Andrew

CO-PRINCIPAL

Since starting his training in 1989 at Attitudes Dance Studio, in the styles of Jazz, Tap and Neo-Classical, Andrew has a number of achievements to his name. After studying Certificate III in performing arts at Bartuccio's Dance and Promotions Centre at the age of 16, it wasn't long before Andrew was dancing professionally. Some of his career highlights include "The Wog Boy" (feature film), "Godspell" (musical) "TV Week Logie Awards" dancing for Ricky Martin, "Moulin Rouge" feature Film) amongst many others. Andrew was offered a full scholarship to Dance Factory in 1999 but chose to stay with Bartuccio's. Andrew was later given a government grant from the St. Kilda Arts Department to set up a dance program for under-privileged children; this was the first experience Andrew had in teaching children. Andrew continued working as a professional dancer, but after teaching full time at various schools in Melbourne he realised his passion lay in teaching. This led to his decision to open his own school in Melton. Andrew is frequently invited to choreograph various events and continues to teach for many full-time dance courses throughout Melbourne. With experience from every aspect of dance, Andrew enjoys collaborating with his hand-picked staff and creating the future of dance.

Atlanta

CO-PRINCIPAL

Atlanta commenced her dance training at the age of 10, studying the styles of Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Song & Dance, performing in regular shows and dance competitions.

Atlanta completed a Certificate IV in Dance Performance Studies from the Australian Dance Institute, and then later attended the Victorian College of the Arts where she obtained a Bachelor of Dance. Here, she got to work with world-renowned choreographers, and majored in contemporary and ballet; as well as choreography, kinesiology and anatomy.

Atlanta has had many performance opportunities, some of which include the Australian Dance Awards, back-up dancing for song artists at CD launches, as well as being featured in the Australian band 'Client Liaison's' film clip 'Free of Fear.' She has also performed in dance tours in Queensland, performing at Dreamworld and White Water World, and has been featured in famous Melbourne parades such as the Myer Christmas Parade and Moomba.

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HIP HOP \\ TAP  

Gabriella began dancing at the age of four, initially isolating herself to ballet before branching out into Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Acrobatics over her 17 year commitment. Gabriella attended Galactic Dance (formerly Dance Enterprise) from a young age. She has had the opportunity to perform at numerous fundraising events and advertising prospects for the dance schools she has partaken in, whilst also completing RAD, Cecchetti, and CSTD exams. She has also placed in numerous solo and troupe competitions, and has attended workshops with industry professionals. Gabriella became a teaching assistant in 2010, and was entrusted with her own classes from 2014. Gabriella has recently completed a BA at The University of Melbourne, majoring in Psychology, and is working her way towards a Masters degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology. She utilises her knowledge and personal experience in dance alongside various developmental psychology theories and practices to ensure her students learn in the most informative, safe, and beneficial manner available to them.

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HIP HOP

It all started when he saw the moonwalk, and from that moment, Deon hasn't stopped dancing!

Deon has worked extensively as a dancer/actor in film, television and theatre.  His theatre credits include: West Side Story, Sisterella, Oh What A Nite, Fame, Footloose and Saturday Night Fever.  Deon has toured with International artists Shaggy and Macy Gray, toured the U.K with Will Young, and worked with Kylie Minogue on 'Mushroom's 25th Birthday Celebration', and on her 'On A Night Like This' tour. 

His television credits include: The Aria Awards, X-Factor, Hey Hey It's Saturday, The A.F.I Awards, The Good Friday Appeal, The Logies, Fast Forward and Neighbours.  Deon's performance highlights were being a featured dancer in the films 'Moulin Rouge' and 'Scooby Doo’.

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