The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Sally began dancing at the age of four and has learnt many styles including contemporary, jazz, tap, Latin American, modern, character and of course ballet. She studied the Ceccetti Method of ballet before moving over to Beth Baudistel's studio. Subsequently, Sally went on to be examined in the Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus up to major's level. Sally then travelled to Melbourne to the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet to complete her teacher training in the Vagaonova Method of classical ballet. She has also completed her teacher training in the Living Dance Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Syllabus. In May 2017 Sally completed her study in Dance Teaching and Management and is now an Affiliate teacher with the Australian Teachers of Dance. Sally has been teaching dance since 1995 when she opened and operated a ballet school part time whilst still a student herself! Sally also holds a Working With Children Blue Card and a current First Aid Certificate.
Mrs Kerrie Jessup heads up our tap classes and trains our ballet students ready for examinations. Kerrie originally danced with the famous Halliday School of Dance. She also ran her own ballet school in NSW. Kerrie has completed her Living Dance Syllabus teacher training and holds a Current Working with Children Blue Card and current First Aid Certificate. She was also one of the first in the world to learn the new tap syllabus all the way from Edinburgh.
Miss Kayli Brown comes to us as a classical ballet and lyrical specialist teacher. She has danced at some of the countries most esteemed training facilities including two years full-time with the Queensland Ballet. Kayli also specialises in Pilates and Nutrition.
Miss Lydia has recently returned to her home town of Toowoomba to take up a dance teaching position at the lovely St Ursula's College. She grew up here and attended lessons with Living Dance before relocating to study in Brisbane. Lydia graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) with Distinction - QUT in 2014 and Graduated with a Diploma in Education with Distinction - QUT in 2015. We are very excited to have Lydia join our team as our Fusion teacher.
Kimberley comes from a Russian ballet background and has recently completed 2 years at the Queensland National Ballet School in Brisbane. She has completed her Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Kimberley believes dance is about free movement and letting go of tension. She believes that when this happens dance feels limitless.
Meg is a local girl who is experienced in Classical ballet, Tap and Jazz. However, her favourite genre is Hip Hop! Meg has also had a lot of experience working with children and is an asset to our studio.
Miss Stefanie Martinelli has studied through the Royal Academy of Dancing as well as Living Dance International. She has received her full Living Dance International Teaching Certificate in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary. Miss Stef also holds a Working With Children Blue Card and Current First Aid Certificate. Miss Stefanie also has a Certificate III in Business and is working as the Personal Assistant to the Principal.
You will see our beautiful Intermediate student teachers helping out in class. These girls are much loved by the children and make the classroom flow with the ease of a well oiled machine. Thank you Miss Eve and Miss Lara for all of your hard work.