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DDQE Faculty

DDQ Elite Teachers    

Jillian Southgate
Principal 

Carlene Southgate
Solo Preparation 

Liesel Zink
Contemporary 

Kersti Judkins
Qualified Pilates Instructor 

Tracey Lee Heilbronn
Australian Ballet School and Sydney Dance Company 

Our Guest teachers include:

Gareth Belling – Ballet

Australian choreographer and dancer Gareth Belling trained with Sharyn Constable and Hilary Kaplan before joining Queensland Ballet’s Professional Year in 2000. He entered the Company in 2002 and has since danced in works by François Klaus, Natalie Weir, Nils Christe, Timothy Brown, Paul Boyd and Young Soon Hue. Gareth made his choreographic debut with Collusion a Brisbane based music ensemble in Evocations 2005. Since then he has created 16 works for Queensland Ballet.

Dr. Dale Johnston – Ballet/Lyrical

Dale trained at the National School of Ballet in Wellington, and the Australian Ballet School, Melbourne. He danced with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and was a member of the inaugural Dancers Company of the Australian Ballet. Dale was principal dancer with the Queensland Ballet for almost eight years, dancing the lead roles in Giselle, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, Carmina Burana, Scheherazade and many contemporary works. Dale was a partner of the National Ballet Centre for 15 years.

 Jessica Cove – Healthlogy Coaching 

Healthology Dancers Workshops combine my 27+ years of dedication to ballet and dance with her nutrition studies and life experience to deliver engaging, practical and dance-specific guidance.

An intensive part-time training program.