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Ursula Yovich

Actor / Performer

Ursula Yovich is an actor, singer, songwriter, professional voice artist and storyteller of Aboriginal and Serbian descent. From Maningrida in far North Arnhem Land to Carnegie Hall in New York and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London; Ursula has dazzled audiences all over the world with her immense talent. Receiving glowing reviews for her theatrical roles Ursula was awarded a Helpmann Award in 2007 for her stunning performance in Capricornia. She also received a Helpmann nomination for her role in The Jerry Springer Opera, and again for Best Actor in a musical for her role in The Wizard of Oz. In 2011 she was nominated again for Best Actress alongside Cate Blanchett and for Best Cabaret for her one Woman show Magpie Blues. Ursula won the Balances Foundation Indigenous Playwright's Award and the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards (Individual Award) in 2016, and was a recipient for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board Grant in 2012 for her performance work Barbara and the Camp Dogs. She is a member of The Black Armband, an organisation that teaches, performs, promotes and celebrates contemporary Australian Indigenous music.