Speakers Profile - Christine Anu

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Christine Anu is one of Australia’s most successful Indigenous performers. Trained in dance at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA), her illustrious career spans more than two decades including music, theatre, dance, film and television.

Christine has made widely-acclaimed appearances in major films such as Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, The Matrix Reloaded and Dating the Enemy. On television she has appeared in Wildside, The Alice, East West 101, Playschool, Outland, Dance Academy, and was a judge in Channel 7’s Popstars. Christine’s success on stage includes productions Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom, Little Shop of Horrors, Kissing Frog, Rent, Rainbow’s End and The Sapphires, for which she received the Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical at the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Christine is a multi-award winning recording artist, having taken home ARIA Song of the Year for My Island Home, ARIA Best Female Artist for Stylin Up and ARIA Best Video for Bazmark’s Now Until the Break of Day with David Hobson. She has toured nationally and abroad, including Vietnam, North America, China, the Middle East and Papa New Guinea. Christine has also performed at many momentous events, including the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony, Women of APEC, G’Day Australia, 50 Years of Television, APEC Cultural Performance, Sydney Paralympics, FINA World Swimming Championships and 25th Anniversary of Carols in the Domain. She was also bestowed the honour of flicking the switch to launch National Indigenous Television in Australia.

Christine is an exceptional keynote speaker who resonates with people and provides a real community focus while delivering key messages in all kinds of arenas and platforms, including charity, community, education, entertainment and politics.
As part of Stylin Up Entertainment, Christine is the co-creator of the ARIA and Deadly nominated children’s brand Chrissy’s Island Family, and the successful concept shows Ladies of Jazz and Women of Soul.