DANCE TEACHERS


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  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Tap
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  • Break
  • Pas De Deux
  • Modern
  • Acrobatics
  • Ballroom
  • Salsa
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Cultural
  • Musical Theatre
  • Swing
  • Historical
  • Stretch & Strengthen
  • Modeling
  • African
  • Irish
  • Contemporary
  • Flamenco
  • Tango
  • Worship Dance


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  • QLD
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Desiree De Bono

Experience: I am a passionate 22 year old advocate for Dance. I recently graduated from a Bachelor in Arts (Dance Education) at the University of New South Wales. I am a qualified high school dance and history teacher with the Department of education. I am wanting to experiment with my teaching. I have been dancing for 16 years and have completed my RAD Ballet examinations up to an elementary level with a highly commended. I have taught at a studio in Port Macquarie throughout high school in the fields of ballet, jazz and contemporary for three years.

Availability: Flexible. Most days and nights. Willing to teach any area within 1 hour of Sydney's CBD.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz

State: New South Wales

Contact:
e) z3218290@student.unsw.edu.au

Dolce Fisher ARAD RTS

Experience: I am a registered teacher with the RAD have been teaching and choreographing for 13 years. I enjoy teaching Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, & Hip Hop. My dancing career has allowed me to work with the NSW Ballet Company, Tanja Liedtke, BazMark Live, Dirty Feet, SEGA World, & Fox Studios as well as several independent artists across Sydney. My involvement in the dance industry has enabled me to travel to New York City to perform and teach at Project Dance, Times Square New York as well as Singapore.

Availability: Contact me for availability.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-hop

State: New South Wales

Contact:
e) dolce.fisher@hotmail.com

Elanor Jane Webber

Experience: Elanor-Jane specialises in teaching ballet, contemporary dance, contemporary-hip hop conjunction and creating choreography. This has been for dance companies, corporations, private dance schools and primary and secondary schools including Youth Ballet Company, Presbyterians Ladies College, Melissa White Studio of Classical and Contemporary Dance, Joondalup Academy of Performing Arts, WA Health Department's Health and Wellness Centre, Link Dance Company and for QL2 Youth Centre's "Soft Landing Program" primarily in Perth and now bases herself in Melbourne. Elanor-Jane has an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Dance), RAD Advance II Certification and a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Dance) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Alongside her educational career Elanor-Jane is also highly active amongst the Australian professional dance community. This year saw her perform in the premier of Sue Peacock's "Questions without Notice". The first development of her latest work "The Other Two Thirds of Me" just premiered as a part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Dance Miniature program in which she also performed in "Filling up Empty" choreographed by Chimene Steele-Prior. As a member of Soft Landing project team she was directed by Solon Ulbrich and Amelia McQueen in the development and performance of "As High As You Can".

Availability: Mon-Sunday and Evening. Depending on bookings.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-hop

State: Victoria

Contact:
p) 0400 979 479
e) dancematter@live.com.au

Geoff Tuke

Experience: Rock'n'roll, west coast swing, lindy Hop, cha cha, rumba, waltz, jive, some new vogue, some line dance, rockabilly. Associate diplomas from ARRDC in Rock'n'roll, Jive, swing, lindy hop, rockabilly.

Availability: Most days/times, subject to arrangements, but flexible.

Styles: Ballroom, Swing

State: Western Australia

Contact:
p) 08 6461 6280, Mob 0419 790 799
e) djgeoff@rocknroll.com.au

Janelle Vaccaro

Experience: I teach Hip Hop, Burlesque and Jazz Funk. 10 years traveling the world as a professional dancer & choreographer. Lived & worked in the entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood from 2007-2010. Career highlights include music videos, TV, live shows, teaching and choreography with Leona Lewis, Rove McManus, Che'nelle, Enrique Iglesias, NKOTB, The Factory Revue, Brian Anthony, MAC Cosmetics, Fantastic Four, Michael Schwandt, The Daily Buzz Florida, Windsor, Canada Olympics, Carnival Cruise Lines USA, Carnival Choreographers Ball LA, Genting Resort Malaysia & DDO Artists Agency Los Angeles. REEL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvaA78WNCa8

Availability: I am now Perth based but I am willing to teach anywhere in Australia for guest workshops. Days and times TBD.

