Principal – Angela Corkeron


Studio Principal, Angela Corkeron, is a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and an Affiliate Teacher with the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) and the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD).

Since her first ballet lesson at the age of 7, her feet have hardly touched the ground.  Angela’s passion is for as many people as possible to experience the joy of dance be it in class, attending performances or dancing down the street!

She studied dance with renowned RAD Examiners and Teachers, Shirley McMahon and Barbara Eversen, before completing a Bachelor of Music degree (Piano & Music Education) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (1986).  Her dance studies include the Royal Academy of Dance Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (2007) and completing RAD Advanced 1 Ballet (1983) and RAD Grade 8 Ballet (2005).

At the age of 16, Angela choreographed [and played a leading role in] her High School Musical Performance at La Boite Theatre, Brisbane.  Angela danced professionally in Qld Conservatorium Opera & Chorale Seasons at the Basil Jones Theatre and the Qld Performing Arts Complex, as well as in regional Musical Theatre in Melbourne.  Angela also assisted Opera Qld with casting young dancers for performances in the mid 1990’s.

Since starting Dance For Life in 2005, Angela has found joy and fulfilment in nurturing others to dance.  No one is happier than Miss Angela, when she sees the students performing [with big smiles on their faces!] in the annual concerts at the Blackheath Opera House [aka Blackheath Community Centre!] at the end of November each year!

Her enthusiasm for dance is infectious and at Dance For Life students of all ages and abilities are welcome.


Teacher – Jade Anderson

Miss Jade is currently completing the RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Course.  A terrific dancer and teacher, Jade has a passion for Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and has now been with Dance for Life! since 2015.