ABOUT US

Principal - Penny Curd

Penny Curd is the founder of Encore Dance Studio which has been operating since 2005. She gained her Dance Qualifications through the CSTD (Commonwealth Society Of Teachers Of Dance) syllabus and also has a Bachelor Degree in Education.  Penny has danced since she was 4 years old and through dancing has had many life experiences including performing in Las Vegas at the American Dance Championships, performing at Disneyland and performing at 1988 World Expo in Brisbane.  Penny has also performed as part of dance companies and toured Australia and New Zealand.  Penny's love of dance has never changed and she now enjoys being able to pass on that love and passion to the new generation of dancers at Encore Dance Studio.

For the past 5 years Penny has been a casting agent for several National Entertainment Companies, casting local talent in special events and live shopping centre shows for Disney, Nickelodeon , Warner Brothers and Pixar just to name a few!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assisting Penny on the teaching team at Encore Dance Studio are Lennee Graham ( Hip Hop Teacher), Anita McAtee ( Musical Theatre Teacher/ Tap), Miranda Johnstone ( Contemporary / Lyrical Teacher), Geraldine Belluz (Ballet Teacher), Kate Bielenberg C.S.T.D. Dip (Ballet Teacher)  Sophie Capuzzo C.S.T.D. Dip  and Jess Baumgartner (Admin). Together the very talented teaching team take pride in developing disciplined, versatile dancers in very friendly and enjoyable environment.

Teaching Team