Csaba Buday

A graduate of the Australian Ballet School, Csaba performed with the Australian Ballet, the Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet and the Australian Ballet Dancers Company before joining the Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) in 1984. During his 9 years with ADT he danced in numerous works by notable Australian and International choreographers including world acclaimed dance maker William Forsythe (Frankfurt Ballet). Csaba joined Dance North in 1993 and remained with that company until the end of 1994. In 1995 he returned to Adelaide to become a member of Leigh Warren and Dancers and continued to be a dancer with the company until September 2000.

Csaba has taught at the following professional companies:

  • Australian Dance Theatre (Australia),

  • Dance North (Australia),

  • Vietnam Opera Ballet (Vietnam),

  • Cloud Gate Dance Theatre 1 (Taiwan),

  • Cloud Gate Dance Theatre 2 (Taiwan),

  • Leigh Warren and Dancers (Australia),

  • Expressions Dance Company (Australia),

  • Chunky Move (Australia),

  • Modern Dance Company of Beijing, (China),

  • City Contemporary Dance Co (Hong Kong) and

  • Bangarra Dance Theatre (Australia).

Since 1984 Csaba has choreographed many works for both professional dance companies and tertiary institutions within Australia and overseas. He has also been commissioned to create work for youth companies and independent project groups as well as remounting existing works for both professional companies and tertiary institutions. In 2000, he remounted 'Cinderella - the Untold Story' (a work originally created for Expressions Dance Company) for the South Australian Children's Ballet Company His works have been presented throughout Australia as well as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Macau, Vietnam, Israel, Scotland, Belgium, Vienna and at the Danses de Mai Festival, Paris (2002). He is a 1999 Choreographic Fellowship recipient (Australian Choreographic Centre, Canberra).  Between 2000 and 2003 Csaba held the position of Artist-in-Residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Csaba joined Creative Industries Dance Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, as Lecturer in Contemporary Dance and Resident Choreographer in July 2003 and has since choreographed:

  • West Side Story for the Brisbane Riverfestivals &  Riversymphony,

  • Altered States for Creative Industries 2003 Dance Graduation season,

  • Inhabited Space for Creative Industries (Dance) involvement in the 2004 World Dance Conference, Taipei, Taiwan,

  • Inhabited Space for Creative Industries 2004 Dance Graduation season and

  • 2005 Dance Bytes season.

SACBC Perfomances

Cinderella – The Untold Story – 2000, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019