Sean Choolburra is one of the most popular and versatile Indigenous performers in Australia today. He has had a long career as a Didgeridoo Player, Dancer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, and Comedian. Sean performed with Bangarra Dance Theatre as a Dance Artist in the 1994 productions NINNI and Ochres.
Sean is known and acknowledged as the funniest and most enduring Aboriginal Australian comedian. Born in Townsville, Queensland, and coming from a family of twelve, his comedy is created from a wide variety of life time experiences, stories, and observations. Sean’s career kicked off as a Dancer performing with Bangarra, as well as NAISDA Dance College. In 1993, he founded the Ngaru Dance Troop which later became Descendance.
Finding his feet in comedy in 2002, Sean's career has taken him on a global journey and has seen him perform for the likes of the Dalai Lama and Prince Charles. Proud of his continuous work in urban, remote and regional communities, his versatility not only ranges with his performances but also his audiences. Sean is known for his wit, energetic delivery, improvisations and non-stop dance moves. His work includes hosting his own TV series, Express Yourself on NITV, and features on ABC’s Playschool and Black Comedy.
Sean is also an Ambassador for various health, education, and employment causes.