Nerida Glanfield opened Allegro Dance and Yoga in January 2010, and she teaches every class held at the studio.
Nerida has been teaching dance for over 20 years and yoga for 10 years.
Nerida has worked in management in the professional performing arts industry for many years. As such, she has a unique perspective as a dance teacher. Her focus is on dance contributing to a student’s growth into a well rounded person rather than an eye purely towards life as a competitive and then professional dancer. This ethos is the guiding principle of Allegro Dance,
From Kalgoorlie, Nerida’s studio Dance Boutique enjoyed great success. Her students have scored top marks in their exams, won local dance competitions including Most Promising Dancer of the annual Dance Out Festival, and placed at competitions including the West Coast Dance Festival and the Mandurah Dance Festival.
Former student Jane Blacker achieved great success in 2010, winning “Most Promising Novice” at the Mandurah Performing Arts Festival with routines choreographed by Nerida. Jane was the only performer from regional WA to successfully audition for Glee Club Australia, and in December performed at various venues in Los Angeles including Disneyland and Universal Studios.
Nerida has a Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) from the WA Academy of Performing Arts and was Manager of the Goldfields Arts Centre in Kalgoorlie for 12 years from 1996 – 2008.
Nerida is an examiner for the Australian Theatrical Dance Association and is active in the arts arena throughout Perth and regional Western Australia.