Rachael Wallis joins the Tracks board in March 2020.
"For me teaching and sharing dance ensures our stories are carried on for all generations. Living in North East Arnhem Land I recognize the importance of dance for family and culture, being able to share ancient stories, song lines and dance raises awareness and understanding of indigenous peoples. My hope is to move into the future together with respect and love for our land and environment (and our dances reflect on such matters). And that all Australians soon realize that First Nations people hold knowledge to take better care of our world and each other."
Rachael is a versatile dancer and choreographer based in Nhulunbuy, NT. Covering both traditional and contemporary dance styles she has worked with leading Indigenous dance companies and choreographers, performing regionally, nationally and internationally. As a NAISDA graduate, she has also taught at the College, danced with Bangarra and delivered remote, regional and interstate initiatives, workshops and classes. Rachael is the Director of Miku Performing Arts, a First Nations performance company based on Yolngu Country in North East Arnhem Land. Currently, Rachael is working onGapuNgupan! A cultural collaboration born during NT dancer Rachael Wallis’s Taiwan residency, as part of Artback NT’sIndigenous Artist in Residency Program. She is the 2023 Lucy Geurin Inc First Nations Resident for 2023, and has been collaborating with Tracks Dance since 2020 on the Dhangu Walu (In The Now) and Wuyal Sugarbag Man projects - working in Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Darwin and Coomalie
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