With 20 years teaching experience throughout Australia she brings to the Whitsundays quality teaching in a fun environment.
She holds a BA in Dance & a Dip Ed in Sec Ed, ADV Registered Teacher & Assessor, is a Member & Associate Teacher of the CSTD & has her Acrobatic Arts Teaching Certificate.
Juanita is an inspiring dance teacher who loves sharing her passion and love of dance with her students.
Many past students have followed their dreams to teach dance or dance at prestigious schools and companies including:
The Moulin Rouge, The Australian Ballet Interstate Program, Brent St, Ev & Bow, UNSW, QUT, RAW Dance, Ikin Dance, Dance Force, Hamburg Ballet School, Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching, National Dance Institute, Transit Dance Company and many Cruise Ships.
Dancing has been a part of Nicole’s life for over 20 years. Much of her childhood was spent dancing at eisteddfods, performing both solos and in groups, and also participating in youth ballet companies.
Nicole has completed her major CSTD exams in both Classical Ballet and Tap.
Nicole has also performed at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane.
Before moving to the Whitsundays, Nicole spent five years sharing her extensive knowledge of ballet, tap, contemporary and jazz with students in Brisbane in both studio and workshop settings.
Ballet, contemporary and tap are Nicole’s favourite styles of dance and her love of Acro fast becoming one with Acrobatic Arts.
She is always looking for new and interesting ways to help students develop their own confidence within each style of dance,
with a focus on progressing technique.
She has recently trained as a TAPfit instructor, and is excited to bring this to the Whitsunday's.
She has a real passion for dance and how it can positively impact the lives of the students (children & adults) that she teaches.
Zahrah grew up in a family with the love for storytelling and music in Mackay, so it was no surprise when she revealed aspirations of being a performer from a young age.
She is a talented performer and teacher of Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Singing, along with this she is a keen songwriter and can often be seen out performing in Mackay and the Whitsundays over the weekends.
Zahrah has a BA in Fine Arts – Acting from NIDA and a BA in Musical Theatre and is fortunate to work with wonderful mentors such asMargret Harvison, Nicole Thompson, Andrew Ross, Nigel Ubrihien & Robert Bertrum.
The stage is her home and has performed in many musicals including most recently The Wizard of Oz and Scrooge the Musical in 2018, The Mikado, Catch Me If You Can, Chicago and 42ndStreet. Later this year Zahrah will be performing the lead of Delorisin Sister Act at the MECC.