Dancers, Choreographers & Musicians
Company: Sutra Dance Theatre, Malaysia
Dancer / Choreographer
Albert is a choreographer, dancer and teacher of contemporary dance and jazz. His dance creations incorporate aboriginal traditional dance, including dances from the Torres Strait Islands. Albert has spent time with various indigenous communities throughout Australia and with the permission of Aboriginal elders, Albert is able to draw upon what he has learnt from these communities and from his own Torres Strait Islands community to teach and choreograph contemporary traditional dance.
Born in 1971 on Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Albert graduated from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) 1994. During this period, Albert also choreographed video clips for various music artists such as Christine Anu and James Reyne.
Albert joined the Bangarra Dance Theatre in 1995, performing traditional Torres Strait and Aboriginal dances as well as the Company’s contemporary productions of Ochres, Fish, The Dreaming, and Rites (a collaborative work with the Australian Ballet). He has also performed with the Australian ballet as Guest Artist, performing the role of Oenomaus in the ballet Spartacus. After touring internationally with Bangarra and various other groups and commissions, Albert pursues a freelance career as a choreographer and dancer. and in 2004 created the role of Caliban in Lingalayam’s production ofThe Tempest.