Leana Simper – Director, Trainer and Examiner

Leana Simper offers amazing insight and expertise in implementing acrobatic dance into dance studios.

She has been involved in The Acrobatic Dance Association from its inception and has extensive knowledge of the syllabus. Leana is highly sought after for acrobatic and tricks workshops for both dance and calisthenics studios. She is also an experienced teacher, trainer, adjudicator and examiner who has worked along side Stacy for many years.

She has a broad knowledge of all dance genres and has been teaching for over 20 years. She is currently the Acrobatic Dance Teacher and Co-ordinator at The Victorian College of Arts Secondary School and Dance Machine.

Leana took over The Acrobatic Dance Association in 2024 and is looking forward to watching the Association grow in coming years. Leana has written an extension syllabus and program which will be released in the March/April holidays. This exciting new syllabus will soon be available .



Stacy Mitchell – Founder and Examiner

Stacy Mitchell has trained dance students in ‘Acrobatic Dance’ for many years.
She has developed an excellent program for dancers that leads them to achieve fabulous and exciting technical acrobatic skills in a short period of developmental training.
It is a world class training program.

Her work is underpinned by an emphasis on safety first, building from basic to advanced skills as the confidence of the student develops. Technique is all important, drawing on the skills learnt from other dance classes and transferring them into acrobatics.

The skills developed are easily transferable to many genres of choreography and add to the versatility of the dancers.

The program that she has developed is the result of many years of training a diverse range of dance students in both recreational and vocational settings.