Meet the Team
Miss Jacqui's Ballerinas was founded by Miss Jacqui in 2013. Miss Jacqui grew up in the UK where she completed her education at The Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in London achieving a Ba hons in Ballet Education and fell in love with teaching!
After travelling to Australia, Miss Jacqui worked in preschools where she discovered the joy of working with this amazing age group. It was here that she decided to combine her love of ballet with this joyous young age of preschoolers. She started classes in her local area and loves being a part of the local community by being involved events such as Christmas nativities and local fundraisers.
Miss Jacqui's Ballerinas is very proud to be a local, community based dance school where little dancers are nurtured and can flourish!
Studio Director and Teacher
Miss Jacqui was born in the UK and began dancing at the age of 5 years old and has performance experience in ballet, tap and modern. She was lucky enough to have a wonderful dance teacher from the age of 4 to 18 who has been on every step of her dancing journey. Miss Jacqui is an RAD registered teacher and has achieved her RAD Advanced One in Ballet as well as Tap and Modern examinations. She continues her training and nourishes her joy of movement by regularly attending classes at Sydney Dance Company and as well as regular teacher seminars and courses.
She has taught ballet and other styles of dance in both London and Sydney and enjoys sharing her passion for dance through teaching by furthering children’s creative, imaginative and emotional development through art and craft, movement and musical activities.
Miss Jacqui has a gorgeous little toddler who loves dancing with her at home and is currently expecting another baby!
Makaila found her passion for dance at a very young age at GCSDANCE on the Central Coast where she trained with a focus in RAD Ballet, Jazz and Tap.
After finishing school Makaila furthered her training at Ettingshausen’s Pro and received her Certificate IV and Diploma in dance, this course allowed her to be trained and mentored by some of the best in the industry.
Miss Gigi was born in Argentina where she got her degree as a Ballet and Contemporary dance teacher at the National School of Dance. She started dancing at the age of three and while she was growing up realised it was her passion. Gigi is also trained in Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Salsa, acting and singing.
Miss Gigi performed both as chorus dancer and actress in different musicals such us: Hairspray, Mamma Mia and Rock of Ages. In 2017 she debuted as a choreographer with “Romeo and Juliet, the Musical”, being a great success in Corrientes Av, where most of the performing arts take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and had the possibility to present it again at the beginning of 2018. In Sydney she stepped on Tom Mann Theatre’s stage presenting “Eclectic Revue” by the Australian College of Dance where she is currently studying.
She has experience teaching both children and adults, focusing in technique and self-awareness, giving private and group lessons, dictating workshops and preparing dancers for competitions. Now Miss Gigi is excited about all the opportunities Sydney has for make her a better teacher and performer.