“I always loved dancing and performing, and I wanted to teach others so they can feel the same passion and excitement.”

DENISE UTZ, OWNER AND CO-DIRECTOR

“I love being able to work with children to inspire and encourage them to be the best dancer they can be. It is a privilege to be able to watch so many of our students grow up, as they progress through the levels of our school and find their passion for dancing. I love how well our team at DUSD work together to support and nurture the students. They are such amazing role models!”

ANNABEL UTZ, CO-DIRECTOR

“It’s incredibly satisfying for me to teach ballet and be part of the amazing team with this dance school and its talented staff. As a professional dancer I find joy in passing knowledge to the younger generation, and the most rewarding part is seeing students grow and achieve their dance goals!”

ANNA HARUTYUNYAN, BALLET AND ADULT BALLET

“I love watching students grow and develop both in their dance skill set and in confidence. I believe dance is beneficial for development in all areas of life. I am dedicated to promoting safe dance education in a positive, fun and nurturing environment!”

KAELA HOCHEGGER, JAZZ, ACRO, MODERN AND TROUPES

“I love teaching because I can share my knowledge and experiences from my own dance journey. I also love encouraging my students to be creative in storytelling through dance.”

DEBBIE KEENAN, JAZZ, MODERN, CONTEMPORARY AND TROUPES

“I love nothing more than seeing my students progress, achieve new skills and develop their love for dance. DUSD provides so much support for their students and staff and it is such a fantastic place to nurture and develop a love for dance. I am so grateful to be part of this community.”

DEMI MCFARLANE, JAZZ, TAP AND MUSICAL THEATRE

“I love teaching our students because I have the privilege of working with young children and instilling a love for dance in them. It is rewarding to see the impact positive dance classes have for these children, the confidence they gain, and the relationships we build.”

ELLEN PARKER, PRE-SCHOOL CO-ORDINATOR

“I gained so much from being a student, from dedication to coordination. With the positive and hardworking nature of students at DUSD I love being able to pass these skills down.”

LUCY NOBLE, BALLET AND JAZZ

“I absolutely love seeing our students come into the studio excited to dance and learn dance! Being able to witness a student learn a new step or accomplish a new skill is incredibly special.”

NANDINI DHIR, BALLET, JAZZ AND MODERN

“I love teaching at DUSD to build positive relationships with the students and being a part of their journey of improving as a dancer.”

ALLISON GOH, BALLET

“I love seeing children inspired through their learning of dance and creating a fun and safe space for my students.”

CHARLOTTE LOWERY, JAZZ

Student Teachers

  • Bella Simpson
  • Madi Gill
  • Megan Li