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One of Australia's leading specialized dance tuition companies, get to know the teachers.


Kristal Twight

Company Director

Kristal holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and in a professional career spanning 14 years has built a reputation as a leading and innovative Dance Educator. Kristal started in Dance at age three as an enthusiastic classical ballet student before going on to excel in gymnastics. After training for several years in the West Australian Institute of Sport's elite youth gymnastics program Kristal made a change to focus solely on dance in 1992 when she was accepted into the Specialist Dance Program at John Curtin College of the Arts. Kristal continued to forge her passion for Dance under the Direction of Ruth Osborne, one of Australia's most prominent Contemporary Dance choreographers and youth dance specialists at Contemporary Dance Centre. Kristal developed a high level of proficiency in the key dance disciplines of Gymnastics/Acrobatics, Contemporary, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Break Dance. Kristal danced professionally and has choreographed for the 2015 Swan River Run, opening ceremonies, AFL and NBL games as well as the WA Youth Awards, The 2013 Chevron Ball, The Saba Rose Button Charity Ball and The World Aerobics and Basketball Championships. In 2016, K2Dance, under the Direction of Kristin and Kristal were invited to perform at the Australian Dance Awards, becoming the first Dance Studio in Australia to have been invited to perform at this event. Kristal has become known as an influential Dance Educator and has twelve years experience in elite West Australian Secondary Schools. At Presbyterian Ladies' College over a period of nine years Kristal built one of WA's largest and most successful high school Dance Programs. Under Kristal's direction the PLC program saw years of success including the 2009 and 2010 Subject Exhibitions, as well as being named in the top five performing schools for WACE Dance five years in a row. At Prendiville Catholic College Kristal continued her ability to inspire excellence with her Year 12 students being ranked within the top five performing schools in the state. In 2012 and 2013 Kristal was awarded the Catholic Performing Arts Dance Shield ahead of over 80 other High Schools for her excellence in Performance and Choreography. In the 2014 Inaugural Australian Independent Dance Teacher Awards K2Dance Directors Kristal Charles-Twight and Kristin Keighery were awarded the Dance Studio Teacher Award for excellence in teaching and for the successful running of a Dance Studio. The award recognized their passion for teaching and inspiring the next generation of dancers. She has written for the Curriculum Council, delivered professional development workshops for teachers across WA and worked as a moderator for the development of the West Australian Stage 2 and 3 Dance Courses. Kristal has worked with Nationally and Internationally recognised Dance Choreographers and Artists including Marko Panzic, Jason Gilkinson, Kelley Abbey, Sarah Boulter and Reed Luplau. As a Director of K2Dance Kristal has been able to successfully integrate her educational experience with the corporate Dance environment, where she continues to inspire the next generation of West Australian dancers

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Kristin Keighery

Company Director

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and has taught for over fourteen years, winning a variety of awards and accolades for her work with the Education Department, Presbyterian Ladies' College, The Independent Dance Sector and The WA Catholic Education Department. She began dancing at age 3, studying Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance at John and Bernadette Taylor Ballet School. Deciding to extend her love of other dance styles she joined the Contemporary Dance Centre, under the tutelage of expert Contemporary artist Ruth Osborne at age 13, studying Jazz Dance, Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, Performance and Choreography. Within the Education arena Kristin has been awarded a variety of accolades including being shortlisted for 2 Excellence in Education awards, various students attaining WACE Dance Subject Exhibitions and numerous students performing in WA Performing Arts Perspectives. In the 2014 inaugural Australian Independent Dance Teacher Awards, Kristin and Kristal (K2Dance) were awarded the Dance Studio Teacher Award for excellence in teaching and for the successful running of a Dance Studio. The award recognized their passion for teaching and inspiring the next generation of dancers. Together with Kristal she built one of WA's biggest and most successful Dance programs, at Presbyterian Ladies' College. Under the instruction of Kristal and Kristin this program saw years of success, including the 2009 and 2010 subject exhibitions and being in the top performing schools acknowledged by the Curriculum Council every year Year 12 Dance was offered. Kristin is highly skilled in Contemporary, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Physical Theatre. She is an expert in delivering and writing integrated curriculum and working with students with special needs. She has danced professionally in and choreographed for opening ceremonies, AFL and NBL games, a breadth of School performances and competitions as well as the World Aerobics and Basketball Championships. Kristin has moderated and assisted in writing for the Curriculum Council and delivered professional development workshops for teachers in Western Australia. She has worked with Nationally and Internationally recognised Dance artists, including Marko Panzic, Kelley Abbey, Reed Luplau, Sarah Boulter and Matt Lee. As a Director of K2Dance Kristin has choreographed and directed performances for a variety of corporate and charity events including; The Saba Rose Button Charity Ball, The Swan River Run, The Chevron Ball and Relay for Life. In 2016 K2Dance, under the direction of Kristin and Kristal, were invited to perform at The Australian Dance Awards, becoming the first Dance Studio in Australia to have ever been invited to perform at this prestigious event.

