Since 2005, BlakDance has spearheaded generations of independent choreographers.
Meet the Next Gen
Amrita Hepi is a dancer and choreographer working in performance, video and installation.
She is a Bundjulung and Ngapuhi woman.
She trained at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) Dance College and Alvin Ailey American Dance School in New York.
Thomas E. S. Kelly
Thomas E.S. Kelly is a Bundjalung/Wiradjuri/Ni-Vanuatu/Irish man.
He grew up doing cultural dances and went on to study at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) Dance College.
Katina Olsen is a descendant from the Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri people in Queensland and also has Norwegian, German and English Ancestry.
She holds a BFA (Dance) from Queensland University of Technology and a Diploma in Dance from Queensland Dance School of Excellence.
Joel Bray is a proud Wiradjuri man, who began dancing at age 20.
He graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2005.
Joel’s solo performance BILADURANG was awarded best Performance in the 2017 Melbourne Fringe.