The Principal

Amelia is a fully qualified and registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and has been teaching for over 15 years. She has been involved in the dance industry for the past 26 years in a career that has taken her to perform in Brisbane, Sydney, London, Rockhampton, Townsville and Melbourne. Amelia graduated from the Queensland Ballet Professional year, where she was trained by Francois Klaus (Director of Qld Ballet Company), Robyn White (Associate Director), Janette Mulligan and Paul Boyd. During her time with the Qld Ballet, Amelia performed in the International Gala, The Nutcracker Ballet, and other performances at the Lyric Theatre and Playhouse Theatre, QPAC.

In 2000, Amelia founded a school in Rockhampton, Amelia’s Studio of Dance, which is currently in it’s 11th year of operation, now owned by her sister, Erin. While teaching at her school, Amelia completed the RAD Teaching Certificate, graduating with Distinction, gaining RAD registered teaching status. Amelia prepared students for RAD examinations, with students receiving outstanding results, a total of 13 students received 100% within the first 4 years.

Amelia was first trained in Rockhampton, by Miss Parker, where she completed all the RAD ballet exams, being awarded her RAD Advanced 2 with the highest result, at only 15 years of age. Amelia was awarded the RAD North QLD Bursary and went on to study 1 year of a diploma in dance at Dance World Studios in Melbourne, where one of her highlights was performing at the Sydney Opera House. Amelia was a semi finalist in the SODA Ballet scholarships in Sydney and also in the Genee Awards in London. Amelia was also an Australian Ballet School Interstate Associate.

Amelia has an extensive knowledge of ballet technique and has studied the following dance disciplines, classical ballet RAD, classical ballet open, classical ballet Vaganova method, contemporary, including Martha Graham technique, flemenco, FATD tap and jazz, CSTD tap and jazz, open tap and jazz, hip hop, national and ballroom.

Amelia also studied singing, drama, percussion, piano, violin, mime, dance history, human anatomy, and credits this to the many world leading dance experts she was fortunate to be taught by, this includes Robert Ray, Shirley Tracey, Barbra Everson, John Burns, Ann Jenner, Mary Mackendry, Brian Nolan, Francios Klaus, Robyn White and Janette Mulligan.

Amelia now lives in Brisbane, where she has been freelance teaching for the past 5 years.