Rhiannon graduated Bartuccio Dance and Promotions in 2001 with Australian Government accredited qualifications in Dance, Commercial Dance and Music Theatre and has been teaching dance for fifteen years. As a Bartuccio Dancer she worked with some of Australia’s leading dancers and choreographers and performed in productions at Rod Laver Arena (The Footy Show Grand Final), The Crown Casino Showroom, The Crown Casino Palladium, The Malthouse Theatre along with other smaller events. During this time she trained with some of Australia’s most renowned teachers including Trish Squire-Rogers, Kim Adam, Dana Jolly and Michael Hillyard who were some of her greatest mentors and inspiration.
In 1994 Rhiannon commenced weekly private singing lessons at Rae’s Academy of Modern Singing and studied full time training in teaching vocals in 2000. She has been teaching Modern Singing for seventeen years and has adjudicated many singing competitions. Rhiannon also holds a Certificate IV in Business Management. She has directed and choreographed an extensive list of productions and charity events.
Under her guidance students have been accepted into some of Melbourne’s leading performing arts secondary and tertiary schools and gone on to have professional careers in the industry. Rhiannon also coordinates dance classes and performances for community events and other businesses within The Hume City Council and The Mitchell Shire Council.
As Principal of RPA Studios Rhiannon always makes herself available to assist students and believes all students enrolled at RPA should feel they can come to her with any issues they may have. She prides herself in instilling healthy living, safe dance practice, and encouraging students to be confident and reliable people as well as performers.
In September 2016 an article written by Rhiannon titled Is It Okay To Cry gained much notoriety and was shared worldwide, she was asked to speak about her views live on Radio New Zealand. In 2016 Rhiannon also became a member of Clint Salter’s Dance Studio Owners Association.