A message from the Director

At Queensland College of Dance, our focus is on creating real world opportunities for students striving for a career in the dance and performing arts industry.

QCD is passionate about developing artists with skills and qualities that make them industry ready and employable.

We are committed to providing students with the broadest range of opportunities possible, and our courses offer access to an extensive array of networks across the globe.

QCD has a faculty of teachers with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to guide aspiring performers towards the career of their dreams, and our programs can be tailored to meet the needs of all students to ensure they receive the best possible training and education to suit their individual goals.

With state-of-the-art facilities the rival of any in the world, we have created an environment that nurtures, challenges, and maximises each student’s capacity for growth and development.

If you are serious about a career in the dance and performing arts industry, we invite you come and join us so that you can start the journey of turning your dreams into reality.

Rosanna Castellana
Founding Director

“creating real world opportunities for students”

Rosanna Castellana

A faculty of industry Leaders

Queensland College of Dance
Our faculty is made up of former professional dancers and performers who have excelled in their respective fields, as well as current professionals who are leading the way in dance and performing arts. Teachers are selected for their qualifications, experience, fit with QCD values, and demonstrated commitment to our students’ advancement towards achieving a professional career in their chosen art form.

Throughout their course, students also enjoy the experience of teaching by Australian and International guest instructors, providing them with unique opportunities to learn from renowned industry leaders.

Our Classical Ballet courses are closely guided by Daniel Gaudiello, Wim Broeckx, and Karen Donovan. Daniel, Wim and Karen are passionate and creative teachers with a unique insight into the requirements for becoming a professional dancer in the ballet industry.

Our head of Contemporary Dance is the super talented Deanna Castellana. Deanna is passionate about helping young dancers learn how to be innovative, creative, and technical dancers in order to prepare them for a future in the contemporary dance industry.

Our Commercial Dance course is expertly guided by QCD’s resident industry mentor, Adam Robins. Adam is passionate about creating and delivering a specialised course that offers the insight and opportunity relevant to creating versatile and employable professional performers.

Jacqui Devereux and Tim Hill headline our Performing Arts and Musical Theatre courses. Both Jacqui and Tim are passionate about delivering courses that provide the highest quality of training and education across the three main disciplines of singing, acting, and dancing and believe in exposing young performers to real world and industry relevant performance opportunities.

Our core Team

Daniel Gaudiello

(former Australian Ballet)

Karen Donovan

(former Principal with Birmingham Royal Ballet)

Wim Broeckx

(former Principal & Assistant director, Dutch National Ballet, & former Artistic Director Prix de Lausanne Ballet Competition)

Adam Robins

(former Princess Cruises, Tokyo Disneyland)

Deanna Castellana

(Merge Dance Theatre, Company Director
and former Royal Caribbean Cruises)

Tim Hill

(Director – NIDA)

Jacqui Devereux

(Qualified VET Trainer & Assessor – Diploma
& Advanced Diploma
Musical Theatre)

Classical / Contemporary

Daniella Crismani – Classical Ballet
Tracey Carrodus – Classical Ballet
Soleil Harvey – Classical/Contemporary
Lana Jones – Classical/Contemporary
Amelia Waller
– Contemporary
Jacob Watton – Contemporary
Yue Shi (Tony) – Contemporary
Lonii Garnons-Williams – Contemporary
Bella Hood – Contemporary
Sheriden Newman – Contemporary
Ariane Murray – Character Dance

Commercial /
Musical Theatre

Bianca Burke – Musical Theatre & Tap
Tess Hill – Musical Theatre Jazz
Justin Anderson – Theatre Jazz
Penny Farrow
– Acting Technique
Sam Windsor – Tap
Amanda Pollock – Tap
Claire Owen – Cabaret
Amira Mollenhauer – Commercial Jazz
Jess Briskie – Commercial Jazz
Maryanne Nucifora – Commercial Jazz/Technique
Anna Johnston – Commercial Jazz/Technique
Danica Mckenzie
– Commercial/Hip Hop
Kylie Goeldner – Jazz Technique
Heidi Enchelmaier – Singing Technique
Hayley Marsh – Singing Theory and Technique
Brittany Boucher – Commercial Lyrical

Sports Science

Adrian Burke – Education & Sports Science
Kate Carey – Pilates
Josh Cocks – Pilates
Chanthalah Webster-Tights – Physiotherapist

Our Facilities

World class facilities. Supportive environment.

We appreciate how important the training environment is for a student’s development, which is why we continue to invest in and create world class facilities that make coming to Queensland College of Dance a joy for both students and teachers.

Students take their classes in professional studios equipped with sprung floors, wall-to-wall mirrors, air-conditioning, and audio/visual equipment. Additional training is delivered in QCD’s modern gym, with its strength, conditioning, cardio, and reformer Pilates equipment. All facilities and equipment are clean and well maintained in accordance with work health and safety regulations.

  • 9 professional studios
  • Onsite theatre facilities
  • Private tutoring rooms
  • Modern, well-equipped gym
  • Student common rooms
  • Student kitchen
  • Onsite vending machine
  • Costume department and seamstress
  • Onsite dance shop

Where is QCD?

Convenient location. A welcoming community.

QCD is conveniently located in Brisbane’s inner northern suburb of Kedron. The college is just seven kilometres from the CBD and a five-minute walk from excellent public transport options, food and department store shopping, medical facilities, and café and restaurant dining options.

Whether you choose to live with a homestay family or in student accommodation, there are ample options. Kedron and surrounding suburbs, such as Stafford, Gordon Park, Windsor Chermside, Bowen Hills, and Kelvin Grove are popular with international students, as is the Brisbane CBD & Fortitude Valley.

Access to numerous public transport options make getting to and from college each day a manageable exercise. Choose from regular bus and rail services depending on your home base. Limited street parking is available for students with their own car.

Kedron is a vibrant inner-city community that is well known for the Kedron Brook, which flows through it. Public parks and dedicated green areas are a feature of Kedron, making it a welcome hub for those travelling internationally to study with us.

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Currently located within Promenade Dance Studio

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