Dance classes at Alanna’s Theatre and Dance Studio are of a recreational nature. We pride ourselves on offering top quality Dance instruction and education without the stress and pressure of examinations or competitions. Classes are aimed for the beginner student or for those older students who have dabbled in dance in their younger years and would love to return to the studio in a safe and nurturing environment.
We aim to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere, nurturing each student’s individuality to build their confidence, love and appreciation for Dance. We focus on the fundamentals of Dance in a fun and exciting way, encouraging imagination and offering the opportunity for self-expression.
Classes contain an educational element on top of the practical skills taught and students will engage in activities to foster their creative expression, problem solving, risk taking and higher-order thinking skills all while having a great time.
Alanna studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Speech & Drama, Singing and Musical Theatre and developed a passion for teaching at a young age. She has taught in both Private Studio’s and School settings in Queensland and Victoria for the past 15 years. Alanna has a Bachelor of Musical Theatre (Central Queensland University – Conservatorium of Music), Performers Certificate and A.T.C.L. in Musical Theatre (Trinity College of London) and a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (University of Southern Queensland). Alanna is an affiliate member of the Australian Teachers of Dancing and is a registered provider of the Imagine Program. Alanna previously taught the Certificate III in Community Dance Course at Melbourne Polytechnic through the Cultural Infusion Studios in Collingwood. Alanna currently works as a creative dance educator at the RMIT City Campus Children’s Centre and in Brunswick for the Moreland Community Child Care Centres. Alanna is the dance teacher and choreographer for the Melbourne Kids Up Front Musical Theatre camps run in North Melbourne every school holidays. This year Alanna is excited to return to St Leonard’s College teaching Private Drama.
From a young age, Daniella has had a strong passion for dance. She studied
Chechetti Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Singing and went on to obtain a
Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Early Childhood Development at the University
of Auckland (NZ). She has taught dance to children and adults in a variety
of different settings over the past 15 years including dance studios,
childcare centres, schools and hospitals.
With a desire to make dance education accessible to all members of the
community, Daniella has worked with e.motion21, BAM All Abilities Dance
Crew, Future Foundations, Sitar Arts Centre (Washington DC) and Inner City
Inner Child (Washington DC) to develop and teach dance programs to people
with disabilities and underserved communities.
Her performance portfolio includes dancing with Flare Dance Company, Word
Dance Theatre (Washington DC) and Stories In Action (Auckland, NZ).
Daniella currently coordinates the preschool dance program at Creative
Learning Centre. She holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and current
Level 2 First Aid certificate.
Daniella has a YouTube channel which is the perfect home for little Ballerinas to begin their adventure in the magical world of Ballet.
Daniella is thoroughly excited to join the team at ATADS and looks forward to sharing her passion and knowledge with our dance community.