Jacob Boehme

Jacob Boehme is a critically acclaimed theatre maker and choreographer, from the Nharangga and Kaurna Nations, creating work for stage, screen, large-scale public events, and festivals.

Boehme is currently the inaugural Director First Nations Programs for Carriageworks, one of Australia’s largest multi-arts venues for the development and presentation of experimental and
contemporary arts.

Alumnus of NASIDA College of Dance and the Victorian College of the Arts, (MA in Arts – Playwriting, MA in Arts – Puppetry), Boehme was the founding Creative Director of Yirramboi Festival, recipient
of the 2018 Green Room Award for Curatorial Contribution to Contemporary and Experimental Arts and has led the artistic direction for opening ceremonies of major festivals and events: Tanderrum (Melbourne Festival), Thuwathu (Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair), Opening Welcome Ceremony (Cricket World Cup, Dreamtime at the G, FINA World Swimming Championships, Dreaming Festival).

Boehme is the writer and performer of the critically acclaimed solo performance work Blood on the Dance Floor, recipient of the 2017 Green Room Award Best Independent Production.

Boehme is an Australia Council for the Arts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellow and has been a member of International Advisory Committees for the Calouste Gulbenkian UK Inquiry into the Role of Arts Organisations, the Ministry of Culture Taiwan South-East Asia Advisory Panel, the Global First Nations Advisory and Bibu Festival International First Nations Curatorial Committee.