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Bel Williamson

Marc Clayton


Candice Conway

Principal

CSTD MJ

RAD Ballet

Qualifications:
  • CSTD Modern Jazz Diploma
  • BA Business (marketing/IT)
  • First aid Certificate
  • Blue Card

Qualifications:
  • CSTD Modern Jazz Diploma
  • Progressing Ballet Technique Accredited
  • Perfect Form Phsiotherapy Training
  • First aid Certificate
  • Blue Card
Qualifications:
  • ARAD
  • RAD CBTS
  • CSTD Diploma: Classical, Theatrical & Tap
  • Blue Card
The Studio Principal, Belinda Williamson shares with students over 30 years of dance experience.  Belinda has danced since the age of 3, where she studied Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. She has completed exams in all genres with outstanding results.  Through her dancing years Belinda has performed at Eisteddfods, performed at various public performances, attended dance workshops around Australia and overseas and studied the theory and safety of dance. 
 
Belinda holds her CSTD Modern Jazz Teachers diploma and is a full member of the CSTD.  She is always kept up to date with the dance industry news and the current trends while being able to help enhance CSTD for the future. Belinda also holds a BA Business majoring in IT and marketing. In 2011 and 2012 Belinda travelled to New York to attend an intensive teacher workshop run by Broadway Dance Centre. Here she learnt from top choreographers and dancers including Wade Robson, Rob Hoffman, Gil Duldulao, Laurianne Gibson and Desmond Richardson. This fully accredited and certified course gave Belinda an array of knowledge across all dance genres and fresh choreography and techniques to bring back to NSD students. 

Having grown up in Clayfield and attended Clayfield College, Belinda is very in tune with the needs and demands of children within the area. At Northside School of Dance, Belinda provides students of all ages with a fun and nurturing environment to learn the discipline of dance. Her aim is to pass on her passion, energy and enthusiasm for dance to her students and instill in them the necessary foundations and techniques for this timeless art form.
As the senior teacher at Northside School of Dance, Marc brings over 25 years of dance experience, along with an impressive performance background.   Marc’s performance resume includes; Qld Ballet, Australian Ballet, Ballet Theatre Qld, Disneyland, Universal Studios along with various eisteddfods and public performances around Australia.  Marc currently holds his CSTD Modern Jazz Teachers Diploma,  is a fully qualified personal trainer and has also completed exams in the RAD and CSTD dance syllabus with excellent results.  Marc constantly attends workshops and classes to stay up to date with current trends and the latest styles.  He has a love of hip hop and musical theatre which keeps him returning to New York regularly for inspiration. Marc is also a certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher.

With his extensive performance and educational background, Marc provides NSD students with high quality dance education.  He brings an energetic and fresh approach to all classes and is eager to help students perfect their skills across all dance styles.

Candice commenced dancing almost 30 years ago in Brisbane. She has completed exams in RAD Classical Ballet (Advanced 2) and CSTD Tap (Advanced Gold Star), Jazz (Level 6) and Theatrical (Grade 1) at the Carolyn Gilby Dance Centre, where she also participates in eisteddfods and completed her teaching qualifications. In 2010 she participated in a trip to Los Angeles to perform at Disneyland and Universal Studios.  Candice currently holds her RAD Advanced 2 Certificate; RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies; and her CSTD Classical, Theatrical and Tapping Diplomas.

Candice learnt to love ballet from her teacher and wishes to pass that love of ballet on to all students she teaches.

TEACHING TEAM
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Sophie Macrossan

Owain Kennair


Grace Barrett

Qualifications:
  • CSTD Modern Jazz Certificate
  • Acrobatic Arts Teacher
  • BA Commerce (Accounting)
  • First aid Certificate
  • Blue Card

Qualifications:
  • Musical Theatre Diploma
  • First aid Certificate
  • Blue Card
Qualifications:
  • CSTD Grade 9 Jazz
  • Elementary Ballet
  • First aid Certificate
  • Blue Card
Sophie has been dancing with Northside for over 10 years. She has a passion for acrobatics and is a certified Acrobatics Arts Teacher. She also holds her Teaching Certificate in Modern Jazz and will complete her Diploma in 2019. Sophie brings a wonderful enthusiasm and energy to the studio and loves helping students to achieve their goals.
Owain Kennair is a Brisbane based Dancer/ singer/ actor who discovered dance from a young age. Owain has studied a huge collection of styles including: Musical theatre, Commercial Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Tap, Salsa, House, Singing, Drama and many more.

After high school, Owain completed a Diploma in Musical Theatre with Raw Dance Company - opening his mind and body up to the world of dance. Owain has performed and taught with RAW on many occasions including at the Brisbane Convention Centre and the Gabba as half time entertainment for the Brisbane Lions.

Owain is one of the newest members of RAW METAL and is wishing to take on the world one hit spring at a time. So far, he has toured in Canada in 2016 and 2017 with RAW METAL, he performed in the Untapped tour all throughout Queensland in 2017 and he has performed at corporate gigs in nearly every capital city of Australia. He is really excited to share his passion for dance with with you and your students!

Grace has been dancing since the age of 3. She has completed up to her Grade 9 CSTD Jazz and CSTD Elementary Exams with Honours. She is currently working towards her Teaching certificate this year. She has a big passion for dance and enjoys sharing her love with all students. Her favourite genre is contemporary as it allows her to express herself in a broad range of steps.
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Lily Macrossan

Isabel Peters


Assistant Teachers

Qualifications:
  • CSTD Grade 9 Jazz
  • First aid Certificate
  • Blue Card
Qualifications:
  • Grade 9 CSTD Jazz
  • Advanced CSTD Classical
  • Adv Gold Star CSTD Tap
  • First aid Certificate
  • Blue Card
  • Amelia
  • Claudia
  • Illaria
  • Jade
  • Charlize
  • Sophie
Lily has an enthusiasm that is like to other. She engages with studtents and shares with them her love of all things dance. She has completed her Grade 9 Jazz Exam and is currently working towards her Teaching Certificate. Lily is very proud to be a member of the NSD family and supports everyone in the studio.
Isabel first joined NSD in 2011. Throughout her years as an NSD student, Isabel has sat and passed a total of 20 CSTD exams, spanning Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz and Tap. In particular, last year Isabel completed her Advanced Gold Star Tap exam and attended the CSTD Tap workshop as a Teacher. She is currently working towards achieving her CSTD Tap and Classical Ballet Teacher’s Certificates. 
NSD also has a number of assistant teachers who help with classes. This helps them in their own dancing to better understand technique and learning styles. They are an absolute asset to Northside and a welcome part of the teaching team.

Guest Teachers

  • Ashlee Dawson - Broadway Dance Centre New York
  • Jim Cooney - Broadway Dance Centre New York
  • Claudia Dean - Claudia Dean Coaching
  • Katie Dickens

Contact Us

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170 Bonney Ave
Clayfield 4011

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0400 011 444
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admin@northsidedance.com.au
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