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Our Team

We specialise in dance training. From tiny tots to pre professionals we bring out the best and lay the foundations in every individual dancer.

Our Team

Joanne Grace-Morgan

Our principal and creative director Mrs Grace-Morgan is a hands on leader committed to excellence. Teaching classes and private lessons at all levels from tiny tots to pre-professional.

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Joanne Grace-Morgan

Emma Collins

Teaching students at all levels, Miss Emma brings to our studio a wealth of expereience as a professional dancer, giving our senior students an insight into the professional world of the Ballet Dancer .

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Emma Collins

Michelle Forte

Through Contemporary movement and concepts Ms Forte challenges our senior and excellence program students minds and bodies, broadening their repertoire and spirits inspiring them and fostering their love of dance.

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Michelle Forte

Alia Gurtner

Specialising in acrobatics for dancers, Alia is a qualified level 2 gymnastics coach and brings many years experience as well as passion for acrobatics to Joanne Grace School of Dance.

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Alia Gurtner

Belinda Hansen

Strength and Conditioning specialist, Belinda works with dancers to improve their range of movement teaching individual Pilates lessons with a focus on injury prevention.

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Belinda Hansen

Emily Herbert

Graduate of JGSoD, Emily is proficient in all styles of dance and has a creative flair with choreography. A talented Junior school teacher teaching both group classes and private lesson students.

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Emily Herbert

Claire Phipps-Males

Ex ballet company solosit Claire shares her extensive knowledge and experience with our senior ballet and excellence program students, giving them valuable ballet coaching as well as preparation for a career in dance.

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Claire Males

Holly McPaul

With passion and dedication, Ms McPaul creates, teaches and inspires our junior school students. Having recently completed Ready Set Dance teacher training adding this exciting new class to her credentials.

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Holly McPaul

Holly Organ

HSC Dance and private lesson specialist, Holly has a passion for teaching, sharing her practical and theoretical knowledge of dance to her HSC students laying the groundwork for their success.

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Holly Wedeman

Kristin Scott

Teaching all styles of dance as a casual cover, Kristin, a graduate of JGSoD, is an experienced dancer, teacher and choreographer who brings enthusiasm and creativity to her classes.

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Kristin Scott

Emilia Shelton

Teaching modern dance styles of Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Glen Wood Tap proudly taking students through tap exams. Miss Emilia is creative, talented and dedicated to the students of JGSoD.

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Emilia Shelton

Mikaela Sunley

Junior school and all rounder Miss Mikaela is inspiring her students through her creativity and passion. A graduate of JGSoD Mikaela is a committed teacher striving for excellence.

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Mikaela Sunley

Samantha Thorogood

Teaching Ready Set Dance classes, babies ballet and private lessons, Samantha has a wealth of experience and joy to share with her students and is currently undertaking RAD teacher training.

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Samantha Thorogood

Meet Our Team!

Providing foundations...

Our principal and leader, Joanne Grace-Morgan  has assembled an exceptional team of teachers catering for students at all levels. From fun dance classes to serious pre professional dancers we have a class and teacher who is right for you.

Each member of the team is hand picked for their individual strengths, experience and teaching ability. We believe in continuous development of our staff in order to provide the most effective and current training techniques as well as mentoring and learning from each other. Student teachers are developed and mentored into support teacher and from there encouraged to train and develop into taking thier own classes.

We pride ourselves on educating dancers as well as teaching them thus producing dancers that not only possess strong technique but understand the mechanics of dance and how and why it is necessary to perform movements in a certain way.

Meet Our Team

Pictured here is our talented and dedicated team of teaching professionals.  

Joanne Grace School of Dance is also supported by a team of administration professionals who keep everything ticking along in the background.  

 

Our Team, Photographed by Bella Picolo Photography, 2016.

 

Our Team

Ready Set Dance

Teaching staff in our Junior School attended teacher training at Ready Set Dance Headquarters in January 2016 ready to start the year with this exciting new program JGSoD has available to children from 2 years to 5. 

The Ready Set Dance class includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of fun. The classes not only introduce pre-schoolers to the world of dance but are also a place to grow, learn and make friends.  

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Ready Set Dance

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