Meet the Team

Ashlea Mary Cohen

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Ashlea Mary Cohen is a Titled APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. She graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science/Masters of Nursing) in 2009 followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy from Sydney University in 2012. She furthered her studies achieving a Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy in 2015 and later a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University in 2021.

Ashlea Mary has an interest in the prevention and treatment of Musculoskeletal disorders and Sports injuries. Her love of dance and the arts has seen her gain employment as a Physiotherapist with musical theatre and dance productions in Sydney: Les Miserables (2015), Anything Goes (2015), Belgium Dance Company, Sydney Tour (2015), Mark Morris Dance Company (2015), Fiddler on the Roof (2016), We Will Rock You (2016), My Fair Lady (2016, 2017), Diary of a Wombat (2017) and Carmen motion picture (2021). Ashlea worked as the Principal Physiotherapist for Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2016-2017 and has been the Principal Physiotherapist for Sydney Dance Company since 2016.

Sporting athletes will benefit from Ashlea’s clinical reasoning and rehabilitation skills along with dancers profiting from her expertise in conducting Pre Pointe Assessments and Dance Screenings.

Experience the ‘Peak’ treatment by the Director/ Principal Physiotherapist in the clinic.

Shannon Trotter


Shannon was awarded a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2009 and completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sports Science) in 2007. She is currently undertaking further study to become a Titled Sports Physiotherapist and has completed her Level 2 training.

Shannon’s true passion lies in dance. She is an accomplished dancer herself and has been teaching dance in the Sutherland Shire for over 10 years. This experience allows Shannon to have a unique understanding of dance injuries and provides her with the ability to prescribe specific injury management programs, returning her patients to dance at a greater standard than before. Shannon is also passionate about injury prevention which has led her to work with numerous dancers who are keen to improve their performance and prevent an injury. Shannon spent the last two years working in New Zealand where she was involved in presenting injury prevention seminars to the New Zealand Dance Company.

 Shannon has also completed further study in the area of Women’s health physiotherapy and is committed to supporting the well-being and fitness of women of all ages, from pregnancy to menopause and beyond. She provides thorough and effective treatment for pregnancy-related issues and post-natal care, pelvic floor dysfunction, continence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain.

Shannon has also gained qualifications in Clinical Pilates and often likes to incorporate this style of rehabilitation when treating her Women’s Health and Dance patients.

Isabella De Santis


Isabella graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Western Sydney University in 2021 after undertaking full time dance training with Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year in 2015 and 2016.

From a young age, she has lived an active lifestyle and fell in love with physiotherapy after regular assessment and maintenance to allow her to perform at her best. Isabella has an interest in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries stemming from her passion of dance. She has over 16 years of experience dancing at a high competitive level and has trained in classical, contemporary and jazz dance along with years training in acrobatics.

Isabella has worked as the physiotherapist for the Southern Districts Rugby Club’s Athletic Development Program (2021). Her love of dance has allowed her to work as a physiotherapist in Sydney for 9 to 5:The Musical (2022), Opera Australia (2022, 2023) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2023). She also currently works as a physiotherapist for Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional year students. Isabella is keen to help others realise their physical potential and assist them to reach their goals and return to all activities. Outside physiotherapy, she enjoys pole dancing, pilates and oztag.

Dominic Lopez


Dominic graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2018, following the attainment of a Bachelor of Science and Master of Philosophy (Medicine) from Sydney University in 2013 and 2016, respectively.

His passion for Physiotherapy began at an early age with self-managed sports rehabilitation while being heavily involved in rugby league and competitive marital arts, such as taekwondo, Kickboxing, BJJ and boxing. Currently, Dominic has developed a keen interest in both weightlifting and powerlifting. Dominic has been involved with sporting teams, such as Randwick Rugby club, and possesses extensive sports and clinical experience, having managed injuries of athletes of all sporting backgrounds. 

Having always lived an active lifestyle, Dominic is a strong believer in the importance of exercise and movement for both physical and mental health. He possesses a strong passion for aiding in an effective rehabilitation process so that his clients can return to doing what they love, pain and injury free.

