Staff Profiles

ACPA recognises the critical importance of having the highest quality leadership in its key executive and management roles.

The Heads of Department have lifelong careers in the creative industries, bring their dedication and experience to the service of the students and are building Australia’s most significant industry network to provide master classes, secondments to major companies and employment opportunities.

Bradley Chatfield: Head of Dance

Bradley is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people and is highly acclaimed in the dance industry. He is a recipient of numerous awards including Best Male Dancer at the Green Room Awards 2003, Australian Dance Awards 2003 and Mo Awards 2004 and in 2009 was named in Sydney Morning Herald’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Sydney.

Nathaniel Andrew: Head of Music

Nathaniel is of Yorta Yorta, Tattyara, and South Sea Islander Descent. He holds a Bachelor of Jazz Degree from the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a Master’s Degree ‘Cum Laude’ from the University of Cincinnati. He is a virtuoso bass guitarist and has appeared on over 40 albums.



  • Chief Executive Officer - Dimitri Kopanakis
  • Operations Manager - Tyson Walker
  • Training Manager - Barbara Baugh
  • Training Coordinator - Joella Warkill
  • Head of Dance - Bradley Chatfield
  • Head of Music - Nathaniel Andrew
  • Acting Coordinator - Lynn Kids
  • Student Support Services and Alumni Coordinator - Carmen Attel
  • Program Coordinator - Belinda Berrington
  • Publicist - Rosemary Walker