Dance Artists for Schools

Ausdance Queensland support dance artists to work in schools and help teachers access training.

We represent member dance artists with education programs available for primary, secondary and tertiary for:

  • One-off workshops
  • Workshop series
  • Dance classes
  • Fitness classes
  • Choreography or improvisation classes
  • Eisteddfod, flash mob, performance outcome based
  • Choreographic residencies
  • Curriculum-based activities
  • In school shows/DVDs with teacher’s notes
  • Teacher training packages in partner dancing


Secondary: Brisbane and regional

Name: Lisa Wilson Organisation: Lisa Wilson Projects
Location: Brisbane

Styles offered: Contemporary
School level: Secondary – Years 9-12
Offering: Dance workshops, Choreography & Improvisation workshops, DVD & notes, Teacher Development

Name: Gareth Belling Organisation: Collusion
Location: Brisbane

Styles offered: Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical
Offering: Dance workshops, Choreography workshops

Name: Ruth Lane
Location: Gold Coast, Brisbane

Styles offered: Ballet, all styles
Contact: Ruth.tutor @

Name: Melissa Lanham
Location: Sunshine Coast, Brisbane

Styles offered: Ballet, Contemporary
Offering: Dance workshops, Choreography workshops

Name: Nerida Matthaei Organisation: Nerida Matthaei, Phluxus2 Dance Collective
Location: Brisbane and will travel regionally

Styles offered: Contemporary, Residencies and workshops

Name: Liesel Zink
Location: Brisbane and will travel regionally

Styles offered: Contemporary, Youth issues

Name: Racheal Leigh Organisation: Bollycise & SARI Bollywood Dance
Location: Brisbane, Gold Coast & Regional Areas

Styles offered: Bollywood
Offering: Dance workshops or classes, Choreography & Improvisation workshops, Fitness workshops, Flashmobs/Performance based outcomes, Curriculum based activities, Teacher Development & Notes
Website: (under Services)
** We are holding a PD Day for teachers on Saturday 6 February 2016 at Woolloongabba!  More info on our website.**

Secondary: North Queensland

Name: Pauline Lampton
Location: Cairns
Styles offered: Contemporary with Indigenous basis
Offering: Workshops and shows

Name: Julieanne Bergmann Organisation: For Real
Location: Rockhampton to Townsville (based in Mackay)

Styles offered: Contemporary
Offering: Dance workshops, Choreography workshops

Primary and Secondary: Brisbane

Name: Asher Bowen-Saunders
Location: Brisbane

Styles offered: Dance fitness classes, Latin dance and fitness classes, Ballet (beginner to open), Jazz technique, tap. Hip Hop, tumbling, Competitive style Cheerleading, Aerial dance (specifically lyra), flash mob
School level: Primary, Secondary
Offering: Workshops, Classes, Residency, working with school groups for completions and eisteddfods
About: Asher can offer varied dance style workshops where the opportunity is given to have a taste of many dance styles, including iconic and popular dances like shuffling, break, Charleston, Michael Jackson - with or without combining these into a routine with a performance outcome
Contact: asherbowensaunders @

Other organisations:

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BlakDance is the national industry body for contemporary Indigenous dance, fostering opportunities within our communities and beyond to new audiences.
Please contact them about indigenous artists particularly in Brisbane and Cairns.