CSTD Tap & Ballet Teaching Diplomas; Certified Dance Cirque & Little Monkeys; CSTD Jazz; Cert IV in Childcare
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.
Dance Cirque and Little Monkeys Circus Programs
Miss Kayleen is one of our resident Dance Cirque and Little Monkeys teachers. 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.
Miss Kayleen cannot wait to pass on her love of Circus to our students and is excited to meet everyone!!
Tap Director, Musical Theatre, Ballet & National Teacher
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.
Hook, Line and Singer
Miss Lyn toured as a cabaret performer in Brisbane, Sydney and throughout South East Asia. She also performed in the Bernard King Cabaret shows. She has won various industry awards for her cabaret performances, radio jingles, Jazz recordings and originals in rock bands. Some of her students have gone on to teach singing in London, Paris and New York. She has also taught singing at the Queensland Ballet, and past students include Jack Chambers, Rachael Ward, Mark Hill and others.
Lynn also did the vocal arrangements for the final Max Bygraves recordings, and she now provides support for international touring artists.
We are so very lucky to have her here at M Dance Brisbane. She is super excited to be able to pass on her love of singing and music to all of our little superstars!