Jessie Handcock

Jessie’s love of dance began at the young age of 3 and for the past 28 years has never looked back. Under the instruction of TDA Performing Arts, she learnt all styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acrobatics, drama & singing.

 

She completed full-time training with Robert Sturrock and continued her teaching once she moved down to Melbourne in 2008, now currently teaching at 2 Melbourne schools & 2 Regional Victoria schools.

 

Jessie has completed all exam levels up to Advanced under the ATOD syllabi, and level 8 for RAD. She has also placed in several Scholarships for ATOD in Jazz, Tap & Ballet – both state and national – between 2005 & 2009.

 

Jessie has had many amazing commercial opportunities – including the Closing Ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in 2006, Jason Laws Red Ball Event at Crown Casino Melbourne, the wedding of Geoffrey Edelsten in 2009 and at events which included Grinspoon, Paul Kelly, John Farnham, Ben Lee, The Body Rockers, Sarah Blasko, Casey Donovan & Dame Dena Everage.

 

Jessie has also been part of many events through Showtime Attractions & Nickelodeon. Some of her highlights include: ‘Mumble’ in ‘Every Step Counts’ Happy Feet Show, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Slimefest and entertainment at the Australian Open.

 

Jessie has obtained a Diploma of Performing Arts & an acrobatic qualification with Acrobatic Arts.

 

Jessie has also taken part in 6 overseas tours with her dancing - 2 of which she was the Dance Captain & choreographer. These tours have taken her to Hong Kong, California & Florida. Whilst there, she had the opportunity to perform at Disney, Universal Studios, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines & NASA Space Centre. Jessie is in the current process of organising her 3rd overseas trip to California as Dance Captain & Tour Guide. She is taking over 38 dancers and their families to perform in Disneyland, Universal Studios and be part of the Dance the Magic Parade.

 

Jessie loves to pass on her knowledge to her students and teach them to push themselves beyond what they think they’re capable of.

OPENING HOURS

 

Benalla

Monday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm

Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:45pm

Myrtleford: 

Monday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

 

ADDRESS

TDA Performing Arts

174 Bridge Street East 
Benalla 3672, Victoria

Smith Street "Senior Citizens Hall"

Myrtleford 3737, Victoria

Contact Us:

Email: tdaperformingarts@gmail.com

Phone: 0418 626 987