Transit Dance - Contemporary Dance

Your pathway to a career in Contemporary Dance.

Transit Dance offers unique Nationally Recognised Qualifications aimed at training & transitioning students into their contemporary dance careers. 


Transit Dance alumni performing in Stepahie Lake's COLOSSUS at the Melbourne Arts Centre. PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Gambino



Pre Professional Contemporary.

Focusing on Contemporary technique, performance and creation; the Pre Professional Contemporary Pathway has been specifically designed to provide the highest level of training and guidance for young artists pursuing a career in Contemporary Dance. 

Study what you love

Join a community of like minded individuals & let your creativity soar.

Earn a Qualification

Walk away from your training with a Diploma of Dance qualification.

Launch your career

Get leading industry experience & connections needed to suceed.


All Nationally Recognised Qualifications are delivered through auspice arrangement with The Australian Institute of Education & Training (AIET) RTO 121314

Join the growing list of industry successes

From choreographing new works for International audiences, to securing Dance Company contracts, the Transit Dance graduates are making their mark on the industry. 

100% Performance based training.

We strongly believe that experience performing on stage is the most important thing for aspiring performers wanting a career in dance. That's why at Transit Dance all full time students perform in four professional productions each year. 

...and it's not just a showcase either.

Each term students work with a new highly acclaimed choreographer to present a 30-40 minute full scale show, as part of a 3-4 night season.

A nurturing approach to dance education.

We are serious about dance, but we're also serious about our students well being. That is why Transit Dance is committed to providing the highest level of support to our community through our: 

  • Student-to-staff ratio of 10:1 (One of the highest in the industry).  
  • Capped class sizes of 25-30 students. 
  • Full time Student Coordinator (and resident mum) Gina.  
  • Nurturing & supportive approach to dance training.

“The contemporary dance courses at Transit Dance have given me so much more than just training. It has given me a platform to nourish and develop my artistic endeavours.” — KAITLIN MALONE (GRADUATE)

A faculty of industry leaders.

Transit Dance only recruits established choreographers, directors & teachers to work on their full time productions and classes. Along with providing valuable insight into professional process, it also gives students the opportunity to build useful industry relationships.  

  Just some of the companies our faculty have been employed by


The Directors Behind Transit Dance

Paul Malek

Artistic Director, Transit Dance  

Paul Malek has a reputation as Australia’s best storyteller through movement. Working for many commercial networks and artists spanning 15 years, Paul is now committed to innovation in Contemporary dance with his vision and dream that has become one of Australia’s biggest dance education institutes, Transit Dance.  

Actively engaged in the Australian dance community, Malek is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Australian Teachers of Dancing International, is the former Artistic Director of The Victorian Dance Festival, and an active board member of Transit Dance Initiative. 

Bradley Chatfield

Head of Contemporary, Transit Dance  

Bradley is one of Australia's most acclaimed dance professionals with over 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.  

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 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.

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