Our passionate, qualified and experienced teachers are the best in the business. They each have a vast range of professional experience across a range of disciplines and will make your child feel special no matter what stage of their dance journey they are at.
Performance Manager &
Angela began dancing at the age of 4 in Wauchope, under the instruction of Francessca O’Donnell. By the age of 15, she had left home to fulfill her dream of studying Classical Ballet full time in Sydney. During Angela’s time at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching, she was a soloist in the Sydney Youth Ballet Company, a semi-finalist in the Prix de Lausanne and was awarded her RAD Solo Seal.
Angela spent the following 3 years in Germany at the Heinz Bosl Stiftung Academy where she gained her Diploma of Classical Ballet and then as a ballerina in the corps de ballet of the Oper Rhein Ballet Company in Düsseldorf.
In 2011, Angela completed her Diploma of Teaching with Distinction and is currently the resident Performance Manager at Port Macquarie Performing Arts. Angela has been artistic director of multiple ballets including Swan Lake and Giselle and has won many accolades for her choreography both locally and further afield.
Prior to opening PMPA, Stacey was teaching for the Royal New Zealand Ballet in the role of Education Manager, facilitating a nation wide education programme for dance. Stacey grew up dancing in Wauchope under the instruction of Francessca O’Donnell with whom she gained her Associate teaching diploma from the British Ballet Organisation. She dance professionally overseas and in Australian productions of musicals such as Grease, Gypsy and 42nd Street. In 2004 she graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Industries in Dance and a Bachelor of Education in Drama from the Queensland University of Technology and has since gone on to study her Masters in Arts Education through Deakin University.
Over the years Stacey has taught students of all ages, from babies through to professional dancers at the peak of their careers. Along with teaching strong technique, Stacey’s values centre around fostering each child’s passion for dance the way Miss Francessca nurtured that passion in her.
Faculty Manager & Dance Teacher
Peter started dancing at the age of 5 on the Mid North Coast at the Sherrianne Christie Dance and Talent Academy. During his teen years he was taught by both Miss Francessca and Miss Stacey. Peter was accepted into and studied at the Australian Ballet School in 2002 and Graduated in 2006.
Peter’s professional career started the following year performing all over the world. He’s done everything from working on cruise ships, to performing at the Grammys and even Netflix.
Rebecca started dancing at Port Macquarie Performing Arts at the age of 12, where she began her love of dance in our recreational classes. Miss Bec joined our Intensive Performance Program where she got the opportunity to perform at the Victorian Dance Festival and the Australian Dance Festival and many local eisteddfods.
While dancing at PMPA Miss Bec got the opportunity to be apart of the Ambassadors of Dance Program which she did for many years. She assisted with acro classes and many other classes. This formed her love for teaching. While in the teacher trainee program Miss Bec completed her Acrobatic Arts Module One exam.
In 2019 she was a graduating student of PMPA and was given the opportunity to stay on as a teacher.
We love having Miss Bec as apart of our PMPA Community. Her love and passion for dance shines through in her students.
Head of Classical Ballet
& Dance Teacher
Brendan grew up in Wauchope, where he developed his love for dance under the instruction of Francessca O’Donnell. Brendan went on to train at Danceworld in Melbourne followed by The Australian Ballet School. Performing professionally with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Queensland Ballet and Melbourne City Ballet, Brendan has performed a number of lead roles including Swan Lake, the Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote. Brendan’s career highlight was performing with the Royal New Zealand Ballet in the US and in London. He is now sharing his love of dance to the students of PMPA in his role as Head of Talent Development.
Dance Teacher &
Social Media Manager
Sarah began dancing at the age of 9 in a small country town on the Mid North Coast.
From her first trial class, she instantly fell in love with dance and the feelings of freedom, creativity and expression certainly ignited her passion for dancing.
During this time, she participated in all genres of dance and was provided with many performance opportunities such as local eisteddfods, competitions, masterclasses and workshops including The Australian Dance Festival, where she learnt from many industry professionals along the way. While dancing at PMPA, Miss Sarah got the opportunity to be a part of the Ambassadors of Dance Program. She saw dance as something more than a sport - it was her livelihood!
At age 15, Miss Sarah's whole world was suddenly paused with a unexpected incident that put a hold to her dancing career. After months of rehabilitation, ongoing treatments and appointments, 6 years later Miss Sarah decided to come back to PMPA where her love for dance will never die.
This will always be a major part of who she is today and as the saying goes 'The comeback is always stronger than the setback'.
Lazette is the backbone of Port Macquarie Performing Arts. and DCSOD. Having commenced as a dance mum to daughters Shenae and Teghan, Lazette moved into the role of Administrator at PMPA in 2012.
Lazette’s passion is in costuming and props. She is the reason our dancers always look amazing on stage.
Assistant Dance Teacher
Chloe started dancing at the age of four at Star Central Dance Academy with Sherrianne Christie. She then completed two years of fullltime dance at Lee Academy, receiving a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) and Cert IV in Arts Administration. During this time she performed with akrobatika as an aerialist/dancer in Australia's Got Talent, travelled to Fiji as dancer in music video and performed as an aerialist specialty act in Le Freak. After finishing fulltime dance Miss Chloe completed her Cert IV in Dance teaching and management through the Australian Teachers Of Dance.