Our Team

 
  Specialisations    Traditional Dance and Song    World-Class Didgeridoo Player    Hip-Hop Dancer and Teacher    Aboriginal Visual Art    Boomerang Throwing    Artefacts and Weaponry    Motivational Speaker    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)   YUIN-MONARO   ATHOL COMPTON   YUGEMBEH MUNUNJALI MINJUNGBAL   UNCLE MAGPIE CURRIE   YUGEMBEH MUNUNJALI MINJUNGBAL   UNCLE MATTHEW DOYLE   DARUG   DAWN COMPTON   GAMILLARAAY   AUNTY GAIL MABO   MERIAM MER

Specialisations

Traditional Dance and Song

World-Class Didgeridoo Player

Hip-Hop Dancer and Teacher

Aboriginal Visual Art

Boomerang Throwing

Artefacts and Weaponry

Motivational Speaker

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)

YUIN-MONARO

ATHOL COMPTON

YUGEMBEH MUNUNJALI MINJUNGBAL

UNCLE MAGPIE CURRIE

YUGEMBEH MUNUNJALI MINJUNGBAL

UNCLE MATTHEW DOYLE

DARUG

DAWN COMPTON

GAMILLARAAY

AUNTY GAIL MABO

MERIAM MER

Darren Compton

  Specialisations    Traditional Aboriginal Dance    Artefacts and Weaponry    Boomerang Throwing    Aboriginal Visual Art    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.

Specialisations

Traditional Aboriginal Dance

Artefacts and Weaponry

Boomerang Throwing

Aboriginal Visual Art

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.

KOBIE DUNCAN

 

Specialisations

Contemporary Indigenous Dance

Traditional Dance and Song

Dance Teaching

Hip-Hop Dancer and Teacher

Motivational Speaker

Master of Ceremonies

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.

CULTURAL TEACHERS, LEADERS AND ADVISORS

DRUMMOND FAMILY

WUTHATHI & THURSDAY ISLAND

SEDEN FAMILY

CAIRNS, DARWIN & THURSDAY ISLAND

UNCE NOEL ZARO

MERIAM MER

MILLS FAMILY

MERIAM MER

UNCLE PERCY JACKONIA (dec)

Jacqueline Cornforth

  Specialisations    Traditional Aboriginal Dance    Chanter    Boomerang Throwing    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.

Specialisations

Traditional Aboriginal Dance

Chanter

Boomerang Throwing

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.

MICHAEL COMPTON

Specialisations

Traditional Dance and Song

Didgeridoo Player

Artefacts and Weaponry

Aboriginal Visual Art

Boomerang Throwing

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.

CULTURAL TEACHERS, LEADERS AND ADVISORS

KEVIN MASON

YUIN

DEAN KELLY

UNCLE MATTHEW DOYLE

DARUG

Brock Tutt

  Specialisations    Traditional Aboriginal Dance    Boomerang Throwing    Artefacts     Aboriginal Visual Art   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.

Specialisations

Traditional Aboriginal Dance

Boomerang Throwing

Artefacts

Aboriginal Visual Art

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.

DION COMPTON