Sandi Woo is a Brisbane-based independent producer, dance artist, community development facilitator and educator.

Seated poncho

Photo credit: Charles Chadwick

In 2009 Sandi left the Australia Council for the Arts and relocated to Broome (WA) with her young family and started an extremely rewarding period of professional and personal career development as a regionally based artist.

Recent self-devised and delivered arts projects include:

In addition to devising her own projects, Sandi often works with established organisations on a project-to-project basis in the roles of facilitator, choreographer, mentor, artist or manager.

From 2013 – 2015, Sandi was Marrugeku Inc‘s inaugural Broome-based Company Manager. During this time she also undertook the role of Tour Manager for a European and Australian tour.

Over the past 20 years, Sandi has worked with and consulted for the following organisations:

Australia Council for the Arts (Grants and Policy), AusdanceWA, Shinju Matsuri, Australian Youth Dance Festival, AusdanceACT, West Australian Academy of the Performing Arts (Dance and Musical Theatre), Steps Youth Dance Co, Theatre Kimberley Inc, Kimberley Performing Arts Council (KPAC), Celebrate WA, ACHPER (WA), Festival of Perth, Quantum Leap Youth Choreographic Ensemble (now QL2).

Family at Entrance Point - Broome WA

Photo credit: Leon Meade
Family at Entrance Point – Broome WA

In late 2016, Sandi attended the inaugural Salamanca Moves Festival in Hobart, Tasmania as professional development activity supported by Arts Queensland. This was part of Sandi’s continued exploration of the impact of contemporary dance in a community context.

In 2017, Sandi successfully secured a residency at MetroArts in Brisbane looking at ways dance, movement and improvisation can assist in developing mindfulness. The residency titled, eMErgence was conducted with Meredith Elton and Denise Comba and as a result the artists developed a method for creative and personal insights. She also delivered the Regional and Community Dance Program for AusdanceQld.

This year, Sandi continues to work closely with WA Director / Choreographer, Annette Carmichael, is a Tutor at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and is involved in a number of independent dance projects as artist and/or producer.

Most recently, Sandi has been appointed the Producer for the 2018 Australian Dance Awards to be held at the Brisbane Powerhouse in September.


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