Simone Aughterlony °1977 graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 1995. Since moving to Europe she has been involved with various artists in the roles of both a performer/deviser and as a choreographer. She joined Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods in 2000 and worked on the productions of «Highway 101» and «Alibi» among others. She has choreographed for theatre productions in Schauspielhaus Zürich, Volksbühne Berlin and Burg Theatre Wien under the direction of Falk Richter, Stephan Pucher and Niklaus Helbling.
Simone first began the production of her own performance work in 2003 with the presentation of her solo, «Public Property». Her subsequent works, «Performers on Trial» and the group work «Bare Back Lying» toured extensively in Europe, as did the group work «The best and the worst of us» (2008)
Simone likes to collaborate with artists on specific projects; in 2006 she created «Between Amateurs» together with Video artist, Meika Dresenkamp and with filmmaker, Jorge Leon she devised the project «To serve» a trilogy on the subject of domestic service that premiered in Kunsten festival Brussels May 2010.
Upon invitation from SPIELART Münich, Simone created the duet «TONIC» which was presented in the frame of «What’s Next?» on recommendation from Tim Etchells.
Most recently Simone has been working in smaller formats with her return to solo performance in «We need to talk» and the series of duos she is planning. «Show and Tell» the first of the duo series premiered in January 2013 and was a collaboration with performer, Phil Hayes.