Tara Robertson

With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Tara is a descendent of the Munaldjali clan and her great-grandmother was born in Tamrookum on the Logan River. Tara also identifies with her mix of Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Raised in Darwin, Tara worked and performed professionally with Gary Lang NT dance company, TRACKS and other youth dance projects that gave her invaluable professional experience and the opportunity to connect with Indigenous communities through performing and teaching. 

Tara completed a Bachelor of Dance Performance at the Adelaide Centre of the Arts, where she worked with international and national choreographers. Highlights of her independent works include the dance film by Jason Lam, What Remains, which screened at the Berlin 2008 Zebra Poetry Film Awards and Moving Poems in 2011. 


Since joining Bangarra in 2011, Tara has enjoyed being part of the creative process of developing a new work; hosting workshops and performing in communities around Australia; the treasured memory of her lead performance in Brolga in her hometown; performing Ochres for the 21st anniversary of the work; being part of the Clan dance photography book; and being part of EORA – Dark Emu for Vivid Sydney 2018.


She is honoured to share her culture and stories with audiences around the world. 

“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