Tammy Small (Gordon) is a proud Wiradjuri woman who grew up in the Western Sydney area and spent a lot of time with family in Condobolin.
She started engaging in Aboriginal dance from a young age and has been performing for over 15 years. She was first in her extended family to complete her HSC and continue on to higher education (Secondary Teaching Degree) at the University of Newcastle (UON). Tammy gained permanent employment at Hunter School of the Performing Arts where she revitalised the existing Aboriginal Dance ensemble Millabah. In the 5 years that she ran the group they performed throughout the Hunter in Primary schools (dance, didgeridoo and language workshops) on a more corporate scale they performed for the former Governor General; The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, NRL games, multicultural pieces e.g. Halala and more.
Tammy still leads a traditionally inspired Aboriginal dance ensemble called Ngurrungarra and has formed a dance group with some female students at the University of Newcastle. She believes that cultural revival is core business for Indigenous peoples of Australia and that the voices change but the issues remain the same.