About ADC

Australasian Dance Collective

Australasian Dance Collective is one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies.

Established in 1984 as Expressions Dance Company by Maggi Sietsma AM, the company has created more than 180 works by 80 national and international choreographers. Harnessing the talent of an extraordinary ensemble of six dancers, the company has achieved significant recognition through national awards, including three Helpmann Awards and three Australian Dance Awards. 

Brisbane-based ADC is a significant cultural resource and a leading provider of dance performance and sector development. We recognise the need to be nationally and internationally connected, represented through our diverse range of local and global partnerships. 

Our core desire is to harness the power of the collective. Our signature is one of plurality, not a singular fingerprint. In all areas of creation and performance, we work as a collective where like-minded individuals have robust and invigorating conversations that give rise to new dance, to new art. 

ADC invests in artists and art and cultivates interdisciplinary collaborations and imaginative partnerships. Through dance, we embrace an intergenerational focus and innovative co-creations – eliciting and presenting these myriad voices and forms to create something never seen before. 

“This strong company produces some extraordinary performances, matching the best seen on QPAC stages.”
— The Australian
“ADC is certainly one of Australia’s most exciting dance companies.”
— The Courier Mail
“Australasian Dance Collective continues to carve its path as leading Australian artists.”
— Australian Stage

#We will harness the power of shared artistic energies,

exemplifying creative freedom and fire — burning bright to capture the imaginations of many.

We have an absolute commitment to excellence, giving all that we have to the extension and evolution of our artform. We will take creative risks, push boundaries and seek genuine connection with our audience, who breathe life and inspiration into every aspect of our work. We will use our integrity, independence and vigour to achieve our vision of being collectively extraordinary.

#To inspire, connect and empower

through sharing our creative freedom and artistic fire.

We are what you see and will only ever be ourselves. We, and our art, are steeped in integrity and honesty and hold ourselves to those values.

2 / Fire

Art is at the heart of our humanity. We will ignite our company and those around us with our fire, passion and courage for taking creative risks.

3 / Creative Freedom

We approach all that we do with a creative freedom that is invigorating and inspiring — the expressiveness, curiosity, joy and empathy that permeates our collective is infectious and inclusive.

4 / Collective

We will cultivate a home of true collaboration, a welcoming vibrant place where the air crackles with energy as we work as a collective to share, shape and nourish our craft.

5 / Contemporary

We will commit our creative energy and fire to drive our innovation: cultivating experimentation, demonstrating versatility and adaptability and to show breathtaking vision and responsiveness as a collective. Placing ourselves and our art firmly in the NOW.

We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).

Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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