Bernadette Lewis graduated from WAAPA’s honours program, LINK Dance Company in 2011. In 2012 she toured Australia with Tasdance, performing in works by Anton, Frances Rings and Marnie Palomares. Locally, Bernadette has performed in works by Buzz Dance Theatre, Sue Peacock, Aimee Smith, Jo Pollitt, Patrice Smith, Claudia Alessi, Didier Théron, Natalie Allen and most recently in Maxine Doyle’s Sunset, commissioned for Perth Festival. In 2014 she was nominated for most outstanding female performer at the WA Dance Awards.
Her choreographic work includes new commissions by WAAPA, various residencies (STRUT Dance, Chunky Move, MANPAC) and movement consultation for new theatre works by The Last Great Hunt and Riptide. The Honeymoon Suite, curated by Paper Mountain for Peaks 2018 was the recipient of the FRINGE WORLD Dance and Physical Theatre Award.
Bernadette also works passionately in the field of teaching and community engagement, partnering and freelancing with leading organisations such as Co3 Australia, DADAA, TRACKSUIT, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, STRUT, WAAPA, WAYTCo, WA Ballet, Ausdance WA, FORM and Dance For Parkinson’s.