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.
“creating real world opportunities for students”
A faculty of industry Leaders
At 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 former Australian Ballet principals Daniel Gaudiello, Lana Jones, and former Vienna State Opera Ballet soloist Marie-Claire D’Lyse. Daniel, Lana, and Marie-Claire 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.
Our core Team
Artistic Head of Classical Ballet
(former Australian Ballet)
Artistic Head of Classical Ballet
(former Vienna State Opera Ballet)
Head of Contemporary & Commercial Dance
(Merge Dance Theatre, Company Director
and former Royal Caribbean Cruises)
Head of Performing Arts & Musical Theatre
(Director – NIDA)
Singing & Musical Theatre
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.
Classical / Contemporary
Daniella Crismani – Classical Ballet
Jane Devine – Classical Ballet
Gareth Belling – Classical Ballet
Alana Sargent – Contemporary
Elizabeth Walker – Contemporary
Miranda Zeller – Contemporary
Ariane Murray – Character Dance
Commercial / Performing
Bianca Burke – Musical Theatre & Tap
Joe Simons – Broadway Jazz
Kylie Goeldner – Jazz Technique
Adam Robins – Jazz Technique & Tap
Michael Edge – Commercial Jazz
Hayley Winch – Commercial Jazz
Dana Coles – Commercial Jazz
Katie Ostrowski – Singing Technique
Adrian Burke – Education & Sports Science
Shane Wuerthner – Ballet Conditioning
Queensland College of Dance this state-of-the-art two story complex available to all full-time and part-time students features:
9 PROFESSIONAL STUDIOS
with sprung floors, wall-to-wall mirrors & air-conditioning.
FULLY EQUIPPED GYM
with Pilates reformers, strength, conditioning & cardio equipment.
Additional onsite facilities include:
• Private Tutoring Rooms
• In-house Theatre Facilities
• On-Site Dance Shop
• Audio/Visual Equipment
• Student Kitchen
• Toilets & Showers
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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.