// Artistic Artist
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.
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.
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.
-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
- World Supremacy Battleground
- G20 Brisbane celebrations
- Jabbawockeez Australian tour
- Poreotix Australian Tour
- Kinjaz Australian Tour
- G20 Celebrations
- Australia Dance Festival 16
+ many more
Shideh Faramand – YOUTH ACTING
Shideh Faramand is an award-winning writer, director and actor and has written and directed over half a dozen shorts. Her standout short films ‘A Reluctant Bride’ and ‘Amalia Lucia Gomez is Gluten Intolerant’ have screened at prestigious film festivals to audiences across Australia, North America and Europe, as well as being broadcast on national television in Sweden.
In 2016, Shideh had the honour of becoming one of Screen Australia’s Gender Matters recipients for the development of her debut fea-ture film ‘Sheeda’ with Producer Kirsty Stark of Epic Films. She is currently developing several film and television projects and is an ac-tive member of Film Fatales, the Australian Writers Guild, the Australian Directors Guild, and Women in Film and Television.
Shideh is a passionate teacher with close to twenty years’ experience working with children of all ages, who wholeheartedly believes in the power of the arts to facilitate and transform. With her holistic approach to storytelling and coaching, Shideh aspires to guide the next generations of artists with the tools and knowledge to empower and develop their own voices in today’s social climate.
JOSH QUONG TART (guest teacher) - 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’.