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BROOKE LEEDER

Brooke Leeder graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2000 with a Bachelor of Dance and was a founding member of Trike, performing in works by Luke George, Frances d'Ath and Stephanie Lake for the Melbourne Fringe, Fringe Fashion and Apollo Bay Music Festivals. She also performed in Frances d'Ath's Dead White and Stephanie Lake's Love is the Cause at Dancehouse. She was a company dancer in Phillip Adams Balletlab, performing in Upholster and Amplification, touring with the company to Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. Brooke also choreographed and performed The Man and his Wife for the Melbourne International Arts Festival's Spielgeltent. In WA, Brooke has worked for independent artists such as Phillippa Clarke, Chrissie Parrott, Katrina Lazaroff, Claudia Alessi, Alice Lee Holland and was a company dancer for Buzz Dance Theatre. In Germany Brooke was a company dancer in battleRoyal and Martin Steifermann's MS Schrittmacher. Recently Brooke performed in Tenebrae et Lux for the Perth International Arts Festival 2013. Brooke has travelled to London and Berlin to continue training in William Forsythe's Improvisation Techniques, Batsheva's Gaga Technique and worked with Trisha Brown Dance Company in New York. Brooke has choreographed the works Not Even New York, Iron or Gold, Unravel and recently Mechanic, which premiered at PICA in the 2014 Fringe Festival. Brooke was selected to present her work Dancers Speak Volumes at the Subiaco Arts Centre's Independent Theatre Festival in March 2014. More recently, Brooke has completed the Graduate Diploma of Education, she is a sessional lecturer at WAAPA and teacher at John Curtin College of the Arts. 

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BERNIE BERNARD

Bernie has worked extensively in the Performing Arts arena for 30 years!

After working as a professional dancer in television and corporate theatre both nationally and internationally with innovative choreographers such as Ruth Osborne, Ross Coleman, Robyne Moase,Tony Bartuccio to name a few, Bernie became inspired to create dance and became a respected choreographer on a wide range of high profile Corporate Entertainment Productions, Awards Shows, and prestigious WA Sporting events...

Bernie has worked extensively in Music Theatre. She is currently working at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and has choreographed many popular Broadway Musicals such as “Into the Woods”, “PalJoey” and “Parade” to name a few...

Bernie has choreographed projects for both WA's “Steps Youth Dance Co” and Canberra's “Quantum Leap”. She tutored for Ausdance at their Summer Schools in WA, ACT and NSW and was also invited by the Australia Council to tutor at their National Youth Dance Festivals in NSW and Vic.

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TYRONE ROBINSON

Tyrone is one of Western Australia’s most versatile and prominent Dance Artists. He began dancing at the age of 12 at The Performance Company in Morley and was accepted into the Specialist Dance Program at Hampton Senior High School. In 2008 he was accepted into the acclaimedSTEPS Youth Dance Company and in 2010 he started his professional career as assistant choreographer on the 2010 STEPS Main House Season “Pheonix”. In 2011 Tyrone received the STEPS Emerging Artist Scholarship and graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Tyrone travelled to the USA where he spent three months working with World famous Contemporary Artist Erica Sobol. On his return to Perth Tyrone has been sought after in many professional shows working with contemporary artists from all around the world including Sue Peacock, Claudia Alessi, Dean Walsh, Kim Adam, Matthew Morris, Rachel Ogle, Brooke Leeder, Alice Lee Holland, Kyle Abraham and Kate Weare. In 2013 heworked as a Hip Hop and Commercial Dancer performing for worldwide commercial talent such as Guy Sebastian, Ame’ delves, Erica Sobol, Macia Del Prete, Eva Sanchez.