Styles: Hip-hop, Jazz

State: Western Australia

Contact:
w) http://www.janellevaccaro.com
e) janelle@janellevaccaro.com

Jess Orcsik

Experience: I have extensive experience in Australian and international film, television, modeling and professional dance. I have extensive dance, acting and vocal training and overseas teaching experience. My skills include: Modeling, Dance, Musical Theatre, Singing, Hosting/Presenting, Accents, Choreographer, Lyric Composer, Poetry and Creative Writing.

Availability: Available most days till 3.30pm. Wednesday & Sunday all day. Saturday Mornings.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre

State: New South Wales

Contact:
p) 0432 372 767
e) j_orcsik@hotmail.com

Julie Kenny

Experience: Bach. Arts/Education of Dance and Theatre UNSW Dancing since age of 3, numerous video clips, MTV Awards, performances through out Australia and America.

Availability: Every week day all day Saturday: After 2pm Sunday: All day

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre

State: New South Wales

Contact:
p) 0414 093 009
e) julz_03@hotmail.com

Juliet Le Page

Experience: Elemental Egyptian Dance and Movement

Availability: Australia wide by arrangement

Styles: Cultural, Yoga

State: Victoria

Contact:
e) juliet@eed.com.au

Katia Kourilova

Experience: Teaching for the last 2 years, including teaching in Germany (2008) and teaching kids 7-10 years old and 12-18. Full time training at Dance World Studios(2001-2005) 2006-2008 dancing on Costa Cruise Line. Currently teaching at Beachcity Dance Studios,and Splitz Dance studios.

Availability: Monday, Friday, Sunday

Styles: Hip-hop, Jazz

State: Victoria

Contact:
e) kourilova_k@hotmail.com

Katie Collins

Experience: I teach Jazz, Stretch, Classical, Contemporary, Broadway, Hip Hop & Modeling. I have been teaching Modeling & Hip Hop for the past 8 years since retiring from the industry due to injury and body awareness. I also work for the Sport Commission teaching active after school programs. RAD Intermediate Level Classical Ballet: Kate Gorham, Hilary Debden & Tony Pannel. Jazz/ Modern/Contemporary Dance/Tap: Bartuccios, Dance Factory, Barbara Lynch. Hip Hop: Trish Squire, Yvette Lee, Lenny, Phil Haddad, Wicked Force Breakers. Acting: Merrin Canning, Gil Tucker, (Prahran College of TAFE) Peter Nathan (Brave Studios) and Betty Bobbit (Casting Couch). Yoga: 8 years with Andrew Mournehis. Modeling: Alana McKinnley.

Availability: Available Most School holidays, Weekends and Daytime 10am-2pm Available to teach in Sorrento, Portsea, Frankston, Rye, Rosebud and St Andrew's Beach.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Modeling, Musical Theatre, Stretch & Strengthen

State: Victoria

Contact:
p) 03 5988 5309 or Mobile 0412 949 265
e) katie@ueagency.com.au

Kira Nelson

Experience: I am a young, energetic and experienced dancer (15 years). I have been trained by and worked with many of Australia's most renowned teachers and choreographers such as Matt Lee, Dein Perry, Sarah Boulter, Anton, Cameron Mitchell and Chris Horsey. - Currently a Hip-hop coach for Coach Approach - Teacher at University of Wollongong's Dance Club - Choreographed High school dance troupe (Caringbah H.S.) who were selected to perform at State Dance Festival - Choreographed for Australian Youth Olympics Opening Ceremony 2009 - Collaborated with Dein Perry to create a piece for the 2009 Australia Day Celebrations at Darling Harbour. - Active member of youth company 'danceTANK' in 2007 headed by Anton. - Active member of youth company 'The Zest Effect' in 2009. I teach Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Funk, JFH, Stretch and Strengthen and Musical Theatre.

