All our teachers and staff are passionate and experienced. Take a look through their qualifications, passions and backgrounds in our profiles on this page.
- RAD Registered Teacher & CBTS Mentor, RAD Silver Swans Licensee
- Comdance & ATOD Affiliate Teacher
- Eisteddfod Adjudicator
- Diploma in Dance Teaching & Management
- Progressing Ballet Technique Certification
- MDM Dancewear Mobile Affiliate [Blue Mountains & Western NSW]
- Bachelor of Music [Music Education & Piano], Qld Conservatorium [Griffith University]
- AMEB A.Mus.A. [Piano]
Studio Founder, 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 (Comdance) and the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD).
With 30+ years of experience in the Dance & Music industries, Angela is also an Eisteddfod Adjudicator, having completed the Transit Dance Short Course in Dance Adjudication.
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!
Since starting Dance for Life! in 2005, Angela has found joy and fulfilment in nurturing others to dance. In addition to teaching the majority of classes at her own studio, Angela began work as a Freelance Ballet Teacher & Choreographer in 2015, and has enjoyed Teaching/Relief Teaching at the many Dance studios and Schools including The McDonald College, PAWS – Performance Art Western Sydney, Caper School of Performing Arts, Turning Pointe Dance Studio to name a few.
In addition, students from Bathurst to Penrith travel to Blackheath for Private Ballet Coaching with her.
In 2019, Angela was fortunate to be an Adjudicator at the Australian Dance Challenge in Sydney. “It was a terrific day, the standard of dancing was high and I loved working as part of an Adjudication Team!”
In 2017, Angela became a MDM Mobile Affiliate, offering her services as a trained dance shoe fitter to Studios in the Blue Mountains and Western NSW. Angela believes in the importance of a well-fitted dance shoe and believes that the technology in MDM Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary Footwear offers great support for young feet.
Growing up in Brisbane, Angela 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.
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.
- Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher (RTS)
- Comdance Affiliate Teacher
- Acrobatic Arts Certified Module One Teacher
- Certified Once Upon a Ballet Teacher™ & Little Dancer™
- Diploma in Dance Teaching & Managemnet
- Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies(Royal Academy of Dance)
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- Certivicate IV in Small Business Management
- AusDance NSW Member
- Competition Adjudicator
With almost 20 years teaching and 7 years studio management experience, Naomi is passionate about instilling a love of dance in each student she teaches.
From the age of 3, Naomi fell in-love with dance and trained in a professional setting at the McDonald College of Performing Arts that saw her work through a career in performing around the world.
Naomi brings her world experience to her dance classes and choreography both locally and throughout Australia. As an overseas performer, Naomi gained exposure to a variety of dance styles on stage and has never stopped slicing the moment within the industry including developing production and backstage management skills.
Throughout her career, Naomi has developed a deep love for technical dance training that not only teaches dancers safe practices but also educates students on how to correctly engage and use their muscles to achieve results. Her keen eye for detail has lead her behind the desk assessing dancers at competition leave of all streams. Naomi is dedicated to providing a positive environment that looks to embrace and enhance each dancer performing on stage, combined with practical technique encouragement that each dancer can take away to continue developing.
Naomi is known for her positive attitude, attention to detail, encouraging support and infectious personality offering kindness to all. Her love for the arts is deeply embedded in who she is and looks forward to contributing to dance education throughout.
Miss Amy has been with Dance for Life! since 2007, studying Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Tap and Teaching Dance Classes since 2018. Miss Amy’s Dance Exam achievements include RAD Advanced 1 Ballet, Comdance Modern Jazz Shield, Jason Winters Contemporary Level 4 and Comdance Advanced Bronze Tap.
Miss Amy has achieved the Comdance Modern Jazz Teaching Certificate, and in 2021 is working towards achieving the Comdance Modern Jazz Teaching Diploma, Jason Winters Contemporary Level 5, Comdance Grade 6 Tap and the RAD Advanced 2 Ballet Examination.
We are thrilled to have Miss Amy teaching at Dance for Life again in 2021!
Miss Amelia is an urban hip hop dancer who is known for her fusion of different styles in her freestyle and choreography.
After graduating from Campbelltown Performing Arts High School. she went on to complete a Bachelor of Dance Practice at ACPE. Amelia competed with ACPE’s cheer team and choreographed for their hip-hop crew. Taking the team to State 6 National competitions, she led numerous wins in AASCF. Cheercon, & UniSport competitions.
Formerly a member of Kookies N Kream, Amelia has performed at Major Events in NSW as well as competing in World Supremacy Battlegrounds and Hip Hop International. where she qualified to compete in Arizona, USA.
Lana began dancing with Dance for Life when she was 3 years old and has learnt all the styles of dance that we offer.
Lana is dedicated to her dancing and has achieved excellent results in Dance Examinations as well as performing in the NSW Comdance Showcase annually.
Lana has had success dancing in Eisteddfods receiving 1st. 2nd, 3rd and HC places for her performances in Classical Ballet, Demi-Character and Lyrical routines.
We are thrilled that Lana is extending her dance training by learning how to teach dance with us in 2022.
Megan has a Cert IV in Accounting and Finance, and has experience working as an accountant in Local Government. Megan has extensive customer service experience and endeavours to make every customer engagement a positive one.
Megan’s responsibilities with dance for Life! are:-
- DfL family/Student enrolments
- Term invoices and accounts
- Maintain/Update DfL website and online Dancewear Store.
Megan is looking forward to working with all of our DfL Families, and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
MONIQUE VON zUM HOF
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Monique is responsible for Dance For Life’s social media posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Monique has experience as both a dancer and teacher. Monique is excited to share her expertise and passion for dance through DfL’s social media posts.