Meet The Team

As an acclaimed teacher Chantelle Bruinsma Duffield [BMus (MusEd)] founded a successful performing arts studio, which over four years spread to six venues across Sydney.  With rapid growth, a team of 35teachers and 1000+ students, it was not long before Chantelle was approached to share her strategies with other studio owners as a coach and mentor and quickly reached capacity with her Studio Expansion private clients. Studios from every corner of the globe have attracted more students,boosted retention, built a loyal team and systemised their studios thanks to her online programs.

Chantelle is on a mission to help women step into the next level of success in their studios, experiencing more passion,more profits and more purpose than ever before.  Through Studio Evolution Chantelle will deliver to you a supportive Dream Team who will encourage you to new heights and share the most innovative industry leading strategies to help grow your studio.

Trish Denzel has been working with Studio Expansion for over 3 years and has transformed her incredible studio Little Ballerinas. Trish has a true gift for studio management and has been so powerful at intentionally designing her studio to give the most powerful experience to her students and teachers.

Trish’s consistency and excellence is second to none and with over 700 preschooler students her retention is impeccable. Trish constantly travels around the world attending events so she can share the best practice in the arts industry.

Trish has a true gift in structuring studios for simplicity and her knowledge will assist bringing out the best in all of your studios.

Her intelligence and clarity will assist in nurturing and taking your studio to the next level.

Louise Griffith is the Online Business Manager for Studio Expansion and one of your Studio Evolution Mentors.

Louise founded her successful online marketing company Left Brain Online Marketing and previously was a Online Marketing Strategist working with coaches and consultants to management and implement their online marketing activities. Demand however saw Louise find LBOM so that she could serve coaches and consultants on a larger scale whilst bringing on specialists that could further enhance what she offers.

Prior to working full time on her own business she had a career in digital advertising in the roles of Online Community Manager (Social Media); Digital Producer (Project Manager), Account Manager, and Digital Strategist, previous to which she was also a Conference and Event Manager. Needless to say Project Management has always been in her blood and Online Marketing is definitely where she belongs.

Louise is also the main point of contact for all VA enquiries. She manages all of our VA team and all VA related matters can be forwarded to

Theresa Case runs the highly successful Piano Central Studios based in Greenville South Carolina. She is a Maestro Kindermusik educator (the highest tier of Kindermusik educators globally) and also a beloved Team Expansion member.

Theresa’s specialities include studio systems, copywriting, structuring planning and dramatically reducing your workload as a studio owner (just ask her how she’s done it!)

She is one in a billion and has been a cherished team collaborator in the growth of Studio Expansion. We value her judgment above all and know that the mentoring that you will receive from Theresa is the best of the best.

Her clarity, confident thinking and heart-based advice will rapidly help you transform your studio.

The Dream Team is made up of our wonderful staff members who work across the backend of our administration and marketing systems. During your on boarding process you would have the pleasure to meet Zoe Ashton who is your dedicated Evolution point of contact and is our Operations Manager at Studio Expansion.

Zoe is passionate about serving high-caliber VIPs, such as you, our beloved Evolution members. We are so passionate about giving our Evolution members the finest experience, with unprecedented support and unrivalled care. That’s why Zoe is here assist with your onboarding and general needs in Evolution. You can contact Zoe at

During your time with Studio Expansion you would also have had the pleasure of meeting our General Manager, Michelle Hunter. Michelle will also be one of your main points at Evolution and you will see her rolling out admin trainings and present at our Retreats and Deep Dive Days.

Whether you need some branding guidelines or processes on hiring and training your new administration assistant, Michelle and the admin team have you covered.

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