Staff

Principal

Marnie Armstrong
Marnie has been involved with dancing for over 35 years and has had over 25 years experience in teaching all age groups the art of dance. She is an A.T.O.D.Ltd Examiner and Licentiate Teacher, the highest qualification that can be achieved with the ATOD Ltd. and has completed a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management. She has demonstrated and taught the ATOD syllabus to students & teachers throughout Australia & overseas. Marnie has also performed at various functions throughout Melbourne.

Teaching Staff

Jessica Goulding

Jessica has been dancing for 22 years at the Broadbent Dance Academy. For the last 10 years she has been teaching Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. She has completed a Bachelor of Primary Education at Deakin University as well as a Certificate III in Community Recreation through A.T.O.D. In 2006 Jessica took part in the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. She has also performed and demonstrated for A.T.O.D. Ltd in Hong Kong several times, and has traveled with the Broadbent Dance Academy to New Zealand, Singapore and America.

Ashlene Mendolia
Ashlene has been performing for 20 years with the Broadbent Dance Academy, studying jazz, tap, ballet, funk and acrobatics. Throughout this time she has received several scholarships including the National Children’s Dance Theatre Award and an adjudicators scholarship in New Zealand. Wanting to further her skills, Ashlene enrolled in Dance Factory’s Full Time Performing Arts course in 2005 and in 2006 graduated with a Diploma in Dance and Dance Teaching. Her professional appearances include the AFL Grand Final Opening Ceremonies, Channel 7’s Good Friday Gala Performances, Melbourne City’s Federation March and Commonwealth Welcome Home Parade,’ Puss in Boots’ with the Tivoli Theatre restaurant, and as Dancer/ Choreographer performed in several Elvis floorshows. Ashlene played the role of Marcy Wills in Catchments’ ‘Witches of Eastwick’and came first in the A.T.O.D Ltd Senior Jazz scholarship for Victoria.She has Also travelled with the Broadbent Dance Academy to New Zealand And Singapore. She has performed in Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog and Captain Feathersword shows throughout Australia. was in the latest Wiggles DVD and recently travelled to Singapore, Manila and Qatar performing as Dora in Dora the Explorer.
She has also travelled with the Broadbent Dance Academy to the USA, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Tara Presnell
Tara began dancing at Broadbent Dance Academy at the age of 6. She is experienced as both a dancer and teacher in a variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hiphop, Contemporary, and Acrobatics. She has successfully competed in many State and Interstate competitions across Australia. In 2015 she placed 2nd in the A.T.O.D Senior Jazz Victorian State Scholarship and won the Interstate Australasian competition in Queensland. As well as travelling and performing in Singapore and the US with Broadbent Dance Academy, she has also been a part of Immersed Melbourne Dance Industry Gala, Paul Malek’s Project One, Apocalypse, and Project Y: The Movie. 
She is currently completing her Certificate 4 in Dance Teaching and Management with Transit Dance.

Stacey Floyd
Stacey began dancing at 8 years of age at Broadbent Dance Academy. Here, she trained and successfully competed for 10 years before beginning full time training with Trish Squire-Rogers at Spectrum Dance. Stacey completed three years at Spectrum, graduating with a Certificate 4 in Dance, Diploma in Musical Theatre, as well as finishing her third year as Dance Captain.
Throughout the last three years Stacey has been successfully working in Melbourne as a professional dancer and entertainer. Performing in shows, events & at venues such as: Trixstars (Showgirl in international magic show), Jessica Maulboy (Dancer), AFL Footy Show: Grand Final Players Revue Channel 9, Melbourne Storm Cheerleader, Stereosonic Music Festival, Crown Casino, Project Y: What is Time, Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Tivoli Theatre), as well as various corporate events and clubs throughout Melbourne.
As well as Stacey’s personal love for dance and performing, she’s a passionate teacher and enjoys sharing her love of dance with others.

Pariss Billing
Pariss has been a student at the Broadbent Dance Academy for 20 years. After training through the school she now teaches hip hop classes and solos whilst working as a Flight Attendant. Pariss was awarded the Most Improved Student in 2005, and received placings at competitions and scholarships throughout her dancing years. She performed Musical Theatre roles in the Tivoli Theatre, and as a high school student Pariss received a Performing Arts Award for Choreography in the School Musical. She also travelled with the Broadbent Dance Academy to Hong Kong, Singapore and America.

Maddie Fox

Maddie is a talented dancer, singer and performer, having begun her training in Ballet, Tap and Jazz as a very young 2 year old. She is now trained in other genres of dance including Hip Hop after gaining a two year training scholarship at the Edge Performers School when she was 18. In addition to performing at a variety of Melbourne’s hottest entertainment spots, Maddie has a plethora of experience as a dancer for both corporate and entertainment clients. Her credits include corporate events such as the VFL luncheon, Fashion Aid and the Season Launch for Puma. She has been a back up dancer for both national and international acts, was a feature dancer in the recent TV campaign by Bonds and was also chosen to be an official Australian Pussycat Doll by Robin Antin, the founder of Pussycat Dolls. Maddie recently toured with the Masters of Choreography show, Beats On Pointe.

Guest Teachers
Emma Kaman
Jacqui Rinaldi (NIPA)
Britt King (NIPA)
Amelia Holmes (NIPA)
Timothy J Hickey

Assistant Teachers
Sophie Sheppard, Caitlin Myles, George Presnell, Tara Mildern, Natasha Lefebure, Chanel Bamford, Felicia Tsigros, Marisa Meo, Alex Stretton, Chloe Broadbent, Georgia Shaw, Elana Kosmas & Amy Derzekos.