We are delighted to announce a collective of three artists — Alice Dixon, William McBride and Caroline Meaden (Alice Will Caroline) — as Lucy Guerin Inc’s Resident Directors for 2024.

This year-long program was created for choreographers approaching mid-career — supporting their specific goals and interests as they look to take the next steps as artists, and assisting them to develop the skills required to become Artistic Directors. These skills are distinct from those of a choreographer, but essential for the successful running of a dance company or other organisational structure.

About the appointment, the collective said, “We are grateful and excited to be given this opportunity to be Resident Directors at Lucy Guerin Inc in 2024 – to deepen our collective choreographic practice through making new work, expanding our collaborative relationships and engaging with the wider dance community over an extended period of time. Lucy’s mentorship as a senior choreographic artist who is deeply invested in movement as a form of inquiry strongly resonates with us – we look forward to spending time with the company throughout 2024.”

We look forward to having Alice Will Caroline at WXYZ Studios throughout 2024!

About Alice Will Caroline
Alice Dixon, William McBride and Caroline Meaden (Alice Will Caroline) have been working together in Melbourne/Naarm since 2013. They have made and performed eight original works of dance and theatre, carving out a distinctive aesthetic and formal contribution to the local dance ecology. Blending forms and references to create highly local and specific “Gesamtkunstwerks”, they wilfully embrace and subvert “genre”, and slyly “perform performance”, allowing intuitive and subconscious logics to impose their desires on the process.

Alice Will Caroline have presented work in festivals and presenting houses including The Keir Choreographic Award, Dance Massive, Next Wave, FOLA, Dancehouse, Carriageworks, the Substation, Temperance Hall, Arts House, Abbotsford Convent and NGV. Their work has been supported through residencies at Lucy Guerin Inc, Chunky Move, Dancehouse, Vitalstatistix, Ian Potter Gallery and Boyd Studio (City of Melbourne) among others. They have been funded by the Australia Council, Creative Victoria, Creative Partnerships Australia and Besen Family Foundation, and received numerous awards and nominations, including the 2019 Green Room Award for Best Ensemble Performance (Dance), as well as the Chloe Munro Fellowship, in association with Lucy Guerin Inc.

Read more about the Resident Director program