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Bonnie Neate

Bonnie Neate was born in Brisbane, Queensland and began studying dance at the age of four. She studied, Classical ballet, Jazz, Contemporary Dance and Tap as well as gymnastics. At the age of fifteen Bonnie was accepted into the Kylie McGovern Dance Excellence program (Full Time) for Ballet and Contemporary Dance in Brisbane. After completing her studies and required exams (C.S.T.D. Tap, Theatrical (Student Teachers) and Ballet (RAD)) within this program and she began working as a professional dancer and took a contract with Disneyland in Anaheim, California where she worked extensively as a professional dancer within the theme park. Upon returning to Australia Bonnie then worked as professional dancer for Jupiters Casino (Gold Coast) and the Tivoli Theatre restaurant (Brisbane). Soon after Bonnie was accepted into the Queensland University of Technology where she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Dance Performance)/ Bachelor of Secondary Education. During this period she turned her attentions to teaching and choreography. Bonnie started the Dance Program at Fairholme College in Toowoomba Queensland, which rapidly grew and from the success of this program she was invited to become a panelist for the subject of Dance in Senior Schooling on the Queensland Board of Subject Advisory Officers, where she co-wrote the Dance in Senior Studies curriculum for Queensland (2004-2006). In 2006, Bonnie moved to Western Australia with her husband where she was appointed as Head of Dance at Penrhos College. She started the dance program at Penrhos College, which grew very quickly. Bonnie has also worked as a teacher of dance for Presbyterian Ladies College and Corpus Christi College. In 2011 Bonnie’s husband was again transferred and she moved to Canberra. In 2012 she was offered the position of Teacher of Contemporary Dance at a Dance Studio called Dance Central. During her time at this studio her program increased in success and size and she was involved in professional choreography (Bonnie was selected to choreograph the media launch for Bangarra Dance Theatre’s production of Blak in 2013 through Canberra Theatre), managing and choreography all technical Competition teams and the pre-professional year technical dance program. As well as maintaining a management position within Dance Central Canberra, Bonnie completed a Certificate Three in Personal Training as well as a Certificate Four in Stretch Therapy. In 2015 Bonnie and her family moved back to Perth, where she resumed teaching dance at K2 Dance, where she teaches: Acrobatics, Contemporary Dance Jazz and Tap.

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CHANTELLE SKY PEARS

Chantellebegan dancing in Hobart after ten years training as an Artistic Gymnast. Under tuition of House of Dance Tasmania, she has been trained in Commercial Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Classical Ballet and Musical Theatre. Over the years,Chantellehas had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers, including Etienne Khoo, Marko Panzic and Paul Malek; as well as perform in state eisteddfods and concerts. Aside from her dancing career, Chantelle is a Paediatric Registered Nurse and in 2012 she moved to Perth to extend her nursing career, now working in the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children Emergency Department. She has also been coaching national and international level gymnasts for over a decade and has had several gymnasts be invited to join high performance institutes. Since becoming a part of K2Dance as both a dancer and teacher she has thoroughly enjoyed working with RUDE Agency and Bernie Bernard, performing in the Boobalicious Gala Ball, Chevron Ball and Melbourne Cup under their guidance.

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COURTNEY WALTER

The bubbly explosion of curls that is Courtney Walter has been involved in the Dance industry for over 20 years. Studying at W.A.A.P.A Courtney moved on to dance and choreograph in Tawain, London, Spain, Melbourne & Sydney. Reaching the Top 20 of Australia's 'So You Think You Can Dance' Courtney then continued to work with Guy Sebastian, Lara Bingle, Timomatic, Cate Cebrano & many more Australian Artists. Having a great passion for teaching, Courtney continues to teach Dance & Yoga around Perth. We are privileged to have Courtney at K2Dance teaching our Under 9’s Hip Hop students.

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Dannielle Paulus

Dannielle began training in Jazz, Tap, Classical, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Contemporary from a young age. Dannielle completed her C.S.T.D training in all genres & taught at the C.S.T.D Singapore & Kuala Lumpur Summer School. Dannielle then trained in Sydney and completed her Diploma of Elite Performance & her Cert IV in Performing Arts at Brent Street. Dannielle is a gifted teacher and is part of the APAN (Australian Performing Arts Network) team as well as teaching at several other studios, including K2Dance. Her lessons are inspiring, uplifting, technical, energetic and enjoyable!

