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SHELLEY EBEYER – ARAD DIRECTOR OF EDS YOUTH BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, JFH, TAP & ADULT JFH

Shelley Ebeyer is the Director of Expression Dance School. She trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School (Canada), Elmhurst Ballet School (England) and at The McDonald College (Australia). There she was trained in Classical Ballet (R.A.D, Cecchetti and I.S.T.D), Modern, Jazz (I.S.T.D), Hip-Hop, Tap and Contemporary.

Shelley’s performance credits include ‘The Nutcracker’ with the Alberta Ballet Company, she has danced with one of Australia’s leading dance-in-education companies Darc Swan Dance Company where it saw her touring nationally perform-ing onstage and at school’s Contemporary pieces by Director/ Choreographer Chris Jannides. Shelley has also performed in the pantomime ‘The Dancing Princesses’ in London, she was a dancer at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in the Tom Jones Concert, performed with Australian Idol Paulini Curuenavuli and has performed in numerous corporate and concert shows around Sydney.

Shelley has her A.R.A.D, R.A.D Teachers Certificate and has just recently become a Mentor for the Royal Academy of Dance.

ALYSSA TANNE - BUSINESS MANAGER & YOUTH JFH

Alyssa began dancing at the age of 3. She started her dance education with Oz Tots and then transitioned to The Dance Spot and continued soon after at StudioA to further her RAD ballet training.

Alyssa was awarded Ballet student of the year annually due to her commitment and dedication to dance. She has completed up to and including Advanced 1 RAD ballet achieving distinctions in all exams. She has also continuously trained in JFH, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop.

She was dance captain in high school and began her own dance troupe, which she ran and taught as an extra curricular activity throughout school.

To further promote her enthusiasm, she organized and ran Dance for Down Syndrome to show compassion and acceptance for children with a passion for movement and dance.

Alyssa’s credits include model for Dance Direct, performances annually at the Royal Easter Show, performing with Instant Bun (hip hop crew) and Tracey Morley (Happy Feet Choreographer). Alyssa has a passion for dance and an expression of emotion through movement. She hopes to pass this passion on to every student.

NICOLA JAYNE CAMPBELL – YOUTH JFH / TAP / MUSICAL THEATRE CONTEMPORARY / ADULT TAP

Nicola started dancing at 3 years old. She spent her childhood training in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Majorette, Modern and Disco.

At the age of 11, she started stage school focusing on Musical Theatre skills - singing, acting and dancing. Throughout stage school, Nicola performed in productions including Babes in the Wood, Cinderella, Snow White and Beauty and The Beast.

At 16 years old, Nicola started studying full-time training a the Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts. She graduated in 2008 with a Higher National Diploma in Musical Theatre and Teaching.

Nicola’s credits include: playing the role of Eponine in Les Miserable at the Mitchel Theatre in Scotland, Dancer in Sweeny Todd & Chicago, was a dance member of the TEELC Company for 6 years where it saw her travel to China, Bahrain and Dubai. Nicola was also part of a girl band called Burlesque. They performed with celebrities such as JLS, Fatman, Scoop, One Direction and multiple UK X-Factor Finalists.

Damien Grima – ADULT BALLET, ADULT TAP & ADULT JAZZ

Damien Grima began his training at the age of six, at Theatre Arts Mackay under the direction of Lynette Denny. Starting with tap, he then moved onto all styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Drama and Singing.

After completing his CSTD Gold Cross and RAD Intermediate exams he then moved to Melbourne to train at the Australian Ballet School. Here he also performed some small roles with the Company.

Damien's first full time dance job was with Princess Cruises, which resulted in a few fill in contracts in the years that followed. In between these Damien worked as a commercial dancer for ads in Taiwan, Star Struck on Ch 9, The Helpmann Awards as well as two contracts with Opera Australia.

He now trains the full time students at Mango Dance Studio.

Analieas Kreutz – ARAD / YOUTH BALLET

Analiesa Kreutz began her ballet training in Bournemouth, England at the age of 7 passing all her RAD ballet exams with Honours. At the age of 8 she was accepted as a Junior Associate of The Royal Ballet and from there was accepted into The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge in London at the age of 11 where she continued her training into the Royal Ballet School, Upper School until she graduated at the age of 18 with a Diploma Of Classical Ballet.

She has performed with the Royal Ballet Company in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Manon and Cinderella and has also performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Analiesa is a former professional ballet dancer with Scottish Ballet, European Ballet and Ballet Wales.

Analiesa has passed all her RAD Major exams with Highly Commended and Honours and was successful in attaining her RAD Advanced gaining her a place in the Adeline Genee Awards where she was a semi-finalist. She has also been awarded the letters ARAD after her name by the Royal Academy of Dancing in London.

