Bradley Chatfield

Bradley celebrates 30 years in the creative and performing arts industry; 21 years as a Performing Artist and 9 years as a Rehearsal Director, teacher, educator, mentor and arts advisor. Most recently Bradley worked in education as, Head of Dance at ACPA.

Born in Mordialloc, Bradley is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people. Upon graduating from The Australian Ballet School, Bradley joined the Hong Kong Ballet. In 1991 he accepted a position with Sydney Dance Company (SDCo) under the direction of Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, remaining with the company until 2009 and performing the full company repertoire to great acclaim. Bradley toured extensively with SDCo, both in Australia and Internationally, including tours to the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Singapore, Mexico, New Zealand and South America.

During his career he has undertaken the restaging of many of Graeme Murphy’s works in New Zealand, Hong Kong and for the season of ‘MURPHY’ with The Australian Ballet. In 2003/04, he toured in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of Cats playing the lead dance role, Mr Mistoffelees.

Bradley joined Dance North as their Rehearsal Director in 2010 for all main stage works, as well as working with the Community & Education team, touring regionally, Nationally and Internationally. In 2010, he travelled to New York to remount ‘Underland’ for Stephen Petronio’s company which was originally created on Chatfield and SDCo.

In 2014 Bradley joined the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts. During this period his students enjoyed numerous successes with placements at Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company - Pre-professional year and residencies in Canada and Europe. The students also performed in the Opening Ceremony Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast and opened Creative Generation at the BCEC. He also created works Forbidden Ground and Image with creative collaborator Cody Raymond.

Bradley is highly acclaimed in the dance industry being a recipient of numerous awards and in 2009 was named in Sydney Morning Herald’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Sydney.