Staff – Te Atatu

Sarala Prideaux


Sarala Prideaux has been dancing and teaching for over 25 years. She studied Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary to high levels and has performed in musicals since she was a young child. She has multiple teaching qualifications in Ballet, Jazz and graduated with a Bachelor of Dance in 2009.

Sarala established Great South Dance Academy in 2012 and thoroughly enjoys growing and developing the studio. She can be contacted at [email protected]

Mrs Sim

Ballet, Jazz, Adult

Having danced all my life and achieving advanced examinations in both ballet and jazz, I wanted to pass my love of dance on to others. So I completed a Bachelor of Dance at AUT, and opened my own jazz dance studio, while also teaching dance to those with special needs and at Excel School of Performing Arts. These days I am busy running around after my two children while teaching dance a couple of days a week. Although I sold my studio, I just couldn’t stop dancing!

Meet Mrs. Sim (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)