NADINE STODDART ARAD, PGDip Sci, RAD Registered Teacher Nadine was trained in New Zealand through the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and the New Zealand Assoc of Modern Dance. She danced professionally with the Southern Ballet Theatre, Dance Co-ordinates and the New Zealand School of Dance as well as various Operatic and Opera productions. She joined the Dance Theatre of Victoria/Rex Reid Dance Company in 1989 and from 1992 to 1997 was Ballet Mistress and Directors Assistant of the nationally touring company. Being a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, Nadine has been teaching and entering students for exams since 1984 at various schools throughout New Zealand and Australia.
INDIRA NATOLI. Bach Creative Arts, SDA Teaching Diploma, Masters of Secondary Teaching. Indira was trained here at the Darebin School of Dance, starting at the age of four and has completed all her studies, gaining her RAD Grade 8 Award with Distinction and her SDA Advanced Gold Tap Exam with Honours. Indira works with our students from the junior to senior levels and shows great maturity, enthusiasm and freshness in her teaching and exam preparation work. Her talent and love of dance is evident not only in the classroom, but also in her wonderful choreography for our concerts and competitions. She also shows her versatility in classical, contemporary, jazz and tap as a senior featured artist in many of our performances. Indira completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts Degree in 2017, majoring in music and drama. In 2018 Indira was also awarded her Teaching Diploma through the SDA. Just recently in December 2019 she completed a two year full time professional dancers course with 'Kelly Akers Full Time Dance'. Throughout 2020 and 2021 Indira studied for her Masters of Secondary Teaching degree and is now embarking on a full time teaching position as well as continuing to teach and be an integral part of our Darebin School of Dance family. We are extremely proud of her and all that she has achieved. Our students are very fortunate to have such a marvellously passionate and knowledgeable teacher.
MILES LEE. VCA Graduate, Queensland Ballet. A former student of the Darebin School of Dance, Miles graduated from The Victorian College of The Arts and most recently has worked with The Queensland Ballet. Currently on a break in hometown Melbourne we are thrilled to have Miles as a teacher and choreographer, sharing his love of dance and creating some wonderful creative contemporary works for us, some of which have been featured by our seniors in our recent concerts and showcases. We are excited to have Miles join our family permanently this year.