Our Teachers

 

Our teachers are all fully trained or professional teachers with ongoing self education in dance and membership in recognised teaching associations. We have wonderful teachers who are fully committed to helping us “be the best we can be”.

 

en barfoot director

Our Director Jen Barfoot

Jen Barfoot is the current director of the school. Jen has a Certificate IV Workplace Training & Assessment & is a member of  T.A.A.D. She loves the school and what is represents.
“We want our school to be a big family with respect & love for everyone who attends.
We want to develop great technique as well as a love of dancing and create friendship bonds that last a lifetime.”

 

 

 

Miss Faye Johnson-Ross

Miss Faye Johnson-Ross

Miss Faye is Head of our Cecchetti Ballet.  She is a  Dance Fellow and Life Member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing ( London ) FISTD Fellow and Life Member of the Cecchetti Ballet Australia
She also has her Dip. Arts (Dance) VAC, Cecchetti Ballet Examiner VCE DANCE and VCE VET Teaching Accreditation with the Royal Academy of Dancing Member of the VIT

 

 

 

Miss Bridget Barfoot

Miss Bridget Barfoot

Miss Bridget has trained since the age of 2 years with the Mathis School of Dancing. She is the granddaughter of the founder of the school Miss Lynda Mathis and is dedicated to dancing & teaching. She went to Dance Factory after finishing school and has achieved her Certificate in Dance Teaching. Bridget has definately inherited her grandmothers love of dancing & teaching

Miss Sally Peterson

TAAD Jazz Teaching Diploma (Hons)Bartuccio Cert 3 in Dance and Musical Comedy, A.C.B.A- C.I.C.B Cecchetti Ballet.
Sally is a former student of Lynda Mathis and believes in the importance of Classical ballet particularly the Cecchetti method.  She danced professionally for many years and is currently studying her Cecchetti Associate Diploma.

 

Miss Sammie Barker

Miss Sammie Barker

Miss Sammie completed her Diploma of Dance Performance at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet. At the conservatoire she performed in Swanlake. Sam loves the Cechetti method of teaching and is undertaking study towards her Associate Diploma.  Sammie studied contemporary with Jed and is inovative in her contemporary style. She is also one of the Bayside Bullets credientialled coaches.

Brinley Eastwood

Brinley Eastwood

 Brinley has a Diploma of Dance Teaching and teaches many classes for us. He is an amazing tap & hip hop dancer and an excellent choreographer. He has performed in the Footy Show, video clips and has been involved in many commercial gigs.

Miss Nicole Kelly

TAAD Tap Diploma
Nicole has been with Mathis since a small child. She loves tap dancing and has attained her tap qualification with us.