Jack Ziesing

Company Dancer

Jack Ziesing began dancing in Canberra at Quantum Leap Youth Dance Company under the direction of Ruth Osborne. 

In 2008 Jack undertook training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. While there he worked with choreographers Aimee Smith, Melanie Lane, Anton and Amaury Lebrun (Spain). In 2009, he received a scholarship to attend the Taipei Ideas Dance Festival specialising in rope and aerial work. Jack also travelled to the United States to attend the World Dance Alliance Conference and perform choreographer Sue Peacock’s any given moment. He graduated from WAAPA in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance.

Upon graduating, Jack developed Ghostlight choreographed by Kate Weare (USA) for Buzz Dance Company and also performed in Chrissie Parrot’s Cyg.net 2 for the opening gala at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.

Jack joined Expressions Dance Company in 2011 under artistic director Natalie Weir. While at the company, Jack was fortunate to perform in many of Weir’s signature award winning works. He toured extensively nationally and internationally and collaborated with other companies including Queensland Ballet, Cathy Sharpe Dance Ensemble, LDTX/Beijing Dance, Singapore Dance Theatre and Guangzhou Modern Dance Company. He also performed works by commissioned choreographers such as Antony Hamilton, Lucas Jervies, Paul Selwyn-Norton, Lisa Wilson, Nerida Matthaei, Liesel Zink, Cameron McMillan and Xing Liang.

Jack now works as a freelance performer and choreographer. He recently performed in Ohad Naharin’s Decadance for STRUT as part of the MoveMe festival in Perth before choreographing for QL2’s EAT in Canberra.

Jack is a multiple nominee for both the Australian Dance Awards and the Robert Helpmann Awards for Best Dance Performance by a Male.