Jacqueline Aylward


Year of birth: 1991


Jacqueline Aylward is a dance maker, teacher and performing artist from Naarm (Melbourne), Australia who is currently based in Helsinki. She has worked professionally as a dancer for choreographers Leah Landau, Emily Johnson and Victoria Hunt. She was a member of FAKE Company – convened by Kathleen Hermensdorf. She has presented her own solo work and has made work in collaboration with other dancers which has been showed in galleries, theatres and outdoor spaces.

Jacqueline’s work centers corporeality and relationships as sites for inquiry, orbits and revelation. Her approach is interdisciplinary and intuitive. This work is supported and sustained through friendship, love and curiosity.

Professional dream

To spend time dancing in the universe.


Artistic section:

…like crazy
TADaCollective 2023
Production: University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy

Written section

(writings on)…like crazy – reflections on dance making and performing with Maja and Sonja

Other education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Dance), The University of Melbourne, 2016
Bachelor of Arts (History and English), The University of Melbourne, 2014
Advanced Diploma of Classical Ballet, The Australian Conservatory of Ballet, 2013

Selected cv

SHORE in Naarm 2017
Choreographer: Emily Johnson
Production: Yirramboi, ArtsHouse
Assignment: dancer

Romancer 2017
Choreographer: Leah Landau
Production: Peices for Small Spaces, Lucy Guerin Inc.
Assignment: dancer

For Magella 2022
Choreographer: solo work
Production: UniArts Fest, Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy
Assignment: dancer maker

Mirage in the Mall 2022
Choreographer: Jacqueline Aylward and Veronika Klaus
Production: Kino Club
Assignment: Dancer maker

Elbow to Pubic Symphysis 2015
Performers: Caitlin Jennings, Jacqueline Trapp, Morgan Jones, Isabella Beauvard, Chad Mc Lachlan
Sound design: Max Dowling
Production: MudFest
Role: choreographer