Proudly dancing on Darkinjung land

NAISDA is a rich place of learning and cultural connection… and continues to create tremendous young artists and I’m proud to say many are an integral part of today’s Bangarra. – STEPHEN PAGE Artistic Director, Bangarra Dance Theatre

NAISDA Dance College is Australia’s premier Indigenous training college with a proud tradition of producing the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers.



NAISDA would like to acknowledge that we live, learn and dance on darkinjung ngura.

We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present, who are our knowledge holders. We acknowledge our youth, who are our future leaders. We acknowledge and pay respect to those who have gone before us and recognise their contributions.

NAISDA recognises that the words ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, ‘Indigenous’ and ‘First Nations’ have come to take on different meanings to different people.

We respect the choice of individuals, families and communities to use definitions with which they are most comfortable.

Throughout this website, we refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, their arts and cultures where possible. When referencing external sources, Indigenous or First Nations may be used. NAISDA recognises that the use of respectful and inclusive language and terminology is an essential component of building self-determination, empowerment and reconciliation.