- With Bangarra Since:
- Family Background:
- Rikki is a descendant of the Kullili people from South West Queensland and is from Inverell in Northern New South Wales.
He grew up playing football and studying Koshiki Karate, and was named Junior World Champion in 2000. He took his first dance class in 2007 at the age of 17 and went on to train at the Australian Dance Performance Institute (ADPI) and L’Ecole-Atelier Rudra-Bejart and the Bejart Ballet Company in Switzerland.
Rikki has performed with the Brisbane City Youth Ballet, Queensland National Ballet, Lucid Dance Theatre and Televisions shows including Everybody Dance Now (2012) and So You Think You Can Dance (2014).
Rikki joined Bangarra in 2014, and has since toured nationally (Bennelong, Patyegarang, lore and OUR land people stories), regionally (Kinship, Spirit, Terrain and OUR land people stories) and internationally (Copenhagen, Berlin, Bonn, Holland, Turkey, France, USA, India and Japan).
Rikki is proud to be part of Bangarra and hopes to inspire the next generation of storytellers.