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   Boomerang Throwing   Hip Hop Dancer/Teacher   Chanter   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 

Boomerang Throwing 

Hip Hop Dancer/Teacher 

Chanter 

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

Contemporary Indigenous Dance

Traditional Dance and Song

Dance Teaching

 

Glen is an accomplished performer and graduate of  NAISDA Dance College completing a Diploma of Professional Dance Performance. He is a proud Indigenous man from Townsville North Queensland with strong roots to his Wakamin and Bidjara Tribal heritage. He has performed traditional dance in front of audiences since he was a young boy which over the years inspired his passion for performing arts.

 

 

Glen actively engages in urban and remote communities teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through workshops at public and private schools around the country. These workshops involve the practice of Indigenous dance, art, history and language. Glen is very passionate about working with communities bringing awareness of Indigenous issues through the arts and leading the next generations. 

 

CULTURAL TEACHERS, LEADERS AND ADVISORS

 

HEATHER MITJANGBA BURARRWANGA

DHAMBALA COMMUNITY, GALIWINKU, ELCHO ISLAND

TONY MUDALYUN GANAMBARR

DHAMBALA COMMUNITY, GALIWINKU, ELCHO ISLAND

UNCLE DENNIS NEWIE

WUG VILLIAGE - MOA ISLAND

Glen Thomas

 

 

  Specialisations    World class -Didgeridoo Player   Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Dance  Culture Talks  Hip Hop Dance   Artefacts and Weaponry        Ryka a Ali Satrick is multi-talented indigenous performer, having started performing from the age of seven.    He is a proficient Yiggi Yiggi (Didgeridoo) player  Ryka is dynamic in both mainland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island styles of dancing. Ryka’s heritage comes from both the mainland and the Torres Strait Islands.  His Indigenous background is from the  Wuthathi Tribe (Shelbourne Bay)  and His Torres Strait roots are from Moa, Darnley, and Yam Islands.   He has toured the world extensively and nation wide representing both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Culture. 

Specialisations

World class -Didgeridoo Player 

Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Dance

Culture Talks

Hip Hop Dance 

Artefacts and Weaponry

 

 

Ryka a Ali Satrick is multi-talented indigenous performer, having started performing from the age of seven.  

He is a proficient Yiggi Yiggi (Didgeridoo) player

Ryka is dynamic in both mainland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island styles of dancing. Ryka’s heritage comes from both the mainland and the Torres Strait Islands.

His Indigenous background is from the  Wuthathi Tribe (Shelbourne Bay)  and His Torres Strait roots are from Moa, Darnley, and Yam Islands. 

He has toured the world extensively and nation wide representing both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Culture. 

RYKA ALI SATRICK

 

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 talk  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 talk

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