Teachers

Students trained through LR Dance have successfully auditioned and continued their dance training at prestigious dance institutions such as: West Australia Academy of Performing Arts, (WAAPA), New Zealand Ballet School, Victorian College of the Arts, Queensland Dance School of Excellence, various Queensland University of Technology Dance and Drama degrees, National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Broadway Dance Centre N. Y., Brent Street Studios, ED5, Dance World Studios, Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy, Transit Dance, Sydney Dance Company Pre Professional Program and Queensland National Ballet School.

Past students have, and still, perform in professional productions including:
“Pippin, Shrek, the Musical”, “Billy Elliot”,“Funny Girl”, “Dreamlover”, "Matilda", Hugh Jackman "Broadway to Oz" Live Concert, "Rocky Horror Show", "Wicked", "Fame The Musical", "Back with a Vengeance" ( Barry Humphries ), "The Boy from Oz", "Hello Dolly", "The Sound of Music", " Jolson", "Buddy", Singapore Ballet Theatre, Expressions, Moulin Rouge, The Paris Lido, Queensland Ballet International Gala, Dance Works, Movie World, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Disney, Mega Jam Productions, Home and Away, Strictly Dancing (ABC), Mama Mia, plus numerous international cruise ship productions.

Many other students are now pursuing careers as dance teachers in after-school teaching programs, as freelance teachers, choreographers or studio owners, and in Dance in Education school based programs.

 

Lenore Robbins:
R.A.D.Teaching Diploma, London; Grad. Dip. Special Education; Dip. Creative Arts

Lenore4Lenore has been dedicated to dance for many years, firstly as a student, then as performer, dance teacher and adjudicator. Lenore has been teaching dance for over 25 years, having previously danced professionally in commercial dance and as a producer/choreographer/dancer for the Queensland Ballet School's Touring Programmes. She performed with Queensland Modern and Contemporary Dance Company and was a founding member of Contemporary Dance Theatre. Lenore has studied contemporary technique (Graham and Cunningham) and performed many contemporary works by Australian choreographers such as Jacqui Carroll, Grahame Watson, Nanette Hassell, Russell Dumas and Cheryl Stock. She also studied acting under acclaimed American actor and director, Robert Gist. Lenore ran a successful dance and musical theatre studio in Brisbane for many years and is pleased that many of her students are now performing professionally both in Australia and overseas, and many others are establishing themselves as successful dance teaching professionals.

 

Meghan Bradshaw:
A.R.A.D., Diploma in Dance (QDSE), Cert. IV Performing Arts, Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies R.A.D.

MegMeg commenced dance training at the age of 3 years and successfully completed her RAD Classical Ballet Exams from Pre Primary to Advanced 2. Meg has been trained in many dance styles including jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary, musical theatre and singing. She graduated from the Queensland Dance School of Excellence ( in conjunction with Queensland Ballet). Meg has performed for Queensland Ballet International Gala (Choreographed by Francois Klaus) and for Creative Generation (Choreographed by Helena Moore ). Meg has also graduated from ED5 International in Sydney, where she gained a Certificate IV in Performing Arts. During this time, Meg was fortunate to be trained by such well known teachers and choreographers as William Forsythe, Keith Hawley, Jenny Craddock, Kristen Buckley, Mitchell Hicks and Leslie Bell plus many others. Meg travelled to New York City to train at the world renowned Broadway Dance Centre where she completed the International Student Visa Program. Out of the fifty international students within her program, she was awarded the Certificate of Excellence. While in New York, Meg danced in many Music Videos, and performed as a Soloist in Broadway Dance Centre's Performance Project, and was offered the position of Dance Assistant to Jim Cooney for any Australian Workshops.  Meg has completed her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies with the R.A.D. London. Recently, Meg travelled to Las Vegas to choreograph and teach workshops, and to bring her personal vision of dance to American dance students. Meg is passionate about providing dancers with a strong technical foundation of dance, while instilling a love for performing and creating dancers who perform with elegance, purity, grace and style.

 

Amanda Budd

AmandaAmanda began studying ballet with Madame Borovansky in Melbourne then moved to Sydney where she studied at the famed Scully Borovansky’s School of Dance. Amanda furthered her training at the Royal Ballet School, London having completed Solo Seal. After finishing her professional career, due to injury, Amanda returned to dance teaching, a role that she has always enjoyed.

