Ngaire Pigram is a singer, dancer, actor, writer and director from Broome, Western Australia. Ngaire’s work focuses on change and challenging boundaries through storytelling.
She graduated from WAAPA with a Diploma of Acting and a Cert IV in Aboriginal Theatre. She soon after began working on short films including Beck Cole's Plains Empty in which she led the cast. This film later went to Sundance in 2005.
In 2009, Ngaire made her professional screen debut as a dancer in Jimmy Chi’s musical Bran Nue Dae. Later that year, Ngaire played the female lead in Sundance selection Mad Bastards. She then went on to play Kaye in Tony Briggs’ The Sapphires for Belvoir in 2011, which further toured to the Barbican in London.
Ngaire’s writing/directing debut came through a Screewest initiative in 2013, entitled Dark Whispers in which the story follows a mother finding peace in tragedy and grief. Her other credits include Cut the Sky – Five Songs for the Future (Marrugeku)
In 2018, she had a guest role on ABC’s The Heights, and is currently working on a supporting role in Mystery Road 2. Later this year, Ngaire will take on the role of Aunty Theresa in the Australian tour of Bran Nue Dae.
Ngaire is a proud Yawuru/Wajarri woman.