Staff 2020

-R.A.D. Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (2013)

-R.A.D. Registered Teacher Status (since 2013)

-R.A.D. Intermediate (2005)

-Borovansky A.I.C.D. Affiliate Teacher (2018)

-Affiliate Teacher A.T.O.D. Ltd. (2017)

-Working With Children Check

-First Aid Trained (HLTAID001, HLTAID002, HLTAID003)

Other relevant training

- Discovering Repertoire Level 2, 3, 4 (2018)

- Grades 6, 7, 8 Syllabus Strategies (2017)

- Grades 4-5 R.A.D. Focus on Character (2017)

-Teaching Strategies R.A.D. Grades 4-5 (February 2017)

-Teaching Strategies R.A.D. Grades 1-3 (February 2017)

-Child Safe Standards Training Course, Victorian Government (November 2016)

-Insight Into Exams R.A.D. (2016)

-Grade 4-5 R.A.D. Focus on Dances (2016)

-Grades 4-5 R.A.D. Training Course (2014)

- Grades 1-3 R.A.D. Training Course (2013)


Jacinta Murphy spent 12 years training under Dianne Parrington at the Victorian Ballet School, Fitzroy. She completed Royal Academy of Dance examinations from Grade 4 to Grade 8 with Honours and vocational examinations to Advanced 1.

During this time she also completed VCE Dance under Dianne Parrington and Julie Mostyn and received 46 as a study score. She was subsequently invited to audition for Top Class.

In 2008 after spending two years performing with the Young Dancers' Company under Nicole Ryan, Sue Hayes and Laurel Martyn, Jacinta was accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts. At VCA she studied full time (Bachelor of Dance) in classical ballet, contemporary, pointe, pas de deux, repertoire, choreography and anatomy. Whilst at VCA, Jacinta performed in new and restaged works by Neil Adams and Stephanie Lake as well as performing in classical repertoire pieces such as Serenade (Balanchine), Don Quixote (Petipa), Raymonda (Petipa), Sleeping Beauty (Petipa) and An Evening (Murphy).


 In 2009 Jacinta received a performers contract with Disneyland Tokyo.


In 2013 Jacinta completed the 2 year Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance (and under the mentorship of Josephine Woodberry) and is now a registered teacher. Jacinta has extensive experience teaching R.A.D. Classical Ballet, VCE Dance, Pointe, National Character, Neo Classical, Contemporary, Jazz and Conditioning. Her training has resulted in outstanding results in R.A.D. examinations, competitions as well as students being accepted into vocational training programs.

Jacinta's performance highlights include performing Raymonda's Vision (Raymonda), The Lilac Fairy (Sleeping Beauty), Lead Girl (Serenade), The White Witch (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), Snow Queen/Christmas Angel (Nutcracker), Pas de six (La Vivandiere), Titania's Attendant (Midsummer Night's Dream).

With a 12 years teaching experience and a genuine passion for educating young people in R.A.D. classical ballet. Jacinta decided to launch her school in January 2017.

Ballet classes are held in Glen Waverley, Melbourne and focus on nurturing and encouraging each individual so they can reach their full creative potential.


Abbey de Laine has been dancing ever since she was little. She has completed 14 consecutive years of training at Rowville Ballet Academy.

During this time, Abbey studied the Cecchetti Ballet syllabus. She successfully completed Grades 1-6 examinations and Intermediate and Advanced 1 in major, vocational exams.

Abbey has also trained extensively in jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, partnering, showgirl and acrobatics. 


Abbey has participated in numerous elite dance competitions. She has consistently won overall high scores in her lyrical and contemporary sections. Abbey has represented the state of Victoria in the “Dance Star” National Championships two years in a row and has come home with three bronze medals. In 2017, Abbey became the under 17, 2 X state champion. 


In 2019, Abbey completed Certificate 3 in Dance at Spectrum Dance Studios. Throughout her year of fulltime training, Abbey has worked alongside many artists to assist in performance. She was a backup singer and dancer in the 2019 “Save Our Sons” Gala event and Crown Palladium as well as performing  in a major end of year showcase at the Palms at Crown. Abbey has also performed in Em Ruscianos “Rage and Rainbows” tour as one of her dances performing at Hamer Hall and the Palais Theatre. This tour also featured as TV special on Channel 10. 


Abbey has had years of experience assisting her teachers in classes to teach younger students at her previous studio and has now been taking her own classes since 2019. Abbey has a real passion for dance and performance and most of all seeing the progression and growth of her students and pushing them to their fullest potential. 

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Jacinta Murphy School of Dance 2020©

Operating address:

Sports Hall at St Leonard's Parish

349 Springvale Road

Glen Waverley. 3150

PH: 0414476779


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