At Black Swan Dance Company, we are proud to offer the highest in dance tuition. All of our teachers are highly qualified and experienced, and keep up with the latest in dance safety practices and professional development.
Don't trust your dancer with anyone but the best....
Mrs Danielle Brocklebank ARAD RTS , ATOD affiliate , Studio Director/Owner
Danielle started dance training at the age of 4 completing several dance grades with the BBO and IDTS in the UK, before taking up a more formal dance training after moving to Australia. Receiving high marks in dance examinations up to Advanced 2 RAD Ballet, Advanced 1 ISTD Tap, Advanced 2 ISTD Modern and ISTD Gold Jazz. Danielle was also accepted into the Specialist Dance Programme at Balcatta Senior High School, where she studied several dance styles including contemporary, Spanish, Ballet, Jazz and Tap from year 8 through to Year 12. In her final year of high school, Danielle was one of two dancers in 2003 from Australia to successfully audition for one of the most reputable performing arts college's in London, Bird College.
"I was so incredibly excited and honoured to have been accepted into such an infamous school, however teaching was always my passion and opening my own dance school was always the dream"
Danielle decided to stay in Australia and continue her teaching studies, and after two years of studying dance full time, Danielle registered for the Certificate of Ballet Teaching studies through the Royal Academy of Dance and became a qualified registered ballet teacher. Danielle opened Black Swan Dance Company in 2013 with the desire to create a warm and welcoming environment for students of all ages and abilities, a second home and a big dance family.
Miss Georgia Brocklebank
RAD RTS, Adv Dip of Performing Arts, PBT, Gold RSD,
Head of Contemporary and Ready Set Dance Department
Hello, I’m Georgia!
I began dancing at the age of 2 where my passion for the performing arts was born. Growing up I undertook many examinations including ISTD modern and tap, ATOD jazz, tap, contemporary and RAD where I reached the level of Advanced 1. In 2019 I graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance attaining my Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and gaining my registered teaching status. In 2019 I also graduated from Principal Academy of Dance gaining my Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts.
I believe that all children deserve to feel supported and encouraged as they strive towards their future goals. I want to create a safe space for all students to be able to grow into the best possible versions of themselves and shine in their own unique ways.
Miss Kylie Taylor
Head of Acrobatics
Miss Kylie started dancing at the age of 2. Kylie is C.S.T.D trained and qualified teacher. Kylie also has experience adjudicating Kwinana dance competition. Kylie spent performing every Friday night with Tiuoli theatre. This also lead to performing in major events at the German club. At 16 Kylie became Australian tanzmariechen champion. Kylie spent 6 years acrobating and dancing around Japan. Upon her return to Australia Kylie has been teaching at studios across Perth.
"I'm loud, crazy and a big kid. I see all of my students as my own kids. With 20 years of teaching experience, nothing makes me happier than watching my kids grow".
Miss Elle Parker
Head of Hip Hop
Hi, my name is Elle I’m 20, and I am a freelance hip-hop choreographer. I have been teaching at dance studios all around Perth for the past couple of years and I am so excited to be a part of the Black Swan Dance Company for 2024
I absolutely love my job because with hip-hop, there is simply no rules. You can make a dance whatever you want to make it and that is truly magic. It allows you to find your own style, your own vibe and really dig deep and be creative with how you want that dance to reflect. I am so excited to get into the studio this year to share my passion with all the wonderful students.
Miss Emma Welsh
Bronze RSD Teacher
EMMA STARTED DANCING AT THE AGE OF 2, BEGINNING HER FORMAL TRAINING AT BLACK SWAN DANCE COMPANY IN 2013 AT THE AGE OF 4. EMMA HAS COMPLETED MANY EXAMINATIONS IN HER 14 YEARS OF DANCING, HAVING RECENTLY GAINED HER RAD ADVANCED FOUNDATION AND ATOD ELEMENTARY JAZZ.
EMMA COMMENCED ASSISTANT TEACHING IN 2018 AND HAS WORKED WITH A RANGE ON STUDENTS AGED 2-12. IN 2023 SHE TOOK ON THE ROLE OF TEACHING INTERMEDIATE HIPHOP.
EMMA’S LOVE FOR DANCE HAS SEEN HER COMPETE IN MANY COMPETITIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, WINNING NUMEROUS AWARDS AND PLACINGS. EMMA’S PASSION FOR TEACHING IS EVIDENT AND SHE IS ALWAYS ENCOURAGING HER STUDENTS TO BE BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE.
Miss Isla McDonald
Bronze RSD Teacher
Isla started her ballet training in the UK at the age of 3 and loved it from the very start. After she moved to Australia she continued her training at a few different studios, then started to explore all the different styles of dance.She has taken many ATOD and RAD examinations since, she is currently in the process of completing her advanced 1 ballet exam. Isla really enjoys performing in shows and she has been very successful in competitions. In the past few years, Isla has taught and assistant taught in many classes where she has discovered her love for teaching. Isla loves to watch all the children improve throughout the year and watching their faces light up when they ace new skills! Isla strives to provide a safe, supportive and fun environment for children in any class she teaches.