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MISS STEPHANIE

 

Stephanie entered into the performing arts at the age of nine. Growing up, she worked professionally on-stage at QPAC in numerous productions. Her favourite contract included playing the head orphan in ‘An Inspector Calls’ written by JB Priestley and directed by Stephen Daldry. Stephanie loved performing but her passion lay with teaching.

After completing her Bachelor of Education and graduating with honours, Stephanie taught in the education sector as a primary school teacher. During this time, Stephanie also ventured through Europe and Australia. She completed professional development courses and workshops with celebrity choreographers including: Jason Coleman, Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, Matt Lee, Blake John Wood and Matthew Prescott. 

 

Stephanie's teaching career spans