Ghenoa Gela

Ghenoa Gela

Biography

Ghenoa Gela, a proud Koedal – Aubaith Clan Wagadagam, Mualgal Poid and Aragan, Samsep and Peidu Woman, originates from Darumbal Country, Central Queensland. Her heritage is deeply rooted in Torres Strait Islander traditions, shaping her journey as a highly-awarded, multi-disciplinary storyteller. With a diploma in Careers in Dance, Ghenoa has become an accomplished independent artist, excelling in dance, comedy, and directing. In 2017, she clinched the National Deadly Funny Championships at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Beyond her performances, Ghenoa serves as a director, writer, comedian, choreographer, host, workshop facilitator, and mentor, engaging communities across urban, regional, and remote areas. Through her diverse talents, she shares her culture and aspires to inspire others, embodying her fierce cultural values and aspirations for greater cultural understanding.

Current Performances

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Performance Straight from the Strait

PRESENTED BY OPERA QUEENSLAND, YUMPLA NERKEP FOUNDATION AND QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE FESTIVAL A Torres Strait Island Musical On 8 May 1968, a group of remarkable…

Straight from the Strait

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