Siobhan McKenna is a performer and choreographer currently working in Melbourne, Australia.

Her Choreographic practice involves a preoccupation with the experimentation and play between voice, sound and movement, and particularly the live performance of simultaneous voice and movement. Over the past two years she has been researching ways of incorporating dance and sound together to expand and question the relationship between the two mediums. Siobhan has always been interested in the sensorial body and is particularly fascinated with how we, as humans, interpret sound and language.

Siobhan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance which she completed at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2016.

Major Choreographic works

  • Utterance
    Presented in the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival and 2019 Dance Massive Festival in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Petri-Dish
    Presented at the Victorian College of the Arts in June 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

As a performer

  • Current
    A Communal time-based-arts festival facilitated by Michael McNabb and Clinton Green, November 2018.

  • Sometimes Strangers
    Imogen Cygler’s Music Honours Recital choreographed by Arabella Frahn-Starkie, performed December 2018.

  • Continued Process, Altered Location
    By Gabriella Green as part of the ‘This is not Art Festival’ in Newcastle, October 2018.

  • In Complete Ever-Unfolding
    Choreographed by Lee Pemberton in Bega, NSW in March 2018.

  • Bodysurf
    Hillary Goldsmith’s 360 Virtual Reality Film commissioned for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival in July 2017.

Awards and Scholarships

  • Victorian College of the Arts Choreography Award (2019)
    For showing outstanding choreographic potential in the creation of her work Petri-Dish.

  • Create NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship (2017)

  • Best Dance Award (2017)
    For Utterance in the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

  • Temperance Hall Award (2017)
    Supported by Phillip Adams’ BalletLab, for Utterance in the Melbourne Fringe Festival.