Ms Lisa Fernance was Co-Principal of the Rogerson Ballet Academy for 13 years. She is a fully qualified teacher with a R.A.D. Diploma in Teaching. She is also a F.A.T.D. Licentiate Member Tap and Modern Dance and was an F.A.T.D. Executive Panel Member for ten years and BBO registered teacher.
Lisa now resides in Cooma and is a freelance Dance teacher. Lisa was an appointed Member of the R.A.D. ACT / Riverina Regional Advisory Panel for three years.
Ms Fernance travelled extensively overseas, particularly in Europe, where she studied the various choreographic techniques and styles of the major dance companies. Her students consistently achieve high results in set examination, eisteddfods and other dance competitions, both as solo competitors and in troupes choreographed by her.
Her successes at City of Sydney Eisteddfod are note-worthy. She taught H.S.C. Ballet for five years with outstanding results. Past students being first in 2 and 3 Unit Classical Ballet Performance. Previous students have preformed with Royal Ballet London, Australian Ballet, Graz Ballet Co, New Zealand Ballet, Disney Productions, Dance Encore Productions Dianne Heaton, Star Casino, Darc Swan, W.A Performing Arts, Moulin Rouge, Bootmen and Caribbean Cruises and Saturday Night Fever.
For several years, Lisa was an official judge at the South Pacific Dance Championships, conducted by the Federal Association of Theatrical Dance. Lisa has extensive experience in adjudicating having undertaken this role at a number of Eisteddfods including Kempsey, Grafton, Bendigo, Swansea, Morwell, Warringah, Wollongong, Lake Macquarie, Mount Gambier, Cowra and Townsville . Lisa also has been involved as an adjudicator for Lower Clarence Dance Festival, Royal South Street Competitions, Redlands Dance Festival, S.A. Dance Competitions, Wollongong Spring Dance Festival, Commonwealth-Melbourne, S.A. Stage Dance Competitions and the Moe Dance Festival.
Lisa was responsible for choreography in the Journey to the Olympics and Opening Ball. Students danced in parades and concerts, Lisa was an official Marshall in Parades, for the Sydney Olympics.
Summer was born in Queensland, studying dance from a young age in the RAD and ATOD syllabus and showed a love for dance training and for the stage, never missing an opportunity to try a new class, extend her technique or be involved in an upcoming performance.
Her technique developed to a very high standard and she excelled not only in Ballet but also in Jazz,Tap, Contemporary and National Character Dance. Summer was the recipient of many awards at eisteddfods right around Queensland and reached her RAD Advanced 1 Ballet exam with Distinction. She took her studies further and graduated successfully from both the Queensland Dance School of Excellence (2002) and Australian Dance Performance Institute (2004) to which she is now a faculty member.
Summer's continued involvement with the dance industry see's her recognized as an experienced and sort after Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Adjudicator and Performance Consultant. She has been highly recommended to adjudicate through QLD and NSW for her encouraging and inspiring reports as well as her strong work ethic. Summer sits students for their RAD ballet exams annually, and is also a highly regarded coach and mentor for Brisbane's most elite full-time students who are completing courses before they venture into the industry.
She has extensive experience with young children right up to adults and often consults her students with regard to anything from fitness, performance, career, audition or industry advice. Summer has been fortunate to also work creatively on many projects, choreographing for film clips, vocal artists, drama productions, dance schools, tours overseas, the Lords Majors Christmas Carols and even International Figure Skaters.
Summer's extensive Dance knowledge has her classes planned and her students excelling! Her adjudication has impressive reviews with competitors feeling encouraged and inspired. Her sought after private lessons have lead her to work on a wide range of artistic projects. Summer is energetic, dynamic and loves sharing her knowledge. She lives for her passion!
1992 Roslyn Boothroyd
1993 Robyn McCarthy
1994 Lorraine Dawson
1995 Peter Stock
1996 Christine Waters
1997 Brian Nolan & Wendy Russell-Clarke
1998 Diane Talbot & Michelle Whitford
1999 Christine McCarthy
2000 Sheila Laing
2001 Christine Denny
2002 Wendy Russell-Clarke
2003 Roslyn Boothroyd
2004 Lisa Fernance
2005 Marilyn Morrison
2006 Wendy Laraghy
2007 Loretta Bertei
2008 Ann Butler
2009 Barbara Komazec
2010 Darren Disney
2011 Susan Martin
2012 Christine McCarthy
2013 Fleur Harlick
2014 Donna Lierse
2015 Nathan Sheens & Grant Dale
2016 Keith Hawley & Katie Kermond
2017 Lisa Maloney
2018 Drew Anthony & Nicky Manego