Originally from Melbourne, Loughlan Prior began dancing with the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, before finalising his training at the New Zealand School of Dance. In his final school year he performed with RNZB during their Tutus on Tour season, and upon graduation was offered a full contract for 2010.
Loughlan’s career highlights include performing works by Cameron McMillan, Larry Keigwin, Jiří Kylián, Sarah Foster Sproull and Javier De Frutos. In 2013 he danced Mark Baldwin’s ‘Charlie’ pas de deux from the larger work Ihi FrENZy. ‘Prior plays the languid hero impeccably’ — Theatre Review.
Loughlan is also a talented young choreographer. He has created works for the NZSD, RNZB’s Leaps and Sounds programme, iD Fashion Week and the Asian Grand Prix. He recently produced a dance film featuring Sir Jon Trimmer and artists of the RNZB with the generous support of The Wallace Arts Trust.