Many of our teachers listed below have been with the studio for many years and are equally responsible for the wonderful success Panache Dance Studio now enjoys.
Danielle Pope A.C.B.A- C.I.C.B - Director/Classical Ballet
Amy Handley ADip.C.B.A-C.I.C.B - Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary
Kay Cranwell F.C.B.A. - C.I.C.B - Classical Ballet
Lee Campbell - Tap
Lee Campbell has a Bachelor of Education and has been teaching tap for 25 years. She has taught all age groups from beginners to adults and successfully guided and supported students through tap exams.
After taking some time away from teaching dance, Lee was drawn back to Panache due to her love of the discipline. She brings enthusiasm and fun to every class; and enjoys challenging her students to reach their potential.
Valerie McDowall BA (Adelaide) Diploma Teaching. Tap
Valerie is the former director of Ecole de Ballet (now the UFPA Morphett Vale Branch) and is currently teaching the Adult classes. She has extensive knowledge and expertise and has taught a wide range of styles including aerobics, jazz, tap and ballet.
Peter Anderson - Musical Theatre
Has been dancing since a young age in different styles then studied Contemporary in High School. I found my passion towards Musicals when I auditioned for a school show piece titled 'High Hopes'. I received one of the main roles as a stage actor and we entered an Eisteddfod, which we ended up winning!
A year later I was selected at an audition to dance and act for a touring show. The team was lucky enough to perform in Dance and Circus schools across China.
Whilst studying in high school I also decided to try Sport Aerobics as an ice breaker from Dancing and Acting. So I entered the aerobic comps. To my surprise I ended up placing 1st, winning Gold at the Australian Junior Aerobic championships.Two years later I also became a dancer in an Australian Hip Hop team which also placed very high (4th in the World). Nowadays I train dancers in many different styles from Hip Hop to Heels.
Ive also been working in the Fitness Industry for 15 years. I teach BodyPump, BodyAttack and Zumba. Im fortunate enough to also be given the opportunity to mentor many Fitness students who are currently studying to become Dance and Fitness Trainers.