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MARILYN FISHER – Principal & Examiner

 

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CSTD Full Diploma – Tapping

CSTD Full Diploma – Classical Ballet

CSTD Examiner

Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management

RAD Registered Teacher – Ballet

RAD LIFE MEMBER

Local & International Choreographer

 

 

 

I have been a leader in the Australian dance industry for the past 50 years. My work in the dance industry has been recognised by becoming a Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Life Member and Registered Teacher and an international Examiner with the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD).

Along with being the principal of danceXpress, I also examine dancers all over the world including China, Singapore & Malaysia. My passion has always been to dance and I love imparting my knowledge to the future dancers.

DANIELLE SPASESKI

DANI HEADSHOTHaving danced for the past 29yrs & being a student at danceXpress since the age of 3 Danielle has achieved a numerous number of qualifications including;

CSTD Full Dip—Theatrical

CSTD Full Dip—Tapping

CSTD Intermediate—Ballet

CSTD Blue Sash Award

RAD Adv Foundation —Ballet

Along with her teaching commitments at danceXpress she also worked in numerous shows around town for such companies as Max Kays Theatre restaurant & Bent Knee Creative while also being the Principal Choreographer for St Marys Anglican Girls School graduation performances for the past 10 years.

In 2003 she embarked on a years absence to work with the highly prominent Royal Carribean Cruise line performing in a number of Broadway musicals while travelling through-out America and Europe gaining an abundance of knowledge and experience along the way, which she now shares with her students.

Having just taken a leave of absence for the birth of her 3rd Child she has now returned to the danceXpress family to continue her love of teaching…….

 

JULIA GROGAN

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CSTD Full Diploma – Tapping

CSTD Full Diploma - Classical

CSTD Intermediate Certificate – Ballet

RAD Advanced Certificate – Ballet

 

 

With over 30 years of teaching experience, I have enjoyed my venture in the world of dance.

It is the most exciting industry as I am honoured to see the progression of dance throughout the years.

After completing my first exam at the age of 4, my life has been dedicated to dancing.

I have completed all Teacher’s Diplomas in Theatrical, Tap and Classical for CSTD.

I have also achieved Advance in RAD.

My passion is teaching students to reach their full knowledge and potential in dance.

I enjoy creating and developing routines in all genres of dance to challenge my students as well as myself.

My aim is for my students to love dance just as much as I do.

 

OLIVIA OSTASZEWSKYJ

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DANCER | CHOREOGRAPHER | PRODUCER

Perth,Sydney and the USA with

PRINCESS CRUISES | SHOWBOAT FOLLIES | STEALTH CRUISES |

MINISTRY OF SOUND INT | ARIA AWARDS | AUSTRALIAN IDOL | SYDNEY FASHION WEEK

Dance has taken Olivia around the world and now back in Perth she is eager to share her wealth of knowledge. Her classes are of intense technique and style in various genres of dance including hip hop, commercial jazz, funk and anything showgirl. Olivia has trained in RAD and CSTD also training in NY, LA, Sydney and Perth, and continues to workshop and widen her knowledge of crafts.

 

MADDY MAGRIPLIS

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CSTD Advanced Theatrical

Grade 8 RAD

Advanced Gold Cross Tapping

CSTD Advanced Classical

Having commenced her dancing at the age of 2 Maddy has been a student at danceXpress for the past 17 years. Over this time she has completed numerous examinations and performed in competitions and floorshows. She is now stepping into a permenant teaching role having been an assistant student teacher for the past 2 years.

 

TAYLAH HANNA

TaylahCSTD FULL DIPLOMA

CREW MEMBER OF TRIDGY

HIP HOP SPECIALIST

MELINDA MANSHIP

MelindaCSTD THEATRICAL DIPLOMA

BOLLYWOOD SPECIALIST

Melinda Manship has completed her CSTD full teachers theatrical Diploma & participated in local floorshows. She has been dancing for 25 years. She has performed in Sydney and Perth entertaining audiences in Jazz, tap, Irish dancing & hip hop for twenty years.

Her passion for teaching has enabled her to teach students from five years through to adults of all levels & abilities in Jazz, tap, Bollywood & ballet. Melinda teaches dance for fitness and fun to students with disabilities in her local school & performs to the local community.  Melinda believes that dance is essential to life

 

DANICA WATTS

DanicaGrade 8 RAD

Advanced CSTD Jazz

I have been dancing since I was 3 years old.

