Faculty

The Sayers Dance Centre aims each year to employ as many Advanced students as possible in their teacher training program.
Trainees always work together with the school's qualified teachers to gain skills which they might be able to use in their own schools in the future. They must be of Advanced standard to become trainee teachers.
The centre often employs past students who graduate and qualify as teachers to ensure that their successful teaching methods continue for the next generation of dancers. This keeps the high standards and successes repeating over the years with qualified, dedicated, and professional teachers.

Principals

Vivianne Sayers

  • Life Member - Royal Academy of Dance
  • Registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance
  • Trained at Borovansky - Founder of the Sayers Dance Centre 1975
  • Co-Founder Qld. Dance School of Excellence (Q.D.S.E.) 1982
  • 25 yrs.Member of the Q.D.S.E. Artistic Committee
  • Vivianne is married with 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren

Nadine Sayers-D'Arro

  • A.R.A.D. Solo Seal - Dip. Q.D.S.E.
  • Registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance
  • Trained at Sayers to Advanced - Solo Seal
  • Teaching at Sayers since 1982
  • Gained the Solo Seal of the R.A.D. 1984
  • Nadine is married with two children. She is often invited to Guest Teach and to Adjudicate competitions and Eisteddfods
  • Specialist classical teacher with many years of performance and teaching experience.

Teachers

Marise McGuirk

  • A.R.A.D. Associate Diploma Performing Arts. (dance) Q.U.T.
  • Registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance
  • Member R.A.D.Panel - Adelaide 1982-96
  • Specialist classical teacher with many years of performance & teaching experience. She is married with 2 teenage children, daughter Chloe  graduated from Sayers.  She joined the West Australia Ballet Company in  2013.

Sarah Rowles

  • A.R.A.D. Graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance Teacher Course for Professional Dancers - London.
  • Professional Dancer with many overseas companies
  • Trained teacher in the Stott Pilates Method
  • Registered teacher RAD

Miranda Zeller

  • A.R.A.D. Trained at QUT graduating with a BFA
  • Choreographer Launchpad 2011 for Expressions Dance Company
  • Dancer in touring contemporary dance works 'Video Set' and 'Slowdive' 2010 - 2012
  • Performed in film clips for Powderfinger, Little Birdy and The Sleepy Jackson
  • Freelance contemporary technique teacher at Expressions Dance Company, QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (dance), QDSE, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Center for the Performing Arts

Simone Atthow A.R.A.D. B.A. (dance)

* Trained at Sayers, Graduate of QDSE & QUT.BA (Dance)
* Expert Teacher of Ballet & Contemporary. More than 20 years teaching experience.
Previously a professional dancer with the Queensland Ballet & Expressions Company.
Has taught at QDSE & QUT and is a freelance choreographer.

Emma-Jane Griffin (A.R.A.D.) (R.T.C)

* Trained at Sayers in all genre of Dance
* Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance
* Danced principal roles in Sayers production of Sleeping beauty.
After attaining her Advanced qualifications she decided
her passion was in teaching.

Edward Dobinson A.R.A.D.

* teaches Ballet for the Senior Boys Class.
* Diploma in Dance Performance NZSD.
* Trained in Both RAD and Cecchetti Method.
* Upon graduation from New Zealand School of Dance, in 2011 joined West Australian Ballet & remained until 2013 dancing in many soloist roles.
* Currently studying Education and :Psychology at the University of Queensland.

Cassie Bubb C.S.T.D

• Cassie teachers Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Hip Hop at Sayers.
• Cassie has studied CSTD and RAD Syllabi as well as Trinity Musical Theatre with Honours Plus and Distinction results.
• She has completed her Teaching Certificates and Full Diplomas in C.S.T.D syllabus for Modern Jazz and Tapping.
• Cassie has had the opportunity to experience many facets of the performing arts industry which has led her through to a Professional performance career.