Our Dance Teachers

Miss 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.

Miss Rhiannon

Miss Rhiannon predominately teaches at our Subiaco venue, as well as supporting Miss Kelly at Karrinyup for events.  Miss Rhiannon has just completed a BA majoring in both Education and Theatre and Drama.

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 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.
You will find Miss Rhiana teaching on Friday mornings as well as assisting in our concerts and events throughout the year.