Throughout her teaching career, Amanda has continued to study in many theatre and education areas, completing a Masters of Creative Industries (Dance Teaching) at QUT.

Over her many years teaching, Amanda has enjoyed seeing her students join the Australian Ballet School, Victorian College of the Arts and Queensland University of Technology as well as other professional training groups.

Amanda has worked in educational dance as well as many private dance schools in Sydney, Canberra and northern NSW and her love of dance and theatre has provided a lifetime of experiences and knowledge which she is passionate to impart to young dancers.

 

Sarah Kiely:
Studio referred dance physiotherapist

Sarah-KielySarah has been dancing from a very young age and has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre and cabaret, with renowned teacher Kay Horsey. She has completed all CSTD Jazz and Ballet Exams and completed her C.S.T.D. Tap Teaching Certificate with the highly regarded examiner, Sandra Breen. She has performed as a Tivoli Showgirl in productions of "Back to the Tivoli" and still performs regularly at major Gold Coast events.

Sarah takes absolute joy in the achievements of her students, and loves watching young dancers explore, improve and grow through their joy of dancing.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science 2014, Masters in Physiotherapy, Griffith University, 2016.

Sarah continues to guide our students through Pilates based strength and control sessions to ensure students are fully aware of how to safely manage their bodies and to help avoid injuries.

 

Roxie Patterson

Roxie PattersonRoxie trained in all facets of dance right here on the Gold Coast under the direction of Peta Norton and Chelsee Hastie. At the age of 17 Roxie moved to Sydney to pursue a career in the Performing Arts. Her credits include, Barneys Musical castle (tours through Asia and Dubai) The Royal Princess, The Boy from Oz (Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre) along with many corporate events throughout Sydney and all over Australia.

Roxie has also taught for many of Australia’s leading performing arts schools such as Brent Street, ED5 international, Pose Performing Arts and Launch Performing Arts Centre.

Roxie, since moving back to the Gold Coast is now an employee at Grayboy Entertainment one of the most prestigious production companies in Australia. Looking after many big scale events and performer’s Roxie is lucky enough to work directly with P&O Australia and manage cast members, assist with rehearsals and to go on board all of the the ships in the fleet to facilitate the cast handover period.

Roxie is thrilled to become a regular teacher at LRDANCE and is very excited to see what 2021 brings.

 

Danielle Archer

Danielle ArcherDanielle began dancing at the age of three, training at Ballerina’s School of Dance, and then later Lenore Robbins Dance Centre. (LR Dance) She has trained in a range of styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, acro, cabaret and musical theatre. After graduating from Lenore’s in 2016, she continued to full time training at Queensland National Ballet School, where she completed both a Certificate IV and Advanced Diploma under the guidance of many renowned ex-principals from international ballet companies. Danielle has also graduated from the Aerial Angels Pro Course, where she has learnt a variety of aerial and circus skills, including silks, lycra and trapeze.

Danielle has performed with Sydney based dance theatre, Force Majeure, in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, as well as productions with the Queensland National Ballet School, and in showcases for Aerial Angels.

She has a passion for dancing which she hopes to foster in young dancers, like her teachers did for her.

 

Patrick Robbins

Patrick RobbinsPatrick Robbins is a highly experienced professional Musician and Vocalist who has been teaching voice for the past 30 years. Patrick has worked and/or toured with such artists as John Farnham, Normie Rowe, John Rowles, Debbie Byrne, Wickety Wak, Mirusia, and many others. Drawing on his own professional experience Patrick provides teaching expertise in all Contemporary styles of singing. This includes Musical Theatre, Swing, Jazz and Contemporary Pop and Ballad styles.

Patrick has had a full and varied career exclusively within the entertainment industry. He has appeared on Television many times as a musician and vocalist, has recorded with many artists, was a founder member of multi - award winning band “Witz End” and has co-written and performed on hundreds of advertising “jingles”. He has also worked as an actor, a stand-up comedian and as a television Newsreader.

Private lessons available on request.

Visit Patricks website www.patrobbinssinging.com.au