Brydie Colquhoun

Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa

A freelance creator who is from Ngāpuhi ki te Tai Tokerau. She grew up in Ahipara, the moana feels like home and was emersed in te taiao (nature). She graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2021 and has loved navigating a life of movement and creation amongst the dance community of Aotearoa.

Brydie is passionate about accessibility and inclusivity in dance, physically emotionally and spiritually. Some memorable performances are a huge mix of rural New Zealand towns, schools and prisons throughout Aotearoa and US highlights of Jacob’s Pillow and New York showcases. She believes that how you walk through daily life hugely impacts your hauora (wellbeing) and strives to lead with kindness.

During the past ten years Brydie has worked with Black Grace dance company, Footnote New Zealand Dance company, The New Zealand Dance Company, Atamira and Movement of the Human, choreographers including, Malia Johnston, Victoria Columbus, James O’Hara, Claire O’Neil, Joshua Rutter, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Malia Johnston and many more.