Teachers

pamela lennonFounder & Director

Mrs. Pamela Lennon

  • Licentiate Teachers Certificate, Examiner of ATOD
  • Life Member of ATOD

With over 50 years of dance teaching and examining experience, Pamela provides the inspiration and guidance which allows students to achieve their best.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth BarrittPrincipal

Mrs. Elizabeth Barritt

  • Fully completed all examination levels in ATOD
  • 25yrs Teaching Experience
  • Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • International ATOD Examiner
  • Licentiate teacher ATOD
  • Performed in solo and group work competitively at eisteddfods and ATOD Scholarships
  • Performed with 12th night theatre company
  • Involved in performing and Choreographing school musicals, rock eisteddfod and Fashion parades
  • Finalist in aerobic survival competitions 1997, 1998, 1999

With 25yrs of teaching experience and 30yrs in the industry, Elizabeth has learnt the ins and outs Performing in solo and group work and choreographing Eisteddfod Performances, Musicals, High School Rock Eisteddfods and fashion parades.

Gil GallagherSenior Teacher

Gillienne Gallagher

  • Associate ATOD Teacher
  • Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness. Qualified Personal trainer 2006
  • Qualified Les Mills Body Jam Instructor 2007, successful instructor for Genesis fitness, Windsor and Lawnton (Chosen to go back to dance teaching, so no longer instructing Jam).
  • Tap, Jazz and Classical Syllabus completed to Intermediate level.
  • Associate Teachers Exam completed in 1993
  • 10yrs teaching Experience
  • Placed 3rd in Qld Tap Scholarship 1993
  • Placed 2nd in Australasian Tap Scholarship 1993
  • Placed 3rd in International Natural Bodybuilding Association, Figure Shaping Qld Titles 2008
  • Performed in the Brisbane Warana Festival annually from 1990 to 1992

Gil has been teaching with Footworks Dance Academy since 1994 (having a break between 2001-2011 due to a move to Melbourne and having 2 children). Successfully coaching several students through exams, eisteddfods and scholarships.

 

nat photoAcrobatics Coach

Natalee Cooper

  • General Principals Coaching Course 2008 – Australian Sports Commission
  • Level 1 Trampoline Sports Course including Tumbling and Acro 2008  – Gymnastics Queensland
  • Trampoline, Tumbling and Acro Coach – Silverton Trampoline Club
  • Assistant Trampoline and Tumbling Coach PCYC
  • Cert III Training and Assessment
  • Cert III Business
  • Diploma Professional Counselling (Major in child development and effective parenting)
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Blue Card
  • Current First Aid Certificate

Natalee has experience competing and coaching in trampoline, tumbling and acro. Natalee also works as a counsellor and trainer, coaching people to become their best and helping to develop self-esteem and confidence.

 

julia-lennonTeacher

Julia Lennon

  • ADV ATOD Tap, Jazz and Classical Exams.
  • Performed solo and group work at eisteddfods and ATOD scholarships.
  • Placed 3rd in Queensland Tap Scholarship in 2014
  • Currently completing a bachelor of creative industries majoring in dance.
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Blue Card