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Meet Our Teachers

Hayley Murray

 

Hayley has been involved with physie and dance for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Many state titles and national places have been won during her extensive physie career however having fun and making lifelong friends has always been a priority. 

Hayley is also a Team Leader within the APDA choreography team. 

 

Alongside physie, Hayley has a strong background in classical ballet, jazz and contemporary. Hayley has achieved an advanced level in ballet exams for both the Royal Academy of Dancing and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing. 

Hayley also has a bachelor degree in Exercise Science and is very passionate about health, nutrition and fitness with a special interest in body conditioning for dancers.

Hayley Illsley

 

Hayley has been involved with Physie and Dance for 15 Years and has been a founding member of GC Physie and Dance since 2011. Hayley has proudly represented the GC Physie in many National Finals and has received many National places.

Hayley has completed her Certificate 4 in Dance, RAD Advance 1 Ballet Exam and is a Choreographer within the APDA team. Hayley is always enthusiastic to share her love and knowledge of Physie and Dance with our members. Hayley’s favourite part about teaching is seeing her students shine on stage and achieve their best.

 

Hayley has recently returned home after completing a seven-month contract dancing professionally onboard Celebrity Cruises ship “Reflection.” Even though Hayley was traveling overseas, she always made the time to check in with her senior students. Hayley also dedicates her time running our GC Physie and Dance social media platforms.

Hayley will be teaching the 13 years to Elite Seniors

Elka Devney

 

Elka has been involved with Physie and Dance for 17 years, joining GC Physie and Dance in 2021. She has competed in multiple national finals, placing 1st in the 2021 QLD state final.

Elka has completed the NSW HSC Dance course and received a Callback nomination for her performance. Elka loves the friendly and inclusive environment GC Physie and Dance offers for girls of all ages.

Elka is a valued teacher at GC Physie and Dance as her passion
for teaching radiates throughout her cla
sses. During her first
year of teaching at GC Physie and Dance, her 8-year-old
student Katelyn won the title of 8 Year National Champion (as seen below). This is an amazing achievement and reflection upon her teaching.

Elka will be teaching the 5 - 8 years and 9 - 12 years.

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