Meet The Team
Miss Bonnie ARAD
Bachelor Fine Arts(Dance Performance) QUT - Distinction
RAD - Adv 2 Distinction
Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher
Pilates Mat Certified Teacher
ComDance (C.S.T.D) Aff.
Miss Bonnie is your Radiance Director. Bonnie has a passion and love of teaching dance to students of all ages, and believes dancing is the best way to grow up and the skills it can teach you will last you a lifetime! Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance performance (Distinction), Royal Academy of Dance Advanced Two (Distinction), Acrobatic Arts and Pilates Matwork teaching certifications, Bonnie has delved into many aspects of dance from performing internationally to teaching students all over Queensland. Bonnie received her early training with Kimberley Bennett-Woodger and Elsie Seguss OAM. Bonnie then went on to work with choreographers/mentors such as; Csaba Buday, Zaimon Vilmanis, Lucas Jervies, Jason Duff, Wendy Laraghy, Matthew Lawrence and Amy Hollingsworth. Performing throughout France and China on two occasions, as well as secondments and successful acceptance into Sydney Dance Companies pre-professional year, Bonnie has a vast knowledge of ballet and contemporary dance. As well as performing, Bonnie has choreographed on numerous occasions for The Australian School of The Arts and was a registered Kinderballet teacher from 2016 - 2018.
Miss Bonnie has a keen interest in dance for the Under 5 age group and is passionate about delivering fun, imaginative and creative classes to the next generation of dancers to come. Bonnie has further developed her teaching for this age group by attending numerous seminars on early childhood learning. She endeavours to make Radiance a studio where all are welcome and each and every student is nurtured to be the best dancer they can be in a positive, respectful and inclusive environment.
Miss Bonnie promotes strong technical training with a foundation and emphasis on enjoyment and self discipline. Dance is a beautiful way to express yourself and she loves nothing more than watching the quietest students come out of their shell and dance with confidence. Miss Bonnie looks forward to welcoming you to the Radiance dance family in 2021!
Associate Diploma of Dance (QUT)
Musical Theatre, Singing and Acrobatics Teacher
Miss Mel is an experienced Singing, Dancing & Acting performer and teacher. She holds an Associate Diploma in Dance from QUT and knowledge of the AMEB Music syllabus. Miss Mel has performed in many shows such as Harvest Rain’s Oklahoma, The Production Companies “Crazy for You”& “Follies”.
Mel has performed upon Princess Cruise Lines "Tahitian Princess" as a Singer and Dancer. Miss Mel brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes and adores teaching children of all ages. Miss Mel heads our Musical Theatre program as well as teaching Acrobatics.
Miss Mel looks forward to welcoming many young singers and dancers into her Radiance classes!
Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher
Ballet, Jazz, HipHop, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Eisteddfod Program Teacher
Miss Elle started dancing when she was 7 years old, originally beginning in a cheerleading team that performed at football games in Far North Queensland. Within a year she started taking more formal dance lessons studying the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.
In 2017, Elle became the co principal of "Rose Studios" and taught all ages in Ballet (ATOD), Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Acrobatics. Elle has held numerous Commercial Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary workshops for studios between Cairns and Townsville over the past 2 1/2 years prior to moving to Brisbane. Every student is different and Elle personally loves getting to know and nurturing the many different personalities that walk into the studio.
Miss Elle looks forward to challenging and inspiring her Radiance dancers and acrobats in 2021!