At Noosa House of Dance, we believe that quality, experienced teachers are essential to the success of our students
Ashley Boulden (Creative Director/ CEO)
Ashley has been teaching dance for 12 years, currently holds an Associate degree in (Dance), Bachelor of Education (ECE) and is an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher. At the start of her dance career Ashley took part and was successful in many dance competitions while she studied her RAD Ballet. Over the years Ashley has had the opportunity to work with well know choreographers such as Queensland Ballets Paul Boyd, Bangarra’s Francis Rings and was lucky enough to perform on SBS for a Documentary choreographed and directed by Rosetta Cook. Ashley has also worked with several independent choreographers in Brisbane. Ashley’s aim for the future is to continue to assist her students in achieving their goals and grow and develop as dancers.
Meg Ditchfield (Creative Director/CEO)
Meg has been trained in multiple genres of dance including RAD Classical Ballet, Commercial Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Contemporary since the age of four. Previous to opening Noosa House of Dance in 2018 with Ashley, Meg completed full time dance during years 2016-2018 training in classical ballet and contemporary at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Meg graduated in 2018 with a Fine Arts Associate Degree with Queensland University of Technology . Meg currently holds her RAD Advanced One after completing her exam, in the past years Meg has gained the chance to work widely known choreographers and independent artists which has given her much inspiration, motivation and experience.
Meg is currently in her 3rd year of studying with the Royal Academy of Dance completing her certificate to be a certified RAD Ballet Teacher, and plans to be qualified by 2022.
Meg loves inspiring, supporting and encouraging the students of Noosa House of Dance and is passionate in helping young aspiring dancers grow and improve on their confidence, and technique in multiple genres and discover their passion for dance performance.
Kristine Ditchfield (Vocational Ballet R.A.D, Performance Work, Modern Dance)
Kristine Ditchfield trained in dance in Brisbane with her mother Jill Cadden.
For five years Kristine flew to south western areas of Queensland as the “Flying Ballet Teacher” on a government grant through P.C.A.P with the Catholic Education teaching dance to over 600 pupils in schools and privately.
Kristine also trained in Recreational Therapy enabling handicapped and injured people to further themselves through craft and movement she especially liked working with the deaf. Kristine purchased her own school in Warwick Queensland and taught past pupils in boarding schools in Toowoomba and Brisbane, living in Warwick and commuting to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast.
Settling in Pomona in 1990 with husband Tim and having a family, Kristine opted to open a small dance school specialising in personalised tuition in classical ballet RAD, which she aimed to continue this style of teaching after eventually opening a successful small studio in Cooroy.
Past pupils careers include:
Various companies in Europe & Asia.
Graduated from Australian Ballet school.
Danced with Opera Australian and various Folkloric companies
Queensland Ballet Company.
Victoria Ballet Company
Become independent artists.
Victoria College of Arts and Queensland University of Technology Dance
Children’s youth companies-BCYC and BTQ
Kristine is looking forward to continuing on teaching in her craft for years to come and expanding her vision of what is possible within the world of dance.
Lyvia Troie (PBC, Juniors and Acrobatics)
Lyvia is a young inspired teacher, who thrives off her seeing her students succeed and accomplish their goals. Lyvia is qualified in Acrobatic Arts (Module 2) and Progressing Ballet Technique (Level 2). After years of training in Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) and British Ballet Organisation (BBO), Lyvia completed her Advanced 1 R.A.D exam at a distinction level. Previous to becoming a teacher, Lyvia was trained by many well known and established teachers including private coaching with Claudia Dean, and classes with Prudence Bowen. In her younger years she was apart of several BCYB (Brisbane City Youth Ballet) and QCYB (now Innate Dance Company) productions, also successfully winning competitions for solos in ballet, lyrical, demi character and contemporary. Lyvia has gained knowledge and appreciation for quality technique and safe training. Lyvia now teaches at numerous dance schools on the Sunshine Coast while studying a double degree in Law and Business.
Megan West (Musical Theatre, Jazz and Lyrical)
Megan began dancing at the age of 5, training in ballet (R.A.D Advanced), jazz, tap, lyrical and contemporary at Donna Halloran School of dance in Sydney, The Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and as a scholarship student at Dance World 301.
Megan's professional dance career spanned more than 15 years, working in Australia and overseas from the age of 17 in such shows as 42nd St, My Fair Lady, West Side Story,Sweet Charity, Crazy for You, The Boy from Oz, The Producers( Dance Captain) as well as numerous other shows and events in Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Television and Opera.
Megan has taught and mentored students and professional dancers of varying ages over the years. After retiring from performing to start her own family, she is loving being able to share her passion, knowledge and experience through teaching and looks forward to meeting and working with all the families at Noosa House of Dance.
Lily Taylor (Senior Contemporary, Senior Jazz, Commercial Heels and Performance Work)
Lily began her dancing at the young age of 4 at the leading dance academy in Noosa. Having been classically trained in Russian Vaganova ballet method in all levels, she also competed and trained in all dance genres until the age of 16, when she moved to the Gold Coast. There, she trained Full-Time and was taught by Australian and International dance icons and mentors which enabled her to further her dance career and 2 years later she graduated with a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Performance.
Lily has represented Australia for Hip Hop competing at the largest hip hop competition in the world ‘Hip Hop International’. She travelled to the USA in 2016 and 2017 with Dance Force, in an all girls crew called ‘FEMINIST’ placing top 15 of the world in the Varsity Division.
Since then, Lily has worked hard on her art, recently finishing a professional dance contract on a Cruise Ship working with Celebrity Cruises. Lily cannot wait to share the knowledge she has learnt with aspiring young dancers who enjoy and love dance as much as she does