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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 - Director & Senior Teacher

Miss Tia has been around Danceworks 114 since it’s beginning in 1996, and has been teaching for 18 years in all styles of dance. In 2021 Tia jumped in as full time as 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 12 years in administrative roles across diverse and challenging fields, and feels grateful to be putting her skills to use at Danceworks 114 work alongside so many wonderful & inspirational teachers.
She has completed her Elementary certificates in Tap and Ballet as well as her Acrobatic Arts Instructor & Cheerleading Coach qualifications. Miss Tia is working hard everyday to grow Danceworks 114 into a home for all dancers of all ages & abilities, where they can come to share their love & passion for dance without judgement or fear. She knows it is extremely important that everyone feels safe & accepted whilst dancing with us and can freely & happily express themself whilst doing so.

Miss Kristy - Senior Teacher

Miss Kristy has been dancing for over twenty years and began teaching at the age of seventeen.
She holds a certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management, has completed both her Junior and Associate teacher's qualification with Australian Teacher's of Dancing (ATOD) and holds a Certificate III in Community Activities specialising in Dance as well as a Certificate III in Business.
Kristy continued to develop her love of dance and teaching by furthering her dance studies in Melbourne, studying Dance Teaching and Management at Dance Factory as well as Elite Dance at Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance.
In 2015, Kristy performed at the opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup as a backup dancer for pop star Nathaniel. Kristy loves to share her passion for dance and aims to bring out the best in each of her students.
In her time away from dance Kristy loves spending time with her son William, husband Glenn and cat Archie.

Miss Lacey - Senior Teacher

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 Bonnie - Senior Teacher

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 2023!

Miss Allie - Senior Teacher

Miss Allie has been apart of the Danceworks 114 family since she was 5 years old. Allie has trained in many dance styles at Danceworks 114, completing her Ballet and Tap Elementary Exam, and has been teaching at Danceworks since 2018. During this time, Allie has found a great love for Hip Hop and all the styles that Hip Hop brings. Allie enjoys seeing the children being apart of classes and watching them succeed and develop over the course of the year.
During the week, Allie works at a local daycare centre, while currently studying her Bachelor of Education, but many other jobs over the weekend. In the free time Allie has, you will find her with her two sausage dogs and up the Victorian High Country.

Miss Sammie - Performing Arts

Miss Sammie, a former member of the Danceworks114 crew, has been dancing and singing since age 11. She decided to take her passion more seriously when she uprooted her life to Ballarat and studied Musical Theatre at the Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts (BAPA).
After completing her Bachelors of Arts (Musical Theatre) Sammie is now back in the valley with her amazing family, sharing her love for all things performing!
In 2023 Sammie will be onboard as our Performing Arts Teacher, taking a small handful of students for PA lessons where they will work on their singing and acting skills.
These Private Lessons are very limited, so please contact us with your expression of interest.

Miss Abbey - Senior Teacher

Abbey is an upcoming professional dancer and performer who graduated from her full time professional dance course through Global Dance Pro in 2021 with a Certificate IV in Dance and a Certificate IV in Performing Arts.
Dancing from age 11, Abbey has performed in numerous events and shows including: the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast; the 2021 Brisbane Fashion Week; the 2021 Dancing CEO’s Charity Event in Brisbane; a private function for Gina Reinhart on the Sunshine Coast as well as dancing in the Brisbane Christmas Parades in 2018 and 2019. She performed in Creative Generations State Schools Onstage for 4 years where she was mentored by artist including Swaggamama, Nicky Manego and many others.
Abbey also has specialty skills under her belt. She has fire twirled and hula hooped at events including the Gold Coast Show and Community Festivals, and stilt walked for an event at Sea World for Aerial Angels and Chase Creations Agency.
Abbey has been teaching dance at many different dance studios in Queensland since 2018. She has a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management through ATOD (Australian Teacher of Dance). She loves choreographing and has been creating end of year concert routines for many studios as well as Eisteddfod and competition routines for studios and primary and high schools since 2014.
With a strong understanding of what the industry requires from dancers/performers, Abbey aims to combine performing, choreography and teaching into one by creating her own Agency/ Professional Performance Group where she can share her passion, knowledge and creative ideas with other aspiring dancers and performers.

Miss Kelli - Senior Teacher

Beginning classes at age 5, Kelli quickly fell in love with modern dance. She trained all through her school years and found her true love for dance at Bairnsdale Jazz Funk, what UFD was formerly known as. Upon returning to Bairnsdale in 2008, Kelli came home to UFD, this time as a teacher. She formed the area's first ever Hip Hop Performance team and quickly began to dominate in local and state-wide competitions. The UFD Senior Hip Hop troupe has consistently placed in the top 2 in area competitions and her eye-catching and original routines have blazed the trail for other troupes to follow in her path.
Her career highlights include a top 3 placing at the Crown International Dance Festival in 2019, where the troupe has competed against dance schools from all over the country, and dancing with LA Danceforce and Alison Faulk (Magic Mike choreographer), as well as top 2 placings each year since the team began competing at regional dance eisteddfods in 2010.
Kelli is excited to share her love of Hip Hop with us, hoping to inspire & spark some love for the style!

Miss Sarah - Junior Teacher

Miss Sarah has been dancing with us for over 10 years now an in 2022 she moved into an official position on our junior team teaching classes! Especially over the last year and a bit, Sarah has shown great dedication & love for her work, not just creating relationships with the dancers but their families too.
She is a bright, confident & happy individual that has a passion to learn and grow as a teacher. We are so excited to see Sarah grow through the ranks, as I did, here at Danceworks.

Miss Charlie - Junior Teacher

Miss Charlie has been dancing with us since she was a little dot and is another fabulous young teacher born and raised DW114. Charlie officially joins our Junior Team this year teaching in the style of Hip Hop and contemporary. She is a very mature and level headed individual with a beautiful spark and love for dance. We are looking forward to seeing how Miss Charlie grows in her new role and she passes on that love & dance knowledge to our younger generations.

Miss Chelsea - Junior Teacher

coming soon

Admin Team

Miss Tia - Director & Senior Teacher

Miss Tia has been around Danceworks 114 since it’s beginning in 1996, and has been teaching for 18 years in all styles of dance. In 2021 Tia jumped in as full time as 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 12 years in administrative roles across diverse and challenging fields, and feels grateful to be putting her skills to use at Danceworks 114 work alongside so many wonderful & inspirational teachers.
She has completed her Elementary certificates in Tap and Ballet as well as her Acrobatic Arts Instructor & Cheerleading Coach qualifications. Miss Tia is working hard everyday to grow Danceworks 114 into a home for all dancers of all ages & abilities, where they can come to share their love & passion for dance without judgement or fear. She knows it is extremely important that everyone feels safe & accepted whilst dancing with us and can freely & happily express themself whilst doing so.

Miss Jade

Miss Jade has joined our team in 2021 to take on the role of Administrator.
Jade has 12 years experience as a Dance Mum here at Danceworks 114 to her three lovely girls Charli, Ayva & Piper.
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!