Alum | Glory Tuohy-Daniell

Bangarra Dance Theatre artist, Glory Tuohy-Daniell

Glory Tuohy-Daniell is a descendant of Indjalandji Dhidhanu and Alyewarre Aboriginal peoples in North-West Queensland, and of Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh, Chinese and Spanish heritage.

Following graduation from The McDonald College, she studied dance at NAISDA Dance College, Australia’s leading arts training organisation providing nationally accredited qualifications specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Glory first saw Bangarra in 2011’s Belong, and it has been a long-held goal of hers to join the company.

In 2016, she joined the renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre company in Sydney as one of two Russell Page Graduate Program recipients.

She made her debut performing in OUR land people stories in 2016, and has since toured nationally with Bennelong, regionally with Terrain and OUR land people stories, and internationally to Copenhagen, Berlin, Bonn, Paris and the United States.

Glory has spoken about the profound impact of attending a cultural residency program early in her career, learning and performing cultural dance in community on Saibai and Moa Islands, in the Torres Strait and Elcho Island, North-East Arnhem Land.

In 2023, Glory made her choreographic debut with Keeping Grounded for Dance Clan, which showcased three short 15-minute pieces from the country’s most talented emerging First Nations choreographers.

TimeOut cited her piece as “the most complete and conceptually strong piece of the evening, a breathtaking visual experience … it’s difficult to believe that this is only a debut.”