MEET THE TEAM
You’re in Great Hands
Sheila commenced as a BJP Associate in 1970 teaching the Juniors. When Mrs. Doris Masters retired in 1973, Sheila became the only teacher of the Club for many years. Sheila also successfully competed in Ladies and prior to Physie taught all forms of dance in Wollongong, including ballet and tap. After 50 Years of teaching in 2019 Sheila retired from Syllabus teaching. Sheila teaches the Ladies Gentle Exercise Classes.
Candice has done physical culture herself for over 55 years and commenced as a BJP Associate in 1975. Candice also sits on the Board of Bjelke Peterson School of Physical Culture, the association to which Gladesville Ryde Physie belongs. Candice teaches the Beginner Ladies and Open Ladies Syllabus.
Janelle joined our teaching team in 2009, with a love for Physie from an early age, Janelle competed as a junior and senior with her hometown Club in Dubbo NSW. Since she has lived in Sydney, Janelle has been a member of the Gladesville Ryde Physie, successfully competing in Champion Lady and Teams. Janelle holds a Certificate in Group Fitness and is a qualified Xtend Barre Instructor with the Drummoyne Studio. Janelle is also completing her Personal Training Qualifications. Janelle teaches the 5 years to Open Senior Syllabus and the Saturday morning Preschool Class.
Dani has been enjoying Physical Culture for over 25 years – 15 years as a junior and over 10 years as an adult. Dani joined the Gladesville Ryde Physie teaching team in 2017 as a BJP Associate. Dani teaches the 13 Years to Open Senior Syllabus and the Beginner to Open Ladies Syllabus.
Alex started Physie when she was 7 years old enjoying all the fun of Junior and Senior Individual and Team events with her local club in Canberra. Alex joined Gladesville Ryde Physie in 2017 when she moved to Sydney after four years living in London. Like many Physie girls, Alex had missed Physie while working overseas and one of the best parts of returning to Australia was the opportunity to return to Physie classes. In 2018 Alex joined the teaching team as a BJP Associate and teachers the 5 Years to 12 Years Syllabus. Alex loves the encouraging community in Physie and having had such wonderful, inspiring teachers over the years loves inspiring others in the same way.
Sam found Physie shortly after arriving to Australia from the UK. Gladesville Ryde Physie provided Sam an opportunity to challenge herself and learn a new form of dance and movement. "As someone who moved away from friends and family, the club has provided a supportive, caring family environment which I am proud to be part of.” Sam's enthusiasm and love of her new found sport grew further as she joined the Teaching Team working with the Preschool class.
Katrina joined our teaching team in 2016 assisting with our Preschool Class and then our Junior Syllabus classes. Katrina has been a Physie “Girl” all her life and now competes successfully in the Open Champion Lady and Team Sections. Katrina started Physie when she was four just a little older than when her daughter Grace started at age three. Katrina joined Gladesville Ryde Physie in her late teens and returned again to compete in the Open Ladies section. Katrina shares the love of Physie with her two young daughters and her mum, all who are members of Gladesville Ryde Physie.