Cleopatra Pryce is an emerging arts leader and choreographer. She has grown up alongside the Indigenous dance greats of Australia and has been performing since she was a small child. Cleopatra has performed Nationally within Australia and also toured overseas, including China.
In 2018, Cleopatra made her US performance debut in Los Angeles at the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) as part of Baiwa Kazil, the youth based performing
legacy of Baiwa Dance Company and the Pryce Centre.
She has since embarked upon a bespoke professional development program, supported by the Young, Black and Deadly Scholarship, to enable her to travel to the USA in January and April 2019. This included dance classes at Alvin Ailey Dance Theater (New York), Philadanco! (Philadelphia), Debbie Allen School of Dance (Los Angeles), Millennium Dance (Studio City), Playground (North Hollywood) and undertake training in arts management.
She will play a key role in the development of the pathway for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in both Australia and the USA, leading by example and sharing her experiences with others along the way.
To read a copy of the report of her professional dance development, please click the pdf icon.
Below is footage of a dance class Cleopatra undertook at the Debbie Allen Dance School in Los Angeles. It features a surprise appearance of Ms Debbie Allen, responding to the performance at the end. As an outcome of the skills Cleopatra displayed in this class, she has been invited by Ms Allen to attend the Debbie Allen Dance School summer program.