Miss Alexandra (Miss Alex)
My greatest dancing achievement is receiving my ballet scholarship in 2018. My favourite thing about being a Tiny Tutus teacher is watching my ballerinas grow and improve their skills as a ballet dancer. Not only do I enjoy dancing, but I also love musical theatre and singing, and I graduated from my Bachelor of Music (contemporary) course in 2022!
I started ballet when I was 3 and a half years old and soon after begged my mum to let me take jazz, tap, lyrical and acrobatics as well.
I completed the Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams up to grade 8 and grew up competing in eisteddfods.
Now, I’m on the Monash University dance team which I absolutely love.
I grew up in Newcastle and was a student of Tessa Maunder. I then joined the Australian Ballet School where I completed my 3 year diploma course and was selected to join the Australian Ballet Company touring throughout Australia and overseas until I retired in 1999. I am now a Mum of 2 boys and as well as teaching my beautiful ballerinas in Mount Eliza, I am the Curriculum and teaching director for Tiny Tutus.
Essendon/Point Cook Saltwater
Ebony has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She danced in Ballarat at Ballarat Dance Works under Pam Waghorn for 15 years before moving to Melbourne. Over the years Ebony has tried many differnt styles of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contempory and Musical theatre. Ebony loves teaching young ballerinas and sharing her passion for ballet with them while watching them grow and improve every single class. Ebony is currently studying Electical Engineering at RMIT.
I trained in Brisbane in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Cheerleading, Musical Theatre and Irish Dancing. I went to a dance excellence school which had the QLD Dance School of Excellence (QDSE). I competed on the ABC series “Strictly Dancing” in Sydney. I won many competitions and topped the WIDA Australasian Irish Dance Championships in 2018. I started teaching and choreographing at a young age running a dance group at my school, a Burlesque Jazz class in Brisbane, a commercial dance group on the Gold Coast, Geelong Irish Dance, and now Tiny Tutus. I am also currently completing my Master of Yoga and I am qualified children’s yoga teacher.
My name is Hannah Lyons and I am a professional ballet dancer with Victorian State Ballet. Originally from Sydney, I discovered my passion for dancing at Valerie Smith Stage School. I trained full-time classical ballet at Tanya Pearson Academy before moving overseas to continue my studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Northern Ballet Graduate Programme. Alongside my dancing, I love teaching ballet, Pilates and cover teaching the beautiful Tiny Tutus ballerinas! 💕
Craigieburn, Epping, Pointcook Featherbrook
Miss Janelle has completed her RAD Classical Ballet training in 2018 and the Bachelors of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2021. She is now performing and teaching Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Mat Pilates.
Point Cook, Williamstown
Miss Jess has a wealth of knowledge including Cert. IV in Dance Teaching & Management, Diploma in Dance and industry experience in children’s entertainment. She is currently completing her Cert. III in Early Childhood Education & Care alongside raising her baby and toddler. Miss Jess has been teaching for Tiny Tutus since 2014 and absolutely loves it!
Elsternwick & Oakleigh
My name is Paige and I have been dancing since the age of 3! My dance experience involves all sorts of styles from ballet to contemporary to hip hop. I have completed all my RAD ballet examinations as well as SFD tap and jazz examinations and have been heavily involved in dance competitions, including national competitions in Sydney and Queensland for many years. As of recently I have completed VCE Dance and a dance choreography subject at the University of Melbourne. Currently, I am in my second year of university studying a Bachelor of Science with the aspirations to pursue a career in Medicine. My passion for all things dance, especially ballet, has made me very excited to teach at Tiny Tutus and I am thrilled to be able to spread this passion and joy onto your little ones.
I started ballet classes at 2 years old, eventually leading me to explore different styles and complete my RAD and SFD examinations. I continued my contemporary and performing arts training with Transit Dance from 2019-2022. In 2022 I completed Dance as a VCE subject, performing in Top Class Dance with my two self-choreographed solos.
As of now, I am studying full-time to complete my Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts. My love for dance has made me very excited to teach and spread this passion to young ones.
I started ballet as young as our own ballerinas, grew up dancing until I completed my Advanced 2 exam. I've always loved how graceful ballet felt and looked. So happy to see our ballerinas feel the same way as they sway their arms and run on their tippy toes, and love their excitement when they accomplish something new!
I started dancing at the age of 5 and immediately fell in love with it. Ballet became my foundation, shaping not only my physical abilities but also my character. Through the years, I honed my skills in various dance styles, from contemporary to jazz, each one adding a new dimension to my love for movement. I love teaching Tiny Tutu Ballerinas as I can share my passion for dance with them and watch them grow and fall in love with it too. It's a privilege to be a part of their formative years and to witness the transformation that dance can bring into their lives. I look forward to continuing this wonderful journey of teaching and inspiring the next generation of dancers, nurturing their passion for dance, and helping them discover the magic it can bring into their lives.
