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About Us - Genesis Dance Academy Teachers

Our teachers are fully qualified, professional and experienced RAD and CSTD teachers.

EXCITING NEWS! We are so thrilled to introduce our teaching faculty for 2018!

  • RAD Ballet – Miss Sue Harvey, Miss Kate Stephenson and Miss Karen Mellers
  • CSTD Jazz – Miss Karen Mellers, Miss Kate Stephenson and Miss Brooke Wieland
  • CSTD Contemporary – Miss Brooke Wieland and Miss Stefanie Samuels
  • Hip Hop – Miss Sian Eveleigh and Miss Brooke Wieland
  • Tap – Miss Stefanie Samuels
  • Tiny Stars & Pre-primary Ballet – Miss Karen Mellers and Miss Stefanie Samuels

Our RAD Ballet classes will be taught by our RAD Registered Teacher, Miss Sue Harvey, and Miss Kate Stephenson. Miss Sue comes to us with a wealth of experience having had a professional ballet career herself, before owning her own successful dance school. She has had many years of experience preparing students for Ballet Exams and competitions, as well as having had students audition successfully for the Australian Ballet School and international programs. Miss Sue will be teaching our RAD Grades & Vocational classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Miss Kate Stephenson is an experienced RAD Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary teacher, who is currently studying her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance & Drama) at QUT. Miss Kate also has many years of performance experience and trained for a professional classical career. She has recently auditioned as part of the choreographic team for the Commonwealth Games and is looking forward to sharing her love of ballet with our RAD Grades 1-5 Ballet classes.

We would also like to welcome Miss Karen Mellers, our new CSTD Ballet and Jazz teacher. Miss Karen also comes to us with many years of experience, having run her own successful dance studio in the past. She is a fully qualified CSTD teacher, who will be teaching our Jazz levels 1-5 on Mondays as well as Tiny Stars, Primary Jazz and Grade 4 Ballet on Wednesdays. Miss Karen is very passionate about nurturing and developing our young dancers and we are sure our younger students are going to love her classes!

Our Contemporary Levels 1-5 and Senior Hip Hop will be taught by Miss Brooke Wieland. Miss Brooke trained in all genres of dance since the age of 4yrs old, completing her RAD Ballet and CSTD Jazz exams to a high level, and has many years of performance experience. Miss Brooke successfully auditioned to be a dancer in the House of Sole Hip Hop Crew, placing 5th at Nationals. Most recently, Miss Brooke has followed her passion for Contemporary and Choreography to the National Dance Architect competition, where she was awarded a scholarship to attend Paul Malek’s workshops in 2018. She has also accepted the position of assistant choreographer for the Genesis Christian College Musical this year, and will be teaching our Levels 1-5 Contemporary and Senior Hip Hop classes.

Emily Briddock

Emily is the Director of Genesis Dance Academy. Her passion drives the Academy and her goal is to consistently offer a high quality of extra-curricular dance classes for children aged Prep to Year 12 in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Tap and Jazz.

Stefanie Samuels

Jazz, Contemporary

Stefanie has been dancing her way across the stage from the young age of four. She has studied Ballet, Contemporary, Tap and Jazz for the past twenty years and has completed a three-year Bachelor of Musical Theatre degree. Stefanie has since taught Ballet, Contemporary, Tap and Jazz at a private dance school for four years in Brisbane. She has completed a Diploma of Education and for the last two years has taught dance at Pimlico State High School. She is excited to continue imparting her knowledge of dance and sharing her passion with her students.

Jessica West

Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary 
Miss Jessica West has many years of performance experience in all genres. Jessica studied classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap, and completed her RAD Ballet Exams to Advanced Level 1. After training in a full time classical ballet school, she is currently in her second year studying at Conroys Performing Arts School. She has taught ballet, jazz and tap previously on the Sunshine Coast and we are very excited to welcome her to our Genesis Dance family.

Jessica West

Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary 
Miss Sian trained full time and completed her Certificate IV with Raw Performing Arts, and has worked professionally as a dancer and performer. Sian performs with Mega Jam Crew and has taught Hip Hop for a number of studios around Brisbane.

Our teachers would love to teach your child how to dance!

If you are interested in learning to dance at Genesis Dance Academy, please send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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