Teachers

Angela Geoghegan
Owner & Teacher

Angela completed a Bachelor in Dance Education through the Australian College of Physical Education in 2013. 

As an educational professional, Angela believes the greatest influences on student learning is the quality of teaching. As a teacher, Angela is passionate about dance as an art form and supporting individuals in their own journey of dance. 

Angela began her dance training at a young age in Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Ballet on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. In 2007, Angela was privileged to be accepted into DanceTANK Youth Company, which was a collaboration of 23 dancers selected to workshop and create a performance at the Sydney Opera House with one of Australia’s prominent choreographers, Anton. This is where Angela’s passion for composition and collaboration began. In 2008,  Angela was accepted into Pulse8 Dance Company in Manly working with artistic director Kay Armstrong and many other influential choreographers including Sarah Vyne Vassallo and Mike Van Loon. These opportunities were key to paving a way of exploring dance as an artform. Angela performed professionally in a range of live performance and advertisement opportunities through 2010-2013.

Whilst completing studies at University, Angela taught at Van Loon Dance Academy in Manly & St Ives, where she shared her passion for teaching Contemporary and Jazz. Here she taught a range of year groups over the 4 years with Van Loon Dance Academy ranging from ages 6-13 years old. 

Angela made the move to the Far North Coast in 2014 to teach Dance as a Secondary School Teacher. She has taught Stage 4 – 6 Dance in Lismore for 9+ years now, still a current full-time teacher. Since 2014, Angela has guided many students through their HSC Dance journey, each having their own significant journey. Through this time, 19+ nominations have been awarded to her students for “Callback” – a showcase of exemplary HSC works. Most recently one student was selected for Major Study Performance to perform at Callback 2022 in the Seymour Centre.
Angela is passionate about providing a non-competitive and supportive environment where students can flourish in personal style.


Sarah Swan
Co-Owner & Teacher

Sarah has been employed at AG Dance Co since January 2021. In her time with AG Dance Co she has demonstrated commitment to her own personal growth as well as the growth of her students. Her role includes teaching our Junior, Pre Teen, Intermediate and Open age groups in the styles of Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap. She has learnt and implemented how to structure dance lessons effectively for varying age groups and abilities, behavior management strategies, modifying movement to cater for individual capabilities and limitations, building rapport with students and creating safe and supportive learning environments for students.

Sarah’s previous training in dance is extensive. Starting dance as a young child and continuing her training today, she has developed a high level of knowledge in varying styles and brings advanced skills in her technical abilities. She continues to attend Open classes weekly for her own personal training and to up-skill on pre-existing foundations.

Sarah commenced her teaching journey with us at the conclusion of her Higher School Certificate. She studied Dance as a HSC subject and received outstanding results. Her results were further commended as she received two Callback nominations (a HSC exemplary showcase) for her Major Study Performance and Core Performance.

Sarah has an outstanding ability to choreograph and create movement. She continually strives to be innovative and authentic in her choreographic style. In her time at AG Dance Co, she has choreographed and produced four showcases. Her involvement has included lighting design, vision directing, choreographing works as well as performing.