Our Teachers

“Teaching students the art of positive thinking and giving them positive reinforcement is the key to your success as a teacher.”

At 5th Element Dance (formerly Nicole Marshman Dance) we have qualified, passionate and dedicated teachers, who aim to instill the love of dance into every student. Our goal is to give our dancers the motivation to come to class, to work hard to achieve higher levels and to help them have the confidence and self-esteem to let their creativity flow freely.

 Nicole Marshman-Geyl (Principal)

Australian Ballet School Advanced Diploma of Dance (Scholarship). Former Australian Ballet Company artist 1990-1995. Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance. Director Qld Conservatoire of Ballet 2005-2009. Principal Nicole Marshman Dance (now 5th Element Dance) since 1998. 21 years teaching experience.

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Liljana StojanLiljana Stojan

Diploma of Dance (Qld Conservatoire of Ballet 2009). Accepted into New Zealand Ballet School (2008). Completed Royal Academy of Dance Advanced Level 2 Exam. Completed Royal Academy of Dance Teachers Course (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies). Diploma in Pilates.

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Jayne FienJayne Greentree Fein

Jayne is a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance with over 30 years teaching experience. Bachelor of Arts (Dance), University of Adelaide. Post Graduate Degree of Dance (Laban Centre London). Early Childhood and Senior Years Graduate Diploma Education (QUT). A passion for teaching and current and emerging educational practises and philosophies.


Amanda Bayford

Amanda has been teaching dance for over 20 years and is a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance. She holds a BA Hons Higher Diploma in Dance Education. Amanda is passionate about developing the love of dance and theatre in children and feels strongly about the benefits of dance for all ages.

Sammi Douglas

Sammi has a Diploma in Musical Theatre and Commercial dance. Sammi still works professionally in the dance industry and has performed professionally with Norwegian and Princess Cruise Lines as well as with Kelly Rowland, The Veronicas, Rob Mills, Paulini, Luciana and Timmy Trumpet.

Claire Owen

Claire did a fulltime course in Classical and Contemporary dance.  Claire still works professionally in the dance industry and has performed with the Royal & Emerald Princess (Princess Cruises),  back up dancing for Guy Sebastian, Paulini, Natalie Conway, Alfie Arcuri, Prinnie Stevens and much more.

Simon GreenSimon Green

Simon is a qualified Physical Education Teacher and Personal Trainer, currently teaching at a Brisbane High School. He has 13 years experience as a coach for many sports including high level acrobatics, gymnastics and tumbling.

Kristie ClancyKristie Clancy

Kristie has trained and performed in all genres of dance, before completing her Elementary Teachers Certificate. Her background covers dancing, teaching and choreography, particularly in open jazz/modern, and she is very excited to be teaching our Adult Dance Fusion class.

 Liz Walker
 Liz has a national Diploma in Dance Performance majoring in Contemporary Dance as well as a Diploma in Dance with Queensland Dance School of Excellence. Liz has performed in many professional performances throughout Australia and New Zealand. Liz has 19 years teaching experience.


 Michelle Onvlee
Michelle studied dance with Carolyn Gilby Dance Centre she has a teaching Diploma in CSTD Tapping, Theatrical, Classical and Jazz. Michelle is also a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance of Ballet. Michelle as over 12 years of teaching experience.

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