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ELENI BACOPANOS

Eleni began dancing at age 4 training in Classical Ballet and Modern Jazz for 14 years at the Perth School of Ballet. She attended Presbyterian’ Ladies College where she completed Dance 2AB and 3AB, attaining one of the highest marks in the State for her Stage 3 final exams leading to her selection as a part of Performing Arts Perspectives 2011 for her Original Solo Composition. At PLC Eleni was a Senior Choreogrpaher and was selected to work with leading Australian Artists Marko Panzic, Reed Luplau and Ruth Osborne on special projects. In 2014 Eleni completed her Bachelors of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame Australia, with first class honours, where she topped her course. Eleni is now a practicing Physiotherapist at Joondalup Hospital and continues to Dance and teach at K2Dance.

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HAYLEY BURDON

Hayley started dancing when she was 5 years old training in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. At 18, she made the move to Sydney to commence a year of fulltime dance training at the Brent Street Perfoming Arts Centre, she then went on to win a scholarship through source dance and got to train with renowned choreographers André Fuentes, Jian Louis Pierre and Tony Czar. Her career highlights include Michael Jacksons 1997 history tour at the age of 7 performing in songs ‘heal the world’ and ‘earth song’, also being chosen to perform at Sydney’s carnival with André Fuentes in his piece ‘Gravity’. In 2009 she went on to teach at a specialist dance camp in NYC.
Hayley now lives in Melbourne where she has been in shows choreographed by renowned Melbourne choreographer Paul Malek these include Project Y shows ‘Gallery’ and ‘Project one’ also being part of a double bill with the collaboration project ‘Collide’.

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JACK DUNNE

Jack began dancing at age 12 atthe Jody Marshall Dance Company, training in Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Acrobatic styles of dance. In 2012 he continued his training at The Performance Company in Morley with additional training in 2013 at Dynamic Performing Arts. During this time he competed in many dance competitions in all styles and achieved outstanding results, most notably “Male Dancer of the Festival” (2013) at the Commonwealth Society of teachers of Dance (CSTD) competitions at Midvale and a Senior Finalist at the “Dance Quest” competitions.Jack has completed all CSTD Theatrical Dance Examinations and Tap examinations with outstanding results in every exam most notably Honours Plus for his final Advanced Theatrical dance exam this year. In 2009 and 2010, Jack Travelled to Singapore with the Jody Marshall Dance Company to perform shows at Suntec City. In 2012 he performed as a dancer at the Transit Brands Fashion Launch with Johnny Ruffo and in 2013 Jack Represented Prendiville Catholic College in Dance performing at the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival at the Riverside Theatre Perth Convention Centrewhere the school won the Catholic Performing Arts Dance Shield. In 2013 he entered Josh Horner’s international online dance competition “Dance Upon A Dream” and won the Senior Tap Solo Section. Jack is known for his finesse as a Boys Dance Teacher. He founded the Boys Dance Group at Prendiville Catholic College.

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Jaimie Thomas

Jaime began dancing at 8 years of age with Impact Dance Factory under Jodie Waldock (Bell). She practiced a variety of dance genres including jazz, tap, acrobatics, lyrical, neoclassical, classical ballet and musical theatre. She competed in a variety of dance eisteddfords and competitions as both a solo performer and within larger group dances. Along with Impact Dance Factory, Jaime competed at the International Theatrical Dance Championships in Sydney 2010 and within the same year danced at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. Throughout her secondary schooling, Jaime studied WACE Dance 2AB and 3AB and was awarded the 2013 Dance Captaincy of Prendiville Catholic College. During this time she competed in several Catholic Performing Arts Eisteddfords and along with her peers won the highly sought after Dance Shield in 2012. She has performed at a variety of corporate and local sporting events including cheer squads for Perth Glory and the WA Reds Rugby League Team, Telethon, Australian Dance Teaching Awards 2015 and Boobalicious Ball 2016. Jaime is currently finishing her Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Australia.

