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Amberlilly Gordon is our 2022 Russell Page Graduate Program Youth Program Trainee. She is a proud Wiradjuri and Ngemba woman from New South Wales. She started her journey in dance in Dubbo at age 14, when she was a participant in one of the first of Bangarra’s Rekindling programs.

She will join the team taking Rekindling to regional and remote areas and will have the chance to give young First Nations people the same opportunity that she had.

Amber studied at NAISDA Dance College before completing a Diploma of Dance at Ev & Bow Training Centre in Sydney. Throughout high school, Amber was a part of the NSW Aboriginal Dance Ensemble where she performed in State Dance Festival and events across the state. Amber has also performed in a music video for contemporary music artist Urth Boy. Amber recently worked for a government housing organisation helping homeless people to find long term accommodation.

“Having experienced Bangarra’s Youth Programs as a participant, I am looking forward to learning more, working with Elders and young people in regional and remote communities, and contributing to the work Bangarra does in schools”, commented Amber. 

Thank you to the Sherry-Hogan Foundation, The Ross Trust and our individual donors for their generous support of the Russell Page Graduate Program.

 

Photo: Rhiannon Hopley