Brittany Hart


Brittany completed a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2015 and a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2013. She is also a qualified Pilates Instructor, teaching mat-based classes since 2016.

Brittany has been involved in a variety of styles of dance for over 20 years, including 5 years of teaching experience. In 2011, she obtained her BDA Teachers Certificate in both Classical Ballet and Tap. Brittany also competed in solo Eisteddfods for 10 years. She still participates in dance training and performing as an adult.

With her background and passion for Dance and Physiotherapy, Brittany has spent her career working closely with Physiotherapists involved with both Australian and touring dance companies, to provide specialised treatment for recreational and pre-professional dancers. This experience revealed the benefit of having a Dance Physiotherapist in your corner. Brittany resonates with the difficulties and barriers that come up as a young dancer and prides herself on relating to dancers on a personal level. She aims to help her clients grow into safe, strong dancers through tailored exercise prescription.

Brittany is a Professional Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS).

Prudence Wilson

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist

Pru graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) in 2015 and completed a Masters of Human Nutrition from Deakin University in 2017.

Pru began dancing at a young age, went on to dance professionally on cruise ships and continues to teach dance. It was her love of dance and human movement which led her to study exercise physiology. Pru has worked as an exercise physiologist across a wide range of settings including gyms, hospitals and clinics and has experience working with sports injury rehabilitation, dance specific conditioning, weight management and chronic pain. She has also worked as a Pilates instructor since 2014.

Pru is also a nutritionist and understands the importance of nutrition for injury prevention, performance and general well-being. Her dual qualification enables Pru to capitalize on the interactions between to the two fields to optimize recovery and performance and to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Dancers, athletes and the community will benefit from Pru’s knowledge and experience. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals. Outside of the clinic, Pru enjoys dancing, lyra and going on family bushwalks.

Georgette Sofazis

Exercise Scientist & Pilates Instructor

Georgette is a Professional Contemporary Dancer, Dance Teacher/Mentor at a few of Sydney’s leading Full-time dance studios as well as an Accredited APMA Pilates and Movement Therapist (2019).

Georgette currently delivers exercise prescriptions at several clinical pilates studios and for Full-time Dance Organisations (Ettingshausens Pro and Brent Street Classical/Contemporary).

Georgette studied and worked alongside respected accredited Exercise Physiologist Donna Oliver, where she Completed her a Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy Rehabilitation. Working with Donna inspired Georgette to continue her education in a Master’s of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at University of Wollongong.

In 2014, Georgette Graduated with an Honours in Dance from The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, NYC. She has trained and performed extensively in contemporary dance, modern dance and classical ballet in NYC, UK and Australia. Her greatest achievements have been dancing with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, NYC Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Rep, UK and Russell Maliphant Company, UK.

Georgette has had an extreme interest in anatomy, movement science and dance specific exercise since living in NYC and the UK for 4 years. Her fascination not only assisted her musculoskeletal issues with hypermobility but enhanced her passion and desires to educate all dancers and non-dancers in how to discover their bodies by applying an anatomical and biomechanical approach, to assist their movement in a pain-free and less fatiguing range.

We are excited to have Georgette join the Peak Team.

Bianca De Santis

Pilates Instructor

Bianca is a trained reformer and mat pilates instructor. She gained her qualifications through Polestar Pilates in 2020.

She is also a trained classical, contemporary and latin ballroom dancer with over 16 years experience. She began Pilates to build increased strength and flexibility to compliment her dancing but ended up falling in love with all that Pilates had to offer.

Prior to undertaking her pilates training she completed a Bachelor of Business Management in 2020 at the University of Technology Sydney, however, found that her love of pilates took over.

Over the period of her studies, she was mentored and gained an array of knowledge and invaluable experience, which has provided a great foundation for her teaching career. Bianca is passionate about Pilates and improving the wellbeing of people and is excited to work with the Peak Performance Physiotherapy team.

Lucy Kovacevic

Office Manager

Lucy joined the Peak Performance Physiotherapy team in 2018 after working for 7 years as a PA for a colorectal surgeon.

She is the mother of two beautiful children Max & Mia and loves to catch up with family and friends in her own time.
She is the leader of our brilliant administration team and the friendly face you see when you walk through the door.