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Kristal Twight

Kristal holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and in a professional career spanning 14 years has built a reputation as a leading and innovative Dance Educator. Kristal started in Dance at age three as an enthusiastic classical ballet student before going on to excel in gymnastics. After training for several years in the West Australian Institute of Sport's elite youth gymnastics program Kristal made a change to focus solely on dance in 1992 when she was accepted into the Specialist Dance Program at John Curtin College of the Arts. Kristal continued to forge her passion for Dance under the Direction of Ruth Osborne, one of Australia's most prominent Contemporary Dance choreographers and youth dance specialists at Contemporary Dance Centre. Kristal developed a high level of proficiency in the key dance disciplines of Gymnastics/Acrobatics, Contemporary, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Break Dance. Kristal danced professionally and has choreographed for the 2015 Swan River Run, opening ceremonies, AFL and NBL games as well as the WA Youth Awards, The 2013 Chevron Ball, The Saba Rose Button Charity Ball and The World Aerobics and Basketball Championships. In 2016, K2Dance, under the Direction of Kristin and Kristal were invited to perform at the Australian Dance Awards, becoming the first Dance Studio in Australia to have been invited to perform at this event. Kristal has become known as an influential Dance Educator and has twelve years experience in elite West Australian Secondary Schools. At Presbyterian Ladies' College over a period of nine years Kristal built one of WA's largest and most successful high school Dance Programs. Under Kristal's direction the PLC program saw years of success including the 2009 and 2010 Subject Exhibitions, as well as being named in the top five performing schools for WACE Dance five years in a row. At Prendiville Catholic College Kristal continued her ability to inspire excellence with her Year 12 students being ranked within the top five performing schools in the state. In 2012 and 2013 Kristal was awarded the Catholic Performing Arts Dance Shield ahead of over 80 other High Schools for her excellence in Performance and Choreography. In the 2014 Inaugural Australian Independent Dance Teacher Awards K2Dance Directors Kristal Charles-Twight and Kristin Keighery were awarded the Dance Studio Teacher Award for excellence in teaching and for the successful running of a Dance Studio. The award recognized their passion for teaching and inspiring the next generation of dancers. She has written for the Curriculum Council, delivered professional development workshops for teachers across WA and worked as a moderator for the development of the West Australian Stage 2 and 3 Dance Courses. Kristal has worked with Nationally and Internationally recognised Dance Choreographers and Artists including Marko Panzic, Jason Gilkinson, Kelley Abbey, Sarah Boulter and Reed Luplau. As a Director of K2Dance Kristal has been able to successfully integrate her educational experience with the corporate Dance environment, where she continues to inspire the next generation of West Australian dancers

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Kristin Keighery

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and has taught for over fourteen years, winning a variety of awards and accolades for her work with the Education Department, Presbyterian Ladies' College, The Independent Dance Sector and The WA Catholic Education Department. She began dancing at age 3, studying Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance at John and Bernadette Taylor Ballet School. Deciding to extend her love of other dance styles she joined the Contemporary Dance Centre, under the tutelage of expert Contemporary artist Ruth Osborne at age 13, studying Jazz Dance, Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, Performance and Choreography. Within the Education arena Kristin has been awarded a variety of accolades including being shortlisted for 2 Excellence in Education awards, various students attaining WACE Dance Subject Exhibitions and numerous students performing in WA Performing Arts Perspectives. In the 2014 inaugural Australian Independent Dance Teacher Awards, Kristin and Kristal (K2Dance) were awarded the Dance Studio Teacher Award for excellence in teaching and for the successful running of a Dance Studio. The award recognized their passion for teaching and inspiring the next generation of dancers. Together with Kristal she built one of WA's biggest and most successful Dance programs, at Presbyterian Ladies' College. Under the instruction of Kristal and Kristin this program saw years of success, including the 2009 and 2010 subject exhibitions and being in the top performing schools acknowledged by the Curriculum Council every year Year 12 Dance was offered. Kristin is highly skilled in Contemporary, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Physical Theatre. She is an expert in delivering and writing integrated curriculum and working with students with special needs. She has danced professionally in and choreographed for opening ceremonies, AFL and NBL games, a breadth of School performances and competitions as well as the World Aerobics and Basketball Championships. Kristin has moderated and assisted in writing for the Curriculum Council and delivered professional development workshops for teachers in Western Australia. She has worked with Nationally and Internationally recognised Dance artists, including Marko Panzic, Kelley Abbey, Reed Luplau, Sarah Boulter and Matt Lee. As a Director of K2Dance Kristin has choreographed and directed performances for a variety of corporate and charity events including; The Saba Rose Button Charity Ball, The Swan River Run, The Chevron Ball and Relay for Life. In 2016 K2Dance, under the direction of Kristin and Kristal, were invited to perform at The Australian Dance Awards, becoming the first Dance Studio in Australia to have ever been invited to perform at this prestigious event.

