Our Teachers & Mentors:
Hunger For Dance prides itself on providing quality dance education, driven by quality teachers. The staff at HFD are amongst the highest qualified and industry experienced in their field.
Our teachers are carefully selected for their qualifications, experience and talent as well as what they can offer our students. We aim to provide not only the correct knowledge and skills but also passion in our studios.
Our student teachers are also taught and guided through the appropriate channels to ensure they are confident and well equipped to teach and deliver the Hunger For Dance standard.
All our teachers have valid WWCC’s (Working with Children Checks) and knowledge in first aid.
Beginning her dance training ‘late’ as compared to most, making her grandmothers dream come true, Peta started dancing at the age of 14 and never looked back.
Very soon after she took on dancing, Peta moved into assistant teaching and quickly into teaching where her passion was split straight down the middle.
Straight out of high school, she went on to complete a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management and went into full time dance teaching.
Feeling that the performance bug wasn’t quite out of her system, Peta went back to full-time performing arts at Dance World before moving to study under Todd Patrick in his foundation year of the now highly renowned Patrick Studios Australia.
A commercial career ensued and Peta has performed not only Nationally but Internationally as well. A career spanning corporate events, live shows for music artists, music videos, television, working closely with nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers, cruise ships and more, after injury brought her home early from a cruise contract, Peta realised just how much she missed teaching and passing on her passion and knowledge to students.
After returning back to teaching full-time, the opportunity arose to open a school under her own name and she has just celebrated her 7th year of Hunger For Dance.
Peta has seen many students through to dance careers, from the very beginnings to students who have pursued full-time training, careers, all the way to them being awarded scholarships to AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in New York City. As well, taking her students through to competing Nationally, national and international scholarships, and teaching both full-time students and more recreational students technique and competition work.
An extremely passionate teaching artist, Peta prides herself on making sure every student, no matter what age, feels a deep sense of connection, drive and accomplishment. With 20 years teaching experience as well as becoming a certified Rhythm Works Instructor for students with additional needs, amongst numerous other qualifications, Peta manages to form a special bond with all students that cross her path.
“I am extremely passionate when it comes to teaching students and the quality of education they receive. To me there can’t be any substitute for knowing students as individuals and creating for them to perform and feel the absolute best they possibly can.”