Our community of eclectic, committed and passionate teachers bring their individual artistry to Nia classes all around Australia. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, each with a unique journey that led them to Nia. Every Nia teacher creates the space for you to relax, feel, play, dance, move with joy and be at ease. Meet them below.

Amanda Downing

Canberra, ACT

Angela Paladin

Melbourne, Victoria

Belinda Henderson

Murwillumbah, New South Wales

Carol Greenwood

Yamba, New South Wales

Carol Liknaitzky

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

CAS Phillips

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

M.Christine Chouquet

Barkers Vale, New South Wales

Danielle T

Sydney, New South Wales

Delena Gaffney

Deniliquin, New South Wales

Diana Belot

Sydney, New South Wales


Fiona Glenn

Canberra, ACT

Georgie Rowe

Brisbane + Gold Coast

Giulia Ponticello

Gold Coast, Queensland

Hayley Crawford

Northern Tasmania

Launceston & Devonport

Helen Suchting

North Brisbane, Queensland

Helene Purcell

Noosa, Queensland

Janene Brown

Canberra, ACT

Jen Guina

Canberra, ACT

Jo Behlau

Brisbane, Queensland

Julie Bartley

Mullumbimby, New South Wales

Kerrie Bailey

Mollymook Beach, South Coast, New South Wales

Kerryn Peisley

Bateman’s Bay, New South Wales

Laurien Wells

Canberra, ACT

Liz MacGinley

Brisbane, Queensland

Lyn Symons

Ulladulla, New South Wales

Mags Sheridan

Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales

Mandi Cavallaro

Brisbane, Queensland

Mandy Loveday

 Avalon, Sydney, New South Wales 

Margaret Watson

Fish Creek, South Gippsland, Victoria

Mary Jo Straford

Melbourne, Victoria

Melinda Nassif

Melinda is based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and has completed Nia’s White, Blue Belt and 5 Stages trainings. Melinda has a passion for movement dance. She enjoys a way of life that always nourishes the mind, body and soul together and wishes to share her knowledge and wisdom through Nia to dance your bodies way!

Melinda is also a Performer, so her expertise and love for dancing and creative expression always shines through and she loves supporting like-minded souls to joyfully express their true self.

Join Melinda and let’s get moving!

Natalie Ermer

Bridgewater, South Australia

Natalie Scott

Gold Coast, Queensland

Noël Boycott

South Coast, New South Wales

Oriana Mac Giolla Ri

Brisbane, Queensland

Patricia Shaw

Brisbane, Queensland


Rebecca Kelly

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Sabine Withers

Melbourne, Victoria

Sharon Todd-Miller

Sydney, New South Wales

Sophie Marsh

Brisbane, Queensland

Susanne McAllister

Melbourne, Victoria

Sylvana Simon

Emu Park, Queensland

Taryn Pallister

Gold Coast, Queensland

Tiffany Tyler-Dignam

Melbourne, Victoria

Tracey Tighe

Brisbane, Queensland

Tracy Bastian

Adelaide, South Australia

Vicki Howell

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Wendy Graham

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Yvette Connors

Lennox Head, New South Wales