About Us

Meet our creative team

“They go above and beyond to ensure that all the students excel.”

Caroline White

Caroline White is the principal/director/owner of Two Shoes Dance Academy. She is a professionally trained and accomplished dancer who entered the world of full time dancing when she was only 15. She spent one-year training at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet with Christine Walsh and later joined the Australian International School of Coaching with Brian Nolan.

Caroline has trained and taught nearly all dance syllabuses available in Australia including Vaganova, Cecchetti, ISTD and SFD and successfully completed the RAD syllabus to an advanced level. Her exceptional dancing abilities earned her a full scholarship to VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School). While training at VCASS as a full time dancer, she simultaneously completed her VCE academic studies. After VCASS, Caroline pursued her second love, studying Fashion Design & Technology for three-years full time.

While in Year 11 at VCASS, she decided to share her love, knowledge and skills and began teaching dancing as a profession. It has been over 20 years since Caroline began dancing and 13 of these have been spent training dance students of all ages, in all styles, all over Melbourne, regional Victoria and Nagoya Japan. In 2018, Caroline completed the Southern Federation of Dance teacher training course majoring in Classical Ballet.

Caroline has worked with leading Australian choreographers and has a wealth of dancing and teaching experience. She has also worked as a model in Melbourne and Sydney featuring in international fashion magazines. Caroline appeared on popular TV shows and commercials including Australia’s Got Talent, the Singing Bee, RUSH and Satisfaction. She was delighted to open Two Shoes Dance Academy in 2013 and coming into it’s seventh year, the academy is doing exceptionally well.

Ava-Louise Devine

Ava-Louise Devine started dancing in regional NSW under Penny Gurner, director of NEDT at the age of 12. Discovering dance as a passion, she began training at Armidale Dance Academy in addition to her training at NEDT. Completing two Royal Academy of Dance exams a year she was able to progress to full-time training in QLD at the Ransley Ballet and Dance Centre, under former Royal Ballet member Nicole Ransley and Dutch National ballet member Joy Ransley. Whilst dancing full-time at Ransley’s and the National Theatre Ballet School under Beverly Fry, Ava had the opportunity to perform in regional and national competitions. Achieving distinction in Advanced 2 RAD and Vaganova examinations she went on to the Joffrey Academy of Dance Chicago summer intensive. Ava has performed as a part of the corps de ballet with the Gold Coast City Ballet Company dancing in many modern contemporary pieces as well as classical roles from Paquita, Concerto, Les Sylphide, Swan Lake and Viva Vivaldi. In Queensland, Ava shared her rich experience of dance inspiring young students in her Tiny Tots classes. She now studies Liberal Arts at Victorian University and is enjoying studying academically and being involved in the dance industry through teaching. Ava is excited to develop the skills and love of performing arts working with the next generation of dancers here at Two Shoes Dance Academy.

Michael Ramsay
Contemporary Coordinator

Michael Ramsay was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Enjoying movement and creativity from a very young age, he began dancing at age three. Michael is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary and the New Zealand school of Dance in Wellington, New Zealand. Michael left early in his 3rd year at NZSD to begin working with Australian Dance Theatre under renowned choreographer Garry Stewart. Also dancing in Opera Australia’s award winning production of ‘King Roger’ (2017) at the Sydney Opera house. His exploits have led him to various countries around the world including training in Wundang Kung-fu in Wudang, China. Performing tai chi on CCTV ‘Charming China’. Recently Michael has choreographed various works including ‘the Sweet spot’ (2015) ADT creative season, ‘Crazy 88’ (2017) for The Ministry of Dance and ‘Dying for life’ (2017) for Adelaide College of the Arts class of 2017 graduating season. Michael has worked for Two Shoes Dance Academy as a guest teacher between travelling over the years and is pleased to be coordinating the contemporary program and teaching Southern Federation of Dance syllabus classes in Ballet and Jazz styles this year.

Niina Dell
Dance Teacher

Niina received a scholarship to Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance full time course and recently graduated after studying a Diploma in Musical Theatre for two years. During this time she has experienced credits such as Australia’s Got Talent, White Night Melbourne, AFL Footy Show Revue and performing at the Flemington All Star races. Niina’s excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance and the performing arts with the younger generation at Two Shoes Dance Academy. She is thrilled to become a part of the team for 2020 and cannot wait to start this journey!


Bridie Johnson’s love for cheerleading began when she was only 10 years old. Bridie has competed for a variety of cheer teams, and recently travelled to the US to compete at the Cheerleading World Championships in Disney World, Orlando. She’s loved coaching cheerleading and acrobatics for the past 3 years, and is passionate about teaching children new skills and watching them grow as athletes.


Juliana started dancing at a very young age and has had a passion for it ever since. She has trained and taught in a variety of different dance styles, including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. With an absolute adoration for dancing and shaping the future generations of The Arts, Juliana looks forward to continuing her journey as both a performer and teacher, and sharing her knowledge with the dancers at Two Shoes!

Carla Campisi

Carla studied a Bachelor of Arts at Phillip Institute of Technology. Soon after graduating, Carla studied bookkeeping and has worked for various companies in their accounts departments.

After taking a break to become a full time mother, Carla joined Two Shoes Dance Academy in January 2017. Her role involves handling enquires, enrolments, administration and accounts.

Carla has two daughters at Two Shoes Dance Academy, Giorgia being the studios very first little dancer in the kinder ballet class of 2013.

“I believe it’s an honour to have an impact on a child’s life, and I feel so very privileged to pass my passion of dance onto the next generation. Watching them learn, grow, and shine with pride, and come alive in the studio is definitely the best part of my week. I can’t wait to see what this year and the year’s to come have in store for all of the beautiful, hard working kids in our wonderful community.”

– Niina Dell, Two Shoes Dance Academy Instructor

About – Other Services

About: The Two Shoes Promise

At Two Shoes Dance Academy, we promise a boutique dance experience with high quality instruction. With small class sizes, students receive the individual attention and nurturing they require to reach their full potential. The Two Shoes Dance Team are highly qualified and experienced, industry leading professionals; our classes follow a curriculum which has been thoroughly constructed by the studio director, VCASS alumni, Caroline White. Much consideration has been taken for student and teacher interaction and working together in pursuit for levels excellence. In a studio that supports all dancers in a very safe environment; everybody is welcomed warmly into our performing arts community.

About: Our Philosophy

Our school’s philosophy emphasises learning at a comfortable pace to build strong foundations of knowledge and practice. The discipline of dance has many positive and wonderful benefits; it offers skills which can be taken into student’s everyday lives. The outcomes attained are truly remarkable. Two Shoes Dance Academy students receive exceptional results in both competitions and examinations. They have also gone on to positions within full time dance courses under our tuition and guidance. We are international school with locations in both the Northern suburbs of Melbourne and in Nagoya Japan.