Mrs Jenny Tew-Guthry A.R.A.D/F.S.F.D/ M.A.T.D. Examiner S.F.D.

(School Principal, Junior and Senior Classical)

Mrs Tew-Guthry studied classical ballet in England and Australia, culminating in two years full time study with Paul Hammond.

She worked as a member of the Channel 7 Ballet and then joined J.C. Williamsons touring Australia and Asia in professional musicals including My Fair Lady, Promises Promises and Charlie Girl.

She has been teaching classical and jazz ballet at the Beau-Rock Ballet School since 1982 and became Principal in 1992. Mrs Tew-Guthry was appointed a Senior Examiner for the Southern Federation of Dance (SFD) in 1998 and she is also a co-choreographer of the current Junior Classical syllabus and the new Major Classical syllabus.  In 2002 she was awarded a Fellowship by the SFD.

Mrs Sarah Tilmanis M.S.F.D. B.Sc. Dip. Ed. Secondary

(Senior Jazz, Eisteddfod Coordinator, Junior/Intermediate/Senior and Classical Production)

Mrs.Tilmanis has studied classical ballet, jazz and tap for many years and has been teaching at the Beau-Rock Ballet School for over 25 years. She is also an experienced choreographer and is responsible for much of our competition work.

She is a Science teacher at Parkdale Secondary College and was responsible for the school’s successful Rock Eisteddfod productions for many years and also adjudicated the British National Rock Eisteddfod heats and finals in 2001.

Mrs.Tilmanis has completed the SFD Teaching Certificate, a Science/Education degree and is a contributing choreographer to the SFD Dance Fusion Syllabus.

Mrs Carolyn McNally L.M.S.F.D. B. App. Sc. Examiner S.F.D.

(Tap Coordinator, Junior, Senior and Open Tap, Eisteddfod Preparation)

Mrs McNally has been teaching classical ballet, jazz and tap for many years. She has appeared in many amateur musicals and in 1989 was nominated for the Victorian Music Guilds’ “Best New Talent Award”.

She holds four Dance Teaching qualifications including the SFD Teaching Certificate and in 1998 was appointed a Senior Examiner for the SFD.

Mrs. McNally is also a contributing choreographer to the current SFD senior tap syllabus and holds a degree in Applied Science.

Miss Amanda Jones M.S.F.D. Examiner S.F.D. BA/B/Ed Secondary

(Junior and Senior Jazz, Junior and Senior Classical)

Miss Jones was a student at the Beau-Rock Ballet School for many years. In 2005 she gained her Intermediate Classical Examination and Level 10 Jazz Certificate and in 2006 she completed the SFD Teaching Certificate majoring in Classical.

In 2009 Miss Jones gained her Advanced Classical Examination and her Diploma of Education and in 2010 was appointed to the Dance Fusion Examining Panel.

In 2012 she was appointed to the SFD Board of Examiners and is currently working as a leading teacher at Mornington Secondary College.

Miss Nicole Caddaye M.S.F.D. Dip. Ed. Primary

(Junior and Senior Jazz, Production)

Miss Caddaye was a long-term student of the Beau-Rock Ballet School and is now a talented teacher, with many roles throughout the school. In 2003 she completed the SFD Teaching Certificate examinations, majoring in Jazz.

Miss Caddaye holds a Primary Teaching Diploma from Monash University and was the Academy Director at Patrick Studios Australia 2015-2016.

Miss Tess Molina M.S.F.D. Dip. Ed Secondary

(Junior and Intermediate Tap, Tap Production)

Miss Molina has attended the Beau-Rock Ballet School for over 20 years as both a teacher and student. She is a highly skilled tap dancer and has represented Beau-Rock in numerous eisteddfods and special events. Tess is also a qualified Secondary School teacher and is currently working at Mentone Girls Secondary College.

She has successfully completed the SFD Teaching Certificate majoring in Tap.

