Personal profile

Personal profile

Dan Aubin is a performer / researcher from Charles Sturt University exploring what it means to be a 'moving academic'. His most recent project, A Fine Balance: Performing Research, embodies the stages of research and physically presents an inquiry into the balance of risk in creativity.

An acrobat and physical theatre performer / director for 20 years, Dan is interested in exploring and expressing embodied cognition through creativity, movement and performance. He is available for speaking engagements, workshops and performances. If you are interested in collaborating on projects that involve interrogating concepts through movement and presenting them in dynamic and engaging forms, please get in touch.


Dan is a passionate educator who teaches broadly across communication, performance, physical theatre, circus, creativity and events. He is also a creative producer of the Sprung Festival of Creativity and supervises 3rd year undergraduate creative works. 

Dan is invoved in many projects designed to engage and support young people who are considering, transitioning or currently studying in Higher Education. Future Moves, CSU Global, CSU First Degree.

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Research Interests

Dan is a qualitative researcher who works with a Practice as Research (PaR) approach. His research interests are in the fields of:

Creative process


Devised physical theatre


Performing research


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Research Output 2011 2014

  • 8 Creative Works - Live Performance
  • 1 Creative Works - Recorded or Rendered works

Dumb Things

Aubin, D. & Johnston, P. 2014

Research output: ResearchCreative Works - Recorded or Rendered works

Open Access

Outta Touch: Have we become too distant?

Aubin, D. & Deusien, A. 2013

Research output: ResearchCreative Works - Live Performance

secondary school

What do you think?: Directing from behind in devised theatre.

Aubin, D. 2013

Research output: ResearchCreative Works - Live Performance

university teacher

Lost and Found: How can 'Suddenlies' be used in Theatre for Young People

Aubin, D. & Lane, P. 2012

Research output: ResearchCreative Works - Live Performance

Research Studios
Primary School
Cultural Exchange
Creative Process
Performance Study