Ian RT Colless
Ian is from of the Dharabuladh (Therabluat) clan of the Gundungurra language group that encompasses the Blue Mountains region where he was raised, and is the grandson of the late Aunty Dawn Colless. Over the past 10 years Ian has been the Artistic Director, Producer and Chief Choreographer of Untitled|Collective.
Ian is a graduate of QUT, WAAPA and NYU. Ian has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre (Canada) and PAF, the Performing Arts Forum (France). He has taught a variety of subjects at NAISDA Dance College, ACPA, NYU, WAAPA, UTS and The University of Sydney.
Ian has held public service roles with Arts NSW (now Create NSW). He was involved in three roles, first the Acting Senior Aboriginal Cultural Development Officer, secondly Aboriginal Project Officer and thirdly the Program Officer (Acting), Visual Arts, Museums and Literature.
With Untitled|Collective he has managed commissions from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Australia Council for the Arts, The American Australian Association, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Ars Musica Australis, the McDonald Foundation Cultural Trust, the Australian Consulate (NYC), The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia) and the United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (NYC).