Leonard Mickelo

With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Leonard is a descendant of the Bidjara, Kulalli, Gungalhu and Jarruwa clans from Central Queensland. He was born in Ipswich, Queensland and his other bloodlines are Chinese, Malaysian and Irish.

Leonard joined Bangarra in 2006. His highlights are performing in Arnhem Land, touring internationally and performing for his family. He also performed in the feature film Spear in 2015.

Leonard’s hero is his foster mum, who opened his spirit to dance


"My animal spirit is definitely an emu that has powerful fire energy... mixed with a carpet snake, which express a very old ancient calm energy." - Leonard Mickelo

“enigmatic grace”

The Age