About Us

Brisbane’s favourite dance and theatre school

Our Studio

The Dance and Theatre Factory opened in 2008 under the direction of Lyn Pelgrave and has continued to grow and blossom bigger and brighter each year. Our industry trained qualified staff believe in fostering relationships and developing the youth of our society into confident, capable and successful young men and women. At The Dance and Theatre Factory, we endeavour to encourage and grow our students as they develop their skills as performers and foster the love of the arts in modern styles of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Singing and Drama as we welcome each and every one into our Dance and Theatre Factory Family.

The Dance and Theatre Factory Studio
The Dance and Theatre Factory Dance Studio
Each year The Dance and Theatre Factory stages a full-length musical theatre & ballet production where every student is invited to be involved. Smaller productions are staged throughout the year as well. Participation in eisteddfods and competitions is offered and provides an alternative performance experience for students. Expanding from our home grounds in Tingalpa, The Dance and Theatre Factory offers the opportunity for families to become involved with our participation in interstate musical theatre events & overseas trips with performances at International locations. The Dance and Theatre Factory aims to make dreams come true with once in a lifetime opportunities.

Our Facilities

The Dance and Theatre Factory is in Manly West or Tingalpa, opposite Moreton Bay College on Wondall Road. Spanning across 5 studio spaces, all named after the stars who have been inspirational in their genres.

Our studios are air conditioned and have all the trimmings a studio requires with sprung flooring, wall mounted ballet barre’s, professional vinyl dance floor coverings, mirrors, pianos and integrated sound systems with Bluetooth connectivity.

Our designated singing studio is soundproof, intimate and contains all you need for singing development. We are proud to have our specially built performance space with multi configuration stage, various seating options, theatrical lighting rig, sound and microphone system and masking curtains. Space is available for hire as well as for use for in-house events staged right here at The Dance and Theatre Factory.

Fonteyn Studio



Kelly Studio



Fosse Studio



Hepburn Studio

Hepburn Studio


Streisand Studio

Streisand Studio


Our Staff

The Dance and Theatre Factory Staff of industry professional, dedicated, talented and fully qualified teachers take great pride and pleasure in welcoming everyone to The Dance and Theatre Factory Family. Our Staff are selected for their professional industry experience and recognised qualifications and have extensive experience working as teachers, trainers and educators of our range of age groups.

We take great care and pride in creating age-appropriate classes where each student receives individualized instruction and attention.

Lyn Pelgrave


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Tammy Richards

Administration & Tap

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Robert Clark

Musical Director, Vocal Coaching, Percussion

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Stuart Fisher

Vocal Coach/Singing

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Hannah Macri

Dance Start, Drama

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Kayleigh Bancroft

Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary

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Jaydene Alesana

Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop

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Mikaela Drewett


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Lucy Leadbetter

Hip Hop

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Kirsten Brown

Jazz, Tap

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Chiara Orso

Student Teacher

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Caitlin Jamieson

Student Teacher

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Our Mission

The Dance and Theatre Factory is committed to encouraging all performers to strive for excellence and enjoy the journey along the way. We believe each young person can grow and develop their personal physical, emotional, and intellectual goals through our dance and theatre programs. Our mission is to provide quality dance and theatre instruction through caring, professional instructors in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere.

The Dance and Theatre Factory offers a supportive, inclusive and caring environment with an aim in ensuring that our students can develop and utilize their skills learnt to grow up to become stable and productive members of society with a love of the arts.

Our Vision

The Dance and Theatre Factory vision is to expand our Musical Theatre and Dance programs based on our local community’s continued interest in dance, theatre, and physical fitness. Our vision is determined through the eyes of our dancers. If our students can dream it, we strive to achieve it!

We hope to inspire our community with non-competitive dance and performing arts education and offer many opportunities for our students to grow and develop in a facility that will motivate, educate, and develop an appreciation of the performing arts. It is through our mission and vision that The Dance and Theatre Factory will continue to create “change” in our world’s future through our students and their families.

Our Values

Here at The Dance and Theatre Factory we value inclusiveness, friendship, confidence, family, empowerment and passion for our styles. The Dance and Theatre Factory Staff, students and families take great pride in promoting self-confidence, self-respect, discipline, and appreciation through the fine arts of dance and performing arts. The success of our students and facility is due to great teamwork between the students, the staff and our Dance and Theatre Factory Families.

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Shine Bright like the star you are

Dance? Act? Sing? Your way! Come and try new styles today. Join us at The Dance and Theatre Factory! New enrolments welcome anytime.