Russell Page, a proud descendent of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh language region of South East Queensland, holds a vital place in Bangarra’s history, and his legacy will remain vibrant in perpetuity. 

Younger brother to David and Stephen Page, Russell was an artist of truly immense talent. His performances were mesmerizing, as a colleague he was inspiring, and his twelve years with the company have left an imprint that will never fade and will continue to inspire. 

The Russell Page Graduate Program provides opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance graduates or early career artists to develop as professional dancers through training and mentoring and being a member of the dancer ensemble for performances and touring seasons.  

Initiated in 2015, the Russell Page Graduate Program has seen over twenty young artists commence their first professional engagement with Bangarra. Within the current ensemble of dancers, 9 of the 17 dancers have entered the company as Russell Page Graduates.  

There are two positions within the Russell Page Graduate Program. Russell Page Graduate Dancer(s) and the Russell Page Graduate Youth Programs Trainee.

We thank the Sherry-Hogan Foundation, Canny Quine Foundation, The Ross Trust and generous donors for their ongoing support of this program.


The David Page Music Fellowship program is directly aligned to Bangarra’s mission – to create inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences that promote awareness and understanding of our cultures. The Fellowship program is structured with the aim to further strengthen the visibility and voice of First Nations people into the future through contemporary arts practices that are firmly grounded in Cultural Knowledge, Protocols and Connection to Land and Story.

The Fellowship program provides for young music/sound artists to work in a multi-art form, highly professional, culturally safe and intensely collaborative work environment while being supported by highly experienced mentors. 

Congratulations to our 2022 David Page Music Fellows, Leon Rodgers and Amy Flannery

The David Page Music Fellowship is generously supported by Robert Albert AO and Libby Albert.

Check back soon for updates about applications for future fellowships.


Photo: Daniel Boud (Ryan Pearson, 2017 Russell Page Graduate)