Zoe Thornthwaite


Ass. Dip. ADA (Jazz and Tap), RST ADA, RAD Advanced 2 GRAD


Zoe first started dancing at CSOD in 1999, aged 3. Zoe has trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Irish, and Contemporary and has completed exams in jazz, tap, ballet and Irish dancing. 


In ballet Zoe has completed the prestigious Advanced 2 with the RAD in 2018. In Jazz and Tap Zoe has completed all grades and performance grades including Bar to Star in Jazz and Tap. Zoe has completed her Elementary Jazz and Tap Teaching qualification gaining Honours with Distinction in her Associate Diploma in both Jazz and Tap. Zoe started her teaching training in 2010 with CSOD. 


In Irish dancing, Zoe has competed in State and National championships since she was 7 and in 2017 received a dedication award from the Australian Irish Dancing Association for competing up until the senior ladies age group. She also qualified to dance at the World Championships in 2017 in Dublin and danced at the North American Nationals in the USA in 2015 (gaining a place) and in 2016.


Zoe has performed at many events and venues around Australia including the Sydney Opera House, The Sydney Royal Easter Show, The Australian Youth Olympics, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Parkes Elvis Festival, Spotless Stadium and our amazing USA/Disneyland trips in 2014 and 2017.  Zoe has also has taken classes at Sydney Dance Company and Broadway Dance Centre in New York. 


Zoe has recently graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Teaching (0-5 years).


"I absolutely love teaching dance at CSOD, it is my home away from home. Being able to see children grow and be a part of all their successes is amazing and great to experience. 2018 will be my 20th year of dancing and I still continue to dance and teach. It is my passion, and I would not trade it for anything.”