DANCE TEACHERS MELBOURNE

Meet some of Australia’s most talented and experienced
dance instructors

The Dance World Studios / APO Arts Academy faculty is a cohesive team of professional creative personnel, performers, lecturers & instructors, all of who bring creativity, inspiration and a world of experience into the classroom. Keen to impart their own energy, each member is a professional in their respective fields of expertise, and dedicated to giving students the resources necessary to draw from, in order to help them make the transition from ‘student’ to ‘artist & performer’. Lecturers conduct a wide variety of programs, from traditional to cutting-edge, but all with a performance-based focus.
With this in mind, Dance World Studios / Apo Arts Academy is consistently ranked among the top-performing arts schools in the areas of dance, music theatre, and dramatic art.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

PAMELA APOSTOLIDIS

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JAZZ | THEATRICAL

Pamela Apostolidis
Thern Reynolds
Amy Berrisford
Daniel Ryan
David Wood
Hayley Martin
Hayley Russell
Jessica Fry
Kerry Swain
Madeleine Mackenzie
(Guest teachers)
Gerrard Carter
Ben Osborne

VOCAL TRAINING

Anthony Costanzo
David Piper
Ian Gregory Andrew
Joseph Naim
Scott Hendry
Callum Andreas
Erin Cornell
Morgan Phillips
Maverick Newman
Jayla McLennan (repetiteur)
Samuel Loomes (repetiteur)

ACTING

Ashley Cottrell
Jan Di Pietro
Morgan Phillips
Alexia Brinsley
Quinn Kelly

CLASSICAL | TECHNIQUE & DYNAMICS

Brian Nolan

Gareth Belling

Hayley Russell

Karalyn Rutherford

Kerry Swain

Colin Peasley OAM (Guest teacher)

TAP DANCE

Jessica Fry
Thern Reynolds
Hayley Martin
Jan Di Pietro

CONTEMPORARY DANCE | LYRICAL

Gareth Belling
Sofia Reinking
Maiana Sena
Emma Wilson

ACROBATICS

Richelle Parkinson
Luka Lea-Vestic
Natalie Oosterhoff

HIP-HOP | STREET DANCE

Trevor Santos
Elena Carranceja
Ashtyn Gloury
Kayla Nieto (On-line)

CULTURAL DANCE

Yong Ying Woo (Chinese & Indian Dance)
Laura Uhe (Flamenco)
Pamela Apostolidis (Flamenco)

ADDITIONAL JUNIOR SCHOOL TEACHERS

Emily Herbert (Junior Jazz)
Elena Carranceja (Jazz & Hip-hop))
William McGrath (Acting))
Jasmine Dick (Classical Ballet))
Elijah Brooker-Johnstone (Contemporary)

Administration

DANCE WORLD STUDIOS

Executive Director – CHRIS APOSTOLIDIS
Artistic Director – PAMELA APOSTOLIDIS
Student Liaison  – AIMEE BROOKS
Property Manager – ALDO FORGIONE
Agency Coordinator – CARLY LIN
Accounts – DIANE DENNAOUI
Multi-Media Manager – GEORGE PAPAPETROS