Stephen Page AO

Stephen Page AO

Stephen Page

Born in Brisbane, Stephen is a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from SE Queensland. In 1991 Stephen was appointed Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre and has developed a signature body of works that have become milestones in Australian performing arts.


Born in Brisbane, Stephen is a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from SE Queensland. In 1991 Stephen was appointed Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre and has developed a signature body of works that have become milestones in Australian performing arts.

In 2014 Stephen choreographed Bangarra’s acclaimed new work Patyegarang. This production celebrated Bangarra’s 25th anniversary in 2014 and was seen by almost 40,000 people nationally, marking Bangarra’s most successful season yet. That same year, Stephen led the company‚Äôs largest ever regional tour, performing in regional centres and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over nine weeks.

In 2015, Stephen was awarded a Honorary Doctorate of Creative Arts by the University of Technology Sydney for his contribution to the arts and Indigenous culture. He curated Bangarra’s new work lore touring nationally in 2015. He also directed his first full-length film Spear (based on the production of the same name from the Skin double bill in 2000) which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before screening at various arts festivals around Australia in early 2016.

In 2016, Stephen celebrates his 25th year as Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre. He has recently premiered Nyapanyapa, his 23rd work for Bangarra, inspired by the paintings of Nyapanyapa Yunupingu as part of the OUR land people stories triple bill.

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