Jasmin Sheppard

With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Jasmin is an Aboriginal woman with a mixed heritage of Irish, Chinese, and Russian Jewish ancestry. Her Aboriginal songlines are from the Kurtijar people, from Normanton and Croydon in Queensland Savannah country.

Jasmin has a Diploma in Musical Theatre from The Dance Factory, Melbourne and in 2002 Jasmin commenced a two year period of further study in Contemporary Dance at NAISDA Dance College, working with Indigenous choreographers such as Vicki Van Hout and Frances Rings. In 2006 Jasmin choreographed, dance and sung in The Migrant Project with Curious Works. 

Jasmin joined Bangarra in 2007. Her career highlights include performing the title role in 2014’s Patyegarang and dancing under the night sky in front of Indigenous rural communities throughout Australia.

Macq, part of the 2016 triple bill OUR land people stories, was her first choreographic work for Bangarra and premiered as part of the Dance Clan 3 program in 2013.

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

“lively, inquisitive and brave”

The Sun Herald