The Borderline Arts Ensemble is a dance theatre company based in Wellington, New Zealand. Formally established in 2015 by Artistic Director Lucy Marinkovich to facilitate her choreographic work, the group's primary mediums are contemporary dance and performance art works. Borderline's projects have been presented in New Zealand in festivals, galleries, shipping containers and site-responsive contexts, and internationally in Spain, Singapore, Malaysia and Croatia.

In 2017 Borderline’s first evening-length work Lobsters premiered in an independent season at Circa Theatre, Oct - Nov 2017. Nominated for five Wellington Theatre Awards, Lobsters won Best Ensemble Performance, Best Sound Designer: Lucien Johnson, Campion Award for Most Outstanding Performance: Carmel McGlone.

In 2018, Borderline artists Lucy Marinkovich and composer Lucien Johnson were awarded the prestigious Harriet Friedlander New York Residency from The Arts Foundation

Borderline’s next work Strasbourg 1518 will premiere in early 2020.

Borderline has been supported by the Wellington City Council's Creative Communities Scheme and the Public Art Fund, Footnote New Zealand Dance Company, Tarrant Dance Studios, the Todd Foundation, the Asia New Zealand Foundation, The Wallace Arts Trust and Creative New Zealand. 



Lucy Marinkovich

Lucien Johnson

Michael Parmenter

Jeremy Brick

Jana Castillo

Katie Rudd

Poppy Serano

Marcus McShane

Sean MacDonald

Hannah Tasker-Poland

Emmanuel Reynaud

Miranda Manasiadis

Carmel McGlone

Zoe Higgins

Xin Ji

Melana Khabazi

Tess Hall

Josie Archer

Jeremy Beck

Anita Hunziker

Rose Philpott

Jahra 'Rager' Wasasala

Alisha Anderson

Mark Semple

Matthew Moore

Phyllis Xie

Shermaine Heng

Chee Shaw En

Wee Lin

Ada Chia

Vincent Chia

Denise Lim

Liu Wiing

Sabrina Sng


          Collectively we like to:


             make music

             make films

             make masks

             play with props