Jan Pianta

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Teaching Staff

Director/Principal: Mrs Janis Pianta

Jan Pianta

Tertiary Qualifications

  • Grad. Dip of Creative Industries (Dance Teaching) – Queensland University of Technology
  • Grad. Dip of Education (Secondary Teaching) – Monash University Victoria
  • Grad. Certificate in Theology  – Harvest College Melbourne
  • Bachelor General Studies (Law )- Griffiths University Queensland
  • Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management – CUS50311  – ATOD
  • Cert. IV in Training and Assessment – TAE40110  – Livingston College WA

Other Dance Teaching Qualifications

  • Associate Certificate – SATD – Jazz
  • Junior Certificate – SATD – Jazz
  • Teachers Certificate – SFD – Jazz
  • Glenn Wood Tap Teachers Certificate – Tap
  • Step by Step – Classical Ballet Theory Certificate Course

Memberships / Registrations

  • Cecchetti Ballet Australia – since 2003
  • Australian Teachers of Dance – ATOD
  • SFD – Foundation Member since 1987
  • Glenn Wood Tap
  • AUSDANCE
  • IADMS

Awards

  • Finalist in East Gippsland Business Awards – 2013
  • Cecchetti Ballet Isolated Teachers Scholarship – 2011
  • Sale Adjudicators Choreographic Winner – 2009

Training

  • Latin, Jazz and Primitive Contemporary -Antonio Rodriquez (Company dancer with the Katherine Dunham Dance Company USA)
  • Jazz and Tap – Fayette Corlass-Brown (Former Channel Nine dancer and Choreographer)
  • Classical Ballet – Borovansky & SATD, Jazz and Tap -Eve Reddish Dance School

Professional Dancer

  • 1978 – Tasman Talent Agency – Mr. Whytes Disco Fantasy Touring Group
Dance Assessor
  • 2003-2006 – Certificate 11 in Dance (VET) in VCE for East Gippsland TAFE  for  campuses in Sale and Bairnsdale.
  • 2016 –  Assessor of course material of young dance teachers enrolled into Certificate courses such as ‘Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management’ for Australian College of Dance (NSW)