Teachers

The Yarra Heights Dance Academy is lead by our Principal, Louise Smith, with over twenty years of dance teaching experience and AATBD Inc Teaching Diplomas in 4 styles of dance. She is supported by some of the best teachers in the business, qualified and experienced in a number of popular dance styles.

Louise Smith

(EXAMINER AATBD, TAP. DIP. AATBD, T. Th. DIP. AATBD, JAZZ DIP. AATBD, BALLET DIP AATBD, Adv. BALLET DIP. AATBD) Louise has been involved in the dance industry for over 40 years and is a registered member of the Australian Academy of Theatrical and Ballet Dancing Inc. (AATBD Inc.). Louise has been trained in various styles […]

Kate Tullburg

Kate Tullberg has an extensive background in performing arts including dance, drama and vocal performances beginning training at the the age of 4. She has received dance tuition with some of the most highly regarded dance and singing instructors in Australia including principals of major Australian Ballet companies and stars of national and overseas touring […]

Jillian Fitzgerald

Jillian Fitzgerald has been dancing and choreographing professionally for more than forty years.  As a child, Jillian studied all areas of dance, including RAD ballet and following her training in Australia, she attended various specialist Academys in both Great Britain and the USA. Jillian has choreographed and danced for many television networks and her credits […]

Brett Fisher

Brett is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Course directed by Andrew Hallsworth at Patrick Studios Australia. Brett has featured in many corporate events and shows in many Melbourne venues as well as dancing and singing at the Rob Guest Endowment with Christie Whelan-Browne and Twisted Broadway with Tim Campbell in 2012. In 2013, Brett […]

Rebekah Abblitt

Rebekah has been dancing for over 20 years and is trained in all styles of dance. Rebekah has completed her teaching diplomas with the AATBDinc in all styles of dance (tap, theatrical, jazz and ballet).  She has also complted a 2 year musical theatre course at Kelly Aykers Fulltime Dance School.  Rebekah has been teaching […]

Kara Smith

Kara has been dancing for over 15 years at Yarra Heights Dance Academy and is trained in jazz, tap, classical ballet, lyrical and contemporary dance. She has completed AATBD exams in ballet, theatrical, tap and jazz. Kara has performed in solo and group competitions and public exams. Kara has been an assistant dance teacher for […]

Laura Flecknoe

Laura started dancing at the age of 4 where her passion for dance grew quickly. Laura has participated in exams through the SFD syllabus, competitions and public performances. She is trained in the styles of jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary and lyrical. Laura has worked in the childcare industry for 10 years and is a strong […]

Georgina Charteris

Georgina is a true triple-threat with 7 years professional performing experience as a dancer, singer and actress. She has travelled internationally as a Singer & Dancer in the corporate and cabaret scene and is still working hard in the industry. She has toured India as a dancer with FX Entertainment, was a showgirl dancer for […]