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Innis Performing Arts Academy seeks to attract and retain the best employees and volunteers.  Therefore we predominantly employ former students as teachers as they are familiar with and promote the growth of the Academy's child safe, nurturing and professional culture.


Our teachers have all been dancing from a very young age and their apparent love of teaching dance is infectious and clearly evident in the classes they teach.


Lisa Innis, CSTD Tap Dip

Lisa Innis Lisa has been dancing since the age of 8.  She began studying at the Plaza School of Dance and Drama and shortly thereafter enrolled at the Lorna Badman School of Dance where she studied jazz, tap, song and dance, modern and contemporary.
Lisa began as an assistant dance teacher with the Lorna Badman School of Dance at the tender age of 10.  Lisa continued to grow as a teacher and dancer completing examinations through the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing in tap, jazz and classical ballet.
In 1995 Lisa established the Innis Performing Arts Academy which to this day boast an enrolment of 240+ students.  Many of which have become successful dancers and teachers in their own rite.


“It is important to me that each of my students feels part of our “Innis family” and that I know each and every one of them personally.
In order to do this, I personally teach,  11  of our 15 weekly performance classes.  And I ensure that I teach at least one routine to the other 4 classes at some stage or other during the year.   Although, on top of all my examination classes, this is difficult,  it allows me to keep up to date with each and every individual child’s progress ensuring that no child “falls through the gaps”.
I am so proud of the  Innis Performing Arts Academy.   I cannot express my appreciation enough to all of the parents, grandparents, family members and friends who help to make Innis such a successful and happy place to be.” 

 

Cheryl Vigouroux

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Sally Wood

Sally WoodSally has been dancing since the age of 10, when her mother grew tired of her playing music and dancing around the lounge room and decided it was time for some proper dance lessons. Sally enrolled in Jazz, Tap and Contemporary and began studying her Jazz and Tap CSTD exams.


Sally attended Charles Campbell Secondary School where she successfully completed Year 12 Dance.


Sally has been teaching at Innis Performing Arts Academy for 10 years! Sally has also taught at other Adelaide dance schools as well as for Kelly Sports and Triskills.


During her teaching career sally has taught students of all ages, from 3 year olds rightthrough to a grandmother! During her time with ‘Innis’ Sally has choreographed many routines. Her favourite routine to choreograph, teach and then perform was a high energy and fast paced Can-Can, inspired by the Moulin Rouge.


Sally has been involved in many performances. As well as performing in many Innis concerts and competitions, Sally has been involved in performances of Chicago and Peter Pan, as well as competing in the Rock Eisteddfod as a high school student.


Sally qualified as a Zumba instructor in May 2010 and last year co choreographed and produced a Wakakirri story dance for a local primary school.


Sally holds a university degree in social work and a bachelor of education. Sally is also currently a primary school teacher and teaches a lovely year 3 class at an eastern suburbs primary school.

 

 

Simone Segat

Simone SegatSimone began dancing at the young age of 5 under the careful instruction of Lisa Innis. She has been with the Innis family ever since and studied Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Classical Ballet.

Simone has successfully passed a vast number of C.S.T.D and Cecchetti exams including her public Tap examination, receiving the Dorothy Gladstone Award. She has been involved in a number of musical productions including Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and Singing In The Rain.

 

In addition to the extensive choreography Simone has produced for the Innis Performing Arts Academy (both for concerts, examinations and competitions) she has also choreographed and produced routines for Wakkakiri and Candance for a Cure.

 

Simone had her first teaching opportunity at age of 10 where she assisted with the Innis Performing Arts Academy’s Tinies classes and has continued teaching at the academy ever since. She completed her SACE Dance Studies in 2005, and completed her Bachelor of Education in 2009.  Simone is also a qualified Zumba Instructor.

 

Simone is now a full-time primary school teacher with the Department of Education . The skills she learnt whilst dancing and teaching at Innis have proved invaluable to her school teaching and to her life in general.

 

Growing up with the Innis family has been very special to me. I have always had a place to feel welcome and special in. The skills I've learnt, opportunities I've been given and amazing friends I have are uniquely from Innis Performing Arts Academy.

 


Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore

Rachel started dancing with the Innis Performing Arts Academy at age 5. Since then she has gone on to complete all CSTD tap and jazz examinations and up to and including her Advanced 1 examination in Cecchetti Ballet. She is currently studying to complete her teaching certificate in CSTD tap and jazz and also her Associate teaching qualification in Cecchetti Ballet.


Rachel has performed as a member of the Australian Classical Youth Ballet company since 2003. In this time she has performed on many stages including the Adelaide Festival Theatre and Entertainment Centre. She has performed various rolls such as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz and the Chef in Alice in Wonderland.  As well as stage performances Rachel has performed at primary schools throughout Adelaide and locations such as Adelaide Zoo and the Botanic Gardens as well as on the TV show Getaway. Rachel has also danced in the Credit Union Christmas Pageant since 2006 performing rolls such as a snowflake and a Russian on the Nutcracker Float and a Chimney Sweep with the London Bus Float. As well as this Rachel has performed in three pageant launches for the news and at a state dinner at the Entertainment Centre. As well as performing, Rachel is now an assistant teacher with the Australian Classical Youth Ballet.


Rachel began teaching as an assistant dance teacher with the Innis Performing Arts Academy in 2003. In 2008 Rachel began teaching and choreographing. Rachel co teaches many of the performance classes as well as teaching examination classes in jazz, tap and classical ballet. Rachel also helps teach the cheerleading classes and is qualified as a cheer coach.


Rachel has Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science degrees and currently works as a secondary school science teacher.  In addition Rachel is a qualified swimming instructor and taught for five years at State Swim teaching children from 2 ½ through to adult classes.

 

 

Aimie Norsworthy

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Carla Giannini

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Ashlee Skinner

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Kara Coremans

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