Chunky Move is located on the unceded lands of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We respectfully acknowledge the significant contributions of Australia’s First Peoples, and are committed to supporting the continuity of culture and relationship to this land.
Damian is a passionate dancer and teacher, with an aptitude for music and sound design, and has trained in a variety of modalities including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and circus.
In 2008, He was accepted into VCASS to train dance from year 7, and went to NICA to train circus in year 10. During high school, Damian performed professionally in Graeme Murphy’s version of The Nut Cracker with the Australian Ballet Company as a child ensemble, and as a dancer/tumbler in Baz Lurman’s A Mid Summer Nights Dream with Opera Australia.
In 2016, Transit Dance took Damian as a second year contemporary student. The same year, he performed in the remount of Transit Dance Company’s Yours Truly and founded Movement Décor, his choreographic project which puts on performance-works throughout the music festival scene as well as for Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Since then he has been working as a freelance dance artist and teacher, performing in Matthew Bourne’s Lord Of The Flies (2017) at the Melbourne Arts Centre, and with Shaun Parker & Company on their international tour of productions Happy As Larry and King (2018/19).
In 2019 Damian performed with Chunky Move working with Artistic Director Antony Hamilton on Token Armies and in 2020 worked with Tasdance on Reactor.
Alongside dancing, Damian works creatively throughout the music festival scene, curating the performance program for Strawberry Fields, and choreographing the opening ceremony for Esoteric Festival.