Journal article

Ali-Haapala, A. (2016). Open rehearsals changing audience perceptions. Published on the Arts Hub website.

Ali-Haapala, A. (2015). Sneak peek: Dance audience relationships during open rehearsals. Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship3, 1-15.

Conference paper

Ali-Haapala, A. (2016). Connecting spectators to the ‘face’ of the dancer through open rehearsals. In R. Scollen & M. Smalley (Eds.), Resilience: Revive, Restore, Reconnect, Australasian Association for Drama Theatre & Performance Studies (ADSA) 2016 Conference Proceedings, (Vol. 1). Toowoomba: Artsworx.


Ali-Haapala, A., Moyle, G., & Kerr, G. (2018). Ballet moves for adult creative health. Published on the Queensland Ballet website.


Ali-Haapala, A. (2016). ‘Insider-other’: Spectator-dancer relationships fostered during open rehearsals [doctoral thesis]. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

Conference presentation

Ali-Haapala, A. (2018). ‘We grow, we sweat, we laugh’: Ballet moves for adult creative health. In Aged Care Conference, 8-10 August, 2018, Brisbane, Australia. (Unpublished).

Ali-Haapala, A. (2017). Ballet moves for adult creative health. In Creative Ageing Symposium, 25-26 October, 2017, Brisbane, Australia. (Unpublished).

Ali-Haapala, A. (2017). Australian ballet and its audiences: 1940-1970. In World Dance Alliance 2017 Global Summit, 23-28 July, 2017, St. John’s, Canada. (Unpublished)

Ali-Haapala, A. (2016). Open rehearsals and audience enrichment. In DANZ Dance Hui, 21-22 November, 2016, Auckland, New Zealand. (Unpublished)

Ali-Haapala, A. (2016). ‘Working’ and ‘performed’ rehearsal: A case study of National Dance Company Wales. In Performance Studies International #22, 6-9 July, 2016, Melbourne, Australia. (Unpublished)

Ali-Haapala, A. (2016). Valuing the audience-artist relationship. In Australia Council for the Arts Marketing Summit, 9-10 June, 2016, Adelaide, Australia.

Ali-Haapala, A. (2014). Rehearsing audiences: Open rehearsal practice in mainstream dance companies. In World Dance Alliance 2014 Global Summit, 6-11 July, 2014, Angers, France. (Unpublished)

Ali-Haapala, A. (2013). Rehearsal audiences: Sydney Dance Company opens up the creative process. In Theatre and Performance Research Association conference, August, 2013, Glasgow, Scotland. (Unpublished)

Ali-Haapala, A. (2012). Looking away from the stage: A case study on Expressions Dance Company’s audience. In Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies Conference, 3-6 July, 2012, Brisbane, Australia. (Unpublished)