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    Katina Olsen
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I look happy here but I might have cried about 30 mins later as I drove closer to Kata Tjuta 😁😭 so overwhelmed by the sheer magnificence and feeling gratitude to all those warriors that fought so hard for their land to be handed back so they could resume the care-taking of country properly 🖤💛❤️
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#ananguland #katatjuta #respectcountry #alwayswas #alwayswillbeaboriginalland #uluru1985handback #somuchmoretodo #treaty
this heat reminding me of the stunning colours of Kata Tjuta 🌞🍃🧡
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#katatjuṯa #ulurukatatjutanationalpark #respectananguland #anangucountry #alwayswasalwayswillbe🖤💛❤️
went to the heart with this rad lad @nicholasoregan 🧡
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#anangu #uluru #ulurukatatjutanationalpark #thankyoufoundbrokenbranchforthecamerastand #landwasleftaswefoundit 🍂🙏🏽
Alice Can Dance 🧡 it’s almost been two weeks since returning from this beautiful red dusty whirlwind of a time in the desert choreographing with @guts_dance 🐫 thinking of all my new desert family making some magic in Mparntwe ✨ sending my energies and hope these last couple of weeks are the besssst! 💃🏼⚡️🕺🏾
📸 @pippa_samaya 
miss yasss! @murgatroid1200 @maddykrenek @kyleshilling @tjsamaya @pippa_samaya @jonnyradon.jpg .
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#alicecandance #alicecandance2018 #choreographer #contemporarydance #desertdance #mparntwe #alicesprings
Alice Can Dance 🧡 it’s almost been two weeks since returning from this beautiful red dusty whirlwind of a time in the desert choreographing with @guts_dance 🐫 thinking of all my new desert family making some magic in Mparntwe ✨ sending my energies and hope these last couple of weeks are the besssst! 💃🏼⚡️🕺🏾 📸 @pippa_samaya miss yasss! @murgatroid1200 @maddykrenek @kyleshilling @tjsamaya @pippa_samaya @jonnyradon.jpg . . . . . #alicecandance  #alicecandance2018  #choreographer  #contemporarydance  #desertdance  #mparntwe  #alicesprings 
Anangu Country 🧡
Anangu Country 🧡
N E W  B R E E D ⚡️ @carriageworks @sydneydanceco #BalnavesFoundation 
29 Nov - 8 Dec 📸 @pedrogreig
N E W B R E E D ⚡️ @carriageworks @sydneydanceco #BalnavesFoundation  29 Nov - 8 Dec 📸 @pedrogreig
💫 N E W  B R E E D 💫 woahhhhh I’ve been busy with all the great things coming up ⚡️and so grateful for the opportunities to continue to share my people’s stories with @sydneydanceco @carriageworks 📸 thanks @pedrogreig for the epic snaps #WakkaWakka #SDCNewBreed #choreographer #sydneydancecompany
💫 N E W B R E E D 💫 woahhhhh I’ve been busy with all the great things coming up ⚡️and so grateful for the opportunities to continue to share my people’s stories with @sydneydanceco @carriageworks 📸 thanks @pedrogreig for the epic snaps #WakkaWakka  #SDCNewBreed  #choreographer  #sydneydancecompany 
Sydney you bewwwwdy... see you in two weeks 🌊⚓️☀️#desertbound to work with the amazing @guts_dance 🙌🏽 #sydneyharbour #alicesprings
N E W  B R E E D✨ @sydneydanceco @carriageworks #BalnavesFoundation⚡️ so honoured to have the opportunity to create alongside these powerful women in dance @hollyjamiedoyle #PrueLang ✊🏽 and my long time dear friend from QDSE where it all began @janessadufty 👯‍♀️ I’m so excited to see my work on the absolutely stunning @sydneydanceco 🙏🏽 it all began this week with the SDC Pre Professional Year dancers and I’m getting so excited for where it’s all heading! 🌏☁️✨
📸 @pedrogreig .
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#NewBreed #akaDeadlyBreed #sydneydancecompany #CarriageWorks #Balnaves #SDCPreProfessionalYear #sydneydance #contemporarydance #femalechoreographers #BlakDance #WakkaWakka #Kombumerri
N E W B R E E D✨ @sydneydanceco @carriageworks #BalnavesFoundation ⚡️ so honoured to have the opportunity to create alongside these powerful women in dance @hollyjamiedoyle #PrueLang  ✊🏽 and my long time dear friend from QDSE where it all began @janessadufty 👯‍♀️ I’m so excited to see my work on the absolutely stunning @sydneydanceco 🙏🏽 it all began this week with the SDC Pre Professional Year dancers and I’m getting so excited for where it’s all heading! 🌏☁️✨ 📸 @pedrogreig . . . . . #NewBreed  #akaDeadlyBreed  #sydneydancecompany  #CarriageWorks  #Balnaves  #SDCPreProfessionalYear  #sydneydance  #contemporarydance  #femalechoreographers  #BlakDance  #WakkaWakka  #Kombumerri 
It’s so amazing to have the opportunity to reflect on where you’ve come and think about where you’re heading... 11 years since I began my career at the end of this wharf with @bangarradancetheatre 🌊🍂 and so much has happened in my freelance life since... taking a moment to feel all the gratitude for all the highs, lows and everything in between from this career and life so far 😳😩☺️ the amazing artists that have been my mentors and leaders, ones I’ve been so fortunate to work alongside and especially those that paved the way so I could have the opportunities I have today 🙏🏽 .
