Siobhan McKenna was awarded the Choreographic Award for showing outstanding potential through her work Petri-Dish upon graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (2016). In 2017, Petri-Dish was remounted and toured to Hong Kong and Singapore with the University. McKenna was the recipient of a NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship (2017), which supported the development of her work Utterance before its premiere in the Melbourne Fringe Festival at Dancehouse (2017). Utterancewon the Best Dance Award and the Temperance Hall Award. McKenna has worked with artists including Lee Pemberton on her Artistic Fellowship and has choreographed a short work for Youth Company, fLiNG Physical Theatre, which premiered in Bega, NSW. This year she has had a month’s residency at Temperance Hall to continue to build her choreographic practice and was supported by Dancehouse to travel to Bassano del Grappa and undertake a Choreographic Research week as part of B.Motion Festival.