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Our Directors

ASHLEIGH MANGAN

Diploma of Art (Dance Performance),

Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher.

Aerial Arts (Lyra/Hoop)

Alixa Flexibility Certified Teacher

Cert. Ballet Teaching Studies (RAD)

Glenn Wood Tap Teacher

Born in Nanango, Queensland, Ashleigh Mangan created La Crème Dance Academy in August 2013. She studied dance and completed RAD examinations in Nanango from 2001 – 2006. Ashleigh then went on to study full-time dance at Australian Dance Performance Institute, Brisbane, where she successfully completed her Diploma of Art (Dance Performance) majoring in Classical and Contemporary Dance and minoring in Jazz. Upon graduation, Ashleigh pursued her passion for teaching at the Australian Dance Performance Institute, under the direction of RAD Examiner, Barbara Eversen. In 2008, she attained her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) with the Royal Academy of Dance, London, as well as becoming an Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher in 2016. Ashleigh attended a professional development courses in Aerial Arts in 2021, specifically focussing on Lyra (Hoop). Ashleigh also became an Alixa Flexibility qualified teacher in 2021, expanding her knowledge of safe flexibility methods to be able to facilitate further progressions in her students. Ashleigh has been teaching and choreographing since 2002 and will continue to share her love for dance with her students for years to come.

2010 - present

2010 - present

BEC STONE

Comdance Teachers Certificate Modern Jazz)

Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher

Aerial Arts (lyra/Hoop))

Alixa Flexibility Certified Teacher

Cert. Ballet Teaching Studies (RAD)

Glenn Wood Tap Teacher

Rebecca began attending dance classes in Nanango at the age of six. She has since completed 12 RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) examinations and two Comdance Modern Jazz examinations, as well as competing in many eisteddfods. Bec began assistant teaching in 2008 and commenced teaching classes in 2010, where she has since choreographed many routines for concert performances, eisteddfod competitions and more. In 2015, winning choreography awards along the way. Bec completed her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) through the RAD (London). Eager to extend her skills, she then attained her Modern Jazz Teachers Certificate in 2016 through Comdance and also became a certified teacher in Acrobatic Arts. Bec attended professional development courses in Aerial Arts during 2018 and another in 2021 specifically focussing in Lyra (Hoop). Bec also became an Alixa Flexibility qualified teacher, expanding her knowledge of safe flexibility methods to be able to facilitate further progressions in her students. Bec has been an active member of the Nanango community, passionate to teach and nurture children through the art of dance.

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