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Blandthorn 
Performing
Academy

blandthornperformingacademy@hotmail.com
0416 041 020
0401 283 834

Director/Principal
Carol Blandthorn

Miss Carol taught through the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) for 30 years. She holds the Teaching Certificate in Theatrical, Full Teaching Diploma in Tap and Intermediate Ballet Certificate. She is passionate about teaching dancing to all ages and has taught students from the age of 18 months to aged 75. She believes that dancing should provide enjoyment and that students can reach their full potential by commitment and practice. She has taught at various schools and really enjoyed her time teaching the little ones at Childcare Centres. Increasing her knowledge of the Performing Arts is also an important factor, and in providing a safe environment is essential for students to explore their creative potential in the Arts. She has completed her Bachelor of Education (Primary). She also has her VIT Registration, WWCC and Level 2 First Aid Certificate, including Anaphylaxis and Asthma Certificates and is a member of the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD). She also co-founded Performing Camps of Australia, with Colleen Blandthorn, which are camps held throughout the year with various choreographers, comprising all genres within the Performing Arts.



Danielle Blandthorn

 

Miss Danielle has been teaching in all genres for 6 years. She is currently completing her teaching Examinations. She has completed a Diploma in Child Care and has her WWCC and Level 2 First Aid Certificate. Miss Danielle works as a childcare 2IC in the Western suburbs. She teaches all of the Hip Hop Classes and multiple Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and Tap Classes at BPA. She performed her first Public Examination through the CSTD in 2011. She loves teaching all of the students and is inspired by seeing how the students improve during the year.

Vanessa McGregor


Vanessa is an Australian dancer, circus artist & choreographer who has performed & created nationally & internationally. Brizzy girl Vanessa trained in dance, acrobatics & drama from the age of 7. In 2009 she moved to Melbourne to further her training & studies at NICA. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Circus Arts majoring in duo swinging trapeze. Career highlights include: Barnum the Musical Melbourne where by she performed in the ensemble as a dancer, singer, acrobat & aerialist and was appointed the roll of Circus Captain, C!RCA Contemporary Circus (Carnival of the Animals, Australia, Sydney Opera House & New Zealand; Beyond, Edinburgh, Scotland); Opera Australia (Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg)The State Theatre; Circus Oz (Strong Women’s Project); and P&O Cruises. Vanessa is an enthusiastic artist who thrives on keeping herself active in the industry in as many art forms as possible. Vanessa was recently nominated for a Green Room award for her role in the Circus Ensemble of Barnum the Musical. Vanessa's culmination of skills in dance, theatre and circus makes her a versatile and unique performer & choreographer. Forever learning, forever adapting.



Bianca Caccamo


Starting dance at the age of 3, Miss Bianca has been trained in all genres of dance including Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical and Ballet in which she has completed all her exams including her two major exams through the Cecchetti Ballet Association. She is now working towards attaining her Cecchetti Ballet Associate Certificate. Bianca started as an assistant for 6 years and has been teaching now for the past 2 years in Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Lyrical. She has been lucky enough to gain experience through the many opportunities that she has been a part of including, dancing in Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong Walk of Fame and Hong Kong Oceana Park. Miss Bianca also danced with the Tap Dogs and trained with the Australian Ballet Company, which has further expanded her knowledge of dance. Bianca is currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and has a WWCC. Bianca has a passionate love for dance and finds joy in helping and watching her students grow and learn throughout the year.