(b Brisbane 1965)
Australian choreographer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. He studied dance at the college of National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA), graduating in 1983 and the same year joining Sydney Dance Company. Here he created the lead role in Graeme Murphy's Late Afternoon of a Faun as well as choreographing his own first work Mooggrah (1991). He additionally worked with the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre (performing arm of NAISDA) between 1989–9 and in 1991 joined Bangarra Dance Theatre as principal choreographer, then artistic director. His work fuses motifs from his own urban upbringing with the cultural traditions of his aboriginal inheritance. His numerous productions for Bangarra include Praying Mantis Dreaming (1992), Ochres (1995), Fish (1997), Skin (2000), Corroboree (2001), Rush (2002), Bush (choreographed in collaboration with Frances Rings, 2003), Boomerang (2005), and Mathinna (2008), many of them with music by his brother David Page. He has also created works for Australian Ballet, including Alchemy (1996), Rites (in collaboration with Bangarra, 1997, revised version 2006), and Totem (2002) as well as for Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Theatre Company. He directed the indigenous sections of the Sydney Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies in 2000 and in 2004 directed the Adelaide Festival. He has also worked in film, theatre and opera, including directing Orpheus and Eurydice, Melbourne, 2007.