Tyrel Dulvarie

With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Tyrel is from Far North Queensland Cairns, and is a descendant of the Yirriganydji (Cairns), Umpila (Nesbit River), Mamu (Millaa Millaa), Kalkadoon (Mt Isa), and KukuTipan (Musgrave) peoples. He also has Malaysian, German, Chinese and Middle Eastern heritage.

Tyrel joined Bangarra in 2016, one of two Russell Page Graduate Program recipients.

In 2011, he moved to Brisbane to begin his first formal dance training at ACPA (Aboriginal College of Performing Arts) and graduated in 2013.

In 2014, he joined Ochre Contemporary Dance Company in Western Australia. In the same year, he performed in Danse Noir, choreographed by Penelope Mullen in Brisbane.

In 2015 he spent a year as part of Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional program. OUR land people stories was his debut season with Bangarra.

His career highlight thus far is performing 2 shows in the role of Bennelong in the 2017 Sydney season. 


"I love culture and I love dance - Bangarra shares all these beautiful and tragic stories that need to be heard and seen. As a child I never thought in a million years I would have ended up where I am today." - Tyrel Dulvarie

“Every molecule [of the dancers] seems to be vibrating with life and intent”

The Australian