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Our Faculty 

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Miss Kate

Principal 

Miss Kate started dancing at age 4, making national finals for physical culture at age 6, followed by a decorated competitive dance career as a soloist and team performer at her childhood studio Bradshaw Dance & Cheer & Flight Dance Centre (formerly Southwood Performing Arts). Miss Kate was nominated for HSC ‘Callbacks’ for her Core Performance work and then later studied for her Certificate IV in Performing Arts majoring in Dance at ED5 International. 

 

Miss Kate then went on to work with renowned choreographers for many commercial Sydney events including, cooperate performance work, video clips, commercials, film and festivals. 

 

Miss Kate obtained her Ballet & Tap Cert III Teaching accreditations in 2015 and in 2018 and completed her Dance Teaching & Management Cert IV in 2018. Miss Kate’s competition routine choreography has received National Awards and many students receiving Honours with Distinction under her tutorship for Jazz, Tap and Ballet Examinations. 

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Miss Jess

Miss Jess started dancing at the age of 3 joining Elite Dance Centre (now Flight Dance Project). She completed a Diploma in Performing Arts at Brent Street Studios and then went on to do The Dream Dance Company’s Show Business with Marko Panzic and Katie Sanchez.

  

She is proficient in all genres of dance including jazz, contemporary, pointe, tap and heels. She has performed at various events such as Sydney Mardi Gras and has danced behind artists such as Starley, Cher and Samantha Jade. She has performed on The Voice and X-Factor working with many choreographers such as Mitchell Woodcock from New Ground Collective. She has also modelled for various runway shows including L'Oreal, Redken and Matrix and been in various ad campaigns with Holden and General Pants Co. 

 

She is looking forward to joining SPA in 2021 and working with everyone. 

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Miss Rosey

Miss Rosey graduated from ED5 International with an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts.

 

Miss Rosey has competed overseas at World Hip Hop Internationals representing Australia with Sydney based Mega Crews in Las Vegas, San Diego and Arizona. She also had the privilege of performing for Paulini at the Save Our Sons Gala, Arnotts Foundation Ball, Jacqui Stewart Gala at The Star Casino, Channel 7 Dance Boss with Dannii Minogue The Voice Grand Finale 2019, Mardi Gras film festival at The Star Casino and Sissy Ball by Red Bull 2018-2020.

Miss Rosey has over 10 years experience in Hip-Hop dance and is very passionate to share and teach the fundamentals of the Hip-Hop culture and dance styles.

She is looking forward to working with everyone at SPA in 2022.

 

Miss Rosey is Working With Children Certified.

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Miss Sophy

Miss Sophy has been a dance and vocal teacher for over 5 years. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Music where she completed her Bachelor of Music: Music Theatre in 2015 with a Distinction.

 

Not long after graduating from AIM, Sophy toured Australia in the premiere of Bring it On: The Musical where she played the starring role of Bridget.

She then went on to play Gingy in the NSW premiere of Shrek the musical. Her other credits include Georgie in the Full Monty, Pilar in Legally Blonde the musical, The Scrutineer in Keating!, Charlotte in Oliver!, Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, Hairspray, City of Angels, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story & Les Miserables.

 

She has also appeared in a Neutrogena commercial and was a part of the Channel 9 reality show Date Night.

 

Sophy has been singing for over 13 years and continues to train with her wonderful singing teacher Robert. Miss Sophy has recently completed her acrobatic arts certification after falling in love with cheer and acro!

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Miss Caitlin

Miss Caitlin has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Throughout her time dancing with SDA/SPA, she has trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Singing. 

Miss Caitlin has represented SDA/SPA in our Troupe teams from 2007 to 2019 and has completed her Senior Ballet Grades with high marks. Miss Caitlin has also performed in multiple parades including the Dance the Magic Parade at the Disneyland Resort in 2016 and the Street Parade at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2019.

 

She was awarded the Ballet Perpetual Trophy in 2011 and the Open Age Perpetual Award in 2017. She is dedicated to helping students develop their technique and confidence as dancers, particularly in the Ballet style. Miss Caitlin is a Provisional Teacher Member of BAL and is currently working towards completing her BAL Teaching Certificate III in Ballet. She is Working With Children Certified.

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Miss Hayley

Miss Hayley began her love for dance in 2000 and has continued to develop her training in all styles of dance. She has a strong passion for teaching ballet, jazz, contemporary and lyrical. 2022 will mark her 10th year teaching, having had the opportunity to choreograph several solos, performance pieces and concert routines. 

 

When she is not teaching, Miss Hayley is an event manager and supervisor, assisting in organising studio events, annual concerts, and the Dance Universe competition. She has worked for Showtime Attractions supervising New Year's Eve events, Christmas parades and activations, RSL shows and many more events. 

 

In 2022, Miss Hayley obtained a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management (Ballet) through BAL along with a Bachelor of Commerce. She assists in running the studio and working in the studio administration along with her weekly teaching. 

 

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Miss Olivia

Miss Olivia began dancing when she was 5 years old. She has trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics, and Cheerleading throughout her time at SDA/SPA.

 

Miss Olivia competed in our troupe teams from 2007 to 2018, while also representing SPA in solo competitions during 2016. She has successfully completed her BAL senior ballet and jazz examinations and is now studying with BAL completing a Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management majoring in Jazz. 

Miss Olivia has 4 years of dance teaching experience and has a strong passion for teaching Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Cheerleading. Throughout her time with SDA/SPA Miss Olivia has been awarded an allrounder perpetual in 2010 and the Contemporary Perpetual in 2017. 

Miss Olivia is First-Aid trained and Working with Children Certified. 

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Miss Sophie

Miss Sophie began dancing at the studio at the age of 3. She has participated in many different styles throughout her years of dancing, as well as performing with our troupes on stage since 2013. She has participated in the studio examinations for many years, in both Tap and Tap'n'Beats styles, receiving high marks for both.

 

Miss Sophie received the 2015 Tap Perpetual and the 2019 Open Age Perpetual trophies as a mark of her dedication to dance. She began student teaching in 2018, having worked closely with our younger troupe and exam students. Miss Sophie has also participated in studio performance opportunities, dancing in the Sydney Royal Easter Show Parade and in the Dance the Magic Parade in Disneyland America. Miss Sophie is a Provisional member of BAL and also holds a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management through BAL.

 

Miss Sophie is passionate about helping students increase their love of dance as well as developing their tapping skills. She focuses on building up a student's self-esteem to send them confidently through their exams. Miss Sophie is Working with Children and First Aid Certified. 

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