dancer

Gabriel is a founding member of MakeShift Dance Collective. His practice includes performance, choreography, installation, teaching and mentoring. He believes in the power of movement and dance to inspire, transform and empower.

He began his professional career as a trainee dancer with Dancenorth, performing in the premier of Grace Live, then went on to feature with Compagnié MADO (New Caledonia) and Israeli company Tami Dance. His performances with MakeShift include: Brisbane Festival, Anywhere Festival and Short Sweet+Dance. 

Gabriel’s choreographic, teaching and mentoring credits include: The Empire Theatre, QL2 Centre for Youth Dance, Expressions Dance Company, La Boite Theatre and Pro Dance Classes Brisbane.

In 2013, Gabriel undertook an Asialink residency at Rimbun Dahan (Malaysia), developing and presenting, Uncommon Ground. This gave him the chance to delve deeply into his practice and to begin connecting and understanding his Malaysian heritage.

2014 held a series of professional developments for Gabriel, including: The Jasper Corner Dance Lab, Strut Dance; Gaga Masterclasses and The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). He co-led a Dirtyfeet Choreolab in Sydney with MakeShift and performed in The Danger Ensemble’s Caligula.

This year Gabriel has worked as Festival Manager for the Backbone Youth Arts 2High Festival, performed in Melbourne at the Dance Massive Open Studios and was a delegate at the National Dance Forum. Most recently he co-produced and performed in One Two Ten by MakeShift as part of Anywhere Festival.

Gabriel is currently working with Liesel Zink and Prying Eye Productions on creative developments for new works, The Farm on an open studio project called 'Inside Out' and Phluxus2 Dance Collective on the soon to premiere work, 'The Paratrooper Project'.

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