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Mr Justin Rutzou

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6600, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML3269
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6600
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML3269  


Justin is the Contemporary Dance Coordinator at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Current teaching

  • DAN1025 - Contemporary Technique 1
  • DAN2125 - Contemporary Technique 2
  • DAN2125 - Contemporary Duo
  • DAN2136 - Choreography 2
  • DAN3225 - Contemporary Repertoire
  • CUADAN608 - Extend contemporary dance performance skills to a professional level
  • CUADAN611 - Perform virtuoso contemporary dance technique
  • CUADAN610 - Extend allied contemporary dance techniques at a professional level
  • CUSMPF602 - Manage stagecraft aspects of performance
  • CUACHR501 - Create and perform complex dance pieces


Justin is a VCA and Australian Ballet School graduate. His performance experience over a 30 year career includes Principal of the Queensland Ballet Company, Sydney Dance Company, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Expressions Dance Company, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Queensland Theatre Company. He has previously been the Artistic Director of LINK Dance Co. and Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company.

Justin has an international teaching profile and continues to engage with training organizations and professional dance companies. Currently he is the coordinator for Contemporary Dance at WAAPA.


  • Diploma, Other VIC higher ed institution.
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training, TAFE WA, 2005.
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