Staff – Pt Chevalier

Sarala Prideaux


Sarala Prideaux has been dancing and teaching for over 20 years. She has multiple teaching qualifications and graduated with a Bachelor of Dance in 2009. She took over Great South Dance Academy in 2012 and thoroughly loves being a part of the studio.

Miss Tiara

Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary

Tiara has been dancing since the age of 5. She joined Great South Dance Academy at the age of 12 and carried on to complete her Advanced 1 RAD ballet exam and also was a member of the Contemporary troupe whilst at the studio. She has since graduated from Unitec with a Bachelor in Contemporary dance and Performing in Screen Arts.  She is a qualified NZAMD dance teacher.  Her passion for dance inspires her desire to teach the future generations, and we are excited to have her as part of the teaching team here at GSDA.

Meet Miss Tiara (video)

Mrs Coombridge


Annaliese began dance lessons at age 4, but according to her parents, Annaliese was dancing as soon as she could walk. Annaliese has always had a passion for helping other people to realise their full potential in the area of dance. In 2017 Annaliese completed her CBTS qualification, giving her Registered Teacher Status with the RAD. She has previously taught ballet on the Hibiscus Coast in North Auckland and currently loves teaching under the GSDA banner at both West and South studios. GSDA is a school of diligence and achievement that also values having fun and building self-esteem, values which echo her own as a dance teacher, making GSDA the perfect fit.

Meet Mrs. Coombridge (video)

Miss Millie

Hip Hop

 I have been dancing since I was 4 years old and grew up doing Hip-hop, Jazz, contemporary and cabaret. In 2016 I graduated with a Bachelor of Dance Studies at Auckland Uni where I had amazing experiences such as going on tour and performing at a big dance festival in China. My most recent trip was to compete in the Global Dance and Cheer games in Hawaii with my dance team in 2017. I teach dance in primary schools and also various groups such as special needs, elderly groups and studio classes from pre school to adults. My philosophy around teaching dance is that alongside learning new skills, classes should always be inclusive and fun. Come along and give my classes a go!

Meet Miss Millie (video)

Jo Gilmore

Studio Manager

Jo has been part of the Admin team since the start of 2017. Prior to this she had been running her own business and helping out at the studio with DIY, props etc. She was then offered a fixed role at the studio where she is a real asset to the team and a huge help to us all.

She can be contacted at [email protected] if you have any queries.

Meet Jo (video)