Allie Graham is an independent dance artist and performance maker based in Western Sydney. Her artistic practice spans across contemporary dance, physical theatre, film, performance art and installation. Allie trained with Sydney Dance Company through their Pre Professional Year (2016), a recipient of the Mary Zuber Scholarship and graduate of Ev & Bow Fulltime Dance Centre (2014-15).
Allie recently toured as a soloist with Opera Australia appearing as The Milkmaid in the premiere of Reimann’s Ghost Sonata directed by Greg Eldridge, touring Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist with Opera Australia, Allie also performed in Verdi's AIDA (2018), The New Year’s Eve Opera Gala (2018-20) and Opera for the People (2020).
In collaboration with Sydney Dance Company and acclaimed Sydney choreographer Sue Healey, Allie features as a soloist in the short film Circumstance (2020) alongside an original score composed by Fiona Hill and Sydney Symphony Strings Orchestra.
She has worked extensively with Israeli choreographer Omer Backley-Astrachan, touring internationally to perform Valley at the Maholohet Dance Festival in Tel Aviv (Suzanne Dellal Centre 2017), mentored by Idan Cohen and Melani Burson. She made her solo debut performing Astrachan’s intimate solo work Valley Solo in the Sydney Fringe Festival (2016).
In 2018, Allie became a founding member of Catapult Dance Company under the direction of Cadi McCarthy, performing in the company's premiere season That Place in Between and most recent production, Mixed Bill (2020).
Allie has been engaged by award-winning international artists Lee Brummer (ilDance Sweden) and Rachel Erdos (ISR) through Catapult's PROPEL International Exchange, collaborating intensively on Something To Do.. and The Loneliness Project with final stage development and premiere in Sweden and Australia 2021.
Allie has worked with some of Australia's leading choreographers, companies and organisations including Sydney Dance Company, FORM Dance Projects, LEXUS, Performance Space (Liveworks 2020), Kristina Chan, Thomas Bradley, Rafael Bonachela, Kay Armstrong, Cass Mortimer Eipper, Charmene Yap, Eileen Kramer, Cloe Fournier, Justene Williams (Biennale of Sydney) and Caetlyn Watson.
Allie has presented her work in prominent galleries and venues around Australia staging her debut solo work Road Not Taken at the Art Gallery of NSW in the Art After Hours Program (2014). She is currently in development of surrealist cinematic work Bat Lake with Sydney Experimental Arts Ensemble led by Eliza Cooper as well as featuring in Lee Mathews Resort 2021 Campaign appearing in VOGUE and Russh Magazine (2020).
Allie makes her debut with Pinchgut Opera in upcoming opera film A Delicate Fire, based on the madrigals of Barbara Strozzi and directed by Constantine Costi.
Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.