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Thomas Bradley

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Thomas originally comes from Cootamundra, regional NSW, where he received his early dance training in Jazz and Ballet. He choreographed and performed in the NSW Public Schools State Dance Festival 2005-2007 and was heavily involved in the formation of the NSW Regional Dance Ensemble. Thomas’ later training was at the VCA Secondary School (VCASS) in 2008 on a full scholarship, and the NZ School of Dance (2009-2011). While at VCASS he performed with the Melbourne Ballet Company, Altona City Theatre production of CATS (7 month period) and placed third at the Australian Choreographic Competition.

In 2010 Thomas took his solo Manipulated Living to Tempo, New Zealand Festival of Dance where he was nominated for ‘Best Choreography by an Emerging Artist’, ‘Most Inspiring Performance’ and won ‘Best Performance by an Emerging Male Artist’. Thomas also featured as a soloist in the 2010 NZSD Graduation Season performing an excerpt of Michael Parmenter’s Rhapsody solo. Thomas returned to Tempo in 2011 with a new solo Seam, and an excerpt of his piece Shepherd, from NZSD Choreographic Season.

In his final year at the NZSD, Thomas spent a short period with Australian Dance Theatre (Adelaide) performing excerpts of Be Your Self.

Thomas joined Sydney Dance Company in 2012 as the recipient of the Sydney Dance Company Foxtel Scholarship. Thomas performed in the world premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s 2 One Another (2012-2013); Larissa McGowan’s Fanatic as part of Contemporary Women (2012); Project Rameau (2012-2013); the acclaimed season of De Novo (2013), featuring works by Rafael Bonachela (Emergence), Larissa McGowan (Fanatic) and Alexander Ekman (Cacti) and Les Illuminations (2013).

Thomas was also a part of the collaboration with Kaldor Public Art Projects for the contemporary art exhibition 13 Rooms where Sydney Dance Company featured in Allora and Calzadilla’s Revolving Door.

In 2013 Thomas was part of the acclaimed 2 One Another international tour to North America, South America and Russia. This work won the ‘Best Ensemble’ Award in the 2012 Green Room Awards and the 2013 Australian Dance Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Choreography’ and ‘Outstanding Performance by a Company’.

In 2014, Thomas will be part of the triple bill Interplay, featuring choreography by Rafael Bonachela, Jacopo Godani and Gideon Obarzanek. Interplay will premiere at Sydney Theatre (15 March – 5 April) followed by Canberra Theatre Centre (10-12 April) and Southbank Theatre, Melbourne (30 April – 10 May).