Sinsa Mansell is a passionate and proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman from the Northern region of Tasmania. Sinsa is a performer and choreographer as well as the Co-Founder, Program Producer and Project Officer with the successful pakana kanaplila – a Traditional/Contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal dance troupe.
Dancing statewide, nationally and internationally for well over a decade, Sinsa has been working to reclaim cultural dance within the island state of Tasmania for the past 15 years. Through educational dance workshops, pakana kanaplila aims to create a safe and inviting space to broaden the awareness of the rich cultural heritage and the living ancient traditional practices through song and dance; keeping to traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. Sinsa facilitates open opportunities for the broader community to engage with local First Nations peoples through educational dance workshops, ceremonial performance at a wide range of events, including fun and interactive workshops in schools. She is passionate about creating a greater awareness of Tasmania’s ancient traditions.