Miss Penny has taught some of Australia’s finest dancers including Charles Bartley the runner up of So You Think You Can Dance Series 2. Charlie has gone on to feature in FAME the Musical, King Kong the Musical and was a featured dancer in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Kyle Page, Executive Artistic Director of Dance North also started his dancing life under Miss Penny’s guidance.
Chez Danse offers children and adults of the Sunshine Coast a quality dance experience where they can excel in a friendly environment, no matter what their level of dance or experience.
Penelope Edler - Principal / Director
Registered Teacher - Royal Academy of Dance (RAD RTS),
BA Communication (Public Relations & Organisational Communication), Diploma Visual Art (Fine Art), Graduate Certificate of Arts (Writing).
Silver Swans Licensee
Certified teacher, Progressing Ballet Technique
Penelope Edler has enjoyed a long teaching career (thirty five years) and is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance & the Les Griffith Tap Syllabus. Miss Penny is a leading dance adjudicator called upon to adjudicate some of Australia’s finest dance competitions. Miss Penny has studied extensively at tertiary level. She has taught many students who have gone on to become professional performers in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Contemporary, Physical Theatre, Acting and Music.
Miss Penny teaches classical, tap, jazz, contemporary and Junior Performance Team.
Fiona Nancarrow - Teacher
RAD RTS, ARAD, Silver Swans Licensee
Fiona Nancarrow commenced dancing as a young child and she trained full-time from the age of 16 at Halliday's Dance Arts Centre, Sydney and the NSW College of Dance. Fiona ran her own dance studio in Orange, NSW until she took a hiatus from teaching to follow another career path. Fiona re-commenced teaching again in 2008 at Dancentrix Studio in Brisbane and graduated from the RAD CBTS teaching program (The Royal Academy of Dance Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies) in 2010. Fiona has taught Adult Ballet classes at Mad Dance House in Brisbane and enjoys working with with adult and senior students.
In 2020 Fiona will teach Discovering Repertoire & RAD Grade 7