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#mentor #leaders #contemporarydance #firstnationsdance #reflections #milestones #gratitude #artists #dancers #choreographer #sydney #somanytomention #youknowwhoyouare
It’s so amazing to have the opportunity to reflect on where you’ve come and think about where you’re heading... 11 years since I began my career at the end of this wharf with @bangarradancetheatre 🌊🍂 and so much has happened in my freelance life since... taking a moment to feel all the gratitude for all the highs, lows and everything in between from this career and life so far 😳😩☺️ the amazing artists that have been my mentors and leaders, ones I’ve been so fortunate to work alongside and especially those that paved the way so I could have the opportunities I have today 🙏🏽 . . . . . #mentor  #leaders  #contemporarydance  #firstnationsdance  #reflections  #milestones  #gratitude  #artists  #dancers  #choreographer  #sydney  #somanytomention  #youknowwhoyouare 
was lucky enough to catch up with my Kombumerri family whilst home in QLD 🍃 I taught some workshops to students for NAIDOC alongside my lovely cousins @emjb92 and @ranger_clinton and here’s Clinton showing @warru_ and I the men’s totem on country 🦅 (note our awkwardness keeping our hands well away!?) 😬 #notscaredatall #naidoc2018 #oncountry #kombumerri #wedgetaileagle
was lucky enough to catch up with my Kombumerri family whilst home in QLD 🍃 I taught some workshops to students for NAIDOC alongside my lovely cousins @emjb92 and @ranger_clinton and here’s Clinton showing @warru_ and I the men’s totem on country 🦅 (note our awkwardness keeping our hands well away!?) 😬 #notscaredatall  #naidoc2018  #oncountry  #kombumerri  #wedgetaileagle 
sunrises at home on Gubbi Gubbi country 💛✨ last day at home before I’m off again ✈️ QLD you’ve been full 🙏🏽
sunrises at home on Gubbi Gubbi country 💛✨ last day at home before I’m off again ✈️ QLD you’ve been full 🙏🏽
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 🙏🏽 here’s my family and I standing on our Wakka Wakka country (Eidsvold) 🖤💛♥️ #Indigenous #IndigenousPeople #IndigenousRights #WakkaWakka #landrights #nativetitle #IndigenousX #blondieriginals
Evelyn Barbara Graham 💫 My Great Grandmother, a Kombumerri woman coming from a long line of more incredibly resilient women. I wasn’t able to meet her but recently have had the pleasure of making more connections back with her family. I see them all carrying this special spirit and passing on knowledge to the next generations 🖤💛♥️ #becauseofherwecan #naidoc #throwback #kombumerri
Evelyn Barbara Graham 💫 My Great Grandmother, a Kombumerri woman coming from a long line of more incredibly resilient women. I wasn’t able to meet her but recently have had the pleasure of making more connections back with her family. I see them all carrying this special spirit and passing on knowledge to the next generations 🖤💛♥️ #becauseofherwecan  #naidoc  #throwback  #kombumerri 
Meeeeee and Mum @warru_  showing me the ropes since 86 💫 #reflections #naidoc2018 another strong woman, a ‘can do’ woman that makes it happen, whatever she puts her mind to ✊🏽 Mum has taught me about my culture, family history and at a young age encouraged me to take pride in my heritage and acknowledging all of my bloodlines no matter what people think (hair colour / skin colour is usually a tough one for some to get past) ✌🏽✌🏼 She taught me to go for all the things I could ever want to achieve and supported me every step of the way. Another strong woman contributing to the continuum of culture and passing it on to the next generation. An incredible role model in many ways  #becauseofher #naidocweek2018 #wakkawakka #kombumerri
Meeeeee and Mum @warru_ showing me the ropes since 86 💫 #reflections  #naidoc2018  another strong woman, a ‘can do’ woman that makes it happen, whatever she puts her mind to ✊🏽 Mum has taught me about my culture, family history and at a young age encouraged me to take pride in my heritage and acknowledging all of my bloodlines no matter what people think (hair colour / skin colour is usually a tough one for some to get past) ✌🏽✌🏼 She taught me to go for all the things I could ever want to achieve and supported me every step of the way. Another strong woman contributing to the continuum of culture and passing it on to the next generation. An incredible role model in many ways #becauseofher  #naidocweek2018  #wakkawakka  #kombumerri 
my time in the Bell Tower happened to coincide with #naidocweek2018 ... time has passed but I still find myself  reflecting on some incredible women in my life #gratitude 🖤 Aunty Violet Mcdermott (my Great Grandfather’s sister), proud Wakka Wakka woman and absolute rock in the family and Winifred Wagg (my Grandmother), a Kombumerri Wakka Wakka woman who I never had the chance to meet. I know I wouldn’t have had the opportunities I have had today if it weren’t for both of these strong women pushing through all of the adversity they faced during those times #becauseofher #naidocweek
my time in the Bell Tower happened to coincide with #naidocweek2018  ... time has passed but I still find myself reflecting on some incredible women in my life #gratitude  🖤 Aunty Violet Mcdermott (my Great Grandfather’s sister), proud Wakka Wakka woman and absolute rock in the family and Winifred Wagg (my Grandmother), a Kombumerri Wakka Wakka woman who I never had the chance to meet. I know I wouldn’t have had the opportunities I have had today if it weren’t for both of these strong women pushing through all of the adversity they faced during those times #becauseofher  #naidocweek