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about us

Bring A Plate are an inclusive dance company that has been bringing people together, celebrating diversity and creating safe spaces since 2017. We operate as a non-for-profit social enterprise and can be found activating urban and green spaces, with hubs in Magan-djin (Brisbane), Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and on Dunghutti Country in Crescent Head. 

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MISSION

Getting people dancing! 

VISION

Challenge and change Australian society's perception of who can dance, how to dance and where to dance.

CORE VALUES

community

inclusion

play

agency

place

ACTIVITIES

  • weekly casual outdoor dance classes

  • dance crew "The People" that specialise in flashmobs

  • inclusive dance parties

  • community engaged performances

  • workshops and community programs

  • dancing in public whenever we can!

WHY 'BRING A PLATE'?

The term 'bring a plate' is Australian slang that means to bring some food along to a gathering to share with everyone. It doesn't have to be on a plate, it can be any dish.  This is what we are all about! Everyone brings something different to the dance-floor and everyone has something to share! What’s your flava?

BEGINNINGS

Founded by dynamic duo Erika Jayne Goldsmith & Zoe Mitchell Bring A Plate or BAP as its fondly known began with a dance class in a PCYC hall in Fortitude Valley.  After only two sessions it was decided that being outside is awesome and we have been boogying in our public backyard ever since. Over the years we built an incredible community and family of creative facilitators who keep the BAP ship afloat. 

As of 2020 Zoe Bauer & Jacq Driscoll officially dedicated themselves to the boogie and came on board as co-directors. We are now a public company & registered charity, with an incredible team of multi-skilled facilitators with backgrounds in dance, music, theatre, community development, social work, youth work, exercise physiology, sustainability education and creative therapy. 

 

Meet the gang below!

Magan-djin ~ Brisbane

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Erika Jayne Goldsmith

Artistic Director, Performer, Facilitator

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Kalpana Prasad

Crew Coordinator, Performer, Facilitator

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Zoe Bauer

Community Coordinator, Performer, Facilitator

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Adam Jensen

Crew Coordinator, Performer, Facilitator

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Allirah Fisher

Community Coordinator, Performer, Facilitator

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Jordan Poitras

Performer, Facilitator

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Frankie Jaiyeola

Performer, Facilitator

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Adia Caldwell

Performer, Facilitator

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Jimmy Eng

Performer

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Caitlin Callanan

Performer

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Angela Maria Barragan

Performer

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Roymata Holmes

Performer

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Roj Kabalan

Performer

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Denzal Van Uitregt

Performer

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Miranda Kelly

Facilitator

Mparntwe ~ Alice Springs

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Zoe Mitchell

Community Coordinator, Performer,

Facilitator

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Jasmine Boyers

Facilitator

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Emma Fulgenzi

Facilitator

Dunghutti Country - Crescent Head

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Jaqueline Driscoll

Community Coordinator, Performer,

Facilitator

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