Luke Currie Richardson

With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Luke is a descendant of the Kuku Yalanji and Djabugay peoples, the Munaldjali Clan of South East QLD and the Meriam people of the Eastern Torres Strait Islands.

Luke studied Dance at NAISDA and in 2010 commenced a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Luke has danced with the Gerib Sik Torres Strait Islander Dance Group (2002) and QL2 (Quantum Leap).


In 2012 Luke appeared in Wesley Enoch's I Am Eora for Sydney Festival. That same year he joined Bangarra as a trainee dancer. His dance highlights with Bangarra are performing Black in Vietnam and performing traditional Yolngu dances as a part of a funeral ceremony in front of the community.


Luke is honoured to be apart of the Bangarra family and aspires to be a role model for young children both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.


"My dancing spirit would be a black panther . They have a soft and aggressive side. When I'm not dancing I'm a big softy, really relaxed and kind hearted. When I'm dancing however, I feel like the Panther chasing its prey, I'm always going hard and I'm quite sharp and powerful." - Luke Currie-Richardson

"A striking duet before a glowing purple fridge, when the bodies of two dancers (Tara Robertson and Luke Currie Richardson) appear fused; their arms undulating in multiple like a Hindu god"

The Guardian