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Congratulations to our 2021 David Page Music Fellowship recipients, Amy Flannery and Leon Rodgers, who will join the Bangarra team in November. The program continues to strengthen the legacy of composer and songman, David Page, by investing in the professional development of contemporary First Nations artists to build their careers in the field of performing arts.  

Leon Rodgers is a descendent of the Worimi nation from the Myall Lakes region in NSW. Currently based in Melbourne, Leon has created sound composition for film and documentaries as well as for the commercial sector. A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Music and RMIT (VIC), Leon is not only a composer, but also a bassist and songwriter, and has collaborated with First Nations film producer John Harvey on a number of projects.

“I am honoured and humbled to be receiving this opportunity, and to be a part of David Page's legacy and what it means to Bangarra. I’m very much looking forward to collaborating with the performers and everyone else involved.”

Leon Rodgers

Amy Flannery’s journey as a young First Nations artist has taken in a great deal in a very short time. A Wiradjuri woman based on the NSW Central Coast, Amy has studied dance and music simultaneously during high schools and at NAISDA Dance College. After graduating from NAISDA in 2018, she choreographed and composed for a number of independent productions, building skills and delving in to a range of technologies to craft a personal creative voice.

“The David Page Music Fellowship is a meeting place for some of my greatest passions. I am grateful to be welcomed behind the scenes of Bangarra's creative environment where these passions of Music, Dance, and Culture are woven together.”

Amy Flannery

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