Jess Ladgrove

Studio Manager

Jess has been dancing since she was 5 years old, she has been trained in all styles and completed her Full-Time dance course in 2009. Jess has been a professional dancer for many years seeing herself dance in Touring Show’s, TV Show’s, Music Video’s and Back- Up dancing for well- known artists as well as performing for corporate events. With her dance background and experience in business, she is a support to all families and staff at Signature Dance.

Karin Mochizuki

Teacher

Karin Mochizuki has been dancing since she was 7 years old and is continuing on her journey to this day. Ashleigh was one of her very first dance teachers before deciding to become a professional in the industry. She firstly started training at a studio called Dance Technique before beginning her training at Launch Performing Arts Centre on the Goldcoast. She has trained in all genres such as Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Hiphop, Ballet, Contemporary, Acrobatics and many more. Karin has recently been training in the U.S to pass on her knowledge to her students. Karin has also completed her Cert III in dance. Recently she has been working as a lead dancer in Dora The Explorer The Movie releasing in 2019. She is very excited to work with everyone at Signature Dance and pass on her knowledge, not only that but to get inspired by them.

Ashleigh Hines

Director/Founder

Ashleigh is the Founder and Director of Signature Dance. 

She was a professional in the dance industry, working as a choreographer, adjudicator and qualified teacher on the Gold Coast. She upholds a Bachelor of Primary Education with a specialization in Physical Education. Ashleigh is a qualified RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) ballet teacher and further extends her studies with a certificate in Progressing Ballet Technique. Ashleigh recently completed her instructor course for the Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Program and is committed to creating the whole dancer: physically, mentally and emotionally.

Ashleigh appreciates the importance of professional development and is extremely dedicated to her staff, students and families of Signature Dance. 

Feonie Pegler

Teacher

Feonie’s passion for dance, drama and singing started at an early age and has continued throughout her school years and into her adult life. Feonie has great achievements within the entertainment industry including; choreographing for Brainstorm Theatre Company, Contemporary dance camps and behind the scenes as a stage manager for a Comedy Theatre Company. 

Performing as Dorothy the Dinosaur with The Wiggles and cheerleading for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Feonie brings a wealth of performance knowledge and support to the students of Signature Dance.

Feonie recently completed her instructor course for the Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Program.

Chanisa Michell

Teacher

Jess Waller

Teacher/ RSD Leader

Jess Waller is a Year 12 Graduate of 2014, who was involved in the Palm Beach Currumbin High Schools Dance Excellence Program since grade 8. She began her dance training at the age of 6. Over the past 7 years Jess has danced under the guidance of Ashleigh Hines. She has danced all styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop & cheerleading. Jess aspires to have an exciting career in dance and has already choreographed and performed in music videos for the Laurie Lawrence Kids Alive program and performs as Lifesaver Lil in numerous performances throughout Queensland. Jess loves teaching as she finds it truly rewarding to see the joy students receive when they achieve their goals and while on stage in front of an audience.

Debbie Landel

Teacher

Debbie Landel is an experienced & fully qualified Teacher and Adjudicator, trained at The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne and has also studied in Russia, London, Europe & America.
After being the Principal of a Studio in Sydney for 10 years & then relocating to QLD, Debbie was then a Principal for 20 years on The Gold Coast.

Many students are now successfully dancing on various Cruise Ships and stages around the world. Miss Debbie has been a Mentor for the Royal Academy of Dance & has trained many student teachers to obtain their RAD Teaching Certificate. Miss Debbie is also proud to be the Patron of a Ballet School in Okayama Japan where she has often been invited to Guest Teach.

Miss Debbie has recently judged many competitions.
Miss Debbie now Freelances on the Gold Coast and loves encouraging the up and coming Dancers of tomorrow.

Chanisa has been teaching dance to students of all ages for nearly 5 years, in Jazz, Contemporary, Hiphop, and Lyrical. Chanisa is a performer at Dreamworld and has travelled overseas for international performance work and has also been in a number of movies, more recently being a featured dancer on Marvel studios 'Thor Ragnarok'. Chanisa absolutely loves being apart of the Signature Dance Teaching team!