Shane Carroll has worked in the performing arts sector for 45 years, as a performer, teacher, lecturer, and consultant.
After an international performing career with the Nederlands Dans Theater and Sydney Dance Company, Shane spent 20 years teaching for most of Australia’s professional companies, and various vocational schools.
Shane is a former Chair of the Dance Board, Australia Council for the Arts and has served on the Arts Advisory Council for Arts NSW. She currently works with various performing arts organisations, providing consultation and project management, building strategic partnerships for initiatives and programs, including career management and capacity building for artists.
Shane was instrumental in the founding and developing of SCOPE for Artists, an Australian program initiated to build the capacity of artists in developing, managing and sustaining their careers.
From 2012, Shane has been instrumental in designing Bangarra’s online education library and Teacher PD program – Winhanga-rra, as well as the development and implementation of Arts NSW 3 year initiative Birrang, a capability program for NSW Aboriginal Dance artists.
In 2016, she is working with the Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional year as course supervisor.
Shane has a BA in History and Politics from Macquarie University, Sydney, and is the Australian representative and manager of projects for the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, which was founded in 2008 in honour of the dancer/choreographer Tanja Liedtke.
Shane is also a Director of the Arts Health Institute, which brings creative programs to health care. She is part of the research team in a recent pilot project run by the (UNSW) into dance program for people suffering dementia.
In 2013, Shane was honoured with the Services to Dance Award at the Australian Dance Awards.