Toepaz Dance Studio pride themselves on our highly qualified, passionate and exceptional Teaching Staff who are highly respected in the Dance and Entertainment Industry.
We employ teachers that are experienced, dependable, and responsible and that have the knowledge and qualifications that is required for the range of levels and age group being taught.

All teaching staff all requires to hold a ‘Working with Children Check’ to become a staff member at Toepaz.
In 2018 we introduced our Brand New Assistant Dance Teaching Program called ‘DanceStep’ for our students who want to explore the avenue of dance teaching. These students are incredibly looked up to by our younger dancers.
The program covers assistant teaching skills such as behaviour management, different learning needs and styles, Safe Dance Principles and Anatomy to name just a few. Students will need to commit to training days which will be held over a few days a year.
We also have our friendly Administration Team who is in the office every day Monday - Saturday during specific class times.

  STEPHANIE N   (Principal/Director)

STEPHANIE N (Principal/Director)

Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management
2 Years Full Time Dance Training - Industry School of Dance
SFD Ballet & Jazz Teaching Certificate
Pilates Mat Certificate
Pilates Reformer Certificate

Workshops: ATOD, SFD, RAD Ballet, Contemporary Floor Work and Improvisation, Acrobatique, Pilates Pregnancy and Post Natal.

  Alysha M

Alysha M

2 Years Spectrum Full Time
Level 1, 2 and 3 Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation
Trained with National Institute of Circus Arts

  Jason L

Jason L

4 Years Full Time Dance at - Industry School of Dance
Vocal Training with Dean Lotherington
Acting Training with Richard Sarelle

 
  Joel G

Joel G

Bachelor of Arts in Film, TV and Media Studies – University of Auckland, New Zealand
Diploma in Communications – Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand Certificate in Maori Performing Arts

Director - HHI Hip Hop International
Director - Triple8Funk

  Emma W

Emma W

Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre –
University of Ballarat
Master of Teaching – 
Majoring in Drama and Music Teaching – University of Tasmania

  Katia B

Katia B

Bachelor of Arts (Dance) Deakin University, 2008
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Deakin University, 2008
Bachelor of Arts (Dance) – Victorian College of the Arts, 2003
C.S.T.D, Classical Ballet – Advanced II

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS
Chunky Move Dance Company, 2008
Hellen Sky- Darker Edge of Night, Arts House, 2008

 
  Abbey L

Abbey L

SFD Jazz Teaching Certificate
VCE DANCE Units 1 – 4
(& received Dance Prize) 
SFD Ballet Levels 3 – 7
SFD Jazz Levels 4 – 8

ASSISTANT TEACHER - Alongside Principal 4 Years

  Katherine H

Katherine H

Diploma in Dance – 2 Years Full Time Dance at Spectrum Dance 
SFD Jazz Teaching Certificate
VCE Dance Units 1 – 4
ASSISTANT TEACHER - 5 years

  Sara C

Sara C

Bachelor of Primary Education majoring Creative Arts (dance)
Trained in Cheerleading/Acrobatic/Tumbling
Certificate 2 and 3 in hospitality

 
  Cheyenne T

Cheyenne T

Diploma in Dance
Level 1, 2 and 3 IASF Accredited Cheerleading Coach
Advance Certified Acrobatics coach
Level 2 First Aid / CPR

Certified Barre Attack Instructor

  Stef T

Stef T

Certificate IV in Clinical Pilates with ‘Breathe Education’
200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Power Living
Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor in Zumba Fitness + Dance Cardio + Barre
Certificates III + IV in Fitness
Robert Sturrock’s Industry Dance full-time course in 2006.
The National Theatre Ballet School full-time course in 2005

C.S.T.D, Classical Ballet – Advanced II
KX Pilates Academy: Dynamic Reformer Pilates
Pre and post natal Pilates workshops.

  Silvana B

Silvana B

ADMINISTRATION
Part Time Office Administration
Back in the day was a full-time mum!
Silvana is very passionate about supporting Toepaz! She enjoys cooking for her family as well as Toepaz Events! 
Come and say hi to Silvana Mondays and Wednesdays!

 
  Ella A

Ella A

SFD Jazz Teaching Certificate
VCE DANCE Units 1 – 2

SFD Ballet Levels 5 – 7
SFD Jazz Levels 3 – 8

ASSISTANT TEACHER - Alongside Principal 4 Years

  Cassandra J

Cassandra J

  Gemma M

Gemma M

3 Years Full Time Dance Spectrum
Certificate 3 in Fitness
Diploma Dance and Musical Theatre
First Aid Qualified

 

SFD Classical Teaching Certificate – 2014
SFD Jazz Teaching Certificate – 2014
Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne University) in Creative Writing – 2015

RAD Classically Trained – Advanced Foundation Graduate Diploma in Counselling Specialising in Creative
Therapies – Current – (ACAP Australian College of Applied Psychology)