Meet Our Teachers

At NHoD 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, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Contemporary since the age of four. Previously, Meg has been dancing full time in classical ballet and contemporary, and is now currently finishing her Fine Arts associate degree at the end of 2017 with Queensland University of Technology since 2016. 

Meg currently holds her RAD Advanced One,  and in the past years has gained the chance to work widely known choreographers and independent artists which has given her incredible inspiration and influence. 

 

Meg hopes to inspire, support and encourage the students of Noosa House of Dance. 

She is looking forward to watching the dancers grow and improve on their confidence, performance and technique qualities and additionally discover their passion for dance!

Megan West (Tap & Lyrical teacher)

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.

Kristine Ditchfield (Vocational Ballet R.A.D)

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, specializing in small personalized tuition in classical ballet, which she aimed to continue this style of teaching after opening a studio in Cooroy.

Past pupils -  

  •  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.

Jemma Zipf (Ballet/ Lyrical)

  • Registered Teacher BBO

  • Registered Teacher IDTA

  • Adjudicator

‘I was very fortunate to be born into dancing; my mother had a school where I trained throughout my childhood in various styles & syllabises. During my training I was selected to be a part of the Australian Team who competed overseas, performing at the Mozart Theatre & Auto Skoda Theatre. From there I taught at numerous schools in NSW & Queensland until opening my own studio for 6 years. I am grateful to be able to pass on my knowledge & passion to the next generation of dancers through teaching & more recently through adjudicating work’

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Contact:

Studio One: Unit 2/ 6 Jarrah St, Cooroy QLD

Phone 0754853543

Phone: 0421853512

hello@noosahouseofdance.com

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