Brooke McDowell

Brooke has been studying a range of dance styles since the age of Two, predominately at the Hart School of Dance as well as undertaking voice training for 10 years. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University, majoring in modern contemporary dance and drama, whilst also attaining her State Dance Association teaching diploma in both Jazz and Tap dance.

Brooke currently teachers at many schools and dance courses throughout Melbourne and is proud to be the co-owner of the brand new boutique studio LEFT LEG STUDIOS situated in Albert Park close to Melbourne's CBD. LLS runs a Part Time Pre-Profressional Program for students serious about a career in the entertainment industry and has some of the best teachers in Australia teaching the program.

Brooke's professional performance credits include; The Production Company's “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “Sweet Charity”, “Little me”, (Dance Captain), "Dirty Rotten Scoundrals" (Assistant to the Choreographer) and “Follies” (Assistant to the Choreographer) an array of work with contemporary artists & Monash & Deakin Graduates throughout Melbourne, a Supernumery in the 2006 season of “Boy From Oz”, GVT9's Friday Night All-stars Family Feud TVC, 2007 Footy Show TVC, Ch 7's “It Takes Two”, The 2011 Footy Show Revue, numerous corporate events for choreographers such as: Dana Jolly, Alana Scanlon, Joanne Adderly, Jason Coleman, and Trish Squires Rogers, 2008 New Years Eve “Sensations” at the Telstra Dome, Performances with The Ego has Landed & The Robbie Williams Experience (Robbie Williams Tribute Bands) as well as numerous photo shoots including BMW Motors and the Docklands New Quay. Brooke regularly works for Nickelodeon hosting the show: Dora's Ballet Adventures throughout Australia. In 2008 Brooke played the role of ‘Maureen' & understudied the lead role ‘Marianne' in the production of “Shout” – The Legend of the Wild One” Staring Tim Campbell in both Melbourne and Sydney and worked as Assistant choreographer in the new Australian Musical "Strange Bed Fellows" staring John Wood & Collette Mann. Brooke has just completed the Australian tour as Resident choreographer of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" staring Rachel Bek & David Hobson.

Brooke has completed her Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment and most recently went back to study gaining an Advanced Diploma (350 hours) of Yoga Teaching with Australian Yoga Academy.

Brooke's main focus and area of interest is in the physical and social development of each individual student and how structured dance, creative movement, yoga, and performance can compliment that development and assist in their the overall wellbeing.

"All children learn differently and have different needs. In recognising and tapping into this, teachers can have a more successful relationship with each student."

Our Classes

The Hart School of Dance offers tuition in various dance styles. Our general classes are theatrically based comprising of jazz, tap and we also offer Hip Hop, Cheer (Pom), Acro (Tumbling), Musical Theatre (Singing & Acting & Movement), Junior Ballet and inter/advanced Contemporary, Junior Boys class and specialised classes for Tiny Tots aged 2-4 and beginners aged 4 - 7. We cater to students wanting a fun class once a week as well as students wanting something more, including examinations, audition preparation, private tuition, competitions, representation and pre-professional training.

Meet Our Teachers

The team of experienced professional dancers are dedicated to fun learning for all levels!

Find Us

Sassafras Mechanics Institute Hall
Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Sassafras VIC 3787