Prior to opening PMPA,Stacey was teaching for the Royal New Zealand Ballet in the role of Education Manager, facilitating a nation wide education programme for dance. Stacey grew up dancing in Wauchope under the instruction of Francessca O’Donnell with whom she gained her Associate teaching diploma from the British Ballet Organisation. She dance professionally overseas and in Australian productions of musicals such as Grease, Gypsy and 42nd Street. In 2004 she graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Industries in Dance and a Bachelor of Education in Drama from the Queensland University of Technology and has since gone on to study her Masters in Arts Education through Deakin University.
Over the years Stacey has taught students of all ages, from babies through to professional dancers at the peak of their careers. Along with teaching strong technique, Stacey’s values centre around fostering each child’s passion for dance the way Miss Francessca nurtured that passion in her.