Andrea Etheridge ARAD BFA CBTS

Principal and Artistic Director
Ballet and Contemporary Teacher
Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance
Current Member of Royal Academy of Dance Queensland Advisory Panel
Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies - Royal Academy of Dance
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance - University of Arizona - studied ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary, dance history, fine arts management, music, nutrition, teaching methods, dance injury prevention, biomechanics, and choreography
Full University of Arizona Scholarship for International Students during all 4 years of the program
Awarded University of Arizona Dance Dept. Outstanding Senior of the Year in 2005
Further training and performance experience in the United States with The Boston Conservatory and River North Chicago Dance Company
Performance highlights include works by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Sam Watson, Melissa Lowe, James Clouser, Susan Quinn, Michael Williams, Amy Ernst, Sherry Zunker and David Berkey
Soloist Ballet and Contemporary Dancer in Rome and Civitavecchia, Italy with Clifton Brown
Performed with Royal Caribbean Productions and Celebrity Cruises
Performed in Singapore for AKS LivEvent
Advanced Ballet Certificate – Royal Academy of Dance
Advanced Jazz and Tap Certificates – Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association
Early training and performance experience in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Jenna Plehan

Jazz Teacher
Jenna joined the HDA teaching faculty in 2014.
She is an alumni of HDA and is currently studying at Griffith University.
Training background in ballet, contemporary, & jazz.
Jenna loves being able to share her passion for dance with the next generation of HDA dancers!

Rebecca Jorgensen

Ballet & Contemporary Teacher, Private Coaching
Rebecca joined the HDA teaching faculty in 2017.
She is an alumni of HDA and is currently on scholarship studying Dance Performance at Queensland University of Technology.
She completed her RAD Advanced 2 exam in 2016.
Training background in ballet, contemporary, jazz & acrobatics.

Also on faculty:

Heidi Landford – Ballet Teacher, Private Coaching, Excellence Program Tutor

Makensie Henson – Ballet Teacher

Grace Buchanan – Contemporary Teacher

Charlotte Schmidt –  Jazz Teacher




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