Let's face it, teachers are what makes a dance club great. Our professional teachers have the energy and patience to support your child on their dance journey.
Here is a sneak peak at some of our talented teachers.
Arianna is a qualified dance teacher who has trained in dance since the age of five with The Dance Class Studio & Illawong Dance Studio.
Arianna has had comprehensive training in RAD Ballet, Contemporary, FATD Tap, Jazz, FATD Modern, Spanish, Character and Belly Dancing and also studied Speech and Drama for seven years with Baracourt Studios, Milperra.
Arianna has had the opportunity to learn from many talented professionals throughout her career, including Kim Traynor, Patricia & Valma Sail, Shane Preston and Ana Kypreos, all of which have aided her and helped nurture her talents as a professional dancer, and as a teacher.
Arianna became a qualified FATD Modern and Tap teacher in 2005. In 2009 Arianna completed her RAD Ballet Teachers course to become a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance.
Arianna has performed with the Engadine Musical Society in Wizard of Oz, HairExpo, Major Football Events, Boxing Events, Yellow Pages Launch, Australia Day Celebrations with Human Nature, ‘1001 Arabian Nights’, Cabaret Shows ‘Rocking Around the Country’, ‘Aloha Elvis in Hawaii’ and ‘The Follies’ as well as professional Belly Dancing.
As well as running her own dance school for 15 years, Arianna is a freelance dance teacher. Arianna takes great pride in her work and strives to achieve the highest results which have undoubtedly been reflected through the high grades attained by her students at both exams and eisteddfods.
My name is Alana Cox and I am 19 years old. I have been dancing since the age of 4 and trained in various styles including ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop and acrobatics. I have been at IDance for 9 years where the past two years I have been teaching. Since I have been apart of the IDance studio I have been given the opportunity to compete in various eisteddfods and had other performance opportunities. I have also been a coach at St John Bosco Gymnastics where I was in charge of the Team Gym teams that made it to State Championships for 3 years in a row, 2 of them they got gold. I am currently training at Ev and Bow where I am in my 2nd year completing my Diploma in Elite Dance Performance. I am also in my second year as an NRL cheerleader for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and am involved with a kids entertainment agency called Showtime Attractions.
At the age of three, Lauren began dancing, she is trained in various styles including Jazz, Contemporary, RAD Ballet, Hip Hop,Tap and Singing. From a young age she was trained in RAD ballet by ex Australian ballet member Julia Woods. Lauren studied Dance for her HSC and received ‘Callback’ for her performances.
After leaving school, Lauren was accepted into Ev and Bow’s fulltime dance training course. Here she trained under the guidance of Sarah Boulter, Lisa Bowmer and many other reputable names in the entertainment industry. Lauren was selected into Ev and Bow’s Jazz ensemble to compete at the finals of the City of Sydney Eisteddfod, held at the Opera House. After completing her fulltime course, she successfully received her Cert 1V Qualification in Performing Arts.
Lauren has professional experience including – Dancing for Channel 9 (corporate events and The Footy Show) and Channel 7 (X-factor). On multiple occasions she has performed in kids shows such as the ‘Moove and Groove’ Kids show and ‘Ocean adventure show.’ Lauren was a member of the touring production for the V8 supercars, where only 6 girls were selected to perform at different cities all over the country. For 5 years, Lauren has been a cheerleader for the National Rugby League and also a dancer in the National Basketball League. She has modelling experience with major brands including Lonsdale Australia, Bond Eye Australia and Blue Illusion. She has performed in various Chinese New Year Parades hosted by the City of Sydney and the Sydney Royal Easter show main parade.
Teaching from the age of 14, Lauren has developed a passion for sharing her knowledge of dance and has taught at a variety of schools all over Sydney. Along with dancing professionally, Lauren is currently studying a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education, this will qualify her to be a High School PD/H/PE teacher which will complement her Cert 1V in Dance.
My name is Valeria Perez I am currently 20 years old. I have been dancing since the age of 7 years where I began tap and jazz at Dance Flair Lugarno. From the age of 10 I trained with Melissa Pronti at idance@lugarno, expanding my dance styles to include contemporary, musical theatre, hip hop and eventually ballet for a few years up until the age of 18.
Throughout this period of time my passion and love the art form constantly thrived me to stay positive and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I competed in various eisteddfodds and competitions over the years and decided to study fulltime at Village on Broadway to open my heart and mind to teaching.
From here I’ve been teaching at two dance studios and studying fulltime at The University of Wollongong (Primary education) from the last two years. My passion for teaching and children has allowed me to grow into the person I am today, along with the support of my family, friends and mentor Melissa Pronti.