NAISDA Vision, Principles and Values



That NAISDA is a dynamic cultural organisation creating and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and wisdom through excellence and innovation in dance and performing arts education and training.


We are shaped by and respond to:

  • The needs and aspirations of today’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and communities across Australia; and
  • Celebrating diversity, while fostering belonging and relatedness in an artistic environment that nourishes community inside and outside.

Central to these are our:

  • Relationship with our communities across Australia;
  • Provision of dynamic, relevant and excellence in our training programs;
  • Provision of quality facilities;
  • Recruitment of highly skilled and experienced staff; and
  • Sound leadership and governance to fulfil the vision, sustainability and outcomes of the organisation.


  • Cultural Integrity and Continuity
  • Pursuit of Excellence
  • Wisdom and Respect
  • Creativity
  • Rigor