Beatrice Sailor is a talented young Torres Strait Islander (full blood) who is singer/songwriter and dancer, born on Thursday Island, with Heritages and family also on Darnley and York Islands.
Beatrice has also a background in mainland Aboriginal linked to Ku Ku Yalangi and Yidinji tribes in Lockhart River North Queensland.
Beatrice was the Fourth of seven children, from the age of five her unties and uncles taught her traditional Torres Strait Islander song and dances, they also taught her to play piano, guitar and sing, Beatrice was touring by the age of twelve.
Beatrice came to Sydney in 2001 to try her luck with the Redfern Dance Theatre where she successfully completed her studies in 2003.
Beatrice joined Descendance in 2002 and proved to be an exceptional talent who did not need excess tutoring; she reveled in the mainland dancing and singing as easily as her native Torres Strait culture, Beatrice’s ability to sing was utilized on the Descendance CD “Didgeridoo Monde”, and Creation 2008, she also became a feature vocalist on The Sydney Dreaming Soundtrack in 2003.
RESUME WITH DESCENDANCE AND JOSE CALARCO
Aboriginal Deadly Awards Opera House Sydney performance
Artist in Residence Australia Museum Sydney
Corporate Events, International Conventions, Schools, Workshops, International Cruise Liners, Jails, and Festivals with Descendance
Tours London with Descendance for Toast festival and Lords performance
The Aboriginal Deadly Awards Sydney Opera House 2008
Bulgaria (East Europe) Theatre tour
Tour of Sydney jails for NAIDOC week.
NAIDOC Ball and Aboriginal awards Canberra Convention Centre.
New Zealand tour through Tourism Australia
Beijing Olympic Torch Relay performance Canberra
Flames In the Forest Port Douglas Cairns, Spectacular Indigenous performance in rainforest with Pyrotechnics, Laser lighting, and stage reveal.
Hawaii Tour, Honolulu Festival, Pearl Harbor, Hilo, Media performances
Canberra Multi-Cultural festival (headline)
Tour of Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, performing at some of the regions biggest summer festivals.
Tour of South Africa and Ghana for Department of Foreign Affairs.
New Zealand tour for Australia Week New Zealand through Tourism Australia
Palm Island Australia teaching community children culture and coordinating a big Australia day Concert on the Island.
Tours New Zealand with Descendance , for Australia Week, performances in Wellington and Auckland co coordinated by Tourism Australia
Descendance at the Sydney Indigenous festival (July), Beatrice contributes with dancing in the traditional mainland show and contemporary shows.
Performing with Descendance at the Aboriginal Tourism Expo at the Sydney Opera House.
Performing with Descendance in the opening of The Rugby Union world cup before an estimated TV audience of almost one billion people.
Performing with Descendance at Stadium Australia at Olympic Park for The Sydney Swans vs Essendon clash which paid homage to achieving indigenous Australians, before a crowd of seventy thousand people
Performing with Descendance for Prime Minister John Howard and Canberra Dignitaries in opening up Reconciliation House
Performing at the Indigenous Sports Awards at the Sydney Convention Centre.