Jasmyne Mehrton-Johnson is an Aboriginal woman from the Kamilaroi nation. She was born in Windsor, NSW and grew up in Calliope Central QLD.

Jasmyne started dancing at the age of nine studying jazz and contemporary. In 2009 she moved to Brisbane to begin a two year Diploma at Queensland Dance School of Excellence. After completing

the Diploma, Jasmyne went on to further study dance at the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association Dance College (NAISDA).

While at NAISDA Dance College Jasmyne had the opportunity to travel to Saibai Island, Torres Straits and to Elcho Island, NE Arnhem Land where Jasmyne spent time in the community learning and exploring culture and dance.

2013 was Jasmyneʼs NAISDA graduating year and she had the privilege to work with Independent choreographer Vicki Van Hout on the second development of the work Long Grass as part of an industry secondment. Jasmyne was also the soloist for NAISDAʼs End Of Year Show Our Home for Dismorph choreographed by Frances Rings and in an excerpt of The Protecting Veil choreographed by Graeme Murphy.

In 2014, Jasmyne begins her professional career as a dancer with Bangarra performing in the national tour of Stephen Pageʼs new work Patyegarang.

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