Nadia Milford is an Australian dancer and choreographer who uses the intrinsic language of the body to promote empowerment and compassionate perspectives. She pollinates her practice with film, theatre, installation and new technology. With movement as a genesis for her creativity, Nadia’s work engages people in immersive experiences that connect at sensory touchpoints.
She has presented her live dance work in Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance, Henny Jurriens (Amsterdam), Dancenorth (Townsville), Judith Wright’s Centre, Metro Arts and House Conspiracy. She’s received support through the IndepenDANCE Project, Backbone, Ausdance QLD and NSW, Open Practice, Superordinary and Arts Queensland.
Her films have screened in Dart Short Film Festival (winner), Capture: Dance for Screen (Brisbane); Motion Capture (Toowoomba); Tempo Dance Festival (New Zealand); Hosek Contemporary, Mobile Kino at Alte Münze and Grrl Hause Cinema (Germany); and Sanskar International Dance Festival (India).
She has worked with various companies including Expressions Dance Company (now Australiasian Dance Collective), Red Leap Theatre, Blue Roo Theatre, as well as independent choreographers, theatre makers, circus artists, musicians, visual artists, film artists, photographers and poets. These works were presented in venues such as QAGOMA, UQ Art Museum, QUT Art Museum, The Triffid, The Tivoli and QPAC. Artists included talents such as Liesel Zink, Lizzie and Zaimon Vilmanis (Prying Eye), Byström Källblad, Mel O'Callaghan, Margi Brown Ash, Danielle Constance (Aha Ensemble), Nerida Matthaei (Phluxus2), Jacob Watton and Courtney Scheu and Itamar Freed.
Nadia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance (with Distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology in 2016 and her emerging practice has since been supported through Individual’s Fund 2017 and 2020, scholarships for STRUT Dance (Perth) and Atom Choreographic series (Bulgaria) in 2019, as well as attaining her yoga teacher qualification in 2018.