Miriki Performing Arts is a company of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers based in Cairns and the surrounding regions. Aged between 11 and 20 years, the dancers learn alongside mentors like Artistic Director Pauline Lampton (Elder) who share their passion to express their Indigenous heritage and history through unique choreography and the presentation of their work.
The 2019 residency was at Tanks Arts Centre through the sponsorship of Cairns City Council. The program culminated in a performance of a new co-created dance work that explored ideas around society and young people, citizenship, resilience and positive life choices. 36 young people from Cairns and the surrounding regional areas such as Kuranda, , the Cook Islands, Bowen and Townsville participated in the residency.