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Gili Dancers

The Gili Dancers is a contemporary Aboriginal dance ensemble for Years 5 to 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in NSW public schools. 

The ensemble work with industry professionals and departmental teachers to develop dance pieces to perform at local and regional events.

Selection into the ensemble is via audition at the Aboriginal Dance Workshops held at the Sydney Dance Company.

For more information go to the  Aboriginal Dance Workshops page.

2022 dates

Gili Dancers is currently in planning for 2022.  

It is anticipated that ensemble rehearsals will be held in Term 2. 

Further information and confirmed dates will be available in early Term 1, 2022.

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.


Sydney Dance Company 
Wharf 4/5, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
15 Hickson Road
Dawes Point NSW 2000


Leisa Hicks - Gili Dancers Ensemble Coordinator
Email: leisa.hicks@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0438 151 083

Michelle Murphy - Arts Coordination Officer
Email: michelle.murphy3@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9408 8920