Mandy started dancing at the age of 3 and has been dancing ever since. Mandy’s dance training has been in Contemporary, Jazz and Tap with SFD, TAAD and CSTD, Classical Ballet with Cecchetti and RAD and also Hip Hop. At the age of 13 Mandy performed in the Channel 7 Good Friday Appeal along side Lisa McCune and Gina Jeffreys. It was around this age that Mandy got into Acting, Singing and Modeling.
From the Age of 15 Mandy started doing television and catalogue work and had speaking parts on kids tv shows, Thunderstone and Crash Zone. Over the years Mandy also appeared regularly as an Extra and Featured Extra in Neighbours, Stingers, High Flyers and ‘Blonde’ the Movie. Mandy has also worked on commercials with voice over parts for ANZ, dancing in a Jetstar commercial with Magda Szubanski, and a Docklands and Myki commercial. Mandy started Teaching dance when she was 17 years old and when she finished Year 12 she completed her Diploma in Performing Arts at Dance World Studios. There she was privileged to study under some of the best the industry has to offer including Matt Lee, Eddie Perfect and Anthony Costanzo.
Mandy has taught Dancing, Acting, Modeling and Singing at many schools all over Melbourne for over 17 years. One of her most enjoyable jobs teaching was with the Nation wide school Brightstars where she would travel interstate to write programs alongside talented Performers including Drew Anthony, Director for David Atkins Enterprises and Director of ‘Hairspray’ the musical.
Mandy owned and ran her own Performing Arts School for a couple of years, but stepped away to have her daughter. Mandy loves teaching, choreographing and learning. Mandy continues to further her knowledge with study and training so she can pass on her passion and knowledge to her students in a fun and exciting way. Mandy is super excited to be teaching at Peninsula School of Dance.
Diploma of Art, Performing Arts – Dance 2503 AAB
Certificate 3 in Fitness – SIS30310
Certificate 4 in Fitness – SIS40210
Master Trainer Level 1 – Australian Institute of Fitness
Yoga Teacher Level 1 200hr
Southern Federation of Dance SFD Qualified Teacher
Member of Yoga Alliance Australia
Level 2 First Aid & Anaphylactic Management Trained
Working With Children Check