Our Vision

To foster a climate where aspiring artists and arts educators can reach their full potential both in their chosen discipline and as people with a mandate to continually champion their development and success.

To remain a leading provider for educational instruction in the performing arts.

Our Mission

Australian Dance Performance Institute Pty Ltd (T/As Brisbane Dance Centre) aims to instil in all of our students, the passion for, enjoyment and love of the performing arts and in particular, dance and musical theatre.

To provide students ‘the education of the lifetime’, by offering them professional and up-to-date training and engendering a quality learning environment.

our story

Australian Dance Performance Institute P/L (Trading as Brisbane Dance Centre) is a privately owned and operated Registered Training Organisation (Registration No. 1476) providing training in the performing arts sector. It has emerged as a result of Barbara Eversen’s continuing development of a business that has been dedicated to nurturing and preparing dancers for the past 40 years.

ADPI believes that performers require a sound education as well as excellent training so that they can be an asset to their future employers. Our students combine their intensive performance training with academic studies.

Barbara Eversen became the first private provider to offer vocational education and training in Brisbane.

Such a concept at that time was innovative and dance training in Brisbane entered into a new phase as a result. Thus, the course design, development, accreditation and subsequent provider registration took some time from the initial planning stage to its fruition when in December 1993, the VET courses were accredited. With expert advisors, Barbara has developed and steered the courses through several compulsory reaccreditations and now offers 10508NAT Advanced Diploma of Art (Musical Theatre & Commercial Dance).

In addition ADPI is a registered provider for CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance, CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance); CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre; and CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance).

As a registered provider offering accredited and nationally recognised qualifications, ADPI P/L must comply with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

ADPI continually reviews all of its courses in consultation with the industry to ensure that the training is relevant to the current needs of graduates seeking career entry into various positions in the performing arts sector.

ADPI welcomes students nationally and internationally who have the physicality / talent, desire, commitment and discipline to strive to achieve their performing arts life goals.