Meet our
dedicated team
We are inspired and passionate about seeing students improve, grow, and learn through dance.

I’ve had a successful career as a professional dancer, having spent over five years travelling to over seventy countries, dancing for various cruise lines.

I live and breathe dance, and am proud to pass on my knowledge, experience and passion to the next generation of dancers.

After a life spent dancing, and graduating from my dance studies, I entered the professional dance world by signing my first contract with Princess Cruises. I danced for Princess Cruises before signing with Costa Cruises and spent my last contract with Carnival Cruise Lines.

After this, and with a wish to continue to build my skills, I was accepted into the Broadway Dance Centre Course in New York and have taken many classes at Pineapple Dance Studio in London.

My credits here in Australia include working with Jessica Mauboy, Rhonda Burchmore, on Channel Seven’s ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, Network Ten’s ‘Every Body Dance Now’, at the Regent Theatre Melbourne, Crown Casino, Crown Palladium, Grand Hyatt, Eureka Sky Tower, Marvel Stadium, FX Entertainment, HD Entertainment, with Brooks and Baker Entertainment, Fresh Creative Entertainment, Dana Jolly, Robert Sturrock, Todd Patrick, among many others.

My greatest passion in life after dancing is to teach dance and inspire others to love it as much as I do; I love passing on my passion, enthusiasm, and love for dance, so much that I’m now studying to be a secondary dance teacher.

I’ve been fortunate to teach dance to children and up-and-coming performers at many full-time Dance and Music Theatre institutions, including Patrick School of the Arts.

Qualifications & Affiliations
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts Dance
  • Certificate IV Dance
  • Certificate III Fitness
  • Graduate of Robert Sturrock Industry Dance Company
  • Southern Federation of Dance Affiliate
    Ausdance Affiliate
Phone: 0433 324 090
Shirlene Dickson
Assistant to the Principal