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Peta Clackett - Principal

Trained in Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Acrobatics.

I completed my Junior Teachers Diploma at the age of 16 and have gone on to complete my Associate and Member qualifications with the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD). I have also trained and completed examinations in Royal Academy Of Dancing (RAD) and the Borovansky syllabi in classical dance. I have also completed my Certificate IV in Dance Training and Management.


Dance has always been a passion of mine and teaching dance became a natural progression. In 2007 it was only fitting for me to open Dance Avenue. Since then Dance Avenue has grown bigger and better then my wildest dreams, we now host classes to over 200 students per week and offer classes for everyone in multiple genres, we are inclusive to all and Dance Avenue is a place everyone can call home - this was my dream!

In 2024 Dance Avenue will celebrate it's eighteenth year and I endeavour to continue to lead a school where everyone can learn to dance and continue to be inspired by the joy of dance and all it brings.


Chelsea Sewell - Senior Teacher 

Chelsea has loved being on stage and has been performing from a very young age.


At the age of 15 she was accepted into Principal Academy of Dance and has completed her Cert. 4 diploma and Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts majoring in dance. Chelsea then went on to complete her professional semester at Broadway Dance Centre in New York City. 


The past couple of years she has been in and out of the country working in the dance industry. Some highlights of her career are performing as a backup dancer for the singer Jason Derulo in New York City as well as completing a contract in Dubai as a dancer at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Her latest accomplishment has been performing for Royal Caribbean International on board the world’s largest cruise ship Harmony of the Sea’s.


Shannon Monson - Relief 

Shannon has been dancing since the age of 2, where she grew up participating in exams and competitions. She was then accepted into John Curtin College of The Arts studying in the specialist Ballet program where she performed in seasonal ballets and contemporary pieces.


In 2012 she got accepted into Principal Academy of Dance studying many genres including ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, showgirl and pas de deux. She graduated after two years of full-time tuition with her Advanced Diploma.

Shannon is experienced in CSTD, ISTD, RAD, ATOD syllabus's and has been teaching and choreographing for the past 4 years. She has experience in teaching all ages and a wide range of genres.


Shannon enjoys training her students and watching them grow into technical and passionate dancers.


Emily Richardson 

Bio coming soon.

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Emilie Johnson-Maher  

Emilie started performing at a very young age and started teaching dance at the age of 16yrs old, she has studied full time dance and completed her Cert IV.


Always having a dream to travel and dance she accepted a contract in India where she got to dance in Bollywood movies, weddings and corporate events. Since being home in Australia she is continuing to work as a professional dancer.


Emilie is also an extremely passionate Pilates instructor with a strong interest in helping dancers gain strength and prevent injuries. Diving into this deeper is currently completing her diploma in remedial massage so she can continue helping people feel their best.


Mikayla Wyartt 

Mikayla joined Dance Avenue at 10 years old and has trained in all styles however, has a strong focus on hip hop, jazz and tap. 


Mikayla is trained and examined under the ATOD syllabus and also holds a Cert. IV in Dance Teaching and Management. Mikayla has a strong passion for little people and currently in her second year of university studying her Bachelor or Primary and Early Learning. 


Mikayla is looking forward to sharing her passion and love for dance with our junior school in 2023. 


Jorja Bennison 

Jorja is 17 and has been dancing since the age of 4 with Dance Avenue. 

Jorja has trained in all genres and been examined under the ATOD syllabus with high marks.


Over the years Jorja has won many awards and accolades in competitions and most recently Senior Dancer of the Festival. This year Jorja will be undertaking her Cert. IV in Dance Training and Management to further her skills and knowledge. 


Jorja enjoys all genres but has a strong passion for jazz, contemporary and acro. 

Her goal is to dance professionally in the future and to share her love of dance with the students she teaches.

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Jada Rose - Junior Teacher

Jada is trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical theatre, and Acrobatics. She has completed her ATOD exams with Honours of Distinction and has danced since the age of 3 with Dance Avenue.

Jada’s passion is to dance and now also loves to teach dance. She has won many competitions and Dancer of the Festivals. More recently, she won an Arts Bursary award and a scholarship to attend Mandurah Catholic College in the dance extension program.

Although she is trained in all genres her favourite is Jazz. Jada has loved teaching this year and her goal is to gain more experience, to inspire and share her skill, passion and love of dance to her students.

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