Richard Samai is a Torres Strait Islander born in Adelaide. At 33, he began to explore his connection with his culture and country (Western Torres Strait Badu mob). Richard brings intense physicality and grace to performance, and he relaxes by standing on his head, climbing trees and taking long walks (he's known to walk from Marion to Port Adelaide).
With dancer and choreographer Tina Barry, Richard created Lionheart (2005-2006) to explore connections of place & loss, including the passing of his mother. He joined No Strings Attached in 2003 as an ensemble member of Catching the Juice. He is a continuing member of the Men's Ensemble.