Jaime and Theresa
Ballina Physie Teachers


Theresa Atkinson

Theresa  actually was introduced to Physie at the early age of 2yrs when in a stroller while her mother was teaching. Her love of music/physie was resolved and she was included in the “Tinnies” class and 50+ years later is still enjoying being a part of PHYSIE.

During her early years Theresa was successful in many team and champion girl events held in Sydney and as her physie career developed and moved in to seniors she decided trained to become an Associate Instructress attending Eastwood & Balgowlah Clubs in Sydney.

Theresa settled in Ballina in 1982 and became a registered Instructress with Ballina Physie (with her mum, Miriam) for many years and her brilliant competence and quality teaching in a highly successful manner in all age groups was acclaimed including ladies classes.

During her many years of teaching her pupils successfully competed at Grand Nationals held at Sydney Opera house then Homebush Sports Centre for juniors & ladies in Champion girl/ladies competitions.

Not only individual sections, however Team sections were her favorite as not only one medal gained but 8 pupils in the team also received one.

On numerous occasions with her teams, judges commented that her winning teams were “DREAM TEAMS” with so much strength, accuracy and obviously enjoying their physie.

Actually one of her favorite sayings was:


Theresa is the teacher of Junior Girls &  Ladies classes .

Jaime Sheehan

Jaime started physie at 7 years old and has had a number of highlights through her well established physie career of over 20 yrs.

At 15 Jaime opened her own club; she has competed at Opera House twice and has seen several students make it to nationals.

Jaime last taught physie around 2012, and after a break she’s very excited to be joining the Ballina teaching team.

Jaime is  a highly acclaimed choreographer which she is also excited in being able to bring these skills to Ballina Physie.

Jaime will be teaching the Senior Girls – 13 yrs and up!

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