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 ex-professional dancers and performers, current professionals who are leading the way in the dance and performing arts industries, and highly qualified and educated teachers with expertise in helping students take the right steps towards achieving a professional career.

Our Classical Ballet and Contemporary courses are closely guided by Daniel Gaudiello (former Australian Ballet) Lana Jones (former Australian Ballet), Wim Broeckx (former Principal & Assistant director, Dutch National Ballet, & former Artistic Director Prix de Lausanne Ballet Competition), and Karen Donovan (former Birmingham Royal Ballet). Daniel, Lana, Wim and Karen are passionate and creative teachers with a unique insight into what it takes to make it as a professional dancer in the ballet industry.

Our head of Contemporary and Commercial dance, Deanna Castellana, is a tertiary qualified contemporary teacher, ex-professional dancer with Royal Caribbean cruises, and is also the founder and director of her own QCD affiliated youth contemporary company, Merge Dance Theatre. Deanna Castellana’s knowledge, skillset, and professional background also provides her with a unique understanding of what it takes to be a professional dancer in the commercial and contemporary dance industry.

Tim Hill and Jacqui Devereux headline our Performing arts and Musical Theatre courses. Tim is a NIDA qualified film, television, and theatre director who is in high demand having already directed QPAC’s Rent, HOTA’s Wicked, and being nominated for Best Director in the 2018 Matilda Awards for Underground Broadway’s production of Spring Awakening.

Jacqui is experienced in opera, musical theatre, recital, revue, and cabaret work. Jacqui has appeared in numerous operatic, cabaret, corporate and contemporary performances due to the flexibility of her vocal style and performance abilities. A number of Jacqui’s past students now work in the performance industry, having been cast in professional musicals, major theme parks, and cruise lines.

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)

Lana Jones

(former Australian Ballet)

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
Teagan Lowe – Classical Ballet
Alana Sargent – Contemporary
Lizzie Vilmanis – Contemporary
Bruna Ribeiro – Contemporary
Anastasia Woolmer – Contemporary
Amelia Waller – Contemporary
Jacob Watton – Contemporary
Georgia Pierce – Contemporary
Ariane Murray – Character Dance

Commercial /
Performing Arts

Bianca Burke – Musical Theatre & Tap
Penny Farrow – Acting Technique
Jessikah Nisbet – Hip Hop
Sam Windsor – Tap
Jane McPhie – Cabaret
Matt Browning – Commercial Jazz
Michael Hughes – Commercial Jazz
Taylah Ferguson – Commercial Jazz
Maryanne Nucifora – Commercial Jazz/Technique
Camilla Jakimowicz – Commercial Jazz/Technique
Kylie Goeldner – Jazz Technique
Adam Robins – Jazz Technique & Tap
Heidi Enchelmaier – Singing Technique
Chris Braithwaite – Acrobatics Coach

Sports Science

Adrian Burke – Education & Sports Science
Mana Ogawa – Pilates
Courtney Nance – Onsite Physiotherapist

Our Facilities

Queensland College of Dance this state-of-the-art two story complex available to all full-time and part-time students features:


with sprung floors, wall-to-wall mirrors, air-conditioning & audio/visual equipment.


with Pilates reformers, strength, conditioning & cardio equipment.

Additional on-site facilities include:

• Private Tutoring Rooms
• In-house Theatre Facilities
• On-Site Dance Shop
• Student Kitchen
• Toilets & Showers

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Our Location

A NEW hot suburb has emerged in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. Kedron has come alive, bringing a new generation of people to the city’s north. Transforming to become one of Brisbane’s trendiest suburbs. A friendly suburb – gorgeous leafy tree lined streets along with many great parks. is also filled with cafes, bars, public spaces and boutiques, this inner city suburb showcases the very best that Brisbane living has to offer.

Only 7kms from the city and 2km from Northside shopping hub Chermside, there is plenty of public transport for ease of travel.

Queensland College of Dance is an 5 minute walk from local bus stations, and seven minutes from the vibrant cafe filled suburb, that sits at the areas heart.​

This amazing location is also only 20 minutes from Brisbane Domestic and International Airports.

Let’s Engage

Phone: 07 3733 0900    /    Email: qcd@qldcollegeofdance.com.au

Currently located within Promenade Dance Studio

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