Nadine McDonald-Dowd

Family Background:
Nadine McDonald Dowd is a proud Yuwibara woman.

She is Executive Producer at Queensland Performing Arts Centre and a Board Member of the Aboriginal Art Company. 


Nadine was formerly the Artistic Director of Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts Company from 2001 to 2004. She first joined Kooemba in 1996 facilitating workshops in youth detention centres and schools on theatre, music, reconciliation and performance. In 1998, Nadine performed as the nurse in Jimmy Chi’s National Tour of Corrugation Road. Previously, Nadine has been a Director on the Boards of the Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Government’s Premier’s Indigenous Advisory Board and Q150 Advisory Committee, and the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts. Nadine was a Senior Producer with Major Brisbane Festivals in 2010, was the Manager of the kuril dhagun, State Library of Queensland from 2006 – 2015, and Creative Producer for the Commonwealth Games Arts and Cultural Festival 2018.


Appointed to the Bangarra Board in January 2020.