Antony Hamilton has been announced as the new Artistic Director of Melbourne’s Chunky Move dance company. He has also been appointed joint CEO alongside Kristy Ayre, who has also been named Executive Director. They succeed departing AD Anouk van Dijk and Executive Director Vanessa Pigrum, starting in February on a part-time basis before working full time for the company from April.

Antony Hamilton

“We feel enormously privileged to lead Chunky Move, and energised to steer the company into a bold new creative era,” said Hamilton and Ayre in a joint statement. “It’s especially significant for us to return as joint CEOs to a company that has had such an impact on our professional careers. We are honoured to continue the company’s legacy, and look forward to working with Chunky Move’s staff, artists and Board to develop an adventurous and dynamic program.”

“Together, we feel propelled to cultivate the company’s reputation and champion a culture of generosity within the dance sector. We plan to deliver new opportunities for artists, and bring ambitious new performance works to audiences in Melbourne and around the world,” they added.

“Antony is without doubt one of Australia’s most exciting choreographers – his work is in national and...

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