Kristy Ayre is a Melbourne based performer, teacher, choreographer and producer who graduated from the VCA in 2001.
From 2002 onwards, Kristy has collaborated and performed for renowned Melbourne dance company Chunky Move performing in over a dozen of the company’s works including, Tense Dave (2003) Glow (2006) and Mortal Engine (2008). In addition to this, Kristy has also performed for Lucy Guerin Inc, Shelley Lasica, Frances D’ath, Itoh Kim (Japan), Prue Lang and is a collaborator and performer for Luke George’s LIFESIZE (2007) and Now Now Now (2009), and Lee Serle’s P.O.V (to premiere in 2013).
Kristy co-created and performed rabbeat as part of Lucy Guerin Inc’s Pieces for Small Spaces and premiered her first short dance film, in collaboration with Nick Roux, the palindromist, in the 2010 Next Wave Festival. In 2011, the palindromist was selected to screen as part of Cinedans International Dance Film Festival.
Since July 2010, Kristy has been Class Curator for Chunky Move’s Professional and Public dance programs and was the Senior Teacher and Facilitator for their 2011 Koori Engagement Program. Kristy was an Associate Producer for the 2012 Next Wave Festival, overseeing the projects of 10 of Australia’s finest young and emerging dance and theatre makers.