Brydie Colquhoun

Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa

Of Ngāpuhi and Te Rarawa decent, Brydie was born and raised in Ahipara, Northland immersed in the moana. Brydie graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2012 and over the past decade has been fortunate to craft a career in contemporary dance both nationally and internationally. She has loved sharing her performances with audiences, be they in rural locations around Aotearoa or across the globe and is looking forward to touring to the United States of America later this year.

Movement has always led the path for Brydie to explore her tinana and the many lessons of the physical body. She became curious about wairuatanga and spirituality when her te ao Māori tikanga merged with her movement and performing life.

Brydie has enjoyed performing with Footnote, Atamira Dance Company, Movement of the Human and Black Grace, over the past decade and has a huge passion and curiosity for movement. She has taught workshops in Ecuador and Morocco, and loved teaching in many different studios around Aotearoa and in schools and prisons.

Brydie believes that how we walk through our life goes hand in hand with the relationship we have to our hinengaro, tinana and wairua.