Peggy is from Mabuiag Island in Torres Strait and currently living in Cairns. She graduated from NAISDA College in 1999 and went on to be a dancer/choreographer and Cultural Advisor for Bangarra Dance Theatre for 4 years. She has been a valuable member of the company, has toured extensively with them both nationally and internationally to Asia, Europe, USA and New Zealand, and co-choreographed for the Opening of the 2000 Olympic Games with Stephen Page.
She is a founding member of Baiwa Dance Company and currently gives her time with mentoring the young people of Baiwa Kazil through the Stages To Success program when performances arise. She is a fluent language speaker of the Kala Lagaw Ya language from Near Western Torres Strait and is respected as a member of the community who is successful in the performing arts industry.
Her involvement in the Ochre and Chalk program enhances the delivery of this, and ensures that the young people are given the correct cultural information. She has performed at various major events such as the Opening of Musee du quai Branly and the Australian Embassy in Paris France 2006 and also took part in the historic 2008 Welcome To Country event at Parliament House in Canberra – to name a few.
In 2007 she was invited to be part of the movie ‘Bran Nue Dae’ with the Bangarra Ensemble and continues to work with them when the opportunity arises. She is passionate about working with young people, sharing her culture and teaching the next generation what she’s learnt over time.
She helped established Bibir Dance Group whilst living in Sydney, with other members of the Torres Strait Island community there, and since moving back to Cairns she formed Maluilgal Dance Group with her Mabuiag Island families.