Our Dance Teachers

Mrs Kelly

Kelly started dancing at the tender age of 3 years old and immediately fell in love with dancing in all its forms. Throughout her training at a prestigious dance academy in Essex, UK, Kelly participated in examinations, festivals and competitions in and around Essex and London.

Kelly is trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz and stage performance, completing exams in the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabi. After graduating from college with a double-distinction Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance), Kelly went on to work as a professional dancer in the UK. During her work as a dancer and performer Kelly worked alongside many professional choreographers and entertainers in shows across the UK including theme parks, cabarets and pantomimes.

Kelly also holds a BA (HONS) in Early Childhood Studies and combines her knowledge of child development and teaching to create an appropriate and engaging dance programme. Kelly has worked with children from newborn to teenage years for over 15 years in the education and care sector and has worked alongside many teachers, social workers, psychologists and health professionals.

With her diverse and experienced skills Kelly creates vibrant and age appropriate classes and has an abundance of patience with young children to help them learn.

In her spare time Kelly enjoys being outdoors, hiking with her dog, travelling, yoga and Perth’s amazing coastline.

Mrs Kelly will be on maternity leave to have her first bub from March 2020, although she will not be out of the studio for long!

Miss Momo

Miss Momo started dancing when she was just 2 years old. As time went on her dedication and passion for Ballet grew and
she moved to Perth School of Ballet, completing many exams and entering and winning many competitions.

Miss Momo wanted to further her dance education to learn Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical and Tap so she joined another Perth dance company to broaden her knowledge and dance genres.  Miss Momo also studies dance at school and is very passionate about it.

Miss Momo has taught ballet for several years at the Perth School of Ballet and has completed many workshops and masterclasses at the WA Ballet and WAAPA and still competes at various dance competitions across Perth. 

Miss Momo loves teaching children and is hoping to become an independent teacher in the future, she loves to see children happy and having fun.

You will find Miss Momo teaching on Saturday’s and Tuesday afternoons at Karrinyup as well as covering classes during the week when needed. fMiss Momo also runs her own Lyrical / Contemporary class on Saturday’s and assists in choreography for our recitals and is a valid member of our team for our children to aspire to and learn from. 

Miss Rhiana

Miss Rhiana grew up in Malaysia, in her dad’s hometown and carried out most of her dance training there in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus. Miss Rhiana completed all of the Grades and the Vocational Syllabus up to Advanced 1 by the time she left for Perth at the age of 15. In Perth, she continued her training at the Graduate College of Dance, completing Level 8 in their syllabus.
 
In 2012, Miss Rhiana competed in a national dance competition in Malaysia, performing the lady’s variation from The Flower Festival at Genzano and won second place and a scholarship to a summer school in Melbourne. In the years at the Graduate, Miss Rhiana has performed in several roles, including a cygnet in Swan Lake and a Merliton in Nutcracker.
 
Miss Rhiana’s favourite ballets are La Fille Mal Gardee and Romeo and Juliet. She also loves going to see musicals, which have always interested her since her ballet teacher showed her DVD of “Cats” when Miss Rhiana was 10.
 
Due to Miss Rhiana’s full time studies her time is now limited with us but you will find Miss Rhiana teaching on Tuesday afternoons and covering classes where needed, as well as assisting in our concerts and events throughout the year.

Miss Samantha

Miss Sam started dancing when she was 5 years old at Dance Force the Studio in Perth.  There, she was trained heavily in many different styles such as Contemporary, Jazz, Classical Ballet, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Tap and Hip Hop. She has also been heavily trained as a contortionist and still uses this skill in her dance movements today. At the young age of 17, Sam moved over to Sydney from Perth to further her dance training at Ev & Bow Full Time Dance Training Centre, under the direction of Sarah Boulter and Lisa Bowmer. Here she undertook two years of full time training and completed both a Certificate IV in Dance and a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance).

