Yolanda Lowatta is a Geidei woman from Iama, Torres Strait and is also of Papua New Guinea & Fijian heritage. In 2016 Yolanda was awarded a Helpmann award for Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre. During her four years with Bangarra Dance Theatre Yolanda danced nationally & internationally. She was also a company member of Ochre Contemporary Dance Company in 2014. Attending the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts Yolanda graduated in 2013. Her arts credits include MABO directed by Rachel Perkins, Stolen directed by Leah Purcell, & Up The Ladder directed by Wesley Enoch and choreographed by Penelope Mullen. After leaving Bangarra Yolanda has danced with Yt Dingo, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, & from 2019 – 2021 she danced with Jannawi Dance Clan. Yolanda has ventured into teaching dance with Austi Dance & Physical Theatre, Brolga Dance Academy, Ballet Centre Canberra and now QL2 Dance.