Andrew Westle is passionate about gender equality, social justice and making art accessible to everyone. His work defies boundaries and includes research, performance, evaluation, writing, theatre making, public health and stage management. In his almost-completed PhD, he continues to examine issues of gender and gender equity in three leading Australian contemporary dance. This research has been presented at a number of international conferences and published in numerous publications including Dance International (Toronto).
In his work across disciplines, including sexuality and health research with a specific focus on LGBTIQ health, he always questions the status quo and aims to create spaces for challenging conversations where ideas inspire dialogue, action and engagement. He especially believes in the potential for dialogues and collaborations outside of the traditional cultural spheres, including within health, business and government.
As a writer, he was awarded a fellowship at Writers Victoria in 2016 and was a writer in resident for the 2016 Next Wave Festival. His latest project is his podcast Delving into Dance that present a wide range of perspectives about dance, including interviews with Deborah Jowitt, Stephanie Lake and Gideon Obarzanek. The pilot season had a listenership of over 4000.