Staff

All teachers at the Sharon Alback Dance Centre are fully qualified. We have several student teachers who assist in some classes to enable them to complete their teacher training. They all hold blue cards and First Aid Certificates.

Sharon Alback has been running the Centre since 1952 and is a CSTD International Examiner, Life Member of the CSTD, convener for the Qld Born to Perform Festival Convener. Sharon has nurtured endless number of students over the years to become the best they can. Many have gone on to become professional dancers, studio owners, choreographers and countless other professionals in the Industry. Sharon oversees all costume design and making for our concerts, competition and performances.

Diahann Maude is a CSTD International Examiner an adjudicator, holds a BA in Recreation Management and a CERT IV in Dance Teaching and Management, as well as her Acrobatic Arts Certification. Diahann has been dancing since age 3 and has grown up in the Studio. Diahann overseas all classes and teaches most of the syllabus classes within the studio, as well as the running the business side of the Studio. 

Kerry Smale is a CSTD International Examiner and holds a CERT IV in Dance Teaching and Management., and Acrobatic Arts Certification. Kerry has been in the studio since she was 4 years old and teaches everything from the Kindy classes to the full diploma exam classes.  Kerry is instrumental to the success of the studio over the years with her nurturing methods with students and parents alike.

Tracey Francis holds her Teacher’s Certificate in CSTD Theatrical and Level 2 Sports Acro. Tracey has been with the studio since she was 8 years old and teachers the younger competition teams.

Cassie McClymont holds her full Diploma in CSTD Classical, Modern Jazz and Theatrical. Cassie has been with the studio since she was 3 years old and has also completed her full qualifications in Nursing while still attending and teaching classes in the studio. Cassie teaches our Adults Tap class and assists with classes when Kerry or Diahann are examining

Lauren Couch holds her full Diploma in CSTD Modern Jazz, Theatrical and Performing Arts, plus her Teachers Certificate in CSCTD Tap and Classical. With 20 years of dance training, Lauren has performed both overseas and in Australia, has attended numerous workshops around the world. Lauren teachers our Drama and Theatrical Performing Arts classes, Contemporary classes, Eisteddfod teams and Modern Jazz Classes.

Alyson Reese will be teaching Ready Set Dance and hip hop classes and assisting with Acrobatics classes in 2020. Ally has been a student with SADC from age 3 and has studied all genres of dance during that time, Ally is currently working towards her Teacher’s Certificate in Musical Theatre.

 

Andrew Maude holds his Teacher’s Certificate in Modern Jazz , Acrobatic Arts Certification, is a Level 9 Gymnast and National Level Trampolinist. Andrew has been dancing since the age of 2 completing a full time Dance course at Conroy Dance Centre. He teaches our acrobatic classes and senior level jazz classes. 

 

Jasmime Reese will be assisting with Modern Jazz and tap classes in 2020. Jasmine has also been a student of SADC since age 3 and has also studied a Professional level dance course at Dynamite in Coomera. She is currently studying dance full time at Conroys Dance Centre.

 

Gayle De Bruin is our Administration Officer and sees to all administration duties. Any queries regarding fees, timetables, important dates and events can be answered by Gayle who has been a part of our Dance Family since her daughter,  Tracey Francis started dancing.