raymond blanco

raymond blanco

First Collective Residencies Choreographer

raymond blanco is a Far North Queensland based First Nations Senior dance practitioner. A Yadhaigana (NPA), Mer; Erub, Zenadth Kes man, raymond was Australias’ first, First Nations AD of Australias’ first First Nations dance company, Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre (AIDT) in 1989, transformed it into AIDT – ‘the company’; an elite ensemble of young Indigenous dancers and choreographers.
raymond is one of Australias’ highly regarded choreographers in the development of contemporary First Nations dance. He was NAISDA's Head of Culture & Training Operations for 7 years and more recently a Blak LAB Facilitator for APAM Gathering at Asia Topa in 2020.

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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