Raina Peterson

Raina Peterson is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans theatre, comedy, dance, cabaret, and the written and spoken word. They are one of Australia’s very few professional practitioners of mohiniyattam (classical Indian dance of Kerala), and are co-director of Karma Dance Inc., teaching staff at Studio J Dance, and board member of Peril Magazine, an Asian-Australian literary magazine. One of their latest works is the critically acclaimed, experimental Indian dance production In Plain Sanskrit, which premiered at Footscray Community Arts Centre in 2015 and toured to Auckland in 2016. They have performed at the Melaka Arts and Performance Festival (Malaysia), Q Theatre (New Zealand), The Famous Spiegeltent (Melbourne), Victorian Arts Centre, and Woodford Folk Festival (Queensland), and their work has been published through Peril Magazine and ArtsHub.