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.
Based in Brisbane, Queensland, with an extraordinary ensemble of six company artists, we have achieved significant recognition through national awards, including three Helpmann Awards and three Australian Dance Awards.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Amy Hollingsworth, we are a collective of artists, creatives and collaborators working together to connect, empower and inspire. We are defined by our commitment to excellence in both performance and sector development - delivering extensive education and community engagement opportunities - contributing to the evolution and future of contemporary dance.
We create multiple new works annually, collaborate nationally and internationally and present performance seasons at major Australian venues including our presenting partner venue, Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
ADC prioritises collaboration and artistic risk-taking to create exhilarating dance works - redefining our boundaries and reimagining our connection with audiences.
ADC Mature Program
Aimed at those 50-plus, this program facilitates a range of movement practices, fosters a sense of community, promotes healthy living and positive ageing. Our tailored program led by Mature Program Coordinator, Wendy McPhee, invigorates and inspires, developing your physical and creative skills in a welcoming, inclusive, and stimulating environment. The benefits of dance on your physical and mental health are well-documented, and at ADC you will be encouraged to reconnect with your body, challenge yourself, and explore the power of your creativity. The Mature Program encompasses three streams of opportunity: Mature Community Class, Mature Intensive and Mature Ensemble.
ADC Youth Ensemble
Our Youth Ensemble comprises like-minded dancers aged 15-19, who share the same passions and creative pathways. Creativity is at the forefront of our program and Australasian Dance Collective aims to enrich, inspire and support the young dancers of our community. Youth Ensemble Director, Riannon McLean, leads a program that will enhance the dancers' learning and capabilities by encouraging a strong focus on their individual development. Guest teachers further extend technique through creative skills workshops and there is a great emphasis on the importance of communication as an ensemble as well as the implementation of creative habits to build confidence and encourage curiosity and exploration.