At Langshaw Dancity, we are extremely proud of our faculty of fully-qualified teachers. All of our staff have worked professionally in the performing arts industry and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Lead by principal Bernadette Langshaw-Clark, all of our teachers are committed to providing students with a disciplined, professional-standard performing arts education in all styles of dance including classical ballet, modern/contemporary, tap, jazz, Irish and hip hop as well as essential skills for any performer such as stage craft, makeup and production.
Bernadette Langshaw-Clark spent her early years under the strict tuition of the Ransley Dancing School in Sydney where she underwent the arduous training necessary for a successful career in the performing arts.
Whilst progressing through the grades and senior levels of classical ballet to Advanced level (RAD), Bernadette studied and practiced in nearly every other dance discipline and attained the Teacher's Certificate in Tap (British Ballet Organisation).
She also represented NSW every year from 1962 to 1972 in the Australian Irish Dance Championships and was never placed outside the first six positions in the solo competition.
After leaving school Bernadette opened her own dance school, the Langshaw Studio - now known as Langshaw Dancity, and began a dual career path of teaching and performing whilst still studying the technique of teaching dance under the expert guidance of Dawn and Joy Ransley.
After working closely with Australia's leading variety choreographer, Di Heaton, in Sydney's clubs and across the Pacific Ocean on the Shaw Savill cruise ships, Bernadette headed off to the UK in 1972 to further her career.
In the UK she secured a contract with the world famous Tiller Girls and seasons at the London Palladium and with the Ronnie Corbett show.
During this period in the UK Bernadette undertook study at the prestigious London Studio complex with many guest teachers from the UK, USA and Europe and even found time to compete in the 1973 World Irish Dance Championships in Dublin, winning a silver medal for her second place. Bernadette eventually returned to Australia in 1974 to concentrate on her teaching career.
Following her return to Australia, Langshaw Dancity continued to grow and flourish to its now established position as one of the foremost and respected studios teaching dance; the strength of the studio being in the discipline of its young students who are able to learn, first hand, what a successful career in dance is all about.
Kate began her dance training with Langshaw Dancity and, at 16, moved to the Gold Coast to study with the Dawn and Joy Ransley - who also trained Bernadette Langshaw-Clark. There, Kate attained her Advanced and Solo Seal Award, the highest dance certificate offered by the Royal Academy of Dance.
Kate was accepted to trained at the prestigious Royal Ballet School London and became a member of the Royal Ballet Company in 1994. After working with The Royal Ballet Company for six years and performing in an extensive range of ballets in opera houses and theatres throughout the world, Kate returning to Australia to commence her teaching career at Langshaw Dancity.
In 2002 Kate attained her teaching certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance as well as her Associate Modern qualification with the Imperial Sociery of Dancing (ISTD). Kate is a registered teacher and approved tutor of Classical repertoire with The Royal Academy of Dance.