Graeme Murphy has danced with The Australian Ballet, Sadler’s Wells Ballet (London), and Ballets Félix Blaska (France). As the artistic director of Sydney Dance Company over a 31-year tenure, he created more than 50 works, including 30 full-length productions. His directing and choreographic credits include Metamorphosis, Turandot, Salome, The Trojans, and Aida (Opera Australia); Ainadamar (Adelaide Festival of Arts); Beyond Twelve, Nutcracker-The Story of Clara, Swan Lake, Firebird, The Silver Rose, Romeo & Juliet, and The Narrative of Nothing (The Australian Ballet); Tivoli (Sydney Dance Company/Australian Ballet co-production); Hua Mulan (Sydney Dance Company/Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble co-production); Die Silberne Rose (Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich); Water (Shanghai Ballet); Forty Miles–A River of Dreams (Tasdance); and Embodied (Mikhail Baryshnikov). He also choreographed Death in Venice (Canadian Opera Company); Samson et Dalila (The Metropolitan Opera); the movie Mao’s Last Dancer and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Love Never Dies. OdM debut. In 2012, he was awarded the Order of Australia.