Christine Anu is one of Australia’s most successful Indigenous performers. Trained in dance at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA), her illustrious career spans more than two decades in music, theatre, dance, film and television.
A multi-award winning recording artist, Christine has also made widely acclaimed appearances in major films including Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, The Matrix Reloaded and Dating the Enemy. She has starred in stage productions, including Hairspray: The Arena Spectacular, South Pacific, The Sapphires, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, Rainbow’s End and Parramatta Girls. She has toured nationally and abroad and has performed at momentous events of cultural and national significance, including the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony, and was bestowed the honour of flicking the switch to launch National Indigenous Television in Australia.
Christine has written for NITV, Huffington Post and Mamamia on topics she is passionate about, including domestic violence, parenting, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island matters. Her internationally syndicated open letter to the former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama received widespread support and applause.
As an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the Australian Entertainment Industry, Christine is an established supporter of numerous charities and organisations who provide services and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including The Cathy Freeman Foundation, Diabetes Australia, The Fred Hollow Foundation and The Healing Foundation.
Christine currently hosts the national Friday and Saturday evening radio show on ABC local radio.