Availability: Mon, Thurs, Sat, Sun all day Tues, Fri 4pm onwards

Styles: Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Stretch & Strengthen, Tap, Hip-hop

Contact:
p) 0468 625 272
e) i_am_short__@hotmail.com

Libby Abbott

Experience: I teach advanced jazz and contemporary classes, private lessons. Personal training includes 2 years full-time, made it to the top 100 SYTYCD 2009.

Availability: Open availability

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary

State: Victoria

Contact:
p) 0429 137 001

Linda Badger

Experience: Advanced Diploma in Dance (School of Creative Arts), Certificate 4 in Performing Arts (Brent Street), Advanced 1 RAD, Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment. 12 years teaching experience, including teaching at workshops and performing in New York, Indonesia and Singapore. 2 years course writing for Hillsong College VETAB accredited units of competency for their Dance Stream. Choreographing for conferences and corporate in Acer Arena and Sydney Entertainment Centre to name a few.

Availability: Contact me for availability.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Jazz, Tap

State: New South Wales

Contact:
e) vintagesuperstar@gmail.com

Lisa Peresan

Experience: Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice, Certificate IV in Dance Teaching (Classical), Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessing. I have been working in the Dance Industry for over 25 years, first as a professional dancer in the 80's, working mainly in Europe at the Lido, on German and Dutch television, Chesse Rijs Dance Co to name a few. On my return to Australia in the early 90's I taught at Sydney Dance Company, Sydney University, Bodenweisers and the Aboriginal Dance Theatre at Redfern. I assisted with the Jazz syllabus development and the development of the inclusion of Pilates exercises in the Australian Dance Assessment Syllabus. I have run my own dance school on the Northern Beaches since 1994. I have just returned from New York and Washington, where I attended a 4 day intensive course on Pilates for Dancers, taught by Karen Clippenger MA Ex Sc. I am available to run teacher workshops, pilates matwork for dancers, and/or private or semi-private equipment based pilates sessions. These sessions are suitable for dancers who want to improve their technique and control, and for dancers that need help rehabilitating from injury.

Availability: I am available any day for a one off, but am only available during school hours for a regular spot, and would prefer a Wednesday. If people are interested in equipment classes they will need to come to Brookvale.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Jazz, Modern, Pilates

State: New South Wales

Contact:
p) 9949 1486 or 0419 690 609
w) http://www.djazzexthedanceschool.com.au
e) DJAZZEX@bigpond.com

Lucy Doherty

Experience: Diploma in Performing Arts Junior Hiphop Teacher SCADA 06-07 Jazz Teacher SCADA 08 Junior & Teen Hiphop Teacher Star Performance Studio 09 Jazz Teacher Star Performance Studio 09 Open Contemporary Teacher Dance HeadQuarters 09

Availability: Any Morning/Day Tues Afternoon, Thurs Afternoon, Friday Afernoon/Night, Sat Afternoon/Night, Sundays

Styles: Contemporary, Hip-hop, Jazz

State: Queensland

Contact:
p) 0438 234 339
e) lucylu072@hotmail.com

Maree Hemming

Experience: 25 years old with 7 Years Professional Experience and 10 years teaching experience. Teach all ages including Pre-Schoolers. Teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Hip Hop A.T.O.D Associate Ballet Teachers Certificate D.F.T.A Teachers Certificate Diploma in Performing Arts

Availability: Available Monday, Thursday and Fridays Willing to teach Bayside Area and Stonington areas.

