In June 2018, QL2 received news that Quantum Leap Patrons of 14 years, Sir William Deane AC KBE QC and Lady Deane, were relinquishing their positions as Patrons of QL2 Dance. This news was received with sadness but also filled with enormous gratitude for the incredible support and contribution they gave to QL2 for the past 14 years. QL2 wishes Sir William and Lady Deane all the best in this new stage of their lives.
QL2 would like to welcome Rafael Bonachela, Artistic Director of the Sydney Dance Company, who, with Professor Shirley McKechnie AO, will be their Patrons.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be the QL2 Dance Patron for 2018. QL2 Dance truly sets the example for quality dance in Canberra and nationwide. Over my choreographic career I have worked with many artists that have passed through their doors and commend them all on their professionalism, technique and creativity. The training and performance platform that QL2 offer to youth dancers and emerging artists in Australia is of the highest standard; an invaluable asset to the local community. I look forward to joining and supporting QL2 on their journey into the future”
Rafael Bonachela has been the Artistic Director and resident choreographer for Sydney Dance Company since 2009. In that time he has created 14 works for Sydney Dance Company’s repertoire. In addition, he has remounted outstanding repertoire from Bonachela Dance Company and commissioned Australian and international choreographers to create original works for the Company.