Analiesa has a successful teaching career in Sydney, teaching all RAD grades from Pre-Primary to Advanced 2 as well as Pre-School Dance and Yoga to children from 15 months to 6 years. Analiesa is also a fully qualified Zumba Instructor and Zumba Kids Instructor.

NAOMI HIBBERD - YOUTH BALLET & CONTEMPORARY

Naomi trained at The Rambert school of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (UK) graduating with a first class Bachelor of Arts Degree. Awarded the Charlotte Kirkpatrick award in 2010 and in the same year went on to tour with Rambert Dance Company.

She then went on to dance with Balbir Singh Dance Company (UK), has played the lead role of 'Bird' in Dede Veldman's 'Peter and the Wolf' European Tour (Netherlands), DIRO Company’s 'Road Show' and with choreographer Anna Buonomo on 'Story of a Night Pianist' (UK).

Naomi returned to Australia in 2013 when she was invited to co-create company, Basement Productions premiering their first work 'The Catastrophists' at the Seymour Centre for the Sydney Fringe Festival. As an independent artist she has danced for Sydney Ballet Theatre, Untitled|Collective and Hanging Around Co.

Naomi has most recently been dancing, choreographing and producing music videos for Australian artists Lisa Mitchell, Paul Mac, Silamor and Marèt.

NATASCIA BERARDI - YOUTH HIP HOP & CONTEMPORARY

Natascia is an accomplished dancer, teacher, choreographer and personal instructor with several years of experience working in the dance and fitness industry. She has been trained in a variety of styles such as Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Lyrical.

Some of Natascia’s career highlights are: performing for the DDWECO Drum Dance Women Company, the musical ‘Dance Your Own Music’ in Italy, Kenue Show at the Hilton Hotel and Air Acrobatics in Italy.

Natascia continues to teach at many dance schools around Sydney where she inspires to possess a unique understanding of dif-ferent strength and conditioning techniques, with a proven ability to develop and implement advanced training methods and pro-grams.

JEAN MIGISHA - YOUTH HIP HOP / BREAK-DANCE

Jean Chritz is a well-established performer in many areas of dance. Dancer and choreographer of Australia’s premier dance crew ZBOYZ, currently ranked second in the world, and becoming the first Australian crew to receive a silver medal on the world stage (HHI 2014).

Known for his versatility, clean and dynamic style, Jean’s character and charisma, brings flair and personality to his teaching.
Started out as freestyler, with a unique style and creativity, Jean fuses Modern, Old, Mid and Nu Skul styles of Hip Hop, including es-sence of BBOY, popping, locking, party dance, Krump and house.
On numerous occasions Jean has represented in the Hip Hop scene at Australia’s biggest competitions as well as winning countless street dance competitions throughout Australia.

Credits include:
-Australia’s Got Talent
-The Voice Australia
- The First VI
- World Of Dance
- House Of Champions 2014/15 Champion
- Hip Hop International Australian 2014/15 champions
- ADCC
- World Supremacy Battleground
- G20 Brisbane celebrations
- Jabbawockeez Australian tour
- Poreotix Australian Tour
- Kinjaz Australian Tour
- G20 Celebrations
- Australia Dance Festival 16
+ many more

JOSH QUONG TART - YOUTH ACTING

Born and raised in Sydney, Josh attended McDonald College before graduating from NIDA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts. He has worked extensively in theatre and television, most recently in the Nine Network telemovies The Great Mint Swindle, Underbelly: Badness, the ABC comedy series The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting and US series The Starter Wife.

A descendent of prominent Chinese Australian Mei Quong Tart, Josh is best known for his long-running role as Miles Copeland on the Seven Network series Home and Away and playing Matt Horner on All Saints.

Josh was the original host of Nickelodeon’s children’s show Sarvo. He is the youngest of four brothers and is an accomplished singer. He and his brother Byron Tart featured alongside Genevieve Lemon in the acclaimed cabaret show Lemon Tart in 2006 and 2007. He has also appeared in the Wharf Revue - Red Wharf, Our Town, Troopers, Mother Courage & her Children, and The Miser for the Sydney Theatre Company, The Mirage and La Dispute for the Directory, Rope for Tamarama Rock Surfers, Killer Joe for B Sharp, This Lime Tree Bower for the Ensemble Theatre and Romeo and Juliet for Bell Shakespeare Company.

In August 2013, it was announced that Josh would play Scar in the 2013-15 production of Disney’s Lion King at The Sydney Capitol Theatre. In 2017, Josh played Oscar Wilde in the play ‘The Judas Kiss’.