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Gilli Dancers

The Gilli 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.

2021 dates

Gilli Dancers is currently in planning for 2021.  

It is anticipated that ensemble rehearsals will be held in Term 2 and 3.  

Further information and confirmed dates will be available in early Term 2. 

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 - Ultimo Studio
385 Wattle Street 
Ultimo NSW 2007


Leisa Hicks - Gilli 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