To be the best, you’ve got to train with the best,
Our team will exceed your expectations and transform you both as a dancer and person.
MEET THE TEAM
Anthony has blended the world of Competitive Aerobics, Dance and Motivational speaking and is proud to be a Director and Co-Founder of Global Dance Pro.
He is the perfect example of letting your passion for movement and creativity shine bright.
Anthony is passionate about helping people find their spark and flair to ignite their dreams. His charisma and charm, along with his acrobatic skills and tricks have allowed him to become a leading choreographer, movement director and well-rounded businessman. Anthony thrives off drive, motivation and passionate individuals.
With the likes of So You Think you Can Dance, Moulin Rouge Soloist and World Aerobic Champion under his belt, Anthony is both the brains and beauty this industry needs to move forward with zeal and care.
After a decade of wowing crowds around the globe as a performer and athlete, Anthony developed his love for choreography and embarked on his next journey, as a professional choreographer. His first role was for the internationally acclaimed Angelis Productions, specialising in production show choreography with recent acclaimed shows such as Pink Flamingo’s ‘Suave’ and ‘The Great Moscow Circus’.
He then spent time abroad choreographing routines for David Atkins Enterprises in Qatar, working on the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Handball Championships before heading to Japan to work as a Director on the Creative Team at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Anthony’s latest achievements were being the Movement Director of the Sheppard flim clip ‘Die Young’ and the Associate Choreographer for the closing ceremony of the Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Games..
If you are looking for a Director of a school who has experience in all facets of performance, choreography and industry experience to be mentored by, then you have come to the right place. Anthony will go above and beyond to support you, from helping you write an email to reading your very first contract. Anthony inspires you to be accountable to your dreams.
As Director and Co-Founder of Global Dance Pro, Zac brings to the team an infectious sense of humour, a wealth of International experience and a nurturing soul.
Zac is the perfect example of where dedication to your art, passion and determination can get you, having been in your very shoes. Zac worked professionally in Australia for over 10 years before taking the leap of faith to break into the LA dance scene. Securing a prestigious spot at the Edge Performing Arts Centre for full-time dance at the age of 26, which not only strengthened his dance abilities, but gave him many opportunities to dance on a global stage.
With the likes of Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Sam Smith, and Joe Jonas on his speed dial, Zac understands what it takes to achieve your dreams and break the International market. Having lived in LA for the past 15 years, he has worked extensively across the board from TV to Film to Music Videos, and also touring with the biggest recording artists of our time. It goes without saying, that Zac has been one of his generations most successful Australian dance exports.
Ready for the next avenue in his life, Zac wants to share his wisdom and experience with our future generations to create empowered, intelligent dancers for our ever-evolving dance industry.
With a heart of gold, Melissa Parkinson is the Course Manager for Global Dance Pro. In addition to this, Melissa also plays a significant role for our online students as a Course Trainer and Assessor for our CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance.
Melissa has worked for many reputable companies around the globe including Bor Productions, Danze Fantasy Productions, Dion and Randall International, and Angelis Productions. As a woman of many talents, Melissa has been trusted to lead as Dance Captain and Production Manager on MSC Cruises, as well as work exclusively as part of the Creative Team for the Royal Palace in Strasburg.
Utilising her large network of industry connections, Melissa works tirelessly to ensure our students are exposed to many great performance opportunities. With students booked on events through the top corporate entertainment agencies such as Chase Creations, Aerial Angels, Chique Entertainment, Killer Creative Entertainment, Class Act Creative, Velvet Rope Entertainment and Broadway Productions. Melissa actively works to give our students great exposure to companies here at home and around the globe.
Leading you through your theory work, Melissa understands the benefits of being a well-educated dancer in this industry. Melissa has been in your shoes, and is qualified with her CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance, CUA50111 Diploma in Elite Performance, her TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, Primary and Secondary. Melissa is a huge advocate for learning and has coordinated master classes and full day workshops with renowned agencies such as Grayboy and Jeep Management for Global Dance Pro.
Melissa’s world-class years of professional industry experience, mixed with her passion for the arts and nurturing personality, has given her the renowned title of “Mumma Melsy”. You can guarantee that Melissa will be there to cheer you on, as well as challenge you to be the best version of yourself each and every day.
Anna Johnston is proud to be a Dance Educator for the Global Dance Pro Family. Born in the Philippines, Anna moved to Australia at the tender age of 2. It wasn’t long after this that Anna discovered her life purpose in dance, at the young age of 5 when she was enrolled in a local dance studio, giving her a platform to explore the likes of Jazz, Tap and Ballet.
It goes without saying that Anna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our students at Global Dance Pro, having toured and performed with the likes of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Baileys ‘Circus X-treme’, MadDance House Agency, Raw Dance Company, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, international artists including Jessica Mauboy and more.
Highly conceptual and with an undeniable zest, Anna has brought large scale productions from the drawing board to the stage for corporate clients such as Lorna Jane, Mountain Designs, BMW, Suncorp, Footlocker, 2018 Commonwealth Games, various fashion brands as well as the Gold Coast and Brisbane City Council. Her most recent triumph being a choreographer and cheerleader for notable teams such as the Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Bullets.
She has continued to establish a reputation as a powerhouse choreographer and performer, recognized for her high energy and originality in all her performances, choreography and touring productions both here in Australia and internationally.
As a lady who wears multiple hats as a mum, teacher, choreographer, dancer and artist, you can be sure that Anna will bring a flare of creativity, diversity and passion to the table.
Hayley grew up in a small coastal town on the east coast of NSW, training in various styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary from a very young age.
After gaining her CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance, Hayley has embraced the life of a professional dancer and teacher.
She is an integral part of the dance teacher faculty at Somerset College and has also been the instructor of the dance program at Ipswich Girls Grammar School, teaching an array of dance styles.
Hayley is also a core performer for Chase Creations Agency, working for various entertainment companies throughout Queensland such as Class Act Creative, Village Road Show Entertainment and many more.
Hayley will be working as part of the Global Dance Pro team in 2020, as the Administration Manager and Compliance Officer. Hayley also holds her TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, and is an asset to Global Dance Pro as one of our CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance Assessors.
The magic lady behind the keyboard. Josie Mailisi is the newest addition to the Global Dance Pro Team, and has brought a flair of creativity, precision and an infectious attitude to the team.
A wizard with words, Josie has helped to make the content of our CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance user-friendly.
After meeting Josie for the first time, it won’t be long until that infectious smile has left its mark on you. Her innovation and versatility as a dancer, aerialist and teacher has allowed her to perform in multiple countries including New Zealand, Australia and America.
With a true love for the entertainment industry, Josie is proud to help people from around the world achieve their dreams and desires.
Tim Rice is Global Dance Pro’s in house exercise physiologist, providing injury prevention and rehabilitation services to our full time dance students.Tim’s dream has always been to work with elite athletes, which is exactly what he considers dancers to be. The demands placed on a dancer’s body, particularly within a full-time dance program is substantial. It is therefore imperative that they are given the same care as other professional and elite athletes. Tim has worked hard to implement programs in order to reduce the likelihood that members of the Global Dance Pro full time dance program get injured, as well as expedite recovery times for when these injuries do occur.Having completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science before completing a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Tim is now halfway through a second Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning. Tim is also a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).Tim is not only educated theoretically in the world of elite sports performance, but also practically having represented Australia in 3v3 Basketball at the World University League Final in China.Tim has a very clear vision, to reduce the amount and severity of injuries sustained in the world of dance. By doing this, Tim aims to create a world where dancers are able to stay on the dance floor, rather than having to take time off due to preventable injuries.