Elly Jones (Principal)
Elly started her first dance school in England 43 years ago and is currently in her 19th year of teaching here in Perth.
When emigrating to Australia in 2000 she had all the good intentions to be a full time Mum but couldn’t shake the feeling that she needed to teach dance, so after 18 months Desiree Dance Academy was born.
Elly is experienced in teaching all genres of dance except Hiphop and currently holds her teachers qualifications under the British M.A.S.D. Syllabus.
In her dance school in England her students participated in taking annual dance examinations, but decided when starting Desiree Dance Academy in Australia that she wanted a stress free and non competitive environment to help nurture each dancer and help them express their individuality.
Elly has followed her dream for 41 years and has finally achieved her goal and is now teaching out of a 2 storey purpose built dance studio.
Eleanor started dancing at the age of 2.5yrs old under the careful guidance of her mother Elly.
She has always been around dance and started teaching her own classes at 14yrs old and is currently going into her 14th year of teaching.
She is now the principal teacher at Desiree Dance Academy and teaches all styles of dance, specializing in Acrobatics. She holds her teachers qualifications in Zumba, Zumbatomic for Kids and Acrobatic Arts Module 1 + 2.
She enjoys regularly going over to England to teach acrobatic workshops to many dance schools in the Midlands area.
On top of her dancing commitments, Eleanor also works at a high school with students with disabilities.
She has followed in her mothers footsteps believing that all children deserve a chance to learn to dance and be treated equally no matter their age, status or ability.