Our Tutors

Joanne Watt is a dance and movement specialist who has worked with people of mixed abilities and of all ages for more than 30 years.  She is heavily involved in theatre for young people through The Victorian Drama League’s Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited drama residential camps which she started in 2008 having seen a need for young regional performers to have more access to performing and training opportunities. Jo has directed plays with community theatre and most recently with The Shakespeare on The River Festival in 2017 and 2018. She has a passion for dance and community theatre and the importance of developing skills and confidence in equal measure in the arts.  She feels that performing arts have inherent value to the individuals involved and the wider community. In 2009 she received a Caroline Chisholm Award for services to the arts. She is near completion of Leisure and Health and Disability cert 4s with Federation Training which should allow her to continue her expansion of dance and movement activities for people of all abilities.

Stanley Lithco has practiced yoga since his late teens, in the form of physical yoga, yoga philosophy and meditation. He is a qualified yoga teacher who has been teaching community classes in Melbourne for 10 years. He has attended a number of yoga intensives with senior yoga teachers in both Australia and India, as part of his professional development. Stanley has also practiced the Feldenkrais Method since 1997 and completed the four year Feldenkrais teacher training program in 2013. He has taught the Feldenkrais Method to many students both in the form of group classes and one-on -one sessions. Stanley’s practice of yoga and Feldenkrais has been of great value in his own life and he is keen to share the benefits of these modalities with his students as the basis of a happy, healthy and rewarding life. He aims to provide a supportive, encouraging and enjoyable learning environment for all his students. In the early part of his adult life Stanley trained and worked as nurse. Later, he returned to study and completed a BAppSc (Hons) (Environmental Science) with Deakin University followed by a PhD (Earth Sciences) at La Trobe University.

Alicia Cameron is an invaluable member of our team. From working in the office, to facilitating support groups and teaching, Alicia brings her knowledge, expertise and generosity to all facets of the house. In her teaching, Alicia specialises in supporting students of all abilities to grow their computer skills and is one of our core teach of IT teaching staff.

Ilana Leeds