Hi, I’m Miia Savage, Dance Pointe owner and principal since 2012. My mission is to offer a fun, creative and safe environment that students will enjoy, be inspired by and most importantly to offer a place to learn the proper dance technique. Promoting good manners and Healthy and Active Lifestyle is also important to me.
Dance has been a big part of my life for over 30 years now. As soon as I could stand I was swaying, swirling and jumping to the music. Growing up in Finland, I studied Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance. After becoming a professional dancer and performing in musicals and dance productions in Finland, I moved to London to gain more experience and to study my Master’s Degree in Dance. I have also concluded a year of teacher studies in Finland that included behavioural aspects and dance teacher studies in UK with International Dance Teachers Association. For five years I danced, choreographed and taught dance in busy and inspiring London before moving to Australia and I’m so excited to share the joy of dancing with you at Dance Pointe!
Barre Attack™ Level 1 Advanced training 2016
Zumba® Kids and Zumba® Kids Jr Instructor 2014
Barre Attack™ Instructor 2013
Zumba® Instructor 2012
Dance Teacher, Highly Commended (equivalent to Australian Honours), International Dance Teachers Association Great Britain, 2005
Master of Arts (Choreography, Aesthetics, Visual design) Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance (London), 2003
Teacher Studies, University of Jyväskylä (Finland), 2002
Dancer’s Professional Degree, Turku’s Conservatory (Finland), 2001
Please meet my fabulous teaching staff:
Jesseka Lingenberg – Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap
Jesseka has been dancing since she was nine and has performed in many competitions and dance concerts, she has been assisting with dance classes since she was 11 years and in 2014 she completed her Jazz Addict Teacher Certificate. “I have won awards for my dance solos at various eisteddfods and I have also been involved in professional performances, I have also choreographed Eisteddfod solos dances. I have training in jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet and contemporary, throughout all styles of dance I have developed a true passion and love for the art.” In Jesseka’s classes she wishes to inspire others to find their own passion for dance, all the while assisting her students to become the best. Miss Jess will meet you on the dance floor.
Jazz Addict Teachers Certificate 2014