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Kaine Sultan-Babij

Dance Artist (Alumni)

  • Harts Range

Kaine is a proud descendant of the Arrernte people of Harts Range in the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory. Born and raised in Whyalla (South Australia), Kaine also celebrates his Afghan and Croatian heritage. Kaine joined Bangarra in 2011 and in 2012 he was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer for his role in Frances Rings’ Terrain. Retiring from Bangarra in 2018, Kaine has recently been appointed as Resident Choreographer, and Indigenous Contemporary Dance Leader at Kurruru Arts and Culture Hub.

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Heritage

Kaine is a proud descendant of the Arrernte people of Harts Range in the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory. He also celebrates his Croatian and Afghan ancestry.

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Bio

Kaine is a proud descendant of the Arrernte people of Harts Range in the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory. He also celebrates his Croatian and Afghan ancestry.

The pursuit of artistic growth lead Kaine to the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA), Sydney, and the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA), Brisbane. Kaine has danced alongside Expressions Dance Company, performed with Leigh Warren and Dancers and both performed and choreographed with Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Kaine joined Bangarra in 2011 and was humbled to be part of such a special company for eight years. In 2012 he was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer for his role in Frances Rings’ Terrain.

Kaine has toured extensively Australia; his personal highlights include touring extensively throughout Australia and the world with Bangarra - North and South America, Asia and Europe - showcasing Australian Indigenous Contemporary and Traditional Dance. His screen credits include SPEAR (2016), Sharing Stories in Tasmania (produced for Qantas) and Dan Sultan’s music video for “Under Your Skin”.

Based in Adelaide, Kaine is Artist in Residence in several institutions, leading workshops in Dance and Cultural Studies. Kaine has recently been appointed as Resident Choreographer, and Indigenous Contemporary Dance Leader at Kurruru Arts and Culture Hub.

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Awards

  • 2013
    Nominated – Green Room Award for best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work, Terrain