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

(ADJUDICATOR, 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 more than 40 years and is a registered member of the Australian Academy of Theatrical and Ballet Dancing Inc. (AATBD Inc.). Louise has been trained in […]

Sarah Jones-Bailey

Sarah was born and raised in Melbourne and started dancing at the age of 13. After completing a two-year full time Performing Arts course at Patrick Studios Australia, she went on to tour in Australia and Singapore with Stone Productions and Entertainment Store. Shortly after, Sarah was offered a contract with Norwegian Cruise Lines in […]

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 […]

Georgina Charteris

Georgina is a true triple-threat with seven years professional performing experience as a dancer, singer and actress. She has travelled internationally as a singer and dancer in the corporate and cabaret scene and continues to work within the industry. She has toured India as a dancer with FX Entertainment, was a showgirl dancer for Tom […]

Bronwyn Corbett

Bronwyn holds a Licentiate with Cecchetti Ballet Australia and Cecchetti International Classical Ballet. She also holds a Certificate 4 and attained her Cecchetti Advanced as a teacher. She has a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education and has taught mainstream education in both government and private schools. She has also taught in kindergartens […]

Kara Smith

( AATBD, JAZZ DIP. ) Kara has been dancing for more than 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 and has performed in solo and group competitions as well as public exams.  […]

Annelise Jenkin

( AATBD, TAP. DIP. AATBD, T. Th. DIP. AATBD, JAZZ DIP. ) Annelise’s passion for performing began at five years of age when she started attending dance lessons. She has gone on to complete her Diploma in Musical Theatre at Spectrum Dance Studios, where she has trained professionally in all styles of dance. She also has […]

Alarni Morgan

After discovering a love of dance at just three years old, Alarni set out to devote a life to dance. Having trained at some of Melbourne’s top dance schools including Tony Bartuccio Dance Centre, Patrick Studios Australia (PSA) and Kelly Aykers Full-time Dance; Alarni has the technical and teaching skills to cater to all levels […]

Andy Chen

Andy Chen has been dancing for six years and is trained in hip hop and urban choreography. Andy has been teaching for four years at different dance studios within Australia, including Yarra Heights Dance Academy. He is a director for UNTITLED CREW, owner of Third Movement Dance Company and is a dancer at PDHT dance […]