Lydia Connolly-Hiatt
choreographic artist/ performer
Naarm, Australia/ Aoteoroa

Contact/ CV
Their Body and Other Tales
Every Room Has its Rules
Damn Good Smoke
Precarious Skin
Lilian Steiner
Shelley Lasica
Ellen Davies & Alice Heyward
Geoffrey Watson
Zoe Bastin
Sarah Elsworth
I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Bunurong Peoples of the Kulin Nation, the true custodians of the unceded lands on which I live and work. I pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging, and to all Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and indigenous peoples.


Email: lydiaconnollyhiatt@gmail.com
Performance Experience:
2019: March: Memoir for Rivers and the Dictator, Lilian Steiner, Dance Massive 2019

2018: December: Continuous Monument, Ellen Davies & Alice Heyward, MPavillion

October: Volition, Zoe Bastin, C3 Contemporary Art Space

18th - 21st September: Light Colour Quiet Conversation by Sarah Aitken, Melbourne Fringe & TO DO/TO MAKE

7th September & 3rd February: Behaviour 7 by Shelley Lasica, performed in TO DO/TO MAKE and at Union House, University of Melbourne

April: Future City Inflatable, Ellen Davies & Alice Heyward, Next Wave 2018, Abbotsford Convent

March: Replay by Eszter Salamon, Keir Choreographic Awards Public Program, Abbotsford Convent

2017: 1st October: The Design Plot by Shelley Lasica (internship). Performed Royal Melbourne Tennis Club.

6th October: RMIT’s Lunchtime Concert series, created by Zoe Bastin.

1st August: Rebecca’s Corpse, choreographed by Geoffrey Watson, for Dance Speaks, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick.

May: Evanescence, by video artist Amos Gebhardt, presented at Adelaide Biennial 2018. Choreographed by Melanie Lane.

2016:  28th September - 1st October: Upstream, choreographed by Sarah Elsworth, performed in Melbourne Fringe 2016.

26th February - 1st  March: Who Are We Now, choreographed by Maria Dabrowska, performed as part of ChoreoCo. 2016. (Footnote New Zealand Dance’s sub company), Circa Theatre, Wellington.

2-6th March: CLOSER (solo), facilitated by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, performed as part of ChoreoCo.2016 in Wellington’s Performance Arcade.

2015: 7th- 11th December: The Art of Colour, by Malia Johnston, performed in Aotea Square as part of the ‘Summer in the Square Series’, Auckland.  

17th - 20th June: Cover Lover,  a show directed by Jessie McCall, performed at The Basement, 2015.

Choreographic Works:
2018: 14-15th April: Every Room Has Its Rules, by Talia Rothstein & Lydia Connolly- Hiatt. Aeso Studio, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

2017:  15-18th November: Damn Good Smoke, a show produced, choreographed and performed by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt & Talia Rothstein. Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray.

November & February: Precarious Skin, choreographed and performed by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt. Damn Good Smoke & Auckland Fringe 2017

11th November: Lounge, choreographed by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt and Talia Rothstein, Mars Rooftop Performance Art.

21st September: Podium solo performance as part of Post-Apocalyptic  Body Slam (The Fringe Hub), Melbourne Fringe 2017.

2016 - 2017: Fabricate, choreographed and performed by Cushla Roughan, Caitlin Davey, Rodney Tyrell, Reece Adams and Lydia Connolly-Hiatt. Wellington & Dunedin Fringe Festival 2017, Tempo Dance Festival 2016 & The Basement Theatre in April 2016. Awarded  Sydney Fringe Touring Award 2017 by Wellington Fringe & ‘Best Dance Work’ Dunedin Fringe 2017.

2015: 9th October: Entrenched, choreographed by Cushla Roughan and Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Tempo 2015

2014: 19th September: Default, Short and Sweet Dance 2014.

Education, Residencies & Grants:

2018: June - August: Awarded ‘Development Grant for Individuals’ from Australian Council for the Arts, to attend 3 months worth of workshops at Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen, Germany.

2017: 21st August - 1st September: Ausdance DAIR Residency at Melbourne City Ballet

July: Quick Response Space Grant (Dancehouse)

2013-2015: Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance) at Unitec. Auckland, New Zealand.