Portrait of Raina Peterson

Raina Peterson

Raina Peterson is a dancer-choreographer, writer and theatre-maker who was born and raised on Gunaikurnai land and currently lives and works on Wurundjeri land.

Their works include the critically-acclaimed ‘Bent Bollywood’, and an Indian contemporary dance show exploring trans identity at Arts House, ‘Third Nature.’

Raina was in the original cast of Hot Brown Honey Burlesque, and is one-third of feminist cabaret troupe the Ladies of Colour Agency, which toured sell-out productions across Australia. Raina teaches classical Indian dance at Studio J Dance in Richmond, and their appearances as a performer, choreographer, director, and writer include the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, Woodford Folk Festival, and Melaka Arts and Performance Festival (Malaysia).