Jasmin Sheppard

With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Jasmin is an Aboriginal woman with a heritage of Irish, Chinese, and Hungarian Jewish ancestry. Her Aboriginal heritage is from Savannah country; the Tagalaka and Kurtijar peoples from Normanton and Croydon in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

In 2002, after graduating from the Dance Factory in Melbourne with a diploma in Dance, Musical Theatre, Jasmin made her professional debut in HAIR the musical and studied Contemporary Dance at NAISDA. In 2006, she performed in The Migrant Project (Curious Works) and Vicki Van Hout's Wiradjurni.

Jasmin joined Bangarra in 2007 and has performed in every production for the company since then. Her highlights include performing the title role in Patyegarang (2014) alongside Thomas Greenfield; performing in Stephen Page's Warumuk - in the dark night, in collaboration with The Australian Ballet for its 50th Anniversary production, Infinity; and debuting her first choreographic work, Macq, as a part of Dance Clan 3 (2013) and OUR land people stories (2016).

She has collaborated with musicians such as Ben Ward (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) and Briggs, and in 2017, she created dance film/aerial installation, No Remittance for Legs on the Wall’s Parachute Festival. 

Jasmin's career in dance reflects her deep connection to her culture, to art, and to spirit.

““lively, inquisitive and brave””

The Sun Herald