Teachers

Michelle Zillmann

As the Director of Intrinsic School of Dance, Michelle provides the essential development programs and extra curricula to ensure all students achieve their recreational and vocational goals in dance. Michelle is a qualified and registered teacher, holding a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management, an Associate Teaching Diploma with the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD), and a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management. Her commitment to teaching safe dance techniques based on anatomy and kinesiology led to her receiving an ATOD Bursary Award in 2008.

Michelle trained in classical ballet, jazz and tap from the age of four (Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD)). Throughout her years as a dancer, she regularly performed in theatrical productions, television shows and at major sporting events.

In 1990, Michelle commenced teaching jazz at the Rochedale Sports Action Fitness Centre alongside her sister. She established the beginnings of Intrinsic School of Dance in 1993, and is now celebrating her 28th year as principal teacher and artistic director.

When Michelle isn’t sharing her love of dance, she enjoys spending time with her family (including two sons and a very spoilt kelpie). As well as being a qualified dance teacher, she holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Natural Systems and Wildlife Management.

 

Sharnee Bond

After 11 years of training at Intrinsic School of Dance, Sharnee was accepted into the Queensland Dance School of Excellence (QDSE), furthering her studies in ballet, pointe, repertoire, pas de deux, contemporary and jazz. When graduating from QDSE, Sharnee was invited to train with Lucid Dance Theatre (Brisbane’s Premier Contemporary Ballet Company). We look forward to having Sharnee continue her teachings in classical ballet, contemporary and jazz/hip hop this year.

 

Taylah Newton

Since the age of three, Taylah has trained in multiple dance styles. She has accomplished her CSTD (Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing) Jazz Teaching Certificate and a Certificate III in Dance Studies. Taylah has completed all CSTD Tap Examinations, Advanced 1 RAD Ballet, and completed a Diploma of Performing Arts at Conroy Performing Arts College. She is also highly experienced in Contemporary, Hip Hop and Commercial Jazz.

Taylah’s various experiences as a performer include guest performances on Royal Caribbean’s 'Quantum of the Seas’, and at Disneyland California Adventure Park (Los Angeles). Taylah has worked full time as a dance choreographer at Hong Kong International School and Kennedy ESF School Pok Fu Lam, as well as teaching and choreographing competition routines and musical theatre productions at private dance studios (Glenda Allen Dance Academy). She has recently returned to Intrinsic School of Dance where she is very much loved by her students.

 

Imogen Hasney

Since the age of five, Imogen had a persistent passion for dance that drove her to train extensively in classical ballet, jazz, musical theatre and many more styles. She realized early on in her dance career that her love for dance extended not only to performing but sharing her knowledge with students.

After completing two years of full time training at Conroy Performing Arts Centre, she went on to perform as a dancer at Dreamworld where she continues to brighten the days of countless guests. She has taught at numerous schools and studios around the Gold Coast and Brisbane and is never more content than seeing improvement and the joy of dance in her students.

 

Demi Jenkins

Demi is a multi-faceted performer and choreographer whose tread the boards both in Australia and overseas. Demi began full-time study at Dance World Studios and continued her training at RAW Company.

Demi has danced for the likes of Jessica Mauboy and Samantha Jade. She has also performed in and choreographed many Gala Nights and Conferences.

Demi’s thirst for learning took her to London, where she danced at West End Live and in Victor/Victoria at the Bridewell theatre. Film and TV credits include Lead Actress/Choreographer in Metanoia, Brisbane Festival TVC (Channel 9) and Australia’s Got Talent 2019.

Recently Demi has performed in Matt Wards production of Wicked at HOTA on the Gold Coast and is now extending her skill set into hoop, skating, stilts and fire twirling with Velvet Rope’s Ignite program. She has signed with Evolution Agency this year and has been busy performing for multiple clients through them.

Intrinsic has always been home to Demi and she enjoys teaching in the place where her passion for dance first began!

 

Jessica Gollé

Jessica Gollé is an impassioned performer with trained experience in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre, voice and acting for over 20 years. Her passion and talents have led to many performance opportunities including her recent contracts as a Face-Character in Tokyo Disneyland, and local performer at Dreamworld, Movie World and Paradise Country.

Jessica is an inspiration to all her students, by providing a fun and vibrant atmosphere in classes whilst sharing her ongoing love for dance. She has completed a Bachelor of Entertainment Industries (Honours) at QUT, where she has created further industry connections and widened her knowledge of the performing arts industry.

 

Zoë Bedford

Zoë Bedford trained extensively in classical ballet, jazz and tap prior to completing her Associate Teachers Diploma under the Australian Teachers of Dancing in 2006. Her passion for dance and commitment to the dance school means that she has been a much loved teacher over the past twenty years.

Zoë began studies in a Bachelor of Primary Education before switching her focus to dancing. Her portfolio includes being a teacher in Kinda Dance (6 years), a member of various dance troupes, and a loving mother.

Zoë coordinates many of the jazz and tap classes offered at Intrinsic School of Dance, but is also greatly relied on for her teaching skills in ballet, contemporary and hip hop.

 

Kim Pasquelin

Kim grew up in South Australia, beginning her teaching at the young age of 13. At 17, Kim relocated to Melbourne to train full time at The National Theatre Ballet School and followed on to gain her Advanced Diploma in teaching at the prestigious Australian Ballet School under the direction of Jacqui Dumont.

For the following six years Kim based herself in Victoria & South Australia teaching, performing, choreographing & adjudicating for numerous professional shows/events/schools. Her performing then took her further abroad to Japan and for the next five years Kim continued traveling, visiting over 40 countries whilst dancing with Dance Encore Productions (Sydney), Grayboy Entertainment (Sydney), Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines and P&O Australia. Kim now calls the Gold Coast home and is dedicated to teaching dance in a diverse range of styles and genres. Kim is a registered teacher with the RAD, A.T.O.D, C.S.T.D (Tap) and holds a Diploma in Dance Teaching & Management & Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

 

Danica McKenzie

Danica trained at Intrinsic Dance for 11 years (classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and contemporary) before becoming a junior teacher at the age of 16. She has since become a regular teacher for several dance schools in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

Danica branched out into the fitness industry (becoming a personal trainer and fitness instructor) after completing a Certificate III and IV in Fitness, and a Certificate IV in Dance. Her wealth of experience as a dancer includes being a performer for Movie World, a cheerleader for the Gold Coast Titans and a promotional team member for Chase Creations and The Movement Talent Agency (USA).
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