FACULTY

 
 
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ASHLEIGH LINDSAY- Advanced Show Group, Jazz & Musical theatre

Ashleigh Lindsay has danced and trained at THSPA for 10 years studying in the discipline of  Ballet. Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. On completing her HSC Ashleigh had a gap year and traveled throughout Europe.

Ashleigh completed a full time dance course at the Village Performing Arts Centre where she trained under some of Australia’s finest Choreographer’s including
Jacqui Howard, Sonia Middlebosch, Marko Panzic, Michelle Barr, Matt Lee and Xtian Patterson. While at the Village Ashleigh danced on numerous occasions in a professional capacity and has been signed with Dargie Entertainment.

 

Ashleigh is currently completing her Diploma in Musical Theatre at the Australian Institute of Music.


LYNNE LINDSAY- Tap

Lynne danced with the Shirley Halliday Dance School in Perth from the age of seven until 15.

During her time there, she studied RAD Ballet, tap and Jazz. As a child she was involved in numerous television appearances on Perth’s local variety shows. Lynne has been involved in numerous productions as an actor and choreographer through the Highlands Theatre Group including Chicago and Stepping Out and has been teaching dance and drama at The Highlands School of Performing Arts for the past 9 years.

Lynne is also a continuing guest choreographer at Frensham school for their annual Musical Production.  Lynne's last role was Annie in Pigs Fly's production of Calendar Girls

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CASSANDRA MERWOOD- HIP HOP & SHow Group

Cassandra Merwood is a dancer,    instructor and up and coming choreographer with a vast love for dance. She began formal training at 12 years old with jazz, ballet, tap and more, which led to competing in eisteddfods and a variety of performances throughout Queensland. At 16 she found a new passion for urban/hip hop styles whilst beginning her career as a professional commercial dancer within the corporate industry with credits including Myer, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Nathaniel and Hermitude. 

Cassandra’s transition to Sydney at 19 was an exciting time resulting in signing to Focus Talent Management alongside teaching adults and kids weekly around Sydney. She believes in continuously growing as an artist in order to become as versatile as possible and in 2016 studied via Show Business (mentored by Marko Panzic) which resulted in working for The Dream Dance Company, DUTI Company and annually training overseas. Cassandra recently began establishing herself as a working choreographer; adding ABC, Harvey Norman and labels such as Rachel Disalvo and Sashed to her credits. Through the process of her career she hopes to inspire and spread her love for dance to make a positive impact.


LUCIA de giorgio - JAZZ & musical theatre

Lucia Di Giorgio has been dancing, singing and acting her whole life. In 2015 she completed her full time dance training at Brent Street Performing Arts in Sydney, and in 2017 she graduated from the Australian Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music Majoring in Music Theatre. Lucia played the role of Mabel in AIM’s production of ‘The Pajama Game’ directed by Jennifer Murphy as well as being cast as Hunyak in ‘CHICAGO’, choreographed by Tia Jordan. Lucia has recently appeared as Patsy in Riley Cope Creative’s ‘In Flight Entertainment’ and has also been a part of various corporate dance jobs throughout Sydney. Lucia is very passionate about teaching and educating children and loves being part of the THSPA family.

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