Styles: Ballet, Hip-hop, Jazz, Tap

State: Victoria

Contact:
p) 0418 564 276
e) mareehemming@hotmail.com

Marina Bull

Experience: Two year fulltime ballet course at Tanya Pearson's Classical Coaching Academy Distinction for RAD Intermediate and Advanced 1 exams Merit for RAD Advanced 2 exam Honours for Cecchetti Intermediate ballet exam Performances with Sydney City Youth Ballet. Finalist of the Australian Ballet School auditions in 2007 for 2008 intake. Selected to dance at Robert Helpmann Performing Arts award ceremony, 2007. Used for Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy training DVD "Think, Place, Dance" and "The Art of Teaching Boys and Pas de Deux", 2007. Accepted by audition in 2007 to Tanz Akademie Mannheim, Germany and trained briefly in January 2008. Danced on stage and to television audience with Sydney City Youth Ballet for the Pope's Evening Vigil at World Youth Day in Sydney, 2008. Accepted by audition in 2007 to Elmhurst School of Dance, England and began training in September 2008 for 4 months including studying for Dance and Art A-levels and a National Diploma in Professional Dance. Casual teaching lyrical, contemporary and jazz technique classes at Abbotsleigh. 2009 Casual teaching ballet at Balmoral Balletto Ballet School and Tanya Pearson's Classical Coaching Academy 2009

Availability: The days and times I can teach are negotiable.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz

State: New South Wales

Contact:
e) bean_ari@hotmail.com

Maya Gavish

Experience: Dance Teacher, Choreographer and Coordinator. Qualified teacher currently completing masters in dance and education. Gained a high level of stage experience resulting from numerous performances and shows as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Completed training in: Broadway Dance Center and Steps - New York, Cologne Conservatory - Germany, the Place - London, and the Academy of Dance - Israel. Performed in: Modern and Jazz dance companies in Israel. Some other performance and choreography credits include: a T.V sport spectacle, various T.V productions and the Jerusalem and Karmiel Dance Festival. Also taught extensively for several prestigious studios in Israel. My class is full of energy and focuses on developing strong technique. RESUME, RECOMMENDATION AND LINKS OF MY WORK ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

Availability: Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz

State: New South Wales

Contact:
p) 0406 866 765
e) maichuk@hotmail.com

Michelle Louise Jones

Experience: All ages, Fun fitness, Dancing for fun Diploma in performing arts NcfE in dance Certificate in childcare & education Eight years of travelling Europe as a production performer along with running dance/fun fitness classes in hotels,holiday parks,ships,ski resorts(for all ages)

Availability: Anytime

Styles: Jazz

State: South Australia

Contact:
e) michellejoneshodder@hotmail.com

Nikki McIntyre

Experience: Professional Dancer for over 10 years working with some of the best artists. Owner and Principal of S.H.A.K.E. Dance School for 12 years.

Styles: Acrobatics, Ballet, Hip-hop, Jazz, Modern, Tap

State: Queensland

Contact:
p) 0417 193 379
w) http://www.shakedance.com
e) nikkiandzane3@bigpond.com

Page Hill

Experience: I have been in the dance business for 25 years, and I have been teaching for 14 years. I also have experience in choreography. My qualifications include, C.S.T.D modern jazz diploma, C.S.T.D full tap diploma, C.S.T.D classical ballet certificate and certificate in theatrical dance.

Availability: Friday all day, and the weekend.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip-hop

State: Victoria

Contact:
p) 0415 127 490
e) page@allegro1dancestudio.com

Rain Francis

Availability: Contact me for availability.

Experience: I am a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer with over 15 years experience, and have worked in New York, London, Dublin, Australia and New Zealand. I trained at VCA Secondary School and New Zealand School of Dance before embarking on my performing and teaching career. I hold a Diploma in Dance Performance, a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management and am a qualified Personal Trainer. I teach Ballet, Contemporary and conditioning, including coaching for exams, shows and competitions, and choreographing. I run my own school, Rain & Lucky School of Dance, and work extensively as a freelance teacher in Australia, as well as being a regular guest tutor at Dance Masters International in New Zealand. Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Conditioning.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary

State: Victoria

Contact:
p) 0420 666 708
w) www.rainandlucky.com
e) raindancefrancis@gmail.com

Rhiannon Ferris

Experience: Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Dance) with distinction. WWCC. 16 years dance training and performance experience. 7 years teaching experience. Able to teach classes in Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical/ Neo-classical, Cheerleading & Body Conditioning (Strength/ Flexibility). CV available upon request.