Miss Beth Lane

(Senior Classical)

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, (UniMelb, 2011), Miss Beth is an internationally experienced dancer and teacher, working with choreographer Russell Dumas ‘Dance Exchange’, performing in their 2014 season ‘Love is Blind’, in Melbourne, and travelling to Europe and New York with the company in 2015, presenting work, workshops and training with international artists.

Miss Beth brings to Beau-Rock Ballet School a wide range of experience both devising and coordinating contemporary, jazz, conditioning and classical programs as well as choreographing high ranking solos for year 12 VET Dance. She works closely with students for tertiary preparation in contemporary dance, and is also a sessional staff member at the Victorian College of the Arts/University of Melbourne, where she teaches and assesses in a first year subject.

Miss Brianna McInerney

(Pre-Primary Classical, Junior Jazz, Production, Eisteddfod Preparation)

Miss McInerney has been a student of the Beau-Rock Ballet School for many years. She has been highly successful at competitions and eisteddfods and has represented Beau-Rock at National level on several occasions. In 2018, Miss McInerney completed a year of full time dance at The Space. She now brings a wealth of experience from industry and knowledge of current dance trends to her students.

Miss McInerney is currently working towards completing the Southern Federation of Dance Teachers Certificate.

Miss Freya Wong

(Junior and Senior Contemporary, Senior Production, Eisteddfod Preparation)

Miss Wong is a highly accomplished Contemporary dancer and has successfully represented the Beau-Rock Ballet School at Eisteddfods and Competitions in this genre for many years, both locally and Nationally.

Miss Wong is currently implementing the new Jason Winters' Contemporary Syllabus at Beau-Rock, with students able to sit C.S.T.D examinations in this style from 2019.

Miss Wong is currently studying for her Bachelor of Nursing (Scholar's Program) at Monash University.

Miss Kelly Bower M.S.F.D. B.Des.

(Junior Classical)

Miss Bower has been attending the Beau-Rock Ballet School as a student of Classical and Jazz for almost 20 years. She is an accomplished stage performer and has competed in eisteddfods/galas and other productions for most of her time at Beau-Rock. Kelly has also completed a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Fashion, and is a talented costume maker.

In 2016 Miss Bower was awarded the Southern Federation of Dance Teachers Certificate, majoring in Classical.

Miss Emma Carroll

(Junior Jazz, Production, Eisteddfod Preparation)

Miss Carroll has been a student of the Beau-Rock Ballet school for over 10 years. She is an exceptional dancer/performer and has competed successfully in various styles both locally and nationally. Miss Carroll has also shown herself to be a talented choreographer of both solo and troupe routines and we look forward to seeing her future creations come to life on the stage!

Miss Eleanor Wilcock M.S.F.D.

(Eisteddfod Preparation)

Miss Wilcock has been a member of the Beau-Rock ballet school since she was a young child. She has grown into a passionate teacher and talented choreographer while also completing a combined Arts/Business degree.

Miss Wilcock has been awarded the Southern Federation of Dance Teachers Certificate in the Jazz style.

 

Miss Shona Guiry

(Eisteddfod Preparation, Guest Teacher)

Miss Guiry was a member of the Beau-Rock Ballet School for many years and has since gone on to complete three years of full time dance study with Kelly Aykers FTD.

She has many performance credits to her name, having appeared in music videos, promotional performances, professional shows and various product launches. Shona is represented by JustKHOO Agency and in 2018 launched her own company, Entice Entertainment.

 

Miss Alana McDonald M.S.F.D.

(Currently on Leave)

Miss McDonald has been a member of the Beau-Rock ballet school for almost 20 years. She has been highly successful at competitions and eisteddfods and represented the school in many gala performances and special events. Alana is also an accomplished dance aerobics teacher, working with school students across Victoria.

Miss McDonald has been awarded the Southern Federation of Dance Teachers Certificate, majoring in Jazz.

Also Teaching for Beau-Rock in 2019:

  • Miss Abigail Wells
  • Miss Ruby Parker M.S.F.D
  • Miss Paige Haskins