Ghenoa Gela

Koedal (Crocodile) and Waumer (Frigate Bird) woman Ghenoa is a proud Torres Strait Islander from Rockhampton, Central Queensland (Australia). With a foundation of traditional Torres Strait Islander dancing, Ghenoa has navigated the arts industry in Australia across several mediums such as dance, theatre, circus, television, film and stage.

Some of her credits include: My Urrwai (Performer/Writer; Directed by Rachael Maza), You Animal, You (Performer; Force Majeure), Mura Buai (Choreographer/Co-Director with Danielle Micich), Nothing to Lose (Force Majeure), Move It Mob Style (Choreographer/In-Studio Host), Top 100 of So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2014, Dance Site at Borroloola NT(Facilitator), Fragments of Malungoka – Women of the Sea (Keir Choreographic Award Winning Show of 2016), Julius Caesar (Casca and Messala – Bell Shakespeare). Ghenoa was also the winner of the National Deadly Funny Championships at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017. She is also The Truth Sayer of Hot Brown Honey.

Ghenoa facilitates dance workshops in various styles to urban and remote communities. Ghenoa is currently Company Artist with Force Majeure. She is inspired by her family’s stories and wants to increase awareness of her Torres Strait Islander culture through dance. She aspires to inspire.

2019/20 Season: CAMINOS 2019— Mura Buai