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New Board Director Bradley Chatfield

by The Australian Ballet School |

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Bradley Chatfield to The Australian Ballet School’s Board of Directors. Bradley brings more than 36 years of experience in the performing arts industry.

On graduating from The Australian Ballet School, Bradley joined the Hong Kong Ballet before his long career as a Principal Dancer and subsequently Dance Director with Sydney Dance Company. In addition to restaging many of Graeme Murphy’s works, he has been a Guest Repetiteur with companies including The Australian Ballet.

Bradley currently curates First Nations Programming at Queensland Performing Arts Centre and “Clancestry” - a celebration of arts and culture at QPAC. A descendant of the Kamilaroi people, Bradley has forged strong bonds with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, ensuring First Nations arts and culture are cherished.

Bradley’s other executive roles include Head of Dance at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts in Brisbane, Head of Contemporary Development and Course Director at Transit Dance in Melbourne, and Rehearsal Director/Community & Education at Dance North His non-executive roles include the boards of Blakdance, Australasian Dance Collective, Supercell Dance Festival, Ausdance Queensland and peer assessment for The Australian Council for the Arts.

We welcome Bradley’s experience as an artist, executive, educator and arts advisor. His commitment to the advancement of Australian dance and the broader arts sector will help drive strategy in contemporary Australia, building on the School’s proud 60-year history of developing the classical dancers who shape the future of ballet and dance in Australia and around the world.