Thomas Bradley was born in Cootamundra NSW, where he received his early training in Jazz and Ballet. From 2009-11 Thomas trained at the NZ School of Dance. In 2012, Thomas joined Sydney Dance Company where he remained for three years. Since 2015, Thomas has worked as an independent artist based in Sydney. He received a professional development fellowship from the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, and also studied with renowned butoh company Sankai Juku.
Thomas was a nominee for Outstanding Male Dancer, at the 2015 Australian Dance Awards. As an emerging choreographer, Thomas has created numerous short works including cnoditions of entry for NZ School of Dance, solo fromform for NZ Festival of Dance, corporare for SDC Pre Professional Year and dance and other lies for Transit Dance. Thomas electronically composes all scores for his movement pieces.
Thomas joined Australian Dance Theatre in 2016 for a three month contract, and also premiered Mortal Condition, an independent work, with Australian choreographer Larissa McGowan and Kiahlea Nadine Williams.
In late 2016, Thomas completed two research residencies through AusDance NSW and ReadyMade Studios. This investigation into the choreography of Beyonce produced a new short solo work from beyoncé; a recurrent deconstructing and reimagining of popular choreography which premiered at 107 Projects, Sydney Australia in March 2017.
His ongoing project APPLE, supported by Create or Die, sees Thomas exploring other modes of art forms, whilst still working with, dissecting and investigating the mode of movement, intention and finding clarity with and through the participant involvement.
In July 2017, Thomas was part of the Unpolished I; an experimental show by Create or Die which takes artists from different disciplines and curates them together in a live improvised show. Each artist slowing down the creation process, informing each other’s next movement – alongside artists Pedro Greig, Brad Robson, Stackhat, Pasko and Deb Morgan.
Thomas recently completed an international and collaborative work CLAY with the help of Australia Council for the Arts with Butoh dancer Dai Matsuoka from the University of Butoh Company at Higashi Nakano RAFT.
Thomas is currently a company dancer with Emanuel Gat Dance Compan and splits his time between Europe and Sydney.