Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia 2019
CHAMPION FANCY DANCER
Kenneth Shirley is the founder and CEO of Indigenous Ent. He recently graduated with his bachelors in arts from Arizona State University in 2018. He is a filmmaker collaborating with artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, Micky Free and the Sydney opera House.
CHAMPION CHICKEN DANCER
Ty represents the Diné people. He dances the Men’s Prairie Chicken Dance, which originates from the Blackfeet People. He has been perfecting his art dancing since the age of ten.
CHAMPION JINGLE DRESS DANCER
Acosia Red Elk is a jingle dress dancer from the Umatilla people of Oregon. A descendant of Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, she did not become interested in dancing until she was 16, when she taught herself to dance from videos of other jingle dancers
CHAMPION HOOP DANCER
SALT RIVER PIMA
Jorge Gonzales is a representative of the salt river Pima Maricopa Indian community. He has been dancing since 2016. He is the recent recipient of the Scottsdale community college Indian title holder.