JBPS Teaching Staff
Meet our team of experienced and industry qualified teachers
Alysia Jarvis (BA Dance Ed., M Ed.Dance Teaching RAD RTS)
Head of Choreography
Alysia Jarvis has worked as a dancer, teacher and choreographer for the past 27 years. She is the Head of Teaching at the Janice Breen Performance Studio and has, for the past nine years, lectured in technique and performance for the BA Dance degree programs at the Wesley Institute and the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA).
Alysia’s choreographic and production credits include: the Channel 7 Carols in the Domain, the NSW Premiers Gala Christmas Concerts, The 2015 Netball World Cup Opening ceremonies, the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Paralympic Opening Ceremonies 2000, the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony 2003 , the NFL Superbowl 2003, as well as work for stage, television, advertising and corporate entertainment. Many of Alysia’s students have moved on to a professional career in the performing arts, appearing in major musical theatre productions, commercial and contemporary dance companies, theme parks and cruise lines, both locally and internationally.
In addition to her teaching portfolio, Alysia currently works as a dance and arts consultant within a variety of education settings. Alysia holds an honours degree in Dance Education and a Masters of Arts Education (Dance Teaching with Distinction) with the Royal Academy of Dance/ University of Bath UK. Alysia is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and a mentor for the Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies.