Master- Class Series

Catapult dance engages Australian dance and arts professionals to create, mentor and work with young dancers (7-26) to develop performance skills, increase confidence, develop technique and teach repertoire.

Come and be part of this amazing opportunity for dance students to work with nationally renowned choreographers on a skills development, dance technique choreography and performance confidence.

In 2017 the Master-Class Series will feature some of Australia’s finest choreographers including:

CRAIG BARY: Sunday March 12th

OMER BACKLEY ASTRACHAN: Sunday 30th April

KRISTINA CHAN: Sunday 14th May

ADAM BLANCH: Sunday 8th October

SARAH VAI & YUKINO McHUGH: Sunday 18th December

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 Members $30 non-members $40

First Up in 2017 is Craig Bary

Craig has performed with prestigious companies and choreographers such as The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Footnote Dance Company, Lyn Pringle, Paul Jendon, Douglas Wright Dance Company, Raewyn Hill’s Soapbox Productions and Michael Parmenter’s Commotion Dance Company. Craig’s debut in Australia was with Garry Stewart’s Thwack Dance Company in 1999. He was one of the dancer’s in Housedance, performed on the sails of the Sydney Opera House, 2000. He joined Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) when Garry Stewart began as Artistic Director and toured extensively internationally and throughout Australia in the two years he worked at ADT. While there he also worked with Kate Denborough on Misfit, a show premiering Powerskips. Craig returned to New Zealand to work with Douglas Wright on Inland: 2002 New Zealand International Festival. He has also choreographed two short works, Reincarnated and Tetrad. Craig joined Tasdance in 2002 until 2005. During this time he worked with Gideon Obarzanek’s Chunky Move and the Sue Healey Dance Company. Craig choreographed Pictures of a One Night Stand for New Breed as part of Sydney Opera House’s Spring Dance Festival in 2009, featuring Sydney Dance Company dancers. He has also taught Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year and choreographed It’s a Duet and restaged Tanja Liedtke’s To My Suite with Kristina Chan for their 2014 Graduation Performance, PPY14 Revealed.