Pre-Professional Program

Pre-Professional Program

Full-time training for contemporary dancers starting 2025.
Our Pre-Professional Program (PPP) will offer full-time vocational training for dancers from 2025.

Gain invaluable experience training alongside a professional company and graduate with a CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) upon successful completion of the course.

ADC is committed to nurturing future generations of dance artists. Our PPP aims to cultivate creative, versatile and employable dance artists, with strong and diverse artistic voices and excellence in technical and performance capabilities.
ADC will deliver this qualification in partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing (RTO 31624).

Program supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Strategic Partnerships Fund (2024 to 2026) and The L&R Foundation.

#Pre-Professional Program Audition

Audition to be a part of the inaugural cohort of ADC's Pre-Professional Program.

Key dates for placement in our 2025 Pre-Professional Program:

/ Prospectus released June 2024
/ Applications for auditions open June 2024
/ Applications close August 2024
/ Auditions held September 2024 in Brisbane, Qld
/ Outcomes announced October 2024

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2025 Dates
TERM 1 / Tuesday 28 January - Friday 4 April (10 weeks)
TERM 2 / Tuesday 22 April - Friday 27 June (10 weeks)
TERM 3 / Monday 14 July - Friday 19 September (10 weeks)
TERM 4 / Tuesday 7 October - Friday 12 December (10 weeks)

Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Judith Wright Arts Centre, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

To be confirmed. Payment plans are available.


CUA60120 - Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance).

This nationally recognised qualification takes a holistic approach to building the skills and experience required for a sustainable career in dance.

Led by a team of industry professionals, the course provides excellence in training and performance with four pillars of focus:

Creative Practice / students will expand their understanding of creative practice and develop their unique artistic voices through exposure to a broad range of choreographic processes including improvisation and task work. Understanding and experiencing collaboration, and the associated skills, will be key to their development.

Physical Practice / students will develop and refine their skills in a variety of contemporary and classical techniques, bolstered by conditioning and somatic practices. Through the pursuit of excellence, the training will create skilful, versatile and dynamic dance artists.
Sustainable Practice / students will gain the skills required to be ‘industry ready’ in the current and future arts landscape. Wellbeing, resilience and creative capability will be prioritised alongside practical skills in producing, arts administration and art form advocacy.

Multidisciplinary Practice / students will work across a range of mediums and environments to develop their skills in creating for and collaborating within digital, site-specific and non-traditional settings.
Performance outcomes are embedded in the program. As well as their own dedicated performance season, students will have opportunities to understudy/perform in ADC Mainstage seasons and access to ADC's Artistic team, Company Artists as well guest choreographers and creatives for ADC seasons.

Alison Currie

Alison Currie

Pre-Professional Program Director
Amy Hollingsworth

Amy Hollingsworth

Artistic Director & CEO
Jack Lister

Jack Lister

Associate Artistic Director &
Company Artist
Gabrielle Nankivell

Gabrielle Nankivell

Rehearsal Director & Artistic Advisor
Riannon McLean

Riannon McLean

Youth Ensemble Director & Choreographer
Harrison Elliott

Harrison Elliott

Company Artist
Lilly King

Lilly King

Company Artist

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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