Kaine Sultan-Babij

With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Kaine is a proud descendant of the Arrernte people of Harts Range in the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory. He also celebrates his Croatian and Afghan ancestry.

He joined Bangarra in 2011. Kaine studied at both NAISDA and the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA), graduating with an Advanced Diploma in the Performing Arts, majoring in Dance. He danced with Expressions Dance Company and Leigh Warren and Dancers before joining Bangarra.


In 2012 he was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer for his role in Frances Rings’ Terrain.


Personal highlights include touring extensively around Australia and the world with Bangarra, including Copenhagen, Berlin, Bonn, New York, Mongolia, Vietnam and Holland. His screen credits include SPEAR (2016), Sharing Stories in Tasmania (produced for Qantas) and Dan Sultan’s music video for “Under Your Skin”

“Kaine Sultan-Babij is this year's break-out performer, lithe and poised”

The Australian