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Kick start your career with a course that puts your future first.

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

“Transit Dance has given me a platform to nourish and develop my artistic endeavours.” Kaitlin Malone (Graduate)

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 they're 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 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 Dwipayana. Nurturing & supportive approach to dance training.


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


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. 

Where do you want your training to take you?

Lachlan Hall

Transit Dance Company

Rachael Wood

Footnote New Zealand Dance

Damian Meredith

Sean Parker & Co

Kate Arber

Austinmer Dance Theatre

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. 

Daniel Jaber

Head of Contemporary Development / Course Director

Daniel Jaber trained at the Queensland University of Technology, Queensland Ballet company Professional Year Program and Adelaide College of the Arts. His career as a professional dancer began with Garry Stewart’s Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) at the age of 17 in 2003. He worked as a full-time company member before becoming an independent performer and teacher working throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the UK.  

Daniel Jaber has an incredible understanding of both Contemporary dance and Classical Ballet. Working with one of Australia’s biggest and most physical contemporary dance companies for over 10 years, Daniel has a understanding of movement and precision that can’t be rivaled.

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