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.
Elissa has a Masters Degree in Choreography from Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University) and has had an extensive career as a dancer, entertainment producer, choreographer and teacher. She has performed and directed shows and entertainment for theatre, large scale runways, national and international show touring, film, television and corporate events. She was the choreographer for the Nine Network for 8 years working on productions like the Price is Right, Footy Show, In Melbourne Tonight and Thank God You’re Here. She has taught dance of all genres & styles broadly across Victoria including at the National Theatre Ballet School, the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), many Victorian Dance Schools, Primary & Private Schools & Gymnastics Clubs, and owned multiple dance schools herself as well as, coaching and coordinating gymnastics centres. Elissa runs Artistry Aesthetic Group Gymnastics in Melbourne and is a Qualified AGG Coach and National Judge. She relocated to Brisbane at the start of 2022.
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!!