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Jasmine Gulash

Founding Member

  • Queensland, New South Wales

Jasmine is a founding dance artist with Bangarra Dance Theatre joining the company in 1989. She has had a close affiliation with the company since its inception. She is currently the Artistic Coordinator at NAISDA Dance College.

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Heritage

Born in Murwillumbah, northern NSW, Jasmine is a descendant of the Gubbi Gubbi people in south-east Queensland.

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Bio

Born in Murwillumbah, Northern NSW, Jasmine is a descendant of the Gubbi Gubbi people in South-East Queensland. In her final year of studies at NAISDA College, 1988, she performed with the Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre in Melbourne, Germany and Finland. She also undertook a three-month secondment with the Melbourne company Danceworks, under the direction of Nanette Hassall.

Jasmine is a founding dance artist with Bangarra Dance Theatre, joining the company when it was established in 1989 and dancing with the company for two years. In 1991-92, she was course coordinator at NAISDA College before joining the Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre as a company member (1993-95) and then as a guest artist.

In 1996-97, she was based in Alice Springs, teaching in schools and remote communities. She choreographed two pieces for CAAMA's TV music series Corroboree Rock, and a primary school production that she choreographed and co-directed at the Araluen Arts Centre. Upon her return to Sydney, she took up a position with AIDT. During her time there, she choreographed a piece for the 1998 Indigenous dance conference in Adelaide; danced in the AIDT collaboration with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for the Festival of the Dreaming and also performed in The Awakening Ceremony.

In 1998, she rejoined Bangarra as a performer and cultural coordinator for Dance Clan, and then becoming rehearsal director (2000-2003). Jasmine choreographed and performed at Uluru for ABC TV's Today 2000, an event that took place on the first day of 2000. 2002-2004, Jasmine was Assistant Artistic Director of Bangarra and Company Manager from 2004-2007.

Jasmine also assisted Stephen with the opening ceremony of the Olympic Arts Festival Tubowgule and Bangarra’s productions of Skin, Corroboree and Walkabout and returned to the stage to perform in Bush, 2003.

Jasmine is currently the Artistic Coordinator at NAISDA Dance College.