Here at Studio 53 Mackay we are not just providing a space for our hirers, but also a community.  Below are just some of the wonderful Mackay businesses that make Studio 53 Mackay home for part or all of the year.

Studio 53 Mackay is an inclusive space.  We do not have any specific affiliation with one studio over the other.  Each hirer has their own focus and offers unique opportunities to their clients.  We invite you to visit their websites and contact them directly to see if they are a fit for you and your family’s needs.

We have made it easier for you to do so by providing their contact details and a brief summary of what they offer below.


Principal: Leisa Payne

Phone: 0412 966 726


Established in 1990, the Leisa Payne School of Dance has achieved great success. Our aim is to provide every child with the tools, knowledge and understanding they need to excel in all dance styles. This is accomplished with a teaching staff who are fully qualified, with impressive performance and choreographic credits.

Leisa Payne School of Dance offers  – RAD Classical Ballet, Progressing Ballet Technique, Karen Muller Private Coaching, Stretch & Conditioning, CSTD Tap, Modern Jazz & Contemporary, Jnr & Snr Hip Hop, Acrobatic Arts, Petite Moves, Tumbling Tots, Music Theatre  and Voice 


Principal:  Tracey Evans

Phone: 0412 415 757


Established in Mackay over 30 years ago, and now in it’s new home at Studio 53 Mackay, teacher, Tracey Evans brings Scottish Highland Dancing to the Mackay community, providing her knowledge in this unique art form.  Highland Dancing is a strong, energetic national dance, which could be classed as a dance sport.

The focus is to develop dancers that have fun, friendships, fitness and a love of this traditional dance.


Principal: Liz Geraghty

Phone: 0423 493 103



Principal: Karen Bishop

Phone: 0407 675 990



Directors: Stella  and Kyra Geoghegan

Phone: 0404 190 017 or  0468 947 116‬



Here at Studio 53 Mackay our custom built studios have become the perfect setting for more than just dance.  It is never too late to take on a new challenge, focus your body and your mind and continue to be the best ‘you’ possible.  These businesses proudly focus on adult classes and continued learning.


Director: Renae Covey

Phone: 0409 497 659


As a strong believer in health, wellness, mental stability and overall general well being of ones body and mind, Renae is here to encourage, stimulate and guide you through your exercise journey of gaining strength, building the bodies natural energy and physical appearance.

After a severe health scare early 2015,  she took the step of training to become a Tai Chi Instructor. Having reaped the benefits associated with this form she opened her Tai Chi For Health classes to the public and looks forward to encouraging you at Studio 53 with your exercise regime.


Director: Jason Kroll

Phone: 0403 337 888


Aikido Mackay   was established over 20 years ago and trains students in Iwama Ryu Aikido under the Iwama Ryu Australia organisation, established by the late Michael Field Sensei. 

Broken down into its simplest, physical description, Aikido techniques consists of a series of locks, pins and throws.
Aikido has its roots in ancient Japanese sword, staff and open-handed combat techniques. The founder, Sensei Morihei Ueshiba synthesised these techniques into Aikido and built in a vital element which distinguishes Aikido from other martial arts: a non-violent code of ethics. If the attacker doesn’t strike Aikido techniques cannot be made.
Aikido is the way of defending physical, mental and emotional attacks from a centred state of harmony within yourself. Aikido is a breakthrough for those unhappy with aggressive competitive confrontational martial arts. It has no sex, weight or age divisions. If you must defend your life such concepts are useless. Aikido trains the mind through the body.
Ai – Harmony/union, Ki – Vital breath/energy, Do – Way”

PR urban dance mackay

Director: Paige Ferrando

Phone: 0457 651 251‬


These NEW classes are for dancers that are passionate about what they do, whether you’re fresh out of the dance school scene, working towards a career in dance, or haven’t been in the game for a while, these classes are a chance to find your love for dance & YOU again! Meet other dancers & like-minded people, all while gaining more confidence in yourself, expanding your skill set & participating in new performance opportunities. With a new routine learnt every week, you can constantly challenge yourself with the various styles of dance including Street Jazz, Hip-Hop, Dancehall & Latin Vibes, all merged into one!


If you wish to join the Studio 53 Mackay family of hirers, do not hesitate to contact us to see if we have the perfect space for your needs.