Tyrel Dulvarie is from Kimuy, he is a descendant of the Yirrganydji, Djirrabul, Kalkadoon and Umpila peoples.
Dulvarie trained at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts in Meanjin from 2011 to 2013, joining Ochre Contemporary Dance Company in Boorloo in 2014, and also performing in Penelope Mullen’s Danse Noir.
In 2015, he was part of Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Program before touring with Hugh Jackman's Broadway to Oz musical production.
Dulvarie performed with Bangarra Dance Theatre from 2016 until February, 2021, touring productions OUR land people stories, Bennelong, Terrain, Dark Emu and 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand nationally as well as Ochres, Spirit: a retrospective and Ibis to the United States, France, Denmark, Germany, India, Japan and Canada.
He won the 2019 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer for his standout performance in 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand.
In March 2021, Dulvarie joined Australasian Dance Collective, based in Meanjin. He made his debut in Succession, the company’s joint production with the Youth Ensemble.
In May 2021, he premiered the triple bill THREE, performing Melanie Lane’s Alterum, Jack Lister’s Still Life and Hofesh Shechter’s Cult. In September Dulvarie was the face of Brisbane Festival's campaign and performed in Alisdair Macindoe’s acclaimed Forgery.
Dulvarie has a strong love and value for culture, representation, diversity, fashion, and the arts.
We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).
In the spirit of reconciliation 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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