Chloe Moir

Chloe Moir

Tertiary dance graduate, Chloe Moir, joined Move Through Life Dance Company because she wanted to be in a space with other passionate dancers and get back into the rehearsal space.  Her dream is to become a choreographer and is working hard to get her work out there for others to see.

The best piece of advice she’s received is that ‘nothing is set in stone’, a mantra she applies to both dance and life.

Find out more about Chloe – creative, caring, and fun – by reading her answers to our Q&A below

Tell us about your early dance journey?  Where did you start and what did you do as a child?

Didn’t take classes as a child but was also dancing around the house. Started dancing in high school were I completed my SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) and fell in love with the art

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What is your earliest memory of dance?

I had a pair of shoes that were very loud on floor boards so I use to pretend I was tap dancing down my grandparents’ long hallway

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Where have you trained and who were your teachers as a dancer?

Hayley Weston, SACE dance contemporary

ACPA (Australian Company of Performing Arts) musical theatre program (multiple teachers)

AC Arts Certificate IV in Dance, Kialea Nadine-Williams, Lisa Heaven and Peter Sheedy

Amanda Phillips, Dancehub

SA Hyperdance, Christina Bennet &Kelly-Marie Korcek

Dance Alive, Rejane Linford-Garcia

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What have been some standout moments/achievements you’ve had with dance?

During university when I was able to choreograph our third year production. It involved a lot of dances to choreograph to and a lot of planning to make it work with the show plus all rehearsal time (I was very proud of the outcome from all my efforts). Being a part of the young artist program with Dance Hub SA and showcasing myself as an independent choreographer

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Have you performed in a Fringe show before? If so, tell us about it

Not Fringe, but have been a part of the Cabaret Festival and Ozasia Festival

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What is your favourite thing about dance?

The feeling of losing yourself in the movement

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What is your favourite thing about performing?

The feeling of accomplishment because of all the lead up and time put into rehearsals

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What dance styles are you most drawn to?

Contemporary and commercial

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What do you prefer – class, rehearsal, or performance, and why?

Performance – it is more in the moment and there are less distractions, all my focus is on the steps

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What are your top three favourite dance movies?

Step up, Footloose, Center Stage

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Who are some of your favourite dancers or choreographers?

Kialea Nadine-Williams, Larissa McGowan, Micheal Dameski

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What for you is the most challenging and most rewarding aspect of dance?

When you finally nail a move that you have been trying for a long time

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What training or practice do you do at home?

Stretching most nights and exercise at the gym and practice choreography in my small room

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What are your dance goals, dreams, or aspirations?

I want to become a choreographer and work on getting my work out there for people to see and to build the dance industry in Adelaide

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How many times a week do you dance? And what are they (eg class, rehearsals, where, with who?)

3 nights a week

Dance Alive, Unley contemporary

MTL company

Hyperdance, city lyrical

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Who inspires you (they can be dance or not dance related)

Kialea-Nadine Williams. Her contemporary open classes were my first insight into a more traditional sense of the style and I really enjoyed dancing her choreography

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What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received (again, it doesn’t have to be dance-related)

Nothing is set in stone. I feel this applies to dance and life. I can make changes when I need and for what’s best for me.

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What keeps you motivated when you are tired, discouraged, or down?

I remind myself why I love what I do and think back to times that really spark joy from dancing

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Why did you decide to audition for the MTL Performing Company?

I wanted to be in a space with other passionate dancers and get back into the rehearsal space

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How did you hear about Move Through Life?

I heard about MTL on Facebook back when I was in high school and needed ballet lessons.

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What is your favourite thing about being part of the MTL Performing Company?

The supportive environment

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What always makes you laugh?

Good puns

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What hobbies do you have outside of dance?

Sewing and crafts

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What is your ‘day job’? (could be working, studying, volunteering etc)

Dance teacher at DanceSA and Bakery Department at Drakes Supermarkets

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Describe your personality in three (or so) words

Creative, caring, fun