Meet Our Team

Ms Elle
Ms ElleStudio Director & Teacher
Elle began ballet at the age of 3 and dance and performing arts have remained a major part of her life ever since.

She moved from the Gold Coast to Melbourne to study dance and theatre. Whilst living in Melbourne, she attended Monash University, graduating with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. She went on to audition for TVI Actors Studio and accepted a scholarship to study at the centre in America. Whilst residing in the United States she undertook a number of performance opportunities. A particular highlight was being cast in the role of Alice in an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, a stage production in Los Angeles.

Elle always knew she wanted to combine her passion for dance & performing arts & dance with her passion for teaching. In 2013 she returned home to the Gold Coast to bring her vision of a nurturing, creative and inclusive dance school, to life. Recognising her aptitude with pre-schoolers and her adoration for the age-group, Elle was approached by Kinderballet™ to become a licenced provider of the beautiful Kinderballet™ programs, within her school.

The focus at Butterfly Ballet and Inspire Academy Australia is in ensuring each student is encouraged and supported and in providing a quality learning experience. Elle loves teaching students of differing ages and abilities and witnessing the joy dance brings to their world! When she’s not at the dance studio, she enjoys yoga class (hot yoga in particular!) She also enjoys beach exploring with her own two little Butterfly Ballerinas.

Mr Matt
Mr MattDirector
Matt has a background in music editing and recording. He manages music editing for our classes and sound and lighting for concerts and events. Matt loves to sing and he had the amazing experience of performing with The Blenders Barbershop Chorus, in New York, at Carnegie Hall.

At University Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He built our two dance studios and beautiful sprung dance floors with an enormous amount of care. He can usually be found manning the administration desk with a cheery smile or as an assistant coach at some of our classes.

At times you’ll see Matt performing juggling, magic tricks or strumming away at his guitar! He plays a key part at our school. Matt loves to lend a helping hand and is always happy to have a chat with our wonderful students and families.

Ms Jess
Ms JessStudio Manager
Jess is our friendly administration angel! Warm and welcoming, with an enormous depth of team spirit and huge support of Butterfly Ballet & Inspire Academy community. Jess began Ballet when she was 3, completing her RAD exams with Merit and Distinctions in each grade. She studied both Ballet and Jazz styles and has experience in teaching Tiny Tots dance.

Jess undertook work experience with Radio Stations and Event Management Companies and has a particular knack for Public Relations and Management. She graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theatre from Griffith University. She also gained her Certificate 3 in Business and Retail. Whilst attending Griffith, Jess worked for the University, performing across Brisbane and the Gold Coast on behalf of the University Arts Division, promoting education equality. She went on to work at Channel Ten as an Advertising Coordinator. Over the last 13 years, she has been a Business and Training Manager for many different corporations and has led teams across Australia in the Fashion and Retail Industries. Most recently, Jess was chosen to represent Queensland in a National Forum to assist Australia’s largest Fashion Retailer in business operations and procedures.

Jess’s main passion has always remained the Performing Arts and she loves to attend the Theatre as regularly as she can. Jess has a number of interests, including Fire Twirling, Nail Design and most recently discovered a love for make-up!

Miss Ping
Miss PingTeacher
Ping has been dancing since the age of 3. She specialised in dance education and dance criticism at University. She worked as a full time dance teacher in Taiwan as well as designated choreographer of the national competition.

Ping is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher and she guides our students to be strong, adaptable and resilient. Skills that are essential both in and out of the classroom! Her vigilant attention to detail is evident in her stunning choreography & teaching method. Ping continues to inspire our students with her knowledge, unique creative flair & her beautiful artistry. Our students are adore their acrobatics and dance classes with Ping!

Ping’s attitude of positivity and grace is an excellent example. Her encouraging approach enables each child to develop confidence and an appreciation for dance and performance. Ping enjoys travelling, bushwalking, mountain climbing and camping. She has a love for the great outdoors and for seeing new sights!

Miss Katy
Miss KatyTeacher
Katy believes that through providing positive opportunities for both dancers and non-dancers, all students can become independent learners. She is driven to provide quality teaching experiences with a unique and creative approach, ensuring inclusivity and growth mindset. She has a commitment to implementing innovative teaching strategies that allow dancers to discover their talent.

Katy has a diverse background and broad range of expertise within the arts. Whilst in the UK, she co-founded a stage school, delivered and managed dance classes and workshops, and expanded Bristol University’s extra-curricular sports and fitness program. She also has experience in teaching Zumba and aqua aerobics. A memorable highlight of Katy’s career is performing in London’s prominent “West End”!

Katy has a beautiful, friendly manner. She is a warm and vibrant teacher, always compassionate and encouraging, with an intuitive ability to make our students feel comfortable and welcome. We often hear the joyful laughter of happy students, enjoying their dance classes and sharing their stories with Katy! One of Katy’s favourite activities is going on beach adventures with her puppies!

Miss Eryn
Miss ErynTeacher
Eryn began her dance journey at age 5, she completed many ATOD jazz exams with over 95% results. Eryn was accepted into Palm Beach Currumbin high dance excellence program. This led to many amazing opportunities, including being featured in the Creative Generation television spectacular and a number of dance competitions. Eryn received most dedicated dancer in multiple classes from 2012 onward being the 2013 scholarship winner at her dance school. She also has experience in selling dance-wear and shoes which is always helpful!

Eryn began work at Butterfly Ballet at the age of of 16 and she finds teaching young children very rewarding. She is always so happy to see our dancers smile and to help them to improve each week. Dance is a big part of Eryn’s life and that will never change! It makes her happy that she can inspire girls and boys to discover their passion for the arts from such young age.
Eryn is an engaging performer and a kind, enthusiastic and committed teacher. She is a wonderful role model for our students. Eryn enjoys spending time with friends & family, taking lots of photos and making memories to cherish.


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