Chimene Steele-Prior


Chimene is a performer, teacher and choreographer. She studied at the New Zealand School of Dance (Diploma of Dance Performance) and at WAAPA as a member of LINK Dance Company (Bachelor of Performing Arts). Chimene has worked with artists including Nat Cursio Co/Restless sleepers (UK), Sheridan Lang, Shaun McLeod, Shian Law, Melissa Jones, Rob McCredie and Geoffrey Watson. Sh has worked extensively with Opera Australia and most recently with Graham Murphy, Lauren Langlois and Omer Backley-Astrachan.

Her choreographic work has been supported by Melbourne City Council and Banyule City Council. She has been awarded choreographic residencies through Dancehouse, Dirty Feet, Liquid Skin Studio and Window 99 and been the recipient of an Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant to attend the ATLAS program at Impuls Tanz Dance Festival, Vienna. Her solo work IN FORMATION II was nominated for a Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation in 2015. In 2013 she was the Inaugural Choreographic Secondment Recipient at Chunky Move under the Direction of Anouk Van Dijk.

In 2016, Chimene became a Countertechnique teacher. She is passionate about movement and the possibilities of the body.