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THE TEAM

The heart of House of Dance is the award-winning teaching and management staff, working passionately and endlessly to create the best possible dance experience for HOD's students and families. 

Our teaching staff boasts Tasmania's most-qualified dance educators. See our staff here!

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MICHELLE WILLIAMS

Owner/Creative Director

Since opening the studio in 1999, Michelle manages all operations across all of HOD's classes and brands.

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SHAYNE DAVIES

Director of Classical Ballet

One of Tasmania's most esteemed and respected ballet teachers, Shayne holds her RAD qualification and Bachelor of Dance (Hons).

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KATE CRICHTON

Lyrical/Elite Squad Teacher

Kate operates our Elite Squad program, developing fitness and strength in HOD dancers with a Diploma in Pilates and Dance.

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HAYLEY ROGERS

Theatrical/Technique Teacher

Hayley brings decades of dance and performance experience to HOD students, working to create a fun and exciting dance class!

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NICHOLE SMITH

Theatrical Teacher

With her Bachelor of Creative Arts and Masters of Teaching, Nichole is a much loved dance/drama teacherin Hobart, teaching at Collegiate.

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ELIANA LANING

Acro/Junior Teacher

After more than 10 years of training here at HOD, Eliana has transitioned into a strong acro and junior teacher.

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NERISSA RICE

Office Manager/Tap Teacher

Nerissa manages the office at HOD, along with co-ordinating our costumes each year - and teaching all junior tap classes!

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CASEY McCRICKARD

Theatrical/Hip Hop Teacher

Casey is a HOD legend; dancing here since a child, she has gained a Masters of Teaching, Diploma of Dance and adjudicator accred.

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SUSIE HARRISON

Director of Baby Ballet

Holding her RAD qualification and Bachelor of Dance (Hons), Susie delivers Tasmania's best baby ballet program.

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EMILY BRAITHWAITE

Singing/Music Theatre Teacher

After gaining her Bachelor of Music and a Diploma of Musical Theatre in Melbourne, Emily works to create HOD's triple threat performers.

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HANNAH LAWLESS

Junior Tap/Theatrical Teacher

Hannah is a long-time member of HOD, moving into a teaching role after years of dances and performances with the school.