- With Bangarra Since:
- Family Background:
- Chantelle Lee Lockhart is a descendent of the Dharawal people as well as the people of the Eora Nation.
Growing up on the NSW Central Coast and Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter, Chantelle has been dancing since the age of two, and in her pursuit to explore all types of dance and build her artistic practice, she has travelled extensively.
Attending local dance schools in her younger years, she then moved to Newcastle to train at the National College of Dance, graduating in 2016 with a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance). In 2017, Chantelle travelled to Salzburg, Austria and spent four years of intensive training as she worked towards a fine arts degree in Dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). Due to Covid-19, Chantelle was sadly unable to conclude the last few weeks of the course, choosing to return to Australia amid the uncertainty of the early period of the pandemic. During 2021, Chantelle maintained her training and in 2022, after connecting to Bangarra and NAISDA Dance College she is joining the company that has inspired her for so many years.