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TEACHING FACULTY

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DIRECTOR

 

CSTD BALLET & TAP TEACHING DIPLOMAS, CERTIFIED DANCE CIRQUE, LITTLE MONKEYS, TUMBLETOWN & FLEX-ABILITY, CSTD JAZZ, CERT. IV in CHILDCARE

 

Miss Michele started dancing at the tender age of 3 with Trend Academy of Dance right here in Wynnum as well as studying Ballet with Miss Elsie Seguss. She holds her teaching qualifications in CSTD Tap and Ballet, as well as her Elementary with RAD, and has studied various different syllabi throughout her dance years. She has performed character work for Disney and Expo, and has performed at numerous corporate and charity gigs, as well as pantomimes around South-East Qld. She has also toured with 'Memories of Theatre Royal' , and sang and performed in Theatre Restaurant shows around Brisbane.

 

Michele has taught for various studios around Brisbane, and had her previous dance studio in Brisbane for 10yrs before moving to Victoria and opening 3 studios there.

 

Michele comes from a dance family: Her Mother taught dance for 65 years and performed at the Theatre Royal, her aunt was a Channel 9 dancer, and her sister is a professional dancer/actor having appeared in numerous musicals, at Jupiters Casino in the lead, commercials, print ads and even on Neighbours!

Previous students have performed in film clips for Michael Jackson, various musicals such as "Boy from Oz', 'Chicago' and many others, Movieworld, Seaworld and choreographed for Britney Spears,while other students have gone on to open their own dance studios.

 

Now Michele is back in Brisbane, and looking forward to imparting her vast dance experiences to our gorgeous students.

TAP DIRECTOR, MUSICAL THEATRE, BALLET & NATIONAL TEACHER & ADULT TAP

 

Miss Jan started dance at a very young age and completed her Ballet exams with Miss Elsie Seguss in the city. At the same time, she performed nightly on the Theatre Royal as a regular Ballet girl where she learned all facets of dance and Musical Theatre from the Ballet Mistress at the Theatre Royal and from visiting entertainers from overseas.

 

Miss Jan owned and ran her very successful dance studio in Wynnum for 65 years, and had many students go on to have very successful careers in the Musical Theatre world as well as in international Ballet Companies such as the Netherlands Ballet.

 

She entered her students in exams where most, if not all, obtained the highest marks possible, and her performing groups were holders of the Aggregate Trophy at the Wynnum Eisteddfod for over 15 years in a row!

 

Miss Jan has a vast repertoire which includes Tap, Ballet, Jazz, National, Lyrical, Contemporary, Cabaret and Musical Theatre.

 

She never stopped learning or growing as a teacher, and it has always been something she's passionate about - passing her knowledge on to a younger generation of dancers and instilling a love of dance as well as ethics and a desire to bring out the best in children through dance.

ELITE & COMPETITIONS TEACHER, ADULT BALLET & JAZZ TEACHER

 

Like many of us at M Dance, Miss Nicci started at the age of 3 with Trend Dance Team in Wynnum.

Having chosen the professional performers pathway for her career, she studied full-time Ballet with Miss Elsie Seguss as well as continuing her Musical Theatre studies with Trend. She has had a varied and illustrious career having performed in many Broadway smash hit musicals such as: A Chorus Line,

Carousel, Storm @ Jupiter’s Casino, Tivoli Lead Role Sydney Dance Company, Singin in the Rain Original Cast National Tour, Singapore and Hong Kong, Chicago Lead Role (The Hungarian) National Tour IMG, The Boy from Oz Original Cast & National Tour and Sunset Boulevard Ensemble with Hugh Jackman The Really Useful Company & 42nd Street Ensemble/Lead Role (Peggy Sawyer) Original Cast Sydney to name a few!

 

She has also appeared on Neighbours, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, in the movie The Marine, Halifax FP, Take 40 TV, and even hosted her on TV show, Teleclub on Sunshine TV, as well as appearing in numerous TV Commercials, training with NIDA and in Los Angeles as well for her acting skills.

 

We are very lucky to have her at M Dance, as she imparts her knowledge with our students.

CIRCUS PROGRAMS TEACHER

 

Miss Kayleen is our AMAZING resident Dance Cirque and Little Monkeys teacher!

 

She holds a certificate III in childcare, her blue card and First Aid and has 13 years dance experience. She is also a fully certified Dance Cirque and Little Monkeys teacher. She has been trained in Juggling, Silks, Lyra Hoop and Trapeze.

 

Miss Kayleen is an outstanding Circus teacher and cannot wait to pass on her love of Circus to our students and is excited to meet everyone!!

TEACHING ASSISTANT

CERTIFIED TUMBLETOWN, JAZZ, BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, LYRICAL, TINY TALENTS, PRE-SCHOOL COMBO CLASS, TAP, MUSICAL THEATRE, NATIONAL & WORKSHOPS TEACHER

 

Kaitlyn started dancing at the age of 3 with Trend Dance Team in Wynnum. She has completed her CSTD Tap and Ballet exams to the highest levels and is also an accomplished Musical Theatre performer.

 

She has performed in countless Eisteddfods and competitions, as well as performing in corporate gigs around Brisbane, and on TV.

 

Kaitlyn still loves Dance now as much as she ever has and now shares her passion for Dance with our M Dance Students!

TEACHING ASSISTANT

CERTIFIED TUMBLETOWN, JAZZ, BALLET, CONTEMPORARY,LYRICAL, TINY TALENTS, PRE-SCHOOL COMBO CLASS, MUSICAL THEATRE, NATIONAL & WORKSHOPS TEACHER

 

Lauren has been dancing for as long as she can remember and trained with Trend Dance Team in Wynnum. She has completed her CSTD Ballet exams to the highest levels and loves to perform for an audience!

 

She has performed in many Eisteddfods and competitions, at corporate gigs around Brisbane, on TV and for charity.

 

It is Lauren's deepest wish to be able to pass on her love of Dance and her performance skills to the students at M Dance.

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