Our Teachers

TEACHERS AT DANCE LAB

Faculty

All teachers at Dance Lab are First Aid Trained and hold current Working with Children Checks.

EMILY KHEISSY (GRAINGER), PRINCIPAL

  • Member of The Southern Federation of Dance
  • Qualified teacher in The Federation Association of Teachers of Dancing
  • Qualified teacher in Southern Federation of Dance
  • Certificate 3 in Dance
  • 2303AAB Performing Arts

 

Emily’s first involvement with dance began 30 years ago. The first 12 years were spent as an aspiring student while the last 18 have been dedicated to teaching and further study. Emily’s training includes Classical Ballet, Neo Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Funk, Hip-Hop, Drama, Singing, Acrobatics and Pilates.

She completed the full time Performing Arts course at the Dance Factory and continued to dance professionally for the next 7 years. Her professional experiences include: P&O Cruises as a Pacific Sky Entertainer, Tivoli Theatre Restaurant as a Singer & Dancer, Fruitopia TVC, Neighbours, Promotechnics, Nintendo Pokemon Tour, ‘Blonde’ The Movie, Conrad & Co. Pantomimes, Dance Encore Pantomimes & Character Connexion- Pantomimes.

Emily has always had a passion for teaching and mentoring others into the industry. She established Dance Lab at Pearcedale Primary School in 2004. From a handful of students starting one-day a week, the school has become a major entity in the South East/Bayside suburbs in the 10 years since. Emily’s students benefit from her attention to detail, strong and distinctive style and the ability to make learning fun. Students under Emily’s tuition have received the highest marks in Southern Federation of Dance examinations and worked professionally in the dance industry such as The Wiggles.

 

 

MISTIE FISHER

L.C.B.A. - C.I.C.B

Licentiate - Cecchetti Ballet Australia

Southern Federation of Dance Association Member

Certificate III in Dance

2303AAB Performing Arts

 

COURTNEY ROVERS

L.(Dip)C.B.A - C.I.C.B.

Licentiate Diploma of Teaching - Cecchetti Ballet Australia

Southern Federation of Dance Association Member

Associate - Dance Factory Teaching Qualification

 

KYLIE DESTEN

A.C.I.C.B   M.S.F.D.

Associate Diploma Cecchetti Ballet Australia

Southern Federation of Dance Association Member

Examiner for Southern Federation of Dance

 

SIAN KELLY

Diploma of Dance - Ministry of Dance

 

 

TAYLOR FRASER

Qualified Teacher - Federation Association of Teachers of Dancing

Intermediate and Adv1 - Cecchetti

L10 Jazz with Honours Distinction - Southern Federation of Dance

L9 Tap with Honours - Southern Federation of Dance