Meet the teachers


Olivia Hill – Director

Olivia is passionate about the arts and youth education and believes strongly in developing each students confidence, work ethic and belief in their own abilities. She has been working in the Arts for 25 years winning her first Best Director Award when she was 15.

A popular eisteddfod adjudicator in both dance and drama she also works for the Royal Academy of Dance as a Tutor and Practical Teaching Supervisor training new young teachers.

Qualifications include BA Drama QUT,
Licentiate Teacher Trinity College London, Associate Teacher Trinity College London, RAD Registered Teacher CSTD Jazz Certificate, CSTD Jazz Award (Honours Plus), RAD Grade Eight Award, CSTD  Diploma Tap, CSTD Diploma Theatrical, CSTD Intermediate Ballet.

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 Tess Hill – Teacher/Choreographer.

Tess is a passionate teacher and choreographer skilled in bringing out the very best in aspiring young performers. Attending her first eisteddfod when she was only 3 days old Tess lives and breathes theatre and travels to Broadway each year to keep up to date with the very latest in the Theatre industry.

Tess is a very popular Dance Eisteddfod Adjudicator and has won numerous awards for her choreography and directing. Highlights include topping Australia for her Trinity College musical theatre productions on two occasions with marks of 98% and 100% and best choreography award at Showcase.

Her qualifications include CSTD Theatrical Certificate, CSTD Tap Certificate, CSTD Jazz Eight (Honours), RAD Grade Eight Award (90%), Intermediate RAD (Distinction), TCL Grade 8 Speech & Drama (Distinction)


Melinda McInturff – Office Manager

Melinda is our wonderful office manager who takes care of invoices, uniforms and enrolments.

She is in the studio office Monday afternoons 4-6, Wednesday afternoons 4-5.30 and Saturday mornings if you would like to drop in and see her. She can also be contacted by phone on those days (07) 31030139. If you call at another time you can leave a message she will return when she is next in the office.

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Tracey Tiernan – Classical ballet

Our amazing classical ballet teacher, Tracey has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 40 years and has so much knowledge, experience and passion to share with our students. Tracey danced professionally with the Australian Dancers Company (now the Duprada Dance Company) and was also accepted into the Royal Ballet Company in London. In her exciting career she has worked with Vanessa Amorosi, Izzy Dye, Jane Scali and choreographer Glenda Yee

Trained in the Royal Academy of Dance, Cecchetti and Vagonava methods Tracey has taught for many studios throughout NSW and QLD with uniformly great exam results. Her qualifications include both intermediate and advanced Cecchetti with Honours. Multi talented Tracey has also appeared in films and on television and with five beautiful children of her own there isn’t much she doesn’t know about kids and teenagers

Maddy Nugent – Teacher 

Maddy started with Kidz-N-Co when she was a very shy little 6 years old. After 13 years with the studio she is now a wonderful performer on stage as well as an inspiring teacher. With a passion for musical theatre, Maddy delights in working with young performers, helping them grow in ability. Having started as a shy young performer herself she is especially good at developing confidence and encouraging young performers to be the best they can be.

Qualifications include ATCL Trinity College of London Musical Theatre diploma, Jazz 8 CTSD modern jazz, RAD intermediate classical ballet, CTSD Gold Star tap. She has been coached in singing since she was 6 years old, successfully competing in eisteddfods and performing in numerous concerts and pantomimes.

When Maddy is away from the studio, she is studying for a dual degree in business, tourism and event management at the University of Queensland.

Amy McInturff – Teacher

Amy is fantastic at creating a welcoming environment for students in her classes. She brings out the best in all her students with her friendly, inclusive approach. She is honoured to be able to share her knowledge and love of dancing, singing and acting with her students.

She has trained at Kidz-N-Co for 10 years in all facets of dance, singing and acting. She as also spent two additional years training with Raw Dance company. Qualifications include Certificate 3 in dance, CSTD Jazz 8 (Honours), CSTD Advanced gold star (Honours), RAD ballet Intermediate, TCL Acting Skills grade 8. This year she will also add a Certificate in Jazz Teaching with the CSTD as well as an Associate Diploma in Performance Arts with the prestigious Trinity College London.

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