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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 Ali

Miss Ali has been sharing her passion for dance and mentorship with students for over 15 years. She is the co- owner of Danceworks114 and mum to Greta.
Ali is a member of Australian Teachers of Dancing and holds a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry/ Human Physiology). Ali is also a certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor and Cheerleading Coach.
Ali is currently studying her Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) to further her pre-primary passion. Ali is loves bringing the best out of every student and teaching not just dance skills but life skills.

Miss Dani

Miss Dani stated dance at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped! Dani started as an assistant dance teacher at Danceworks 114 when I was 15 and after attending university she returned to teach dance at the age of 21. At the age of 23 Dani then became part owner of the dance school with her best friend (Miss Ali)! Miss Ali and Miss Dani became friends in year 7, and when asked what they wanted to do when they grow up, they would respond with “own a dance school together”... so I guess they made it haha.

Outside of the dance world Dani works at DFP Recruitment as a Senior Resources Consultant and has completed her Diploma in Human Resources and Certificate III in Business Administration. In her spare time she runs, reads, cooks and online shops! Dani also has a webbed toe...... so she probably would have been a really good swimmer!.

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 come onboard full time as our Operations Manager overseeing all Administration, Staff & Customer Relations. 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 Kristy

Miss Kristy has been dancing since she was ten years old and began teaching at age 17. Her qualifications include Certificate III in Business, Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management and the Associate Teachers course with Australian Teachers of Dancing. Kristy has also completed Dance Factory’s Dance Teaching course and Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance Elite Dancer’s Course. In her time away from dance Kristy loves reading, shopping, spending time with her friends and husband and most importantly her cat!

Miss Allie

Miss Allie has been part of the Danceworks 114 family for 16 years. You will find Allie on front reception and also in the studio teaching. 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 Lacey

Miss Lacey has a real passion for Ballet and Acrobatics. Lacey has completed the Acrobatic Arts teacher certification course as well participated in the Australian Ballet summer school program. Lacey recently completed her Advanced Classical Ballet Exam from Australian Teachers of Dancing.
Lacey has also taken part in a Progressing Ballet Technique course that gives insight and exercises to develop strong ballet technique. She is currently completing her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Business Management. In her free time Miss Lacey can be found riding her horses.

Miss Gill

Miss Gill has been dancing at Danceworks114 for 19 years.
She is currently studying Bachelors of Nursing at university, and works as a Personal Carer for an Aged Care Facility.
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. Gill has completed my Elementary Tap exam and is planning on completing her Elementary Classical Ballet exam this year.

Miss Amber

New to our official teaching team in 2021 is the amazing Miss Amber!
Amber brings with her years of Danceworks history and experience as a dancer and volunteer junior assistant. Our students have grown to love Miss Amber over her years of assisting and watching her perform her magic on stage.
Miss Amber has completed Elementary Tap exam with honours distinction has over 10 years of competition dance experience, attended four Danceworks 114 Disneyland Dance Trips and in her spare time she loves participating in Dance Factory Summer School Workshops, Jason Colemans ministry of Dance SSW and National Theatre Ballet SSW. Can't wait to see what dynamic she brings to the team!

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 come onboard full time as our Operations Manager overseeing all Administration, Staff & Customer Relations. 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 (Assistant Teacher & Senior Performer) & little 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!

Miss Pete

You will find Pete welcoming with you the most friendly face at the front desk. Pete dabbled in dancing as a youngster but has never been far from the dance scene as Miss Ali’s sister. Pete is mum to two gorgeous boys and is currently studying a Bachelor of Midwifery.

Pete is looking forward to bringing her boys including husband on the 2019 USA tour and can’t wait to see their reaction at Disneyland.

Miss Allie

Miss Allie has been part of the Danceworks 114 family for 16 years. You will find Allie on front reception and also in the studio teaching. 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.