Miss Lara Mastronardo
I have been dancing since the age of 4, where I have trained in various styles and have grown an immense passion for performing. In past years I have competed, choreographed for school events and dance troupes, and completed my dance HSC course. Since graduating from my studio and high school, this passion of mine has led me into teaching, enabling me to pass on my love for dance.
I have been dancing for over ten years, with over five years of that spent competing in state and national championships. I completed dance as a part of my HSC where I was awarded the top marks in my region. I have also participated in performances with professional contemporary dance companies, arena musicals and children’s entertainment group The Little Scallywagz. I love to bring giggles and fun to class while also helping my ballerinas to learn ballet and coordination fundamentals. I adore watching my ballerinas learn how to express themselves and move their bodies through the art of dance. Plus, there is no better feeling than watching my ballerinas perfect a skill we have been working so hard on!
I have been dancing since I was 4 years old learning all different genres of dance throughout my life. I started teaching for Tiny Tutus in 2015 and instantly fell in love. I love seeing my ballerinas and their families every single week, watching my ballerinas grow and nourish within my class and building life long friendships with each other.
I have trained my whole life in dance, having trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, tap and more, as well as having completed a Performing Arts Diploma. I have always loved teaching and working with students, I am also currently studying to become a Primary School teacher! I love my job at Tiny Tutus!
I'm originally from Lima, Perú. I have been dancing since I was 5 years old, ballet, jazz and other styles. I LOVE working with children and look forward to seeing you in class!
I have been dancing since I was 3. Did many different styles such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, hip hop and cheerleading. My passion was always Ballet.
I absolutely adore my ballerinas and love being a Tiny Tutus Teacher.
I started dancing when I was three years old and instantly fell in love with it. I continued dancing doing jazz, ballet and lyrical all through high school and am still dancing and competing today.
My biggest dance achievement was competing in the world championships in dance in Orlando this year coming home with third place.
I love teaching my ballerinas watching them grow and learn new things each time they are in my classes.
Silverwater and Balmain
I started dance at the age of 7, taking a variety of classes such as ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap and acrobatics. Since then, my answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?” was always to be a dance teacher. It has been a dream of mine to inspire dancers to share the same passion I have for dance whilst teaching them all I’ve learnt from the very best dance teachers. I have been teaching dance for 2 years to all ages from toddlers to adults. My proudest dance achievement so far is competing nationally as a soloist at one of Australia’s most prestigious dance competitions. The best thing about being a Tiny Tutus teacher is the family environment, every time I interact with a ballerina I feel like a big sister.
I’m so lucky to be able to share my passion with these girls and have an influence on their lives. I’m always so proud of what my ballerinas learn and achieve each week. Watching them develop such a strong love for dance at a young age is so incredibly rewarding.
I’ve been doing ballet since I was 5, being classically trained in Cechetti, but love all types of dance! I enjoy Tiny tutus classes to see the joy dancing brings to young and excited ballerinas.
Forest Lake, Sunnybank, Mount Gravatt
I've been dancing since the age of 3, and went on to achieve my advanced foundation RAD certification in ballet. Alongside my love for ballet, I also did sports acrobatics and was a part of my high school contemporary team. I love teaching at Tiny Tutus as it allows me to share my passion for ballet with my ballerinas as I watch them grow and gain new confidence, mastering their new skills and being proud of what they've achieved.
Tiny Tutus New Farm
Tatum began her dance and performing arts training at age 4 at Conroy Dance Centre in Brisbane, Queensland; her ballet training was under the tutelage of Queensland Ballet Alumni Nikki Galea.
Conroy Dance Centre provided an all-round performing arts foundation that equipped her with the skills required to get accepted into the prestigious New York Film Academy for Acting. Excelling in her studies, she was chosen, along with Acting Partner Chris Hindle, to represent their Academy at the 2019 AACTA Awards in Sydney. She went on to win a scholarship to further her acting career in The Big Apple.
Acting in Films House Of Inequity and The Deck.
Performing is her life, and she loves nothing less than to share her passion with her ballerinas through the tutu magic of dance.
As a Tiny Tutu Teacher, she loves to see her ballerinas grow every weekend and the magical connections she makes. Also, knowing that she makes an impact in that Ballerina's life warms her heart.
Bachelor of Creative Industries - Majoring in Entertainment Industries and Journalism.
Advanced Diploma in Screen Studies - Acting for Film
Wembley, Scarborough, Duncraig, Butler
Mother of two ballerinas aged 5 &7. Recently qualified Certificate III & IIV in Education Support. Diploma of Dance and Solo Seal. Distinctions and High Distinctions in all RAD ballet exams.
