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Our Teachers

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Jemma Owens

Associate & Owner 

 

Jemma started Belrose Physie in 2012 when she realised that there was a need for a more progressive and contemporary dance style in the Belrose/Forest area. Having taught alongside very experienced and successful Physie teachers since she was 13, she felt that the time was right to take the leap and begin a small club of her own. 

 

Physie is in Jemma's blood, and the connections that Physie brings between mothers and daughters is one of her favourite parts of the sport. Having done Physie herself, her mother started her and her sister at the local club when Jemma was just 6 years old. This is an element of the sport Jemma is now enjoying with her own daughter.

 

As an experienced Primary School teacher from the local area, Jemma combines her two passions of education and dance to create a fun, safe and rewarding environment in which her students are encouraged to reach their personal goals, improve their dance and fitness skills and most importantly have fun!! 

 

Jemma teaches all ages, from tiny tots through to ladies. Since opening the club in 2012, Jemma has seen all her students grow, improve and blossom in confidence. However, the club's achievements that stand out are the three National Champion titles, numerous National placegetters in Junior, Senior and Ladies sections, and in particular in 2016 when Jemma had three Junior teams and two senior teams place 1st in their respective sections. 

 

Still competing herself at the highest level, Jemma achieved the pinnacle of Physie and Dance in 2013 when she won the National Title in the U33 Ladies section. In addition to her National Title, Jemma has also achieved numerous other National Top 6 places throughout her 25 year Physie career. As a result of her experience in competing at the highest level, Jemma understands what it takes to achieve such results at the annual National Competitions. 

 

Olivia Haerland

Associate

 

Olivia has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She started physie when she was 8 and loves it! She is trained in classical ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz and musical theatre but her passion is physie. Since starting physie she has competed at many Nationals and has been a part of 3 winning Belrose teams!

Olivia started assisting Jemma from age 12 - demonstrating in the 5-8s class. This year she will continue to assist with the 5-8s, whilst teaching the 9-12s and the tinies (and occasionally the ladies!). 

Olivia is a third-year University student studying a Bachelor of Education at the Australian Catholic University. As well as physie and dance she loves to babysit/nanny and on a Sunday you will find her playing soccer for Wakehurst FC. She loves teaching all the Belrose physie kids and hopes to be a part of this club for many, many years to come!

Eloise Britton

Associate

Eloise has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been a member of Belrose Physie and dance since the age of 8. During her time at Belrose Physie, Eloise has competed at the National Championships for many years and has also competed in many award winning teams for the club.

 

Eloise is also trained in many other dance styles including Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet and contemporary. Eloise loves physie as it crosses through all disciplines of dance. She is looking forward to offering support and encouragement to the younger girls of the club and helping them achieve their goals.

 

Miss Eloise will be teaching the 13-1st Year class this year. Eloise has been teaching the Tinies and assisting with the 5-8 years for several years now, and having just completed her HSC, the timing is now perfect for her to share her skills and love of Physie with a gorgeous group of girls.

Zefaria Armatas

Associate

Lauren Barclay

Associate

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Gemma Clarke

Assistant Teacher 

Julie Haerland

Club Secretary

 

Julie started physie when she was 5 years old. She only competed for a few years but the fond physie memories from her childhood lead her back to physie when looking for some extra dance for her daughter Olivia when she was 8. She became a member of Belrose Physie in 2013 and loves that this sport is something she can share as a mum with her daughter! There are not too many sports where this can happen and that make physie very special!​ She also loves that physie is such a social activity while it also keeps her mind and body active and its a sport that can be done by ladies of all shapes and sizes! 

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