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Sean MacDonald (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa)

Sean has worked as a freelance contemporary dancer in Aotearoa for over 25 years. He trained at Auckland’s Performing Arts School (1991-1992) and Wellington’s New Zealand School of Dance (1994). He has been in association with Atamira Dance Collective since it's inception in 2000, firstly as an audience member and then as a dancer/performer from 2006. He has performed in Maaka Pepene’s “Memoirs of Active Service”, Moss Paterson’s “Moko” tour to Beijing and Seoul, Kelly Nash’s “Ma”(Manaia Season) and “Atamira” and Gabrielle Thomas's "Tomo".
Sean is part of the cast of a major new Atamira work to be premiered in 2121 which re-imagines the 20 year body of company work .

As a choreographer Sean has worked with the New Zealand Dance Company to create the family work "Matariki for Tamariki". He is currently developing a new work "Nga Wai" with Atamira which will premiere in November 2020.