Our Teachers 

Meet the teachers behind the magic at MDC that inspire & motivate your students every day.

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ALANA THIRKETTLE

MDC CO DIRECTOR

3 x APDA LADY GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION

9 X NATIONAL CHAMPION

24 YEARS ASSOCIATE TEACHER

APDA CHOREOGRAPHER

APDA DVD PERFORMER 

NATIONAL ACCREDITED JUDGE 

ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE 

SPECIALISED EARLY EDUCATION MOVEMENT

TAHLIA BRETTELL

MDC CO DIRECTOR 

3 X NATIONAL CHAMPION 

AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL INTERSTATE TRAINING PROGRAM 

WINNER BALLET & CONTEMPORARY IN WORLD DANCE COMPETITION, BOLONGA ITALY 

MOST PROMISING BALLERINA, WORLD DANCE COMPETITION

BALLET THEATRE OF QUEENSLAND

HIGH DISTINCTION IN ALL MAJOR RAD EXAMS UP TO ADVANCED 2

14 X NATIONAL TOP 5 

APDA CHOREOGRAPHER 

APDA DVD PERFORMER

MDC ASSOCIATE TEACHER 7 YEARS 

DIPLOMA OF DANCE (ELITE PERFORMANCE)

TRAINED FULL TIME DANCE EXCELLENCE PROGRAM 

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LAURA DONALDSON 

MDC TEACHER

3 X NATIONAL CHAMPION

BRENT STREET SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT 

APDA DVD PERFORMER

NATIONAL TOP 5, 11 TIMES

NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 

OVER 5 YEARS AS AN MDC TEACHER 

STUDYING BACHELOR OF RADIATION THERAPY

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DARCI MARTYN

MDC TEACHER 

NATIONAL 5TH, 2017

8 X NATIONAL FINALIST 

5 YEARS MDC ASSOCIATE TEACHER

MASTERS IN TEACHING DEGREE

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AURORA SAFFERY

MDC ASSISTANT TEACHER - MDC NORTH

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YASI PAPAJCSIK

MDC PHYSIE FAIRY - MDC SOUTH

JADE SMITH

MDC ASSISTANT TEACHER - MDC NORTH

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CHARLOTTE LAVERY 

MDC PHYSIE FAIRY - MDC SOUTH

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