MEET THE DIRECTOR
RAD RTS, A(DIP).C.B.A.-C.I.C.B ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE & CECCHETTI BALLET
- RAD Ballet Teaching Certificate
- Certificate 4 in Dance Teaching ADV/adap (Jazz & Tap)
- Certificate 4 in Assessment & Workplace Training
- Bronze & Silver + Gold medals in Latin American Dance
- Certificate 1 in Coaching
- Associate Diploma in Classical Ballet Teaching (Cecchetti)
- Cert IV in Classical Ballet Teaching (Cecchetti)
- Level 1 & 2 Cheer/Tumbling Coaching Accreditation
PERFORMANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY
Some highlights of Vicki's dance career include performing as a lead tapper in 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony, Moscow Circus, back-up dancer for pop artists Caleb, Mark Williams, cabaret singers Nikki Bennett, Elizabeth Maverick and bands including The Rhythm Cats, The Black Sea, The Elvis Tribute Show & The Beach Boys Tribute Show.
Vicki was Dance Captain for Hi-5 USA, choreographed TV Appearances for SONY artist Aleesha Rome on ‘Hey hey its Saturday’ & ‘Midday’, Home Shopping Network, Film clip for rock group ‘Ruby Blue’, CD Live- Danielle- 'Under the Radar', Girl Express Hip Hop Tour (K-Mart) ‘Let Me Entertain You’ Robbie Williams Tribute Show, SAUG 2007 Summit, film launch at Event Cinemas of 'Fame' and 'Sex & The City 2' Most recently Vicki choreographed the music video for INXS most recent frontman Ciaran Gribbin's song 'My Killer My King', choreographed the Melbourne Convention Centre's promotional commercial, has created part of the syllabus for APDA physie and is the joint owner of corporate entertainment company 'The Creative Affair'.
Vicki's most important achievements are the opening of her first studio Plie, Groove'n'Shuffle (Cromer) in 1998, having PG'n'S recognised by VETAB in 2007 as an RTO, the amalgamation of All Stars Performing Arts (now Plié, Groove'n'Shuffle North Sydney) in 2014, taking over the role as director of Bounce Performing Arts in 2017 (now Plie, Groove'n'Shuffle St Ives), and the birth of her beautiful children Rhys (2008) and Zoë (2010).
Staff at Plié are selected for their qualifications, experience, dedication to teaching and their connection with our students. They are all trained to foster the ethos of of Plié by our studio principal, to ensure continuity and a positive experience for all of our students.
Our entire teaching staff work as a team, by all working together to ensure the development of our students. Our staff have regular meetings to aim for continual improvement, to share information to benefit our students learning, and to inspire and support one another on our teaching journey. We all invest time in professional development, by attending regular teaching seminars, dance classes and by dancing together as a team on a weekly basis. The thrill of our year is performing for all our students at our annual 'Teachers Concert' where we raise funds for our studio to upgrade equipment or costumes, or support any of our Plié families who made be in need.
Plié also provide opportunities for our students to work with guest industry professionals at workshops throughout the year. From musical theatre performers, to touring dancers, out lucky Plié dancers attend external workshop by dancers touring from USA, and have had private workshops at our own studios with Alexandra Carson (Janet Jackson back-up dancer), Tom Richardson (NYC choreographer), Anthony Gabriel (Steps On Broadway), Nat Jobe (The Lion King, West Side Story, Adele) plus many of our own successful Plié graduates who have come back to share with us their professional experiences.
Jenny Clare (admin)