paris, Tanzfabric in Berlin (2001). She has also participated in choreographic residencies at Critical Path with guest artists: Jonathan Burrows, Hans Van Den Broeck, Cordelia Beresford, Wayne McGregor, Wim Vandekeybus, Thierry De May, Rosalind Crisp, Thomas Lehmen, Nacera Belaza, Helen Herbertson and Ben Cobham.

Photo Credits:
Heidrun Lohr, Curiosities
Heidrun Lohr, Traffic