National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association

Training college for Indigenous dancers which was based in Gosford's Mount Penang Gardens. Graduates have worked in arts management, dance, music, theatre and film, both at the elite and community level. The Bangarra Dance Theatre developed from NAISDA.

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Formed
1975
Closed
1998
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National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association
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1975
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National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association

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From its foundation in 1975, NAISDA has played a fundamental role in training Indigenous dancers and bringing together traditional and contemporary dance styles.