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We have been running for over 10 years and are now open at Newmarket and The Gap. We offer RAD and CSTD syllabus to create the most versatile well rounded dancer.
Attitude offers a safe, fun, learning environment where your child can study a variety of dance styles such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Acro, Song and Dance and general fitness classes. We take children from the age of two years old in our “Tiny Performers” classes right up to young adults with our senior classes.

Performance

Teachers with Attitude

  • Jordon RenniePRINCIPAL

    Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance
    Certificate 3 in Contemporary Dance
    CSTD teacher in ballet, tap and jazz
    Over 5 years teaching professionally

    Jordon Rennie began her dancing training at the age of two, studying the same styles of Ballet, Jazz and Tap that she teaches at Attitude today. As a teacher, Jordon aims to educate students in not only the skills and disciplines required of good dancers but also wishes to uphold the fun and creative aspects that make her work so rewarding.

    Jordon holds a long list of academic credentials including a Diploma in Dance Education and an Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance, both obtained from the Australian Dance Performance Institute.

    Jordon has taught dancing for over 10 years working with students aged 2-18 across a number of studios around Brisbane. She took over Attitude Dance Academy in 2015 and has loved working, sharing and growing with the students ever since. Jordon is also a member of the Commonwealth Society of Teachers and Dance, which allows her to facilitate the world-renowned CSTD Syllabus through her classes at Attitude.

    The last few years at Attitude have been both professionally and personally rewarding for Jordon having met many new families and introducing them to the Attitude community. Jordon looks forward to what Attitude’s future brings for both her and her students.

  • Kristin WilliamsBallet, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical

    In 2004 Kristin commenced teaching in Rockhampton and found her passion in passing on her love of dance to students of all ages. After receiving both the Junior and Senior choreography awards at the Showcase National Dance Championships 2009 Regional Finals for her ballet and contemporary works she has continued striving to choreograph original and appealing works for her students to perform.

    Kristin was the Director of Project Movement in Brisbane, which she founded, from 2010 to 2017. Her students have been very successful in many facets of dance and excelled in their Royal Academy of Dance ballet and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance jazz and tap examinations. They have also been very successful at competitions local and national. Project Movement was awarded the Adjudicators choice awards at the Brisbane Eisteddfod three years running in 2014, 2015 & 2016 for their outstanding and memorable group performances.

    Miss Kristin’s classes are energetic and challenging. She is always learning new styles and techniques which she enthusiastically shares with all her students.

  • Maria RoselliBallet

    5I started my ballet training in New Zealand then moved to London to take up a position with the Royal Ballet School (RBS) in 1982. I trained there for 2 years under teachers Dame Ninette de Valois, Sir Michael Somes, Lynn Wallis and Dame Merle Park, performing the Golden Vine fairy (Sleeping Beauty) and La Sylphide pas de deux in the RBS end of year performance. 

    In 1984 I was awarded the silver medal at the Adeline Genee and in that same year accepted a full-time contract with the Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden, London. I worked with many esteemed choreographers including David Bintley, Sir Peter Wright and Sir Kenneth Macmillan under the directorship of Sir Antony Dowell. During this time I toured Russia, Japan, Germany and Australia. In 1990 I joined National Ballet of Canada; then I joined NAPAC and CAPAB in South Africa dancing many soloist and principal roles including Swanhilda (Copelia), Sugar Plum fairy (Nutcracker) and Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty). 

    In 2000 I retired from the stage to start a family, in that same year I received distinction for the RAD professional dancer’s teacher’s course. 

    From 2001 – 2016 I owned and managed my own ballet school in Cape Town, South Africa as well as teaching at the University of Cape Town (UCT) ballet school under the directorship of Dianne Cheesman and the Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) under Debbie Turner. I have entered many children of all ages into RAD exams and Eisteddfods. I also teach open class, repertoire and coaching at a high level.

    In December 2016 I immigrated to Brisbane with my family and will continue my love of teaching dance and impart my knowledge plus wealth of experience, to the Australian dance community.

  • Mia ThamsJunior Jazz, Ballet and Tap

    Mia danced for 14 years, whilst beginning teaching during that time. She has trained under both the tap and ballet CSTD syllabus. She enjoys seeing the children reach the personal bests and assisting them in doing so, finding it both satisfying and rewarding. As well as teaching, Mia also studies Drama and Business at QUT, continuing in the development of her own performance skills.

  • Meg MulliganLyrical/Contemporary & Jazz

    Meg is an ex Attitude student and has over 4 years teaching experience. She is trained in RAD Ballet and CSTD jazz syllabus. When she isn’t teaching at Attitude she’s working at a real estate office or at uni, studying law. Teaching dance is her long time passion and labour of love.

  • Laura McNallyBallet and Contemporary

    Laura is a Brisbane based dance teacher/performer who provides a positive environment for all classes and is most passionate about contemporary dance and classical ballet. Her performance practice has seen her feature in various independent dance works and children’s theatre in many settings including art galleries, on stage and in public spaces! Her university degree allowed her to experience full scale theatre productions twice a year from 2012-2016 working with a range of renowned Australian and international choreographers. 2017 saw her choreograph and dance in a collaborative work as part of Surge Collective that toured throughout Europe and festivals in Brisbane. Over the last two years she has shifted her focus to develop her teaching career. Laura’s Royal Academy of Dance qualification allows her to commit herself to an in depth and constantly growing knowledge of classical ballet, guiding students to excel in class and examinations. Laura’s extensive contemporary dance experience provides her with a detailed understanding of the body in movement and the ability to build students into strong, intelligent, technical and performative dancers. With experience teaching students as young as 2 through to pre professional dancers, Laura hopes to inspire and invigorate all students who have the opportunity to participate in her classes. 

  • Emmy AndersonJazz, Ballet, Contemporary/Lyrical

    Born to perform, Miss Emmy started dancing at 4 and found a real love for the stage. Trained in RAD Classical Ballet, and both CSTD and FATD Jazz and Tap, she is a versatile dancer that has enjoyed success in both group and solo performances with a number of national champion titles from Showcase, and a Regional Title from Get the Beat.

    Miss Emmy was a student from the original Elite Dance/Project Movement team who has continued in her dancing endeavours, now teaching for Attitude. Having extensive stage experience, she provides coaching for a number of our soloists and performance groups who get great first-hand advice on both technique and performance. Miss Emmy is also able to share her tips on good competitor preparation and how to manage the emotional rollercoaster that can come from the competitive environment.

    When she’s not at the studio you will probably find Emmy working as a Web Design/Digital Marketing specialist or at uni studying Business and Creative Industries at QUT. In her own time Emmy is also a committed member of the QUT Cheer & Dance Club where she continues her passion for dance and performance, competing in all styles (including competitive cheer) across a variety of competitions throughout the year.

  • Steve CarnahoffAcro

    Steve has been teaching various forms of acrobatics for over 20 years. Born and raised in Canada, he started out at an early age competing in gymnastics and went on to become a certified coach for both MAG and WAG (Mens/Womens Articstic Gymnastics). He became level 2 certified under NCCP (National Canadian Coaching Program) which in Australia equates to “Advanced Silver” accreditation. From there he had worked as a coach in cheerleading, tumbling, and trampolining.

    In more recent years he fell in love with the fusion of acrobatics in dance and became a certified teacher specifically for this. He received his module 2 certification in the Acrobatic Arts syllabus and he teaches his classes with a strong foundation in technique but also focuses on the aesthetics of acro.

    More important than anything is his love for teaching the youth and helping them realise that they can achieve their goals.

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