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Peta-Maree Jacobsen
Principal

Peta-Maree is a zealous and outgoing dancer, full of character she followed her life long dream of opening a dance school in 2006. Since then she has been dedicated to her students and does her best to pass on her knowledge and love of dance to all who walk into her studio. She has helped her dancers to reach their potential and achieve amazing results. It didn’t take long for BDA to become the elite studio in Bundaberg.

Daniel
Jacobsen
Admin and marketing manager

Over the years Daniel has been in the background of BDA mostly worrying about his own business as a video and digital media producer. Being the husband of Peta-Maree, his involvement in BDA has slowly grown and now he takes care of the digital presence and administration side of things.

Amy
Maidment
Teacher

Amy is a charismatic dancer who loves to bring the stage alive with her creative ideas. She has an amazing connection with young children and can bring the wildest dancer out of the most most timid child. Amy begins the journey with the little ones in our Munchkins classes where they learn to move to music and other fundamental skills. Growing up dancing herself, Amy has a huge repertoire of styles that she has mastered, including tap, jazz, classical, musical theatre, hip hop and acrobatics. Having a Bachelor of Learning Management and also a teaching qualification in the Acrobatic Arts syllabus, Amy also leads the acro and tumbling classes alongside Peta-Maree. Amy also helps out with admin work and generally keeps BDA more organised than all our staff combined.

Trevor
Green
Teacher

From performing in the musical Cats to choreographing Disney Live performances to training dancers who have danced with Taylor Swift, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Jennifer Lopez. Trevor joined the Queensland Ballet Company when he was 15-years old, before joining the Sydney Dance Company and travelling to New York, London, Edinburgh and Europe to perform. His experience in dance towers over even the most advanced choreographers and teachers in the region. We are very excited to have Trevor on our team and our students are amazed at the progress they make with his expert advice.

Jess
Nisbet
Teacher

Jessikah started training in Hip Hop in her early teens at ‘The House of Sole’ and has been choreographing and teaching at numerous dance spaces through out the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast ever since. She has made appearances in multiple TV productions and music videos. She has since completed her Certificate IV in Dance and Certificate III and IV in Fitness training and is ready to share her passion for Hip Hop and bring fourth her unique flare of Urban Choreography to the world of dance. Jess has a HUGE amount of attitude and an even greater amount of talent, proving her worth with many Hip Hop routines that have claimed 1st prize time and time again.

Danielle
Gerrard
Teacher

Danielle brings experience from all over the world, most recently returning from the UK. She has multiple qualifications in Dance and has a strong passion for all facets. Danielle is guest teacher at BDA teaching in between her overseas contracts as a professional performer and choreographer. Her consistent presence in the field proves invaluable in passing the up-to-date knowledge on to the students at BDA.

Emma
Gatt
Teacher

Emma was one of only 15 students within Australia to be accepted full-time into the prestigious National Ballet School in Melbourne. Upon completion of her training Emma received her Advanced Diploma of Dance majoring in Classical Ballet. She then went onto dance professionally overseas performing with various artists including The Royal Ballet and Darcy Bussell in the London Olympics. Emma is eager to pass on her vast knowledge, experience and expertise within the classical genre.

Leisa
Peterson
Teacher

In 2015 Leisa took up the opportunity to train with the Joffrey Ballet school in New York City. Since completing her time with the school she has grown in knowledge as a Ballerina, and in strength as a person. Leisa has also completed an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts with Sydney’s leading Performing Arts school, Ed5International. Being one of the best learning experiences of her life, Leisa Graduated at the end of last year with flying colours. The journey continues now for Leisa at BDA working with our classical ballet students and our Recreational students.