I specialise in ballet and jazz and have also done tap.

I have completed RAD ballet and am currently completing CSTD Ballet.

I have performed shows around Perth including cystic fibrosis ball & channel 7 Telethon. My passion has always been working with children and I currently hold a degree in Child Care but above else Dancing is my passion…..

TAYLA ATKINSON

tayla* Acrobatics Specialist

* Advanced CSTD Theatrical

I have been dancing at DanceXpress for 17 years and I have completed my Teachers Certificate exam currently studying for my Full diploma. Other exams I have completed are my Senior Gold Tap exam and my Grade 7 RAD ballet exam. Some of the performances I have been a part of are channel 7 Telethon, Hale school Ball, Cystic fibrosis ball, CSTD competitions, Channel 7 Christmas pageant and the CSTD convention.

AMBER REID

AmberMusical Theatre Specialist

CSTD Advanced Bronze Tapping

Amber has been performing since she was 7yrs old, first appearing on Junior Australian Idol. She played the lead role in her school’s production of The Sound of Music and has also notably performed as Guest soloist at several Carols by Candlelight events. She has won & placed in a number of competitions and Eisteddfods and has appeared regularly on local TV show “The Couch”. Last year she was selected to perform the National Anthems at the ANZAC Dawn Service for the City of Joondalup.
She is currently in her 2nd Year studying a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) at Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). She has also completed a Cert IV Musical Theatre course at WAAPA.
She is enthusiastic and passionate about Musical Theatre, and loves dancing Tap and Jazz at danceXpress.

DAYNA FAIRALL

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RAD Grade 8

CSTD Elementary Classical

CSTD Advanced Theatrical

Jason Winters Contemporary

I have been dancing since I was 4 years old and moved to Dancexpress when I was 10. I have been Dancing here for 7 years and recently started assistant teaching.

I have performed at the burswood for many balls and for the CSTD convention. I also compete in competitions and have placed in my sections. I love dancing and want to continue my passion for many years to come.

SHARNNA CANFORA

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* Grade 8 RAD

* Advanced CSTD Theatrical

* CSTD Gold Bar

I have been dancing since the age of 6 and I
love performing and have been in many Including Cystic Fibrosis Ball. Channel 7 Telethon. Channel 7 Christmas Pagent C.S.T.D Convention and recently The Breast Cancer awareness Function

ALI WHITEHEAD

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RAD GRADE 8

CSTD ADVANCED

J/WINTERS CONTEMPORARY SPECIALIST

I have been dancing at the studio since I moved to Australia from South Africa.

My passion for dancing has grown over the years and my love of Contemporary dance has seen me take on the Jason Winters Contemporary Syllabus having just completed L4

I look forward to sharing my love of dance with my students!

 

 

AMANDA BOWRA

amanda cut* CSTD Advanced Theatrical

* CSTD Performer Shield

* Dorothy Gladstone Award

* Grade 8 RAD

*CSTD Advanced Classical

Having commenced her dancing career 10 years ago at DanceXpress Amanda has completed the above qualifications. Her passion for dancing has seen her progress to a student teaching role and she has become a favorite with many of the students.

In 2015 Amanda received Honours Plus for all 4 of her exams which saw her receive the studio Scholarship. She is a hard working and dedicated dancer who passes her passion for dance onto her students!

ANNELISE FRISINA

annelise* CSTD Advanced Theatrical

* CSTD Gold Bar Tapping

* CSTD Intermediate Classical

* RAD Grade 8 Classical

I have been dancing at DanceXpress for 15 years. I recently passed my CSTD Intermediate Ballet exam, RAD Grade 8 Ballet exam, Gold Bar Tap exam and my advanced theatrical exam. I’ve participated in many performances such as Breast cancer awareness function, cystic fibrosis ball, Telethon, annual CSTD convention and the channel 7 Christmas pageant. I am a permanent teacher down at the dance school on a Saturday’s!

 

 

 

MICHELLE TURNBULL

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CSTD TEACHERS CERTICATE TAPPING

Michelle began her dance training at the age of 4 with the M & M School of Dance.

Michelle has a CSTD Full Diploma in Theatrical Dance, Tap and Classical Ballet and continues her training through workshops including the Contemporary Syllabus -Foundation Grade and the CSTD Modern Jazz Syllabus.

Michelle takes pride in encouraging dancers to express their creativity, enthusiasm and love of Dance.