Frankie Snowdon /
Frankie is the founder and Co-Director of GUTS Dance Central Australia, based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs on the unceded lands of the Arrernte people. Born and raised in her desert home, her work as a dance artist spans performance, choreography, teaching, community based projects, program creation and facilitation and sector advocacy. Frankie has worked extensively as a performer, choreographer, collaborator and producer throughout Australia and abroad, for both big companies (Chunky Move, Opera Australia), but mainly on myriad Independent projects and platforms that champion experimental and diverse artistic expression.
Since founding GUTS alongside long time artistic partner Madeleine Krenek, she has created, presented and toured The Perception Experiment (2017), The Lost Dance Project (2018), DANCE (a short homage) (2020), as well as producing and performing in GUTS' first commissioned work Value For Money (Sara Black and Jasmin Sheppard/2021) and bespoke festival SPRING.LOADED.DANCE (2021) and partnering with Tasdance on the creation and performance of Jo Lloyd’s Collision (2021/22) alongside teams of celebrated local and national collaborators. Frankie also has a passion for dance education and opportunities for young people, co founding the highly regard Alice Can Dance program, now in it’s 11th year, and creating other locally based programs for incarcerated and marginalised young people. For this work GUTS were awarded an NT Human Rights award in 2021.
Frankie believes fiercely in bravery, risk, community and collaboration as tools for the development of great art and empowered societies, the importance of regionally based practice, and advocacy and representation in the arts and beyond. She regularly lends her ideas and experience to committees, panels and advisory groups.