Meet the Principal...
Miss Marie lived every dancers dream after receiving her first professional dance contract at the age of 19 performing in Disneyland Resort, Paris. There she specialised in bungee in the daily parades. After leaving Disney she danced professionally for many years around the world performing in a variety of Broadway style productions, tours, festivals and events including the London 2012 Olympics.
Alongside dance, Miss Marie has also studied martial arts since the age of 6, specialising in Karate. Training with the Japanese Karate Association, she gained her 3rd dan black belt and instructors qualifications in Japan. Miss Marie has had the privilege of training alongside some of the best karate masters in the world. Between dance contracts she trained hard and competed in various tournaments with the JKA. Miss Marie was also the Scottish Female Champion from 2010-2014 and the Queensland Champion in 2015. As a member of the JKA Scotland team, Miss Marie competed in several European tournaments and had the honour of competing in the Karate World Championships in Japan in 2014.
Karate classes are now available at Island Dance Studio with JKA Bribie Island. Please visit our JKA Bribie Island website for more information on what's on offer. Miss Marie (or Sensei Marie whilst in Karate) is happy to be sharing her expertise and Karate-Ka experience with students here on Bribie.
Miss Marie is delighted to be in Australia and is so excited to be building her dream on beautiful Bribie Island. She is looking forward to sharing her passions with you and hopes that you join her on this adventure and that you enjoy the journey.