Bradley Chatfield

HEAD OF DANCE

Bradley Chatfield

Born in Mordialloc, Victoria, Bradley is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people. As a child, Bradley trained under Vivienne Dunn before going on to The Australian Ballet School, graduating in 1990. Bradley then joined the Hong Kong Ballet with performance highlights including roles in Paquita, Spectre de la Rose, Troy Games and Tales of Hoffmann. In 1991 he moved across to Sydney Dance Company (SDC) under the direction of Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, remaining with this company until 2009 and performing the full company repertoire to great acclaim.
Bradley has toured extensively with SDC, both in Australia and internationally, including tours to the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand and South America. In 2008 Bradley was appointed to the role of Deputy Dance Director and then Dance Director in 2009.

Beyond his work with Sydney Dance Company, Bradley’s credits include reproducing Graeme Murphy’s Sequenza VII for New Zealand’s School of Dance; starring as Mr Mistoffelees in Really Useful Group and Seoul & Co’s touring production of Cats in South Korea 2003/04; performing in Worldwide Tour Company’s Aida; and in Garry Stewart’s THWACK. In early 2010, along with Brett Morgan, he also reproduced Free Radicals for the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts final graduation.
In 2010 Bradley travelled to New York City to reconstruct Underland on Stephen Petronio’s Company, a work originally created by Bradley in 2003.

Bradley joined Dancenorth as Rehearsal Director in 2010 after having spent 18 years as a dancer at Sydney Dance Company. During his time at Dancenorth he worked as Rehearsal Director of all of main stage works including Allegories, a collaboration with Queensland Ballet and Expressions for The Brisbane Festival 2012.
Bradley has also worked with Dancenorth’s Community and Educations team on Small Dances/Big Stories with the Flexible Learning Centre in Townsville and Mt Isa, which was nominated for an Australian Dance Award in 2012. Small Dances/Big Stories was also programmed on the Gold Coast, involving disadvantaged youth from Inter Urban Arts.

Awards
  • Best Male Dancer Green Room Awards 2003
  • Best Male Dancer Australian Dance Awards 2003
  • Best Male Dancer Mo Awards 2004

Nominations
  • Best Male Dancer Australian Dance Awards 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006
  • Best Male Dancer Green Room Awards 1998, 2000
  • Best Male Dancer The Helpmann Awards 2003, 2004, 2007 2009
  • Best Male Dancer Mo Awards 2006

nathaniel-andrew

HEAD OF MUSIC

Nathaniel Andrew

Nathaniel is an internationally recognised bassist, guitarist, vocalist and music teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Jazz with ‘absolute distinction’ from the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a Master’s Degree ‘Cum Laude’ from the University of Cincinnati.

Nathaniel has performed at Macy’s Jazz Festival (Cincinnati, OH), Sydney Opera House, Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Magic Millions, Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair, Queenstown (NZ), Port Moresby (PNG), Fiji as well as touring in the US and Australia.

He has taught masterclasses and has conducted private tuition in both VET and tertiary institutions including The University of Kentucky (2010), The University of Cincinnati (2008–2010), and The Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (2008, 2012–2014).

Nathaniel continues to perform around the Brisbane/Gold Coast region as a freelance musician in many different musical acts including The Brisbane RnB Jam, Anonymous Heroes, FunkNStuff, Groove Elements as well as providing corporate entertainment with Radio Club Band, RUSH entertainment, Onstage Entertainment and WhiteTree. Nathaniel has had to the opportunity to perform with and for Bootsy Collins, Victor Wooten, Mel Carter, Wilbert Longmire, Tjuperru, Jeff Coffin, Joe, Anita Baker as well as many other acts.

Nathaniel is a Yorta Yorta, Tattyara and South Sea Islander man.

HEAD OF ACTING

Charles Allen

Charles initially attended university with the intentions of becoming a dentist, but his path changed after taking an acting class as an elective. Upon leaving university, he relocated to Dallas, Texas to continue his training and to begin building a professional resume by booking roles in local theatre and regional commercials.

After a successful audition he gained entrance into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he relocated to Los Angeles. However, upon arrival, Charles decided to pursue private training with industry-respected coaches. This led to training privately with Beah Richards, Tony Greco, and most notably, Eric Morris. His time with Morris encompassed 19 years of intense training while continuing to work in theatre, film, television, radio, and voice overs for video games.

Charles collaborated with fellow Morris trained actors to form Mojo Theatre Ensemble (Los Angeles-now defunct), which was a company of actors who sought to produce theatre by actors who shared a common, practical approach to acting.

His association with Morris eventually led to an opportunity to join the staff in the acting department at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane where he taught from 2008-2011. Since arriving in Australia, he has had the opportunity to work in theatre at La Boite, Sport for Jove, and Griffin Theatre, as well as in film and television.
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