Introducing Our Newest Board Member: Gracieuse Amah

We’re thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Ausdance VIC Committee of Management: Gracieuse Amah! Affectionately known as KWABO (Welcome) Grace, Gracieuse brings a wealth of talent and experience to our team.

A portrait photo of Gracieuse Amah taken outside. She wears a yellow jumper.

Gracieuse wears many hats – she’s a Creative Director, Community Leader, Choreographer, French Entertainment Lawyer, and Senior Privacy Advisor. With roots in France, Benin, and Togo, she deeply values community, representation, and education, which are evident in her work.

Her passion for amplifying BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) culture and voices shines through her social enterprise KWABO Events and KWABO Festival. Gracieuse is also an advocate for social inclusion, gender and racial equity, and youth and women’s empowerment. Since 2006, she’s been at the forefront of positive change, contributing to events like the African Music and Cultural Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Gracieuse’s influence extends beyond events; she’s the permanent choreographer for the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and has collaborated with international and local artists such as Ebo Taylor, Femi Kuti, and Fally Ipupa.

Joining our board as one of eight volunteer members, Gracieuse’s expertise in dance and her unique vision will be invaluable in guiding and supporting our organisation. We’re excited to see how her contributions will further our long-term education advocacy initiatives.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Gracieuse Amah as she embarks on this journey with us at Ausdance VIC!