FACULTY

 
 
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ASHLEIGH LINDSAY- 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.


LUCIANNA SPACKMAN - JAZZ

Lucianna has studied classical ballet from the age of 3 and in 2005, came to THSPA to expand her training. During her 10 years with THSPA as a student, Lucianna received the THSPA Scholarship and completed her RAD Intermediate Ballet Exam. In 2015 she completed her HSC and received 2 Callback nominations for her dance performances. In 2016, Lucianna was accepted into Ev and Bow Full-Time Dance Training centre and completed her Certificate IV in Dance. In November 2016, Lucianna performed in Nick Cave’s public art performance “HEARD: SYD” presented by Art and About Sydney and Carriage Works. Lucianna is looking forward to joining THSPA and sharing her knowledge and experience with our wonderful students!

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