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Dr Vahri McKenzie


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9780 7809, Email:, Campus: Bunbury, Room: BU5.137
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9780 7809  
Campus: Bunbury  
Room: BU5.137  


Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2008 .
  • BAHons (Bachelor of Arts Honours), The University of Western Australia, 2004 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Moving Knowledge: using memory and music to investigate choreographic processes,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014,  2014,  $5,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • McKenzie, V., (2012), Using the Spectrum to Theorise Apparent Opposition in Creative Writing Doctorates. The Creativity Market: Creative Writing in the 21st Century, 148-162, United Kingdom.

Journal Articles

  • McKenzie, V., (2014), Extending Underscore Alchemy. Brolga: an Australian journal about dance, December(39), 35-42, Braddon, ACT.
  • McKenzie, V., (2014), Underscore Alchemy: Extending the Underscore for creative artists. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 6(2), 159-173, Bristol, UK, DOI: 10.1386/jdsp.6.2.159_1.

Conference Publications

  • McKenzie, V., (2014), Theatre and Stratification. Moving Knowledge: Using Memory and Music to Investigate Choreographic Processes, 345, Warwick, UK.

Creative Works

  • McKenzie, V., (2014), Freedom in surrender. dancewest, Perth, Australia.
  • McKenzie, V., (2014), A visceral kind of understanding. dancewest, Perth, Australia.
  • McKenzie, V., (2014), Against the grain. Gargouille, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McKenzie, V., (2013), Philogyny #2. Poetry d'Amour 2014: Love poems, Inglewood, WA.
  • McKenzie, V., (2013), I Shine, Not Burn. Knitting and other stories, Witchcliffe, WA.
  • McKenzie, V., (2011), Complications. dotdotdash 07, Winter 2011, 'Sacred', Western Australia.
  • McKenzie, V., (2011), Agent Provocateur. <proximity> contact improvisation, new dance, movement improvisation 14.3 December 2011, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McKenzie, V., (2012), Fool Asleep. Fringe World Festival 2012, The Treasury Mess Hall.
  • McKenzie, V., (2012), Strutathon. Fringe World Festival 2012, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.
  • McKenzie, V., (2011), Design, Form, Light and Movement. Helen Herbertson and Ben Cobham Co-Lab Showing, King Street Arts Centre.
  • McKenzie, V., (2011), Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide.
  • McKenzie, V., (2011), The Skriker-direction and production. The Skriker a play by Caryl Churchill, Prindiville Hall, University of Notre Dame, Australia.
  • McKenzie, V., (2010), Sleep Disorders. Perth Institute of Sleep Behaviour, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Studio Two.
  • McKenzie, V., Lehrer, J., (2014), Telephone. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space.
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