About ED5 International
ED5INTERNATIONAL’s full time Performing Arts course is an intensive 2 year course preparing students for successful careers in the performing arts industry – under the guidance of Australia’s top professional performers, choreographers and directors. The course is youth allowance approved and accredited by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority), NRT (Nationally Recognised Training) and AQF (Australian Quality Framework). Graduates are issued with an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts. Our graduates are now performing in major Australian musicals, on television, film, cruise ships, theme parks, the Moulin Rouge, casinos, international tours & with high profile recording artists. ED5 also offers a junior school for students aged 3-18 years.
Our mission is to create | enhance | elevate the profile of Australian Performing Arts within the country and on the world stage To deliver the highest level of performer and event To achieve this through dedication | discipline | talent a lot of laughter and love We are passionately committed to striving for brilliance.
William is an internationally sought after choreographer and director and has worked in theatre, concerts, film, television, special events and every other conceivable area of the Entertainment Industry.
His client list includes Kylie Minogue, Sir Cliff Richard, Kelly Clarkson, Hugh Jackman, Danni Minogue, Samantha Jade, Tina Arena, Chaka Khan, Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Meatloaf, Caroline O’Connor, Boy George, Rogue Traders and Rikki-Lee to name just a few.
He has choreographed and directed pop concerts all over the world and has been involved with Australian Idol, the Logie Awards, So You think You Can Dance, Cairns Casino, NRL Grand finals, Ensemble Theatre, Studio A with Simon Burke, Pam Ann for Foxtel, XXXX Angels, Millennium Entertainment and as resident choreographer for Grayboy Entertainment for over 25 years creating shows for numerous cruise lines around the world.
One of William’s career highlights was choreographing two segments of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Closing Ceremony including Kylie Minogue’s performances. William brings an unparalleled wealth of talent, knowledge and experience to ED5, benefitting every student who joins the ED5 family!
Elena & Mario De Cinque
The De Cinque Name is synonymous with the training and tuition of young Australians in Performing Arts. They have 30 years of expertise and knowledge and have worked with many generations, producing impeccable talent for the Australian and overseas Entertainment Industry.Elena De 5 Performing Arts Centre was established in 1991 by Elena and Mario De Cinque.
The Certificate IV in Performing Arts written by Elena De Cinque commenced in 2001. In 2006, the ED5 Performing Arts Centre was privileged with the partnership of William Forsythe becoming what is known today as ED5INTERNATIONAL. In 2011 the two-year Diploma in Performing Arts written by Elena De Cinque replaced the Certificate IV course. We have currently replaced our Diploma to Advanced Diploma, continuous improvement is extremely important to us.
The Director/Principal Elena De Cinque is a qualified Ballet, Tap and Jazz Teacher. She has taught for 30 years, performed and adjudicated nationally and internationally. In 2016 Elena adjudicated at the I LOVE DANCE International Dance competition in Los Angeles. She has also received the “OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR. Elena is instrumental to the development of the course writing and has recently wrote our unique Advanced Diploma. She also holds her qualification in Workplace Training and Assessment.The Director/Secretary Mario De Cinque has been business owner and operator for over 25 years and his responsibilities in administration are staff, facilities, equipment, student’s practical requirements, payments of fees and the keeping of all student records. He is also available for any student support throughout the two years. Mario oversees that ED5INTERNATIONAL continues its efficient service.During the past three decades of operating the college ED5INTERNATIONAL has become one of the most prestigious training establishments in Australia built on excellence, honesty, integrity and professionalism with high standards of service and care for both staff and students.
" “ED5 offers one of the most outstanding Performing Arts Courses in Australia. The tutors that mentor and groom the students have a wealth of knowledge and are all 'working artists' in the industry that are well connected and can potentially offer numerous opportunities. If you want a career in the Entertainment Industry, whether as a performer, instructor or as creative, ED5 will deliver you the insight needed to help develop your career in the right direction. You are only ever in your ultimate peak condition when in training and to get the edge on the competition, you need to make this sacrifice at a young age. The difference of doing a 2 year Advanced Diploma as opposed to only one year is that you are giving yourself the best opportunities to be educated by these professionals to place yourself into a very competitive market! This Course offers you the ability to be a triple threat and as an agent, we need multi skilled artists that can potentially be marketed in many ways. In previous years Jeep Management recruited a high ratio of our annual intake from ED5 and they have been successful in gaining great opportunities. Put your money where the action is and book into ED5!"− PJ Clarke (Owner/Director JEEP Management)
"During the 12 months of study & training I was taught by an exceptional staff and was prepared thoroughly in order to enter the Entertainment Industry."− Bobby Fox, Performer / ED5International Graduate (Jersey Boys, Spamalot, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia, Hot Shoe Shuffle)
"The Fulltime course taught me discipline and helped me create a strong work ethic. It made me enthusiastic and motivated and I believe the lessons I learnt there are still with me today. ED5 is a great environment to be in, it’s driven by hard work and fuelled by good energy."− Jordan Pollard Performer / ED5International Graduate (Chess, A Chorus Line, Addams Family, West Side Story, Guys & Dolls, Candyman)
"My year at ED5 fulltime was the most beneficial career step I've ever taken. It pushed me beyond my limits as a performer in a supportive and caring environment. I learnt so much from the incredible teaching staff and finished the year a confident, well rounded performer, ready to enter the professional world."− Michael Van Doorn Performer / ED5International Graduate (Chicago, Universal Japan, Disney Japan, Millennium, Australian Opera)
"ED5 gave me the platform to begin my career as a professional performer in the industry. The training is intense and rewarding which changed me as a person and as a performer. To be able to benefit from the talented and inspiring William Forsythe, is a reason to attend on its own! When it came to auditioning I felt prepared and truly credit them as the reason I landed my first gig at Universal Studio's Japan. Without the guidance I received there, I wouldn't be where I am today."− Chloe Zuel Performer / ED5International Graduate (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Universal Studios Japan)