Miss Sam began dancing professionally at the age of 14 through a creative entertainment agency in Perth known as ‘O Entertainment’. She has performed as a dancer, acrobat and contortionist in many corporate shows and events; such as the Mercedes Benz Gala Dinner, Western Australian Police Force Annual Ball, The Crown Hotel Masquerade Ball, ECU ‘Under the Stars’ festival and the Chinese New Year Street Festival. Sam has also recently appeared as a dancer in Erthlings’ music video “Cuts and Bruises”, choreographed by Larissa McGowan and was a featured dancer in Nick Marcus’ music video “Don’t Tell Me”. Sam is a very driven and hardworking individual, who finds uttermost joy in bringing entertainment to others through her performance. 

Miss Sam also has a strong passion for teaching and loves being able to inspire the upcoming generation. She has been teaching for about 4 years now and is very versatile in what styles she can teach. After spending the last two years in Sydney, Sam is very eager to share the knowledge that she was taught with Perth dancers and hopefully inspire other young people to pursue their own careers in dance.

In her spare time Miss Sam enjoys going to the beach, adventuring with her friends, working out at the gym and spending quality time with her loved ones.

You will find Miss Sam teaching our Tiny Tots classes during the week as well assisting to cover classes where needed. 

Miss Kylee

Miss Kylee began dancing at the early age of 3.  She began with Ballet and soon found she also had a passion for jazz and Hip Hop. As she grew older she pursued her journey of dance through classes both inside and outside of school. In high school Miss Kylee was a member of her school’s Dance Theatre Company which involved dancing at a variety of Performances, Festivals, Competitions and Musical Productions.

Miss Kylee was also one of her school’s House Dance Choreographers where she enjoyed working with other students in a fun and supportive environment as well as being able to share her love of dancing with others. 

Her interests extend to singing and drama and she has been in multiple musical and theatre productions. She is currently involved in a musical production which she thoroughly enjoys whilst studying Engineering at University.

Miss Kylee loves teaching children and has a variety of experience with children including assisting with school holiday programs for kids. She absolutely loves to see children having fun and loves being able to help kids pursue their passion for dance.

You will find Miss Kylee teaching assisting Miss Momo in our classes on Saturday’s and also covering classes where required, she especially enjoys Jazz and helps out with our Thursday classes too. 

Miss Emma

Miss Emma began training as a dancer at the age of 5 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. It began with Ballet, which then that led onto starting other styles of Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. Competing in competitions all over the country since the age of 8, she realised she loved being onstage.
 
Later in years she started to develop her love of teaching and choreographing dance. Miss Emma is trained in RAD Ballet, completing her Advanced 2 level and sat many NZAMD Modern Exams, completing her Solo Jazz Diploma.
 
Once Miss Emma had left school she took a gap year overseas, living, working and dancing in her other home, England. It was a life-changing experience and being able to learn from other amazing teachers at the Studio A Dance Company in England, it opened her eyes up to the world of dance.
 
Miss Emma has recently completed her Diploma in Performing Arts (Commercial Dance) & Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts (Performing Arts) in Wellington, New Zealand. She has been teaching since 2014 in many styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical & Contemporary to name a few.
 
In her spare time, she loves photography, film making & art. She is excited to be living in Perth and discovering what this side of the world has to offer!
 
You will find Miss Emma teaching on Saturday’s in our Junior classes. 

Miss Rhiannon

Miss Rhiannon began dancing at community centre dance schools from the age of 4 and continued to dance through primary school in line/folk dancing until her final year of primary school when she ran and led her own dance classes for students aged 5-7. Rhiannon’s dancing continued through high school and into adulthood exploring all styles of dance, with her preference being Broadway Jazz.

Miss Rhiannon has a love of acting and had her first acting role at age 7. Through her dance and drama training she has had the opportunity to perform in many plays, a few short films, a music video and a television commercial.

Miss Rhiannon has being working with children for many years and has previously taught at a drama and dance school, which involved team-teaching and leading lessons for students aged 3-16, in both  drama classes and dance classes including styles such as jazz, hip hop and lyrical, using ballet exercises to increase students’ strength and technique. She has also assisted in teaching students competition dances and assisted in choreographing for a Fringe World Festival show.

In her spare time Miss Rhiannon assists in making costumes for community theatre, knitting, and rollerskating.

Miss Rhiannon holds a BA majoring in Education and Theatre and Drama and now works as a full time drama and dance teacher. You will find Miss Rhiannon assisting us during school holidays and at our recitals.