Staff :


Marnie Armstrong

Marnie ArmstrongMarnie has been involved with dancing for over 45 years and has had approximately 35 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

Ashlene Mendolia

Ashlene Mendolia

Ashlene has been performing for over 25 years with Broadbent Dance Academy, studying jazz, tap, ballet, and hip hop. In 2006, Ashlene graduated with a Diploma in Dance and Dance Teaching after 2 years of full time dance. 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 placed first in the A.T.O.D Ltd Senior Jazz scholarship for Victoria. She has performed in Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog and Captain Feathersword shows throughout Australia, as well as the Wiggles meets the orchestra DVD and travelled to Singapore, Manila and Qatar performing as Dora in ‘Dora the Explorer- search for the city of lost toys’. She has also travelled with Broadbent Dance Academy to New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and America.
Ashlene is currently studying her diploma of early childhood education and care, and has a passion for providing new learning experiences for young dancers.

Chloe Broadbent

Chloe BroadbentChloe has been dancing at Broadbent Dance Academy since the age of 3 years old and has completed ATOD exams in classical ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap styles.  She has competed in both solo and troupe competitions for many years, including representing Victoria in the ATOD Australasian Scholarships whilst also travelling overseas with the dance school, to both Hong Kong and the US. Chloe has completed her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management and a Bachelor of Nursing at the Australian Catholic University.

Sophie Sheppard

Sophie SheppardSophie has been dancing at the Broadbent Dance Academy since she was 4 years old and is trained in all styles of dance. She has completed classical ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop exams through the ATOD syllabus and is also experienced in contemporary and lyrical. Sophie competed as a soloist and in troupe teams for many years, and some of her dance achievements include Paul Malek's Project Y, participating in two overseas dance tours in America, and representing Victoria in the ATOD Australasian Scholarships. In 2016 Sophie completed her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management at Transit Dance, and in 2021 completed her Masters in Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne.

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.

Teri Batis

Teri BatisTeri has been dancing at Broadbent Dance Academy since she was 8 years old. She trained and successfully competed with Broadbent for over 10 years before starting full-time training at Spectrum. Teri completed three years at Spectrum on a scholarship; graduating with a Certificate IV in Dance and Diploma in Musical Theatre. Since graduating Teri has worked as a professional dancer in Melbourne. Her highlights include performing in the AFL Footy Show: Grand Final Players Revue on Channel 9, Melbourne Storm Cheerleader, Crown Casino showgirl and various other corporate events. As well as performing Teri loves teaching and in particular choreographing solos and group routines.

Chanel Bamford

Chanel BamfordATOD, Cert IV Dance, Diploma of Musical Theatre
Miss Chanel trained full time at Spectrum Dance School for 2 years. From there she went on to work consistently and actively in the dance community performing a range of jobs from dancing back up to DJ Havana Brown, Sean Kingston etc. to dancing on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in the Bahamas.
Chanel’s goal as a teacher is to improve her students dance skills and perfect their technique as well as maintaining a safe and fun environment for all.

 Tara Mildern

Tara MildernTara started dancing at 3 years old, and has been with Broadbent Dance Academy since 2013. Her love of performing began with a tiny girl who craved the spotlight and loved to be on stage. She has since gone on to place 4th in the Victorian Scolarships in Classical Ballet in 2015, among many other competition achievements.
Tara is now studying at Deakin University, working towards a Bachelor in Primary Education.
She completed a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management in 2017, and has since been teaching the latest generation of young students wanting their own time to stand in the spotlight.

Georgia Shaw

Caitlin Myles

Caitlin MylesCaitlin has been dancing for almost 20 years at Broadbent Dance Academy, studying a wide variety of styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop. She has competed as both a soloist and in troupes for a number of years, as well as participating in overseas dance tours with Broadbent Dance Academy to both America and Hong Kong, which included performances at Disneyland and Universal Studios. Caitlin recently spent a year abroad living in Orlando as a part of the Walt Disney World recreation team, working in children’s activities at multiple resorts and making magic in the parks at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. She has also finished her Bachelor of Journalism and is currently completing her Masters of Secondary Education at Monash University.

Olivia Lea

Isabella Fidanza

Tessa Armstrong

Erica Kitney

Imogen Mann

Guest Teachers

Corey Herbert (Australian Ballet Company)

Corey Herbert

Tara Presnell

Tara PresnellTara 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.

Maddie Fox

Maddie FoxMaddie 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.