With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Mitchell J Nalingu Harrison-Currie is a proud Aboriginal Man with deep matriarchal connections to the Mununjali and Bundjalung peoples of the Yugambeh Nation, and has other connections to the Gunggari people of southern Queensland. Mitchell also has direct links to country located west of the Gold Coast, Beaudesert and Fingal Head (NSW).

In 2015 Mitchell was a young participant in Bangarra’s Rekindling program in Brisbane. He then went on to study and complete an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts at the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts. Since graduating in 2018, Mitchell has worked extensively across education and community sectors, choreographing works for school and community events and leading workshops. He has also performed in a number of independent productions.

“In 2015 Bangarra’s Rekindling program came to me at a pivotal moment in my life. Rekindling taught me about identity, perseverance and the strength that I was able to find from within. The program gave me the tools that I needed to start my journey to create change. Being a part of Bangarra Youth Programs team would mean I would be able to reach others in the way that Bangarra reached out to me 6 years ago.”

Mitchell J Nalingu Harrison-Currie