Founder & Artistic Director
Abbe is the Creative Director and founder of what has become one of the most successful Performing Arts Schools in Australia today.
A boutique studio, Dynamite Studios Australia, began in 2007 when Abbe returned home to the Gold Coast from Sydney in the midst of an extensive performance career in Australia and abroad and the completion of formal studies. In those early days the studio offered ten (10) classes a week only, working around her busy working schedule.
With a dream that the Gold Coast could offer pathways into the industry, she was so passionate about, Abbe has worked tirelessly to build this unique business now offering a broad and exciting range of opportunities for over nine hundred (900) students. In 2010 Abbe was awarded Young Business Woman of the Year in International Women’s day awards and has in 2019 again been shortlisted as a finalist in similar awards that recognised her contribution to education. A Performing Arts School facility for students in Years 5 – 12, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering national accredited vocational training to the Diploma level and casual classes from beginners to professional, gaining the attention of those who nominated Abbe for this award.
Committed to her own education and professional development Abbe has continued her education to include a Diploma in Musical Theatre, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and has added Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management to the company’s scope of registration aiming to ensure that Dynamite Studios Australia is a training ground also for teaching excellence. Abbe’s work, expertise, mentoring, training and production prowess can be seen in our annual end of year Gala at the Star Casino that sells out within days of ticket sales being released.
Other credits include: 2012, she gained her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and was also announced as the National Choreographer and script-writer for Showtime Attractions. 2012 – Dynamite Management Australia Pty Ltd was successful in gaining accreditation as a registered training organisation (RTO). 2015 Along-side co-director Erin O’Flaherty they have built Queensland’s leading talent agencies, Emerge Agency and Evolution Agency. Home to some of the country’s most sort after talent. 2016 assistant choreographer alongside Marko Panzic for Big Brother opening, 2016 Company manager for the Dream Dance Co. 2017. 2018 Abbe was awarded ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader for School-Aged Kids’ at 2018 What’s On 4 Kids Awards. In 2020 Abbe and Co-founder Erin O’Flaherty created the brand Living your best life. Focusing on mentoring, inspiring, and educating like-minded boss babes.
Abbe’s passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence in the Performing Arts Industry is as strong today as it was when it began in 2007 and most certainly contributed to the powerhouse Dynamite Studios has become.
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