- 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.
In 2011, Tyrel began formal dance training at ACPA (Aboriginal College of Performing Arts) and graduated in 2013.
He joined Ochre Contemporary Dance Company in Western Australia in 2014, and also performed in Penelope Mullen’s Danse Noir.
Tyrel took part in Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Program in 2016, before touring with Hugh Jackman's Broadway to Oz musical production.
Tyrel joined Bangarra in 2016, as a recipient of the Russell Page Graduate Program, making his debut season with OUR land people stories. The following year, Tyrel was fortunate to play the lead role of Bennelong as an understudy in the main stage production. Since being with the company Tyrel has toured the productions OUR land people stories, Bennelong and Dark Emu.
Since joining Bangarra, Tyrel has toured nationally, including regional Australia, and internationally to New York, Paris, Copenhagen, Bonn, Berlin, India and Japan.
"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