Teachers

The coaching team share a wealth of experience in a wide range of techniques and have evolved a system of teaching that helps every student stand out while working in a team environment

Darren Smith (Director)

Darren has worked Cirque du Soleil’s blockbuster ‘KA’ at the MGM Grand Casino, Las Vegas, danced in the musical ‘Cats’ in nine different countries and worked on the original production of ‘Miss Saigon’ in Holland. He is a qualified Pilates instructor and has worked with many of the world’s best acrobats.

Carolyn Hayler-Smith (Admin)

Carolyn was born in Kogarah in New South Wales and has since lived in Las Vegas, but now calls the beachside suburb of Mooloolaba home. She spent time training in Hospitality and Venue Management in her earlier years and at TAFE Queensland Carolyn received her Hospitality 1 & 2 Certificates and studied Business Management at University Sunshine Coast.

Dianne Lee Smith

Dianne has a wealth of experience teaching acrobatics and dance. Her qualifications include an RAD Diploma in Anatomy and Child Psychology and a CSTD Theatrical Diploma.

Eleisha Osborne

Eleisha has a passion for Aerial Arts and teaches Silks classes at Just Acrobatics. She is a qualified AntiGravity Yoga and Kids Instructor and is currently perusing study in sport and exercise science. 

Alicia McCall

Alicia was an elite level gymnast in Canada before becoming a high level gymnastics teacher in the USA. She was a gymnastics director at the world renowned Woodward camp in Pennsylvania, where she received extensive training with...

Kim Rickett

Kim Rickett AKA, Miss Kim, is a Acrobatics and Tumbling Instructor at Just Acrobatics.  I have 22 years of Gymnastics, Power Tumbling and coaching experience. 

Megan Shroff

Megan was born in Auckland, New Zealand and now resides in Buderim in Queensland. Throughout her career she has competed in artistic and aerobics gymnastics and represented Australia for aerobics at the World Championships.

Nicole Budden

Nicole studied acrobatics and dance for 9 years at Ignite Dance Studio in Bundaberg.  She received Honours and Distinctions in all RAD and CSTD examinations and won numerous awards and trophies in many Dance Competitions all over Queensland...

Brad Murden (Admin)

Brad was born in Gladstone but grew up in Bundaberg, and now lives in Birtinya on the Sunshine Coast. Throughout his career he’s worked in retail management and as a skipper on seafood cruise boats in Mooloolaba. Currently Brad is a Director at Just Acrobatics and CircStudios.

Elise George

Elise was born in Tamworth and now calls Birtinya in the Sunshine Coast home. Her career has seen her as a Cashier at Harvey Norman Aspley and a Junior Assistant Coach at Tamworth Gymnastics Club. Now Elise works as an Acrobatics Coach at Just Acrobatics and AntiGravity Instructor at...

Samara Gilliland

Samara was born in Bundaberg and danced at Ignite dance studios under the principal Dianne Smith for 12 years. Throughout this time she completed CSTD and RAD examinations as well as competing in numerous competitions. Moving to the Sunshine Coast to attend University, she began...