Journal articles

Ali-Haapala, A., Moyle, G., & Kerr, G. (2020). Pleasurable challenges: Competing with the ageing body and mind through Ballet for Seniors. Leisure Studies, 39(4), pp. 532-544. doi: 10.1080/02614367.2019.1670720

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

Conference paper

Ali-Haapala, Anja (2016) Connecting spectators to the ‘face’ of the dancer through open rehearsals. In Scollen, Rebecca & Smalley, Michael (Eds.) Resilience: Revive, Restore, Reconnect: Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) 2016 Conference Proceedings, Volume 1, University of Southern Queensland, Artsworx, Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 5-16. 


Ali-Haapala, Anja, Moyle, Gene Margaret, & Kerr, Graham K. (2018) Ballet Moves for Adult Creative Health. Queensland Ballet, Brisbane, Australia. 


Ali-Haapala, Anja Saara (2016) ‘Insider-other’: spectator-dancer relationships fostered through open rehearsals. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology. 

Conference presentations

Ali-Haapala, A. (2020). The pleasure of challenging the ageing mind and body through ballet. In Royal Academy of Dance Conference: Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds, 18-19 January, 2020, Melbourne, Australia.

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 (Unpublished).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 (Unpublished).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 (Unpublished)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 (Unpublished)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 (Unpublished)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 (Unpublished)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)