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
Vicki has over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry- as a performer, choreographer, teacher, examiner, judge and entertainment producer.
Vicki has worked as a commercial dancer since 1994. She has toured Australia with the Girl Express Hip Hop Crew, performed as an acrobat in The Great Moscow Circus, was a lead tapper in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony, danced at the AFI awards, Mo Awards, in Bollywood films, as an NRL cheerleader, for Warner Bros, and was chosen to partner ‘Dirty Dancing’ star Patrick Swayze on a promotional trip to Australia!
Vicki was the assistant choreographer for Hi-5 USA, choreographed film clips for Ruby Blue, Aleesha Rome, Danielle (Big Brother) and INXS frontman Ciaran Gribbon. Vicki regularly choreographs for movie launches, corporate events and commercials. Most recently Vicki was the choreographer and movement coach for Brookfield’s international conference commercial showcasing the amazing spaces at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Vicki is a dual accredited ballet teacher- qualified in both RAD and Cecchetti methods. Vicki has been a teacher and studio owner for over 20 years, teaching ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, cabaret, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, latin, pas de deux, tumbling, cheerleading and drama.
Vicki has developed and implemented teacher training accreditation courses & syllabus for several dance federations, is the director of corporate entertainment company ‘The Creative Affair’, is the CEO of OzDance Performance Sport Federation, and is a doting mum of two!
Staff at Plié are selected for their qualifications, experience, dedication to teaching and their connection with our students. They are all trained personally by our studio principal, to ensure continuity and a positive experience for all of our students.
Plié choose to have a large team of teachers working across all three campuses, to give our students access to versatile teaching methods, different styles of dance, and lots of inspiration!!
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 highlight 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.