Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, based in Newcastle is a professional arts organisation for mid-career choreographers, emerging choreographers, multi-disciplinary artist, young people and the community

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Catapult Dance Choreographic

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub is a contemporary dance and multi- arts organisation for professional artists, emerging artists, young people and the community.

Based in Newcastle, NSW, we work to strengthen the presence of contemporary dance in Newcastle, the Central Coast and Greater Hunter region.

Catapult provides a support structure for dance and multidisciplinary artists and participants to develop their practice, gain skills and collaborate across disciplines through a series of professional residencies, collaborative intensive workshops, master-classes, programs and community classes.


Our vision is to be a leader in contemporary dance practice in Australia by creating a regional hub where contemporary artists, young people and the community can interact and develop, and to transform Newcastle, the Central Coast and Greater Hunter into a regional centre of contemporary dance and collaborative interdisciplinary arts practice.

Catapult is transforming Newcastle into an innovative professional dance and collaborative arts hub, with national/international recognition. We have developed local, national, international artistic partnerships that springboard artists, open professional pathways, creating an integrated metro-regional cultural landscape, with works of the highest calibre being developed in Newcastle.

Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands of the Awabakal and Worimi people. We offer our respect to the Elders of these traditional lands and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

“Since relocating to Newcastle, Cadi McCarthy has worked tirelessly to establish Catapult as a professional centre for choreographic development and contemporary dance for the Hunter Region. She has achieved a great deal within a short period of time through quality of work, support from the local community and more broadly from the wider national contemporary dance sector. Cadi brings significant expertise and a high level of professional dance to Newcastle and the region.”

Delia O'Hara Manager Newcastle Civic Services

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