Availability: Mon - Sat dependent on bookings.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Stretch & Strengthen, Tap

State: Victoria

Contact:
e) Rhiannon_Ferris@hotmail.com

Sean Perez

Experience: CERT IV Music Theatre, BA Music (Music Theatre). Been teaching since the age of 17. Started teaching beginners Salsa in Sydney and Mackay, QLD. During my three years of study in QLD, I also taught musical theatre, jazz and little boys tap classes. I also choreographed a number of displays, competition and eisteddfod routines as well as corporate performances which all received great feedback and placed each time. I teach Salsa (L.A. Style), Musical Theatre, JFH, Jazz and SKAT (Stretch, Kick & Technique).

Availability: Available everyday/every night besides Tuesdays & Thursdays. Locations willing to teach: Anywhere in Sydney. Penrith, Hills district, Sutherland Shire, city, etc.

Styles: Jazz, Musical Theatre, Salsa, Stretch & Strengthen

State: New South Wales

Contact:
e) sean.michael.perez@gmail.com

Tara Burnett

Experience: BA(Dance)/B Education Tara is a tertiary qualified teacher with a double degree in Dance and Drama Education from the University of NSW. With eleven years experience as a teacher and choreographer, Tara has taught at many reputable schools in Sydney and overseas. She has trained under some of Australia's most renowned teachers including Sue Ellen Chester, Bill Pengelly (Bangara Dance Theatre), and Narell Benjamin. Throughout her dance career Tara has performed across a wide variety of genres and styles. She has performed in works created by some of Australia's leading freelance choreographers such as Tom Hodgson (Billy Elliot choreographer), and Paulina Quantros (choreographer for the Australian Ballet). In 2007 Tara was apart of Company 34, a contemporary dance company lead by Sue Healey (award winning choreographer, educator and dance-film maker). In the same year, Tara was selected to perform in the inaugural Short and Sweet Dance Festival.

Availability: Please contact me to discuss suitable days and times. Styles: Jazz, J/F/H, Lyrical, Contemporary, Broadway Jazz/Musical Theatre, Stretch & Technique

Styles: Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Stretch & Strengthen

State: New South Wales

Contact:
e) taraburnett@icedancecompany.net

Timothy Farrar

Experience: Performance Experience: Trained at Australian Ballet School Queensland Ballet 1996 - 2000 Australian Ballet 2001 - 2007 West Australian Ballet 2008 Australian Opera 2008 Billy Elliot the musical 2008 - 2009 Teaching Experience: Sydney Dance Company Urban Dance Centre Ev & Bow Academy Newtown High School of Performing Arts Dianne Blaas School of Dance Choreographic Experience: Australian Ballet - BodyTorque 2005 - 2007 Singapore Dance Theatre 2004 Ballet Boys - student film Various solos, duets and groups for dance schools in Sydney/Wollongong.

Availability: Available 9am - 10pm Monday to Friday. 10am - 5pm Saturday.

Styles: Ballet, Contemporary

Contact:
p) 0400 382 931
e) timothypf@bigpond.com

Veronique Thomann

Experience: I discovered African Dance in my native Paris where I learned from Guinean teacher Ana Camara. I then moved to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean and continued training there for the next five years. Since arriving in Australia in Dec 1999, I have developed my skills as a choreographer and performer in African Dance and together with Kwame Selormey (Ghana) founded AFROTONIC. To expand my repertoire, I continue to attend workshops in Australia and overseas with master dancers from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Congo, Guinea and Senegal. I am passionate about African Dance and love to share with others the joy that it has brought in my life. I am currently performing with African Percussion groups DUNUMBA (www.dunumba.com.au) and AKWAABA (www.akwaaba.com.au) in Western Australia.

Availability: Evenings and weekends I currently teach at The Chapel Space, 117 Angove Street, North Perth every Friday 6-7.30pm.

Styles: African

State: Western Australia

Contact:
p) 0422 889 611
w) http://www.afrotonic.com.au
e) veronique@westnet.com.au


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