Our Teachers

Mornington and Frankston Dance Teachers

DANCE TEACHERS AT DANCE LAB

Faculty

All dance teachers at Dance Lab are First Aid Trained and hold current Working with Children Checks.

EMILY KHEISSY (GRAINGER), PRINCIPAL

  • Member of The Southern Federation of Dance
  • Qualified teacher in The Federation Association of Teachers of Dancing
  • Qualified teacher in Southern Federation of Dance
  • Certificate 3 in Dance
  • 2303AAB Performing Arts

Initially, Emily’s first involvement with dance began 30 years ago. The first 12 years were spent as an aspiring student while the last 18 have been dedicated to teaching and further study. Indeed, Emily’s training includes Classical Ballet, Neo Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Funk, Hip-Hop, Drama, Singing, Acrobatics and Pilates.

Subsequently she completed the full time Performing Arts course at the Dance Factory and continued to dance professionally for the next 7 years. Notably her professional experiences include: P&O Cruises as a Pacific Sky Entertainer, Tivoli Theatre Restaurant as a Singer & Dancer, Fruitopia TVC & Neighbours. Additionally Emily's experience includes Promotechnics, Nintendo Pokemon Tour, ‘Blonde’ The Movie, Conrad & Co. Pantomimes, Dance Encore Pantomimes & Character Connexion- Pantomimes.

Of course, Emily has always had a passion for teaching and mentoring others into the industry. To begin with, she established Dance Lab at Pearcedale Primary School in 2004. In fact, from a handful of students starting one-day a week, the school has become a major entity in the South East/Bayside suburbs in the 10 years since. Consequently Emily’s students benefit from her attention to detail, strong and distinctive style and the ability to make learning fun. Certainly, students under Emily’s tuition have received the highest marks in Southern Federation of Dance examinations. Beyond this, students have worked professionally in the dance industry such as The Wiggles.

 

MISTIE FISHER

L.C.B.A. - C.I.C.B

  • Licentiate - Cecchetti Ballet Australia
  • Southern Federation of Dance Association Member
  • Certificate III in Dance
  • 2303AAB Performing Arts

COURTNEY ROVERS

L.(Dip)C.B.A - C.I.C.B.

  • Licentiate Diploma of Teaching - Cecchetti Ballet Australia
  • Southern Federation of Dance Association Member
  • Associate - Dance Factory Teaching Qualification

KYLIE DESTEN

A.C.I.C.B   M.S.F.D.

  • Associate Diploma Cecchetti Ballet Australia
  • Southern Federation of Dance Association Member
  • Examiner for Southern Federation of Dance

SIAN KELLY

  • Diploma of Dance - Ministry of Dance

TAYLOR FRASER

  • Qualified Teacher - Federation Association of Teachers of Dancing
  • Intermediate and Adv1 - Cecchetti
  • L10 Jazz with Honours Distinction - Southern Federation of Dance
  • L9 Tap with Honours - Southern Federation of Dance

 

Not surprisingly, Dance Lab is the one of the most coveted Dance Schools in Victoria.

In fact, you can Find out more by contacting us or stopping by to talk with one of our Dance Teachers.