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MONIQUE ELEY

Monique has been dancing for over 22 years under the close eye of her mother Debbie Eley a well-known Classical Ballet teacher in Perth. Monique is trained in every Dance style and has received credentials in CSTD examinations in Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics and Ballet including both Student and Full teachers Diploma. She graduated from the Graduate College of Dance in 2004 where she was part of a unique programme for young dancers to be able to study and dance together. Here she studied full time dance majoring in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Monique took her first professional job on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and has been dancing professionally in Australia and America ever since.

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REBECCA MAY

Rebecca has extensive training in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Spanish after 15 years of training at Contemporary Dance Centre with Australian Acclaimed Artist and Youth specialist Ruth Osborne. She gained a music Scholarship to Churchlands S.H.S for Trombone and fast became involved in all aspects of music. In 2003, Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the acclaimed West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and followed it with a Certificate 2 in Music Theatre. Rebecca has performed in Music Theatre Shows including Chicago as "Velma Kelly", Cabaret as "Frenchie " and Oklahoma as ensemble. She travelled to Vancouver BC and stayed for 4 years after securing a teaching role with a performing arts school, Broadway Bound Performing Arts for Kids. For the last two and half years, she has been working towards releasing her Debut EP "Little Whispers" and now rehearses and performs with her trio around Perth.

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REBECCA MOONEN

Rebecca began her dance training at age five specialising in Classical Ballet, Tap, and Jazz through the CSTD syllabus. During her 28 years of dancing she has performed in numerous eisteddfods and dance competitions throughout WA, winning many awards including Dancer of the Festival. Rebecca has also performed and choreographed for a variety of sporting matches, corporate events and promotional activities. Throughout her dance career Rebecca has taught at some of Perth’s most dynamic schools, the career highlight being the opening of her own studio in 2005. She has furthered her dance teacher training at home and abroad, studying alongside industry greats such as Dein Perry ( Tap Dogs) Mia Michaels ( SYTYCD) and Movin’ Melvin Brown, as well as attending dance conferences and specialist class in London and New York. A Dance teacher by night, Rebecca is also a cyber-safety expert who regularly visits Schools to discuss social media and the National Curriculum. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Commerce, in addition to Full CSTD Diplomas in both Theatrical and Tap.

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Shuling Wong

Shuling Wong studied full-time at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. In her earlier years, Shuling trained in Ballet, Modern theatre, Flamenco, and Tap at the Principle Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts. Shuling studied Contemporary Dance at Presbyterian Ladies’ College in high school as a TEE WACE Stage 3 subject where she was involved in the high school’s dance company and was appointed as Dance Captain in 2010. She achieved the top WACE practical score for her performance in 2015. Shuling has performed with STEPS Youth Dance Company in their production NoSpace (2008) led by Sam Fox and Moonwebs and Scorched Thongs (2009) led by Alice Lee Holland. In 2009, she was invited to Sri Lanka as a guest to perform in Yoshita Alaysekaza’s production Dance Moves 2. Throughout her studies at WAAPA, Shuling has collaborated with choreographers Including: Leigh Warren There’s No Time Like The Present, XiaoXiong Zhang Rite of Spring, Raewyn Hill Fugue, Paul O’Sullivan Quaint, Rhiannon Newton Donca Matic, Paea Leach and Jo Pollitt Quiet Beast, and Charlie Hodges The Mindful Dancer. Shuling attended the Beyond Technique Residency in 2013 at Bundanon Trust under the mentorship of Phillip Channells and Elizabeth Ryan. In the same year she performed XiaoXiong Zhang’s Rite of Spring (2013) at the Guon Theatre in Beijing, China. Shuling was recently awarded the Finley Award for Dance (Bachelor) at WAAPA. In 2014 and 2015 Shuling performed several seasons with Buzz Dance Theatre, collaborated with Daisy Sanders to create and present Status Room, performed in the award winning Mechanic by Brooke Leeder and several independent shows, she is now one of Western Australia’s most sought after Independent Artists.

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