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Baden Hitchcock

Dance Artist

  • Saibai Island, England, China

Baden’s family is from Saibai (Umai Clan), in the Top Western region of the Torres Strait Islands and is also from the Central (Hohodae Clan, Hanuabada) and Western (Maravadai Clan, Mabaduan) provinces of Papua New Guinea. He joined Bangarra in 2017 as part of the Russell Page Graduate Program.

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Heritage

Baden is a descendant from Saibai (Umai Clan), in the Top Western region of the Torres Strait Islands and is also from the Central (Hohodae Clan, Hanuabada) and Western (Maravadai Clan, Mabaduan) provinces of Papua New Guinea. He also has English, Irish and Chinese heritage.

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Bio

Baden joined Bangarra in 2017 as part of the Russell Page Graduate Program.

In 2015, Baden completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance at Victorian College of the Arts, where he was awarded the Creative Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Award. While training, he worked with many Choreographers including Antony Hamilton, Lee Serle, Maria Randall, Lina Limosani, Rebecca Hilton, Jacob Boehme and Prue Lang.

He has performed as an independent Dancer and Choreographer in the Melbourne Festival (2016), Art House's Time_Place_Space: Nomad (2016), Asia TOPA (2016), Blak & Bright Literary Festival (2016) and Yirramboi Festival (2017). He has also worked as a Singer and Workshop Teacher with Short Black Opera, performing in Deborah Cheetham’s Pecan Summer (2014).

Baden's highlights with the company include touring to Thursday Island and performing I.B.I.S in 2017, as well as teaching workshops in communities all over Australia and the world. Sharing and learning about stories and culture shape both our own identity and the next generation to come.