Hans Ahwang grew up on Thursday Island and the Island of Moa off the north coast of Australia where his uncle, the late Hans Sambo, taught him the traditional dances of the eastern Torres Strait Islands. 

He went on to complete a diploma of professional dance performance at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association Dance College and has since become of the Torres Straits leading contemporary and traditional dancers. Here Hans performs “Inur Ulaike E” (Moa, Torres Strait) "Koey Thithui" (Thursday Island, Torres Strait) and original modern works.