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Maria Slape

Studio Director & Founder

established 1988

Director of Mount Gambier & Millicent

"what I enjoy most about teaching is watching a student grow in confidence and skill.  I have also been so fortunate to build lasting friendships with my students and their families.  It is so rewarding being a part of their dance journey"

Certificate 4 in Dance Training & Management Teachers Certificate of ATOD

Safeplace Training

Certificate in Safe Training

First Aid Certificate

Judging experience in Australia & New Zealand

Choreographer/Teacher of National Winning Soloists & Troupes

International Solo Awards

Nominated for Choreography Award with KAR America

2024 Classes

Competition Classes, Junior Ballet and Mini Saturday classes.


Christina Jenkin

Senior Coordinator Ballet, Stretch and Conditioning, Acrobatics

and Solo Teacher

Director of Naracoorte & Mount Gambier Branch Teacher

Previous teaching experience in Warrnambool & Geelong

Certificate 4 in Dance Teaching & Management Teaching Certificate with ATOD

Advanced One Cecchetti Ballet 

First Aid Certificate

Nominated for 3 Consecutive Years - Choreography Award at GTB Nationals

Most Creative Choreography at FYD Finals 

Choreographer/Teacher of National Champion 

Judging Experience All Around Australia

2024 Classes

Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Competition class, Senior Ballet, Solo Teacher & Senior Acrobatic Team.

Kaycee Rodda

Kaycee has a wonderful rapport with our dancers bringing a great mix of fun and learning to her classes. She is extremely popular with our younger children. Kaycee is a past MJ Dancer and has been teaching her own classes for three years now. She is organised, passionate, and loves the culture at the studio. Kaycee is currently studying her certificate 4 in dance teaching and management and has also acquired her first-aid certificate. 

2024 Classes

Air Intensity coordination and Teacher, Tinies Program, Junior Ballet, Stretch and Solo Teacher.

"I love watching students grow not only as dancers but as people too.  My aim is to give students space to learn, be challenged, have fun and be their authentic selves."

MJ Dance Studio Student 2012-2020


During that time Tennille completed the Advanced classical ballet exam and won the Zelda Parker classical scholarship.

Moved to QLD to study full-time at Dance Force 2021

Teaching experience: 8 dance teaching and also Tennille is a qualified reformer pilates and barre instructor.

2024 Classes

Ballet, Stretch and Solo Teacher.

Kaycee Rodda

Branch Teacher of Naracoorte, Millicent &

Mount Gambier

Tennille Grubb

MJ Dance Studio Teachers

Alex Quick



Acro & Aerial

Asha Rodda

Cover Teaching

Olivia Hawthorne


Nic Tubb







Exam Classes & Acrobatics

Hannah Gronn

Recreational Dance and Junior Ballet


Flynn Harfull

Recreational Dance




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