Ian RT Colless – Contemporary Dance Program, Indigenous Studies

Based between Sydney [Eora] and Manhattan, Ian maintains strong links to his community in Australia. Ian is a blend of Irish and Indigenous heritages, a descendent of the Dharabuladh [Therabluat] clan of the Gundungurra Nation that encompasses the Blue Mountains region where he was raised— a site now listed as a World Heritage Area by UNESCO.

Regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative early career choreographers, Ian’s work has been seen throughout the world.  His choreographic credits are diverse; creating work for major opera companies, state festivals, universities, musicals, Broadway and dance companies.

He is currently teaching the Contemporary Dance Program, Ballet and Indigenous Studies at NAISDA Dance College