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about jacob

Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and raised artist of the Narangga and Kaurna Nations, South Australia.


A multi-disciplinary theatre maker and choreographer, creating work for the stage, screen and festivals, Jacob has led the artistic direction of large scale public events: Tanderrum Melbourne Festival, Boon Wurrung Ngargee Yalukit Willam Festival, Thuwathu Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair and choreographed for the opening ceremonies of the FINA World Swimming ChampionshipsCricket World Cup, Dreaming Festival and Dreamtime at the G.

Jacob is the founding Creative Director of Yirramboi Festival, recipient of the 2018 Green Room Award for Curatorial Contribution to Contemporary and Experimental Arts.


Jacob is the writer and performer of the critically acclaimed solo work Blood on the Dance Floor, recipient of the 2017 Green Room Award Best Independent Production. 


Jacob currently sits on the Board of Directors for Dance House and Polyglot Theatre and is a member of the Ministry of Culture Taiwan South East Asia Advisory Panel.


Alumni of the Victorian College of the Arts, (MA in Arts – Playwriting, MA in Arts – Puppetry) Jacob is the recipient of the 2018 Australia Council for the Arts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship

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