Jasmin Sheppard

Jasmin Sheppard

First Collective Residencies Choreographer

Jasmin is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and director, a Tagalaka Aboriginal woman with Irish, Chinese and Hungarian ancestry.

Jasmin spent 12 years with Bangarra Dance Theatre, performing numerous lead roles such as 'Patyegarang', in which critics described her performance as “powerfully engaging, fluent dexterity” (Sydney Morning Herald). She choreographed one major work for the company, ‘MACQ’, on the 1816 Appin Massacres under Governor Macquarie which toured Australian capital cities, regional Australia and Germany.

Other short works include: ‘No Remittance’ for Legs on the Wall and ‘Choice Cut’ for Yirramboi festival, which made its proscenium arch debut at Ryerson Theatre, CA, at Toronto’s ‘Fall For Dance North’ Festival, 2019.

Jasmin premiered her first full length work “The Complication of Lyrebirds” in 2021 at Sydney Festival; Campbelltown Arts Centre. This work was also supported Native Earth Theatre Company.
In 2021 Jasmin co directed “Value For Money” alongside Sara Black (Guts Dance Araluen Arts Centre and Darwin Festival).

Jasmin created ‘Given Unto Thee’ for Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed program, and most recently was performer, movement director and associate writer for the major theatre work by S Shakthidharan: 宿 (stay)

Her work is passionate, political and has been described as “surreal and highly evocative” (The Australian).

We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).

Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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