Lilian Steiner is a dancer and choreographer whose practice champions the deep intelligence of the body and its unique ability to reveal and comment on the complexities of contemporary humanity.
Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010, Lilian has worked and toured extensively with Lucy Guerin Inc. She has also worked with choreographers Phillip Adams (Balletlab), Melanie Lane, Shelley Lasica, Brooke Stamp, Leah Landau and Rennie McDougall, as well as visual artists Sally Smart, Brook Andrew, Emile Zile, Bridie Lunney, Ash Keating, Mikala Dwyer and Alicia Frankovic, architect Matthew Bird (Studio Bird) and sound artists JLIN, Anna Homler and Richie Cyngler. This breadth of experience has informed the development of Lilian’s own artistic voice.
Lilian’s choreographic projects have been presented in both national and international contexts, and most notably include Siren Dance (B.Motion (Bassano del Grappa, Italy) & Deltebre Dansa (Spain), 2019), Memoir for Rivers and The Dictator (Dance Massive 2019, with an excerpt originally commissioned for the Keir Choreographic Award 2018 and presented at Constellations Festival (Toulon, France) and Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie (Paris, France)), Metal Under Venus - The Fall of the Sun (Hong Kong International Choreography Festival, 2017), Admission into the Everyday Sublime (Next Wave Festival, 2016), BUNKER (Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2015), Noise Quartet Meditation (Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2014, Dance Massive 2017, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris & Fête de la Musique, Geneva 2018), Meditation (Melbourne Now, NGV, 2014) and The Call to Connect – Voyager Recordings (Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Pieces for Small Spaces, 2012).
Lilian received the Green Room Award for Best Female Dancer in both 2017 and 2018, as well as the Helpmann Award in 2017. Her work Noise Quartet Meditation received the 2015 Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation.
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