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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 we have grown bigger then my wildest dreams, we now host classes to over 200 students per week and offer classes for everyone, we are inclusive to all and Dance Avenue is a place everyone can call home - this was my dream!

In 2021 Dance Avenue will celebrate it's fifteenth year and I endeavour to continue to lead a school where anyone can learn to dance and everyone can continue to be inspired by the joy of dance and all it brings.

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Chelsea Sewell

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.

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Shannon Monson

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.

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Stephanie Wainwright

Bio to come. 

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Emily Richardson 

Bio coming soon.

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Mikayla Wyartt - Junior Teacher in training 

Mikayla will be turning 18 this year and joined Dance Avenue when she was 10 years old. She is trained in various styles, however, has a strong focus on hip hop, jazz and tap. 

 

Mikayla is trained and examined under the ATOD syllabus which has also allowed her to study a Cert. IV in Dance Teaching and Management, to be completed in 2021.

 

Mikayla’s goal is to be able to share her passion and love for dance with younger members of the dancing community and eventually become a fulltime teacher.

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Zoe Danzi - Junior Teacher in training 

 

Zoe has been dancing since 2007 when she was 3 years old. Over the years Zoe has learnt many different styles of dance at the dance schools she has attended including ballet, neo classical, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz – commercial and broadway, tap, hip hop, acrobatics, cheerleading and musical theatre. She has passed ATOD exams in jazz, contemporary and ballet and loves to expand her knowledge by attending workshops.

 

Since quite a young age Zoe has assisted her dance teachers in classes for younger children and dancers with special needs. She loves to share her passion for dance with her students and to watch them shine. This has led Zoe to study her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management through ATOD. 

 

Away from the studio Zoe is passionate about animal welfare and from quite a young age has assisted with fundraising and caring for rescued wildlife. She is particularly passionate about horses and hopes to one day be a coach with HorsePower Australia where she can work with horses whilst assisting people with special needs to enhance their lives. 

 

Zoe loves to perform at events, dance competitions and concerts. Dance has brought her opportunities to dance in a music video, record in a music recording studio and take part in a range of community events.      

 

Whether in the studio or on the stage, dance is her happy place. 

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Jorja Bennison - Junior Teacher

Jorja is 16 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 she has completed in many competitions and won serval titles. Most recently being the Senior Champion Dancer at 'Rise Up and Shine'.

 

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.