Teaching Staff



Senior Dance and Examiner ATOD

Mrs. Simone Dawson ARAD, Dip. T. B. Ed, Grad. Dip. (Dance Ins.), Adv Lic. Dip. ATOD, Examiner ATOD

Karen and Simone have known each other for thirty plus years. Simone has  an expansive amount knowledge and experience. Having had her own dance school and being a Senior Examiner with the ATOD. Simone is a great asset to the school.         


Vocal and Dance

Cert. Mus. Theatre Trinity College, Adv Lic ATOD Ballet; Tap; Jazz, Adv 1 Rad, Junior Teachers ATOD, BSc. (Human Mov. Sci.)

Shannon commenced dancing with Karen at age three. A wonderful dancer gaining her Elementary ( Honours) ; Intermediate Foundation ( Honours) and Full Intermediate ( Commended); Junior Teacher ATOD ; Cert in Musical Theatre; Lic Atod in Tap; Jazz and Ballet.  As a performer, Shannon was a fantastic competitor in eisteddfods and ATOD Scholarships. Shannon won Junior; Intermediate; Senior Ballet and Jazz at the state and national level .  Shannon is currently performing with the Bronco’s Cheer squad as Dance Captain.
As a teacher her qualifications and performance knowledge gives her younger peers great inspiration.

"Thankyou Shannon for your ongoing support." - Karen.



Dance and Drama

ATOD Jnr Teacher, Adv. ATOD Lic. (Jazz, Ballet), Grad. Actors Workshop, Grad. QSPA, Air. TV

Tamiko commenced teaching at the school in 2008 and has given fantastic enthused classes. Great drama background!



ARAD, Adv Lic ATOD (Ballet, Jazz, Tap) (4rd Year Business Degree; part time)

Catherine has been with Karen as a student from age three. A wonderful performer, winning many eisteddfods and championships plus Atod state and Australasian Scholarships.
Catherine passed her Advance Rad Two in 2007 and her Advance ATOD tap; Jazz and Ballet( Honours). Catherine is now part of the Bronco’s Cheersquad.

"Thankyou for your Support Catherine." - Karen



Gr. 8 PA Trinity College, Associate Teacher ATOD Associate ATOD, ADV LICATOD Tap, Jazz Inter ATOD Ballet, Inter Rad; First Aid Certificate; Certficate Three in Community Services;  Bach Bus. Management/ Journalism

Jennessa excels at the drama, having won many awards at the eisteddfods from 'Most Promising' to Championships. Jennessa topped the State in Grade three 95%; Finalist Quest Newspaper achievement award; In grade Eight, She achieved a Distinction (93%); was asked to demonstrate part of the exam to all Sth East Queensland Trinity college teachers by the examiner at the Teacher's seminar.  Jennessa is now at University and continues teaching Dance and Drama at the school.


In Studio Teachers

The following studio teachers work with the junior school.  The academy is a Teacher training school, which gives work to any student that is interested in teaching.  All students wishing to teach, must be a Elementary ATOD and/or INTERMEDIATE RAD in their practical training.

Lisa Mellor - Adv. Lic. ATOD (Jazz, Tap), First Aid Cert; Anna Rowbottom -  (Inter Rad, Inter Jazz, Ballet); Studying Cert 3 Child Care; First Aid Cert.;  Kristy Conserdyne - Inter Rad; Studing Cert. Three in Community Services;  Sheridan Tanzer - Inter Rad;