Hi, I’m Lucy.
I was born in England & moved to Perth in Feb 2022. I have been dancing since the age of 3 years old, starting at my local dance school back home. I then left school at age 16 & went to a well recognised Performing Arts School. I passed leaving with a HND in Performing Arts & Musical Theatre. I left at the age of 18 & have been teaching a range of different dance style classes ever since! After settling in to life in Australia, I found the job at Tiny Tutu’s & have been teaching my lovely Karrinyup class every Saturday since the beginning of this year!
I have been practicing Ballet for 15.5 years, during which time I have undertaken numerous Royal Academy of Dance Ballet exams from the level of Tiny Tots to Advanced Foundation. I have extensive background in Classical Ballet, Neo-Classical, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Scottish Highland and Tap dance genres.
Ballet is one of my greatest passions and I would be honoured to be able to guide your little ballerinas to success over the duration of my time here at Tiny Tutus.
I have been dancing since I was 5 years old and am currently studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Dance at WAAPA. I studied fulltime at Queensland National Ballet, achieving an Advanced Diploma in Ballet. I have also been fortunate to be part of two contemporary youth companies.
I love teaching at Tiny Tutus as I hope to pass on my passion for dance to all the little ballerinas. Having the opportunity to help the ballerinas learn whilst having fun is such a special and beautiful experience.
Originally from regional Western Australia, I grew up in and around my local dance school, where I began performing at 2 and teaching dance at aged 13. Since then, I have studied and competed in competitions in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical theatre and Hip hop. I completed CTSD exams in Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre.
I was lucky enough to have the privilege to perform in Los Angeles, USA.
Since graduating high school, I have commenced a bachelor of Nursing and look forward to sharing my love of dance with my ballerinas as I progress through my studies.
Kingston & Gungahlin, ACT
"I started ballet when I was three years old, and later went on to learn jazz, contemporary, musical theatre and tap. Dancing is one of my greatest joys in life, so I sought out every opportunity to dance, whether representing my dance studio by competing as a soloist or as part of a troupe at dance eisteddfods, or participating in local and interstate school run performances.
I began student teaching with my dance studio at the age of seventeen, however after moving interstate and embarking on the course of a university degree, I felt as though I was losing touch with the dance world. So, I searched for work that would allow me to reconnect with my passion for dance. That is how I found Tiny Tutus, and I have never looked back.
What I adore most about Tiny Tutus is forming relationships with my ballerinas and their families, and watching my ballerinas grow in their confidence and love for dance through their classes and recital. I am so passionate about dance and performance, as I believe it is one of the greatest gifts in life. I just love being able to share this gift with my ballerinas each and every week!"
I was trained in the Vaganova and Cecetti methods in Darwin from age 5-18. During this time, I was also very involved in my local ballet school teaching preschool children, as well as volunteering with a community dance theatre which staged productions in the Darwin festival. Over time my real passion has transferred to teaching dance as opposed to performing it. I find teaching young children to be especially rewarding as everyone leaves the class having experienced the wonder and magic of ballet. My goal is always to make the dance room not something to be feared, but a special weekly ritual which ballerinas can feel supported and creative in. When not teaching ballet, I find myself to be boogying around any hallway or kitchen I can locate. Which is something I can only credit to my beautiful dance teachers who taught me the value and joy of movement.
I'm Amelia, and dance has been my lifelong love.
I began baby ballet at the age of 2, igniting my passion for all styles of dance and led me to complete my RAD Advanced Foundation Certificate in Classical Ballet.
During my school years I competed as a soloist and in dance troupes at many eisteddfods and taught ballet, jazz, tap and musical theatre at my performing arts studio.
In 2022, I completed a Diploma of Musical Theatre at Brent Street in NSW, refining my skills and nurturing my enthusiasm for the performing arts.
I'm currently working towards a Bachelor of Music Theatre at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, where I'm merging my love for dance with my musical theatre ambitions.
I love teaching at Tiny Tutus, particularly creating enchanting experiences for young ballerinas as they begin their own dance journeys; inspired by the magic I felt as a young dancer myself.
Jade grew up training and performing in a variety of styles including jazz, ballet, lyrical and tap. She began teaching at tinytutus after moving to Adelaide for University and loves watching her ballerinas improve week by week. She also teaches jazz and hip hop to primary school students.
Goodwood & North Adelaide
I started ballet at the age of 4 and immediately fell in love with it! I trained with Terry Simpson for 13 years before completing a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education. More recently, I joined an adult ballet company which has given me the opportunity to perform in some iconic ballets.
I am privileged to be working in my dream job at Tiny Tutus which combines both my passions for teaching and ballet! I love that I get to pass on my passion to the next generation and watch them develop their own love for dance.