0493 250 409

109 Argyle St, Traralgon

Our Team

Teaching Team

Danceworks 114 is proud to provide professional instruction to our students in a family environment. With a mixture of tradition and innovation, our team strive to bring the best out of every student.

Miss Tia

Miss Tia has been around Danceworks 114 since it’s beginning 25 years ago, and has been teaching for 15 years in all styles of dance.
In 2021 Tia has came onboard full time as our Operations Manager overseeing all Administration, Staff & Customer Relations. In August of 2021 Tia obtained Ownership of Danceworks 114 and moved into the position of Director.
She has been working for over 10 years in administrative roles across diverse and challenging fields, and is extremely excited to be back full time at the place she loves most.
Miss Tia has completed her Elementary certificates in Tap and Ballet as well as her Acrobatic Arts Instructor & Cheerleading Coach qualifications.
If you see her around, don't be afraid to introduce yourself or to simply say "Hey!"

Miss Ali

Miss Ali has been sharing her passion for dance and mentorship with students for over 15 years.
During her 14 years of owning Danceworks 114, Miss Ali has managed to grow the business into home for everyone who just wants to love & enjoy Dance as much as she does. Miss Ali stepped back from her role as Director/Owner in August of 2021 and passed the baton on to Miss Tia. Lucky, she is not leaving us and will still be here in her teaching position.
Ali has completed both a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry/ Human Physiology) and a Masters in Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary). Ali has worked as a Kindergarten teacher and currently works as a Primary school Teacher in Traralgon. Ali is also a certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor and Cheerleading coach. Ali loves bringing the best out of every dancer by teaching not just dance skills, but life skills to her students.

Miss Kristy

Miss Kristy has been dancing for over twenty years and began teaching at age 17.
Her qualifications include Certificate III in Business, Certificate III in Community Activities, Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management and the Junior and Associate Teachers course with ATOD.
Kristy studied Dance Teaching and Management at Dance Factory and Elite Dance at Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance where she further developed her love of dance and teaching.
In her time away from dance Kristy loves reading, shopping, spending time with her friends and husband and most importantly her cat!

Miss Lacey

Miss Lacey has a real passion for Ballet and Acrobatics. Lacey has completed the Acrobatic Arts Teaching Certification course and specifically focuses on safety and progressions when teaching all skills. In 2020 Lacey completed her Advanced Classical Ballet Exam through ATOD (Our resident Ballerina!). 
Lacey has also taken part in a Progressing Ballet Technique course that gives insight and exercises to develop strong ballet technique. When she isn't at Danceworks either Teaching or Participating in classes, Lacey can be found in a kitchen at a local aged care facility catering for the residents or when she actually has some free time, riding her horses!

Miss Allie

Miss Allie has been part of the Danceworks 114 family for 16 years. Allie is currently studying her Bachelors in Education & Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Business Management.
During the day Allie is working as an educator in a daycare centre. Allie has completed both Elementary certificates in Tap and Ballet along with VET dance. If she ever gets a day off she loves to make day trips to nature walks and waterfalls.

Miss Gill

Miss Gill has been dancing at Danceworks114 for 20 years.
She is currently studying Bachelors of Nursing at university, works as an Undergraduate Nurse (RUSON) at Warragul Hospital and is Personal Carer at an Aged Care Facility in Traralgon.
In her spare time Miss Gill enjoys going to the gym, catching up with friends, and most importantly, dancing. Her favourite styles of dance are Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz.
Miss Gill has completed both her Elementary Tap & Ballet Exams through the ATOD syllabus.

Miss Bonnie

Miss Bonnie began dancing locally at the age of 2 until around 16 years of age where she moved into training at Transit Dance's Origins Program in Melbourne. During this time she also completed full time training in Elite Performance through Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance. She has a strong competitive dance background competing locally and interstate for 12 years.
Bonnie has also had numerous professional gigs such as the AFL Grand Final, AFL Grand Final Footy Show, Australia’s Got Talent and the Australian Grand Prix. She has a strong passion for Classical Ballet having completed all of her Ballet examination levels through the ATOD Syllabus.
Bonnie has her CERT IIII in Business, Certificate's II , III and IIII in Elite Performance, Certificate IIII in Dance Teaching Management as well as studying her Bachelor of HPE Education!
It's safe to say Miss Bonnie has a lot to bring to the table and we can't wait to see our students thrive & learn from her experiences in 2022!

Miss Elise

Miss Elise has been dancing since age 3 and is trained in styles of Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics and specialises in Ballet (RAD).
Elise danced locally and at various studios in Melbourne, including full time at Danceworld Studios Melbourne and The National Theatre Ballet School in St Kilda on weekends.
As a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor, Elise has a strong passion for health and fitness. She has previously taught Yoga, Pilates, Boxing, Spin and Dance on Cruise Ships and a studio on Hamilton Island.
Miss Elise holds her Diploma in Early Years Education and Care but is most currently studying for her Bachelor's in Health Science, majoring in exercise and nutrition science.
If you see Miss Elise don't be afraid to introduce yourself to make her feel welcome as our newest DW Team Member!

Admin Team

Miss Tia

Miss Tia has been around Danceworks 114 since it’s beginning 25 years ago, and has been teaching for 15 years in all styles of dance.
In 2021 Tia has came onboard full time as our Operations Manager overseeing all Administration, Staff & Customer Relations. In August of 2021 Tia obtained Ownership of Danceworks 114 and moved into the position of Director.
She has been working for over 10 years in administrative roles across diverse and challenging fields, and is extremely excited to be back full time at the place she loves most.
Miss Tia has completed her Elementary certificates in Tap and Ballet as well as her Acrobatic Arts Instructor & Cheerleading Coach qualifications.
If you see her around, don't be afraid to introduce yourself or to simply say "Hey!"

Miss Jade

Miss Jade has joined our team in 2021 to take on the role of Administrator.
Jade has 10 years experience as a Dance Mum here at Danceworks 114 to her three lovely girls, Miss Charli (assistant teacher) Miss Ayva (Senior Performer) & little Piper (UN10 PT)
She holds a Bachelor of Business (accounting & economics) and has over 16 years experience as a taxation accountant.
Jade is a great asset to our team and can't wait to see what dynamic she brings. Be sure to introduce yourself next time you are in!