teaching team


Deanna Carbonara

APDA Tiny Tots, SCPD Petites, Juniors 5 - 12 years & Ladies Teacher

Deanna was the 2018 Ladies National Grand Champion and has also held this title in 2011, 2014 and 2017 and has been awarded numerous other national places throughout her career. Deanna has 16 years of physie and dance teaching experience and has a university degree in education.


Rhylee Bamford

APDA Juniors 9 - 12 years & 13 years - Intermediate Senior Teacher

Rhylee has been a member of Shellharbour City Physie & Dance for 15 years. She has been teaching for 3 years, with experience across a range of ages from Tiny Tots to Intermediate Seniors. Rhylee has qualified for the National Championships numerous times over the past years. When she isn't at Physie she is usually studying for her Commerce/Marketing Degree at UOW or spending time with friends.


Karen Cohen

Juniors 5 - 8 Years & Elite Seniors Teacher

Karen has placed and won at National level on numerous occasions and in 2009 was the overall Senior Grand Champion. Karen has a university degree in Physical Education and is experienced in many areas of dance and sports.



Katie Richardson

13 - 15 years & 16 - Elite Seniors Teacher

Katie has extensive experience in performing and choreographing a variety of dance styles and is the Australian Physie and Dance's head choreographer. She has achieved many national places to date, and was also crowned Miss World Australia in 2008. Katie is also a qualified dietitian with a special interest in the heath and well being of children and Young adults.


Amanda Beveridge

Tiny Tots, 5 - 8 years, Ladies Teacher

Amanda has been a member of Shellharbour City Physie & Dance for over 20 Years. Physie is basically her life! Her passion for the sport made her want to be part of the teaching team. Amanda loves to travel, on any free weekend you'll find her hopefully on plane or on the beach.



Jayne Cosgrove

Dance-ABLE Teacher

Jayne has been involved in support work for school aged children for 5 years now and has been working as a teacher's aide in both high school and primary school settings since 2019. Jayne is currently completing a special and inclusive education degree. Jayne has competed at a National level on numerous occasions and looks forward to sharing her passion for Physie and dance with her students.


Teagan Brunero

S.C.P.D Strength | Conditioning | Performance | Dance  Teacher

Teagan has been doing Physie since the age of three. (Second generation Physie girl!) Teagan has over 12 years experience as an Early childhood educator. As a physie girl, she has competed in many competitions and particularly has a passion for team competitions, as she loves the comradery and club spirit it creates. Teagan is looking forward to sharing her knowledge of physie technique and strength with our students. 



Sue Barnes

Technique and Over 70's Ladies Teacher (South Coast)



Mary Garvie

Senior Ballet teacher


Cheryl Beveridge

Founding Teacher

Cheryl was the first teacher at Shellharbour City (previously Albion Park Rail) after it was formed in 1982 by a group of local ladies.  She taught the entire Club from Babies to Ladies for many years, until with her encouragement and support she has passed the baton to her students.
With a passion for physie and dance, Cheryl was involved in the professional development of all teachers, and retired in 2020.


Meet the Teacher Assistants

SCPD Junior Teaching Assistants J.A.T.S

We are very lucky to have some very committed Junior and Senior members of our club, that love physie as much as we do, that attend classes every week and help our teachers during class. Our J.A.T.S also run our Stretch program before classes.

Hannah Williams

Claire Barter

Sophie Parker

SCPD Senior Teaching Assistants

Bonnie Comber

Robyn Sakey

Rhianna Hogben

Maddy Rose

Teagan Brunero