- 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. Rikki also has Danish, German, Scottish and Irish heritage.
Rikki was born and raised in the country town of Inverell on land of the Gamilaraay people. He grew up playing football representing NSW Country Catholic Schools for Rugby League, NSW CHS for Touch Football and studying Koshiki Karate he 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 in Switzerland.
Rikki has performed with the Brisbane City Youth Ballet, Queensland National Ballet, Lucid Dance Theatre and Television shows including Everybody Dance Now (2012) and So You Think You Can Dance (2014).
Rikki joined Bangarra in 2014, and has since toured regionally, nationally, internationally and On Country in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities all over Australia. Performing On Country is always a highlight for Rikki as well as performing solo The Call from Walkabout on stages around the world. "Connecting and performing stories gifted to Bangarra from communities around Australia is a great honour."