Warami - Hello! My name is Emma and I am a proud Boorooberongal Clanswoman of the Darug Tribe, living on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country (Canberra, ACT). I pay my respects to the land on which I live and work on. I also pay my respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.
I started dancing with Rhonda Sloper School of Dance in 1989 in NSW and have continued to dance my way through life. In 2003 I began teaching dance classes under the guidance and mentorship of Kathryn Bonner at Kathryn Bonner Academy of Dance.
I am a qualified dance teacher and hold a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management. Additionally, I have studied chair yoga, meditation teaching and holistic counselling with Jodee Marques at Holistic Health and Wellbeing.
As a proud Darug woman, I am keenly interested in Aboriginal Contemporary dance, language, and history. I have delivered many cultural engagement workshops and performances across ACT schools and I am keenly interested in keeping our youth engaged and in school to achieve their educational goals. With better education comes greater employment, health, and social outcomes for our people and our community as a whole.
I thank my Nan and I thank my Mum.
Yanu - Bye.
Image credit: Andrew Sikorski