Sydney Dance Company, founded in 1969 by Suzanne Musitz, is a legendary force in Australian contemporary dance whose performances have appeared on the great dance stages of the world including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Joyce Theatre in New York, the Grand in Shanghai and the Stanislavsky in Moscow.

Sydney Dance Company has two functional arms - the first being ‘The Company’, which showcases the professional dancers and stage performances; and the second ‘The Studio’ that offers a wide range of dance classes and programs.

The Company

Over its 45 years the Company has been directed by Jaap Filer, Graeme Murphy and Janet Murphy. Since 2009 the Sydney Dance Company has been led by Spanish-born Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela. Over the past five years the Company has cemented its reputation as a creative powerhouse with an acclaimed group of 17 professional dancers presenting new work by Bonachela and other distinguished choreographers, designers, composers and musicians that have included 48 nord, Tony Assness, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sarah Blasko, Dion Lee, Toni Maticevski and Katie Noonan.

The Studio

Since 1985 Sydney Dance Company has been a resident of the purpose-built studios at The Wharf, Walsh Bay (The Studio). These studios facilitate the largest public dance classes in Australia, with over 80,000 attendees annually. The Studio offers a range of dance styles with up to 75 classes a week. Styles of dance include jazz, contemporary, ballet, JFH, hip hop, latin-american, tap, pilates, lyrical, theatre, stretch and zumba.

The Wharf Walsh Bay Sydney

Each school holidays Sydney Dance Company offer classes in a variety of dance styles to students aged from 8 – 18 years, which are taught by leading industry professionals. These programs are run four times a year and have over 200 students attend each holiday program.

In 2014, Sydney Dance Company’ssuccessful DancED program was launched, which is a national initiative supporting dance education for all ages. The program connects schools, teachers and students to professionals in the industry and in doing so provides invaluable insight, opportunities and roles within the dance community.

For more information on Sydney Dance Company, please visit www.sydneydancecompany.com

Sydney Dance Company has recently partnered with Sports & Entertainment Limited and SE Active to develop their Sydney Dance Company merchandise range and licensing program. With the growth of Sydney Dance Company nationally and internationally it was important to develop this program to commercially support the growth of the brand.



SEL is the market leader in sport and entertainment in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and has had incredible success since its inception in 1997. SEL’s success has been achieved through old fashioned hard work, its collective skill and second-to-none experience and a strong financial base.

The team at SEL is made up of market leaders in sponsorship strategy, sales and management, the management of high profile personalities, event management, corporate hospitality, government relations, sport, media and entertainment law, the distribution of media (traditional and new) content, licensing, ticketing and marketing.

For more information please contact se@sel.com.au.


SE Active is the creative brand behind the new Sydney Dance Company merchandise range. The products they have created for Sydney Dance Company are not only dance specific but also fashion forward active wear using the best quality materials and unique and simple styles to flatter the body.

For more information please contact se@sel.com.au.

Are you interested in becoming a Sydney Dance Company Licensee?

The Sydney Dance Company’s new licensing program has already had a lot of interest and is growing quickly. The program is looking to add new and varied products to join the Sydney Dance Company range. If you have a product that might be a perfect fit for the program, we would love to speak with you.

Please contact Sophie Erskine on se@sel.com.au for more information.

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