Alice Topp
Alice Topp

Photo: Kate Longley

Little Atlas, 2017
Little Atlas, 2017

Dancers: Leanne Stojmenov & Andrew Killian Photo: Unknown

Aurum, 2018
Aurum, 2018

Dancers: Artists of The Australian Ballet Photo: Jeff Bushby

Alice Topp
Alice Topp

Photo: Kate Longley


The Press


“The most interesting piece is Aurum,

choreographed in 2018 by Alice Topp, an

AB dancer who has been moving up the

creative ladder in the past few years.” - Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

“Alice Topp struck choreographic gold

with her new dancework

Aurum when it was showered with

critical praise at its Melbourne

premiere last year, and won an award

named for Rudolf Nureyev.” - Matthew Westwood, The Australian

“... Alice Topp is a choreographer in the

making. Her star is about to rise

further, if new work Aurum is any

guide.”- Stephanie Glickman, Herald Sun

“She [Topp] is now a rising star

and Logos represents another step in

cementing her place as a very fine

choreographer." - Susan Bendall, Dance Australia

Alice Topp

Alice's video reels can be viewed here

Alice was born and raised in Bendigo and started dancing at the age of four. After two years with Royal New Zealand Ballet, she joined The Australian Ballet in 2007.

Her passion for choreography began when she created her first work, Trace, for the 2010 season of Bodytorque, the company’s choreographic showcase. From 2011 to 2014, she made three further works for the Bodytorque seasons; in 2016 she choreographed Little Atlas, which appeared in the company’s mainstage program Symphony in C in both 2016 and 2017.


In 2018 her work Aurum, which was created with the support of a Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance, had its world premiere as part of The Australian Ballet’s Verve program. It appeared at New York’s Joyce Theater in 2019.  Alice won the Helpmann Award for Best Ballet for Aurum. She has also been nominated for a Green Room Award (Little Atlas, 2017) and for three Australian Dance Awards (Aurum 2018, Same Vein, 2014, Trace, 2010).

Alice has choreographed music videos for artists including Megan Washington and Ben Folds, and has been invited to create works for Houston Ballet II and Queensland Ballet.


In 2018, Alice was appointed one of The Australian Ballet’s resident choreographers. She was invited to spend a month with Studio Wayne McGregor in the UK in 2019, creating a piece for The Grange Festival. The duet she created on the company, Clay, went on to form a larger work for the Australian Ballet’s Volt season alongside two McGregor works, premiering in March 2020. 2020 also saw the Royal New Zealand Ballet restage her work Aurum.

In 2021, Alice together with Jon Buswell is launching Project Animo - a new company of independent artists in Sydney, Australia.

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