faculty

Our teachers are certified by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

CHRISTINE TREWEEK

Founder

Ms Treweek commenced her career with the New Zealand Ballet Company (now Royal New Zealand Ballet). She also danced with the Val Deakin Dance Theatre, the first Contemporary Dance Company in New Zealand, and performed many roles in Musical Theatre, such as Liesl in Sound of Music. Ms Treweek also has her letters A.T.C.L. and L.T.C.L. in Speech and Drama, studied piano to A.T.C.L level, and gained 100% for her final Advanced examination for Highland dance. She has also worked in television production, including the Australian Ballet’s “Fool on the Hill”. Having taught for 50 years, Ms Treweek has a wealth of knowledge in regard to teaching all ages up to Advanced level. She has also mentored 3 now teachers enabling them to pass their RAD Teaching Examinations.

SOPHIE LUDKE (nee gospodarczyk)

Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre - RAD RTS

Founder of Motif Dance Productions PTY LTD, Sophie Ludke, is making waves in the industry with her sleek and smart Choreography. Having trained and choreographed all over the world, Sophie guarantees to bring leading styles and cutting edge choreography. Her ability to adapt with and be versatile within many facets of performing, and working with performers on any level, is what sets her apart as a choreographer.

Sophies’ extensive list of corporate credits include;  The Star, The CrownMerivale, Google, Optus, Mardi Gras for City of Sydney, TV and film for Stella, Sando, Visa, Sketch she, Athena ManoukianAndrew de Silva and Nathaniel. Musicals for Packmen Productions Cats, Miss Saigon and Shrek. Product launches for Magnum InfinitySkechers, Ikea, fashion shows for Toni & Guy, Myer and Hamilton wool and creative direction for Marquee Sydney.

Sophie’s performing credits has taken her all over the world including Ariel at Tokyo Disney Sea, Carnival Cruise lines, Princess Cruise lines, HongKong Disneyland, Post Modern Juke Box tour Glasgow, the acclaimed Royal Albert Hall in London and G.R.L at Nickelodeon Slimefest.

Sophie has appeared in numerous TVCs including Priceline, Choosi life insurance, Centrum, Stockland, Power Ball and Zeek app.

SHANNON CLARK

Classical and Jazz - RAD RTS

Shannon Clark is a passionate teacher with a wealth of experience. She spent 2013 touring Australia with the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang where she played the character Violet and understudied both Baroness Bomburst and Miss Phillips. Shannon has completed her Advanced 2 R.A.D classical ballet and received the Premier’s Award for Excellence after topping the state of NSW in HSC dance. She has a Diploma in Performing Arts and has travelled the world working as a dancer for Princess Cruises. She also performed at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Hong Kong Disneyland and worked as a dancer on Sydney Showboat. Shannon uses both her performing experience and her training to equip students with a solid technical foundation that revolves around expression and musicality. Her choreography is reflective of her theatrical career. Shannon is the producer of our wonderful eisteddfod Jazz troupe.

Shoko Nagafuchi - RAD RTS

Classical Ballet - RAD RTS

Shoko started her ballet training with Patrina Borrer, where she gained her passion for dance. At 15, she was accepted into the full time program of the Australian Ballet School, where she received a Certificate IV in ballet. The following year she became the first from Australia to successfully audition for the Moscow State Academy of Choreography, better known as the Bolshoi Ballet School, often named as one of the top classical ballet schools of the world. After an amazing three years of dance experience, she graduated with a Diploma in Dance under the guidance of Natalia Revich. Shoko’s professional experience ranges from solo roles in Opera Australia to being a guest performer of Nayika Indian Dance Company. Her teaching experience ranges from three years to adult and has successfully completed her RAD Teachers Certificate, having been mentored by Miss Christine. Shoko is also qualified to teach the RAD Silver Swans syllabus, which is aimed at older adults, and ex dancers, of any age.

ASHLEIGH LOWE-YIP

Junior Teacher

Ashleigh commenced her Ballet studies at 4 yrs of age, graduating to also include Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theatre. She has passed all of her grade and major examinations (RAD) with Distinctions. Ashleigh has competed in many Eisteddfods over the years, winning many 1st Place trophies.

She appeared in the semi professional production of CATS the Musical. Ashleigh is currently studying for her Advanced examination and is teaching the jnr Jazz and also assisting Teachers with their ballet classes.

our philosophy

Our aim is to provide each student quality tuition in classical ballet and dance. All teachers are fully qualified in RAD ballet, and have worked also in the commercial field professionally if teaching Jazz/contemporary/musical theatre.

Dance teaches discipline, self esteem, confidence, creativity and skills that are extremely useful and important for future endeavours both at school and in adult life. Dance also helps develop focus and concentration.

We treat all students equally, concentrating on each student’s needs, they all have their turn “at the front”, and a chance to shine, and hopefully a love of dance. We are careful to ensure that emotional health is a focus, as well as technique.

our philosophy

Our aim is to provide each student quality tuition in classical ballet and dance. All teachers are fully qualified in RAD ballet, and have worked also in the commercial field professionally if teaching Jazz/contemporary/musical theatre.

Dance teaches discipline, self esteem, confidence, creativity and skills that are extremely useful and important for future endeavours both at school and in adult life. Dance also helps develop focus and concentration.

We treat all students equally, concentrating on each student’s needs, they all have their turn “at the front”, and a chance to shine, and hopefully a love of dance. We are careful to ensure that emotional health is a focus, as well as technique.