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Clare Morehen – Classical Ballet

Clare Morehen is an international freelance artist, writer, coach and former Principal Artist with Queensland Ballet, which she joined after completing her training at The Royal Ballet School in London.

Throughout her 13 years working with Queensland Ballet, Clare performed many leading roles, working with countless international choreographers and having many works created for her. Her artistry, dramatic ability and sensitivity to characterisation won her acclaim and many supporters.

Most recently, Clare was the Ballet Mistress for the Queensland Ballet’s Pre-Professional students and was shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer’ in the 2017 Australian Dance Awards.

Gareth Belling MFA – Choreography

An accomplished Choreographer in his own right, Gareth teaches the art of creating dance pieces to our extension students.

Gareth danced with Queensland Ballet from 2002-2012, and during this time he also choreographed many pieces for them. Since leaving Queensland Ballet, Gareth completed his Masters in Fine Arts (Dance) and now works as a sought-after freelance choreographer around the world.

Here is a snippet of one of many incredible reviews of Gareth’s work, written about a piece called ‘Transient Beauty’: “Choreographer Gareth Belling and composer Susan Hawkings are to be commended for having delivered a work which expresses the human condition in unexpected and enlarging ways. Cultural life would atrophy without such fearless explorations of the boundaries of loneliness, family life and affection.” – Matt Foley, Stage Diary

Brooke Cassar – Classical Ballet

After being accepted into the Queensland Ballet Junior Extension Programme she continued her training at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence and with Queensland Ballet in the Pre-Professional Ballet Programme.

After graduation, Brooke commenced full time study in Sydney at the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy, before moving to France for the opportunity to join the Professional Training Programme at Ecole Superior de Danse, Rosella Hightower.

Brooke then went on to secure two professional ballet company contracts at the age of eighteen in Le Palais d’Hiver St Petersbourg Ballet and Ballet Divaldo J.K Tyla Theatre in the Czech Republic. Brooke returns to Australia with a wealth of knowledge and experience under some of the world’s best mentors and choreographers. Brooke has had extensive performance experience and offers students invaluable knowledge through her dedication and passion of ballet.

“My aim is to provide quality dance training in a caring and positive atmosphere in which students can flourish. I aim to inspire and nurture, allowing each individual to discover the joy and beauty of movement dance can provide.”

Lianne Goodwin BPA (Dance), Adv. Dip Performing Arts – Redland Youth Ballet

Lianne started her full-time training at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence (QDSE) here in Brisbane and then went to further her training at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). At WAAPA she completed her Bachelor of Performing Arts.

Before coming to Redland Dance, Lianne worked as a Dancer for the West Australian Ballet where she had the opportunity to perform in various ballets including Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Taming of the Shrew and Balanchine’s Serenade.

Training with many different Australian and International dancers and choreographers has given Lianne valuable knowledge that she enjoys passing on to her students. Lianne is Resident Choreographer for our Redland Youth Ballet.

Leané Ungerer – Contemporary

Leané Ungerer is a Brisbane based performer and teaching artist who graduated with Distinction from QUT in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance).

Leané’s professional work includes performances both in Australia and internationally. Highlights include dancing at The Beijing Dance Festival, the World Dance Alliance in Angers France and at the Brisbane Festival, and she was worked alongside many acclaimed choreographers including Graeme Murphy, Janet Vernon, Gavin Webber and Vanessa Mafé.

Jen Miller – Jazz

Since gaining her Advanced Diploma of Theatre from the Australian Dance Performance Institute, Jen has been very busy, performing, teaching and choreographing. As well as performing with Velocity Dance Crew, touring with ABBALIVE and Co-Choreographing arena spectaculars, Jen also found time to create a performing program at King’s Christian College on the Gold Coast, where she was the Director.

Jen has taught at Redland Dance since 2015 and now teaches Jazz for our extension program.

Sue-Ann Barry – Tap

Sue-Ann has over 36 years of teaching experience, with a Diploma in Secondary Teaching (Drama and Home Economics) from QUT, Full Teaching Diplomas in C.S.T.D. Tap and Theatrical, and Russian Method Classical and Ethnic.

Sue-Ann established her own dance school in Cleveland, Brisbane and was the Principal of the Brisbane Bolshoi Academy for 20 years.

She spent the last decade developing Coredance, an adult dance fitness program. As the principal of Bayside Adult Dance she inspired mature ladies to live life to it’s fullest and continues to teach her Coredance program at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.