Traditional Dance and Song
World-Class Didgeridoo Player
Hip-Hop Dancer and Teacher
Aboriginal Visual Art
Artefacts and Weaponry
Master of Ceremonies
Contemporary Indigenous Dance
Darren is a proud descendent of Yugembeh, Munanjali/Minjunbal and Gamillraay nations of the mainland, and the Mer people of the Torres Strait Islands. Born and raised in Bankstown Sydney, Daz is a proficient yiggi yiggi (didgeridoo) player, a visual artist/craftsman and a multi-skilled Indigenous performer and dancer in both traditional and hip-hop dance. Darren has been dancing since the age of 13 and has performed in over 5000 shows across Australia, from remote communities to urban corporate functions. Darren’s cultural back bone was solidified with The Doonooch Dance Company who are one of the world's premier traditional Aboriginal dance companies. They are the dynamic result of the self-healing program begun in 1998 by Bobby McLeod (dec). Tradition, culture and ceremony inspire and define The Doonooch Dance Company and this has been passed onto Darren who has also performed internationally, travelling to over 24 countries representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture.
CULTURAL TEACHERS, LEADERS AND ADVISORS
UNCLE BOBBY MCLEOD (dec)
YUGEMBEH MUNUNJALI MINJUNGBAL
UNCLE MAGPIE CURRIE
UNCLE MATTHEW DOYLE
AUNTY GAIL MABO
Traditional Aboriginal Dance
Rap and Hip Hop Workshops
Kobie is a proud Gamillraay man from Moree Far North Western NSW and was born and raised in Maroubra, Sydney.
He takes immense pride in his culture and believes cultural preservation is key to keeping our culture alive through passing it down to the next generation.
When he's not dancing he is writing stories through his musical talents or recording them in the studio.
He is a NSW Featherweight champion boxer and currently holds the title.
Born in Cairns, Jax is a proud Wuthathi (Aboriginal) woman from East Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. She is also a proud Torres Strait Islander woman with family ties to Thursday, Badu and Moa Islands. Jax completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and also studied at NAISDA Dance College. Jax has vast experience and extensive skills as a performer, dance teacher, choreographer and event host.
WUTHATHI & THURSDAY ISLAND
CAIRNS, DARWIN & THURSDAY ISLAND
UNCE NOEL ZARO
UNCLE PERCY JACKONIA (dec)
Hip Hop Dancer/Teacher
Michael Compton is a Proud descendent of Yugembeh, Munanjali/Minjunbal and Gamillraay nations of the mainland, and the Mer people of the Torres Strait Islands.
Mike has danced along side his brother Darren since they were young.
He believes passing down his cultural knowledge to the younger generations is important as they are the ones who will keep it alive.
A proud Yuin man (South Coast, NSW), Brock Tutt is passionate about cultural preservation, respecting cultural knowledge and becoming a future leader in the community. Brock has danced and performed with Uncle Matthew Doyle and alongside The Doonooch Dance Company over his career. For over a decade, Brock has performed all over Australia and internationally, solidifying his cultural strengths and knowledge while expanding his skills in delivering workshops with the wider community. Brock is committed to preserving his culture and is excited to do this through the Muggera family.
Dion Compton s a Proud descendent of Yugembeh, Munanjali/Minjunbal and Gamillraay nations of the mainland, and the Mer people of the Torres Strait Islands.
A proficient dancer and visual artists Dion has been dancing along side he's older brothers Darren and Michael since the age of 5.
As a younger Indigenous man living in Sydney he believes culture keeps him level and is important to his everyday life.