Saskia began as a student at Bodies in Motion Dance School when she was 14yrs old, becoming a student teacher at 15, and then passing her Dance Teaching Certificate with Southern Federation of Dance at 19 years old. Saskia grew up sitting her dance exams with the SFD, receiving Honours with Distinction, the highest mark possible, placing her at the top 1% of students tested nationally.
In 2011, Saskia spent 12 months in Brisbane studying dance fulltime with RAW Dance Company. Here, she studied many subjects such as; jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, break, popping and locking, circus, salsa, gymnastics, Pilates, yoga, nutrition, drama, musical theatre and singing- just to name a few! Saskia had the opportunity to perform with RAW Dance Company on several occasions across Brisbane, as well as learning from some of the best teachers in Australia, such as Jack Chambers and Kelley Abbey. Saskia graduated from RAW Dance Company’s Full-time course with a Cert IV in Dance and Business. She is also a member of the Southern Federation of Dance and Australian Teachers of Dance and has completed her SILVER training with RSD. Saskia has a passion for all things dance and is committed to sharing this with her students. She believes that dance is a truly beautiful art form and helps to improve creativity, musicality and confidence to both children and adults!
Prue has been dancing for over 35 years. She started dancing when she was 5 years old, and continued throughout her teenage years studying ballet, tap, jazz, afro, funk and hip hop under the Norwest College of Dance in NSW. She holds a Certificate of Dance Teaching from the Queensland University of Technology and has also completed the Southern Federation of Dance Teaching Certificate. Miss Prue was the principal of Bodies in Motion from 2001-2011. She has a passion for teaching and believes that all students can achieve their very best with good technical training, safe dance practices and hard work. Miss Prue is the Head of Department for our Ballet classes and mentors our other team members to ensure our training is consistent across the board!
Tilly started her dance journey at BIM back in 2003! She quickly became an assistant teacher and then soon after, a senior teacher. She attended multiple conventions and workshops, keen to further her love of dance. In 2009 she relocated to Melbourne to study her bachelor of Education. Since returning to FNQ, Tilly has started a young family and currently teaches at Mossman State primary school. In 2021, Tilly dusted off her dancing shoes and combined her love of teaching with dance, joining the teaching team here at BIM once again. We love Miss Tilly’s infectiously positive attitude and you can always find her cracking a joke or exchanging a smile around the studio!
Kate began dancing at BIM when she was younger and continued her training in Cairns during her teen years. For the past 3x years, Kate has been teaching at a local dance studio in Cairns. Here, she also completed her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management too! Kate returned to BIM last year as the Head of Department and senior facilitator of our READY SET DANCE program is has now done her GOLD RSD training! After helping to launch the program in 2021, Kate is excited to hit the ground running in this year with lots of new and exciting ideas. Miss Kate brings a fantastic energy and enthusiasm to the BIM team which shines in her classes and her relationships with our littlest dancers.
Mia is one of the longest standing members of the BIM family! She began her dance journey with us when she was just 6 years old and continued training with us up until she graduated High School. She then successfully auditioned for a full time dance course with DLDC in Brisbane. Here, she studied for 2 years and graduated with a Diploma of dance. Since relocating back to the Douglas Shire, Mia has returned to BIM to share her knowledge and continue her training! We love having Mia ‘home’ and are excited for her to take on her own classes in 2022 to share her love of dance with our BIM kids!
Zea-Sian started dancing at the age of 7. She trains in Jazz, Tap, Song & Dance, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. She is also heavily involved in our Eisteddfod Teams, performing and competing solos and troupes across the region. Miss Zea became an assistant teacher in 2018 and during that time has developed fantastic relationships with her students and fellow teachers. You can often find Zea helping out around the studio in all facets. In 2022, Zea-Sian has enrolled in a Certificate IV in dance teaching and management with the Australian Teachers of Dancing and also took on her own classes here at BIM! She will continue her studies this year alongside her Year 12 studies. Miss Zea also holds a silver level training certification with the READY SET DANCE program and is excited to continue sharing the joy of dance with our pre-schoolers in 2023!
Emilie has been dancing for most of her life! She studies all genres of dance and is a well-rounded and naturally talented performer. Her most recent accomplishment was receiving Honours for her Elementary Ballet exam in 2022. Emilie displays fantastic qualities of what it takes to be a teacher and embodies everything we value here at BIM and the culture of our studio. Miss Emilie also holds her Bronze level training certification for the READY SET DANCE program and is excited to begin assisting these classes in 2023! We are looking forward to watching Emilie’s journey as an assistant teacher over the next few years!
Chloe first started her journey at BIM in 2016. Since then, she has trained in many styles of dancing, developing fantastic relationships with students and teachers along the way! Miss Chloe has established herself as a fantastic role model in our BIM family. Miss Chloe also holds her Bronze level training certification for the READY SET DANCE program and is excited to continue assisting these classes in 2023!
Tilly was born into dance, quite literally! She is the daughter of previous BIM studio owner Prue Borzi. She has been dancing since she could walk and has studied all genres including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Song & Dance and more. Tilly is assisting with our junior Hip Hop classes and is looking forward to developing her teaching experience over the next couple of years.
Jenn grew up in a musical family and has been singing, dancing and playing the piano from an early age. She is a graduate of the Melba Conservatorium of Music and has pursued many performance opportunities both in Australia and Overseas. She has successfully obtained performance contracts in Taiwan, Singapore, England, Japan and India! In 2004, Jenn opened 'Creative Souls Studio' in Melbourne where she started to pass on her passion for singing to her younger students. In 2018, she relocated to Port Douglas and opened up a Port Douglas branch, where she continues to share her love of music to locals of the Douglas Shire! Jenn has been heavily involved in multiple Clink Theatre productions over the past 4 years, both on and off stage.
Jody has been an employee and parent of Bodies in Motion Dance School for the past 20+ years. She thoroughly enjoys managing the office and the day to day running of the studio. She has extensive knowledge of all aspects of office and event procedures and will be able to answer most of your queries. Please see Jody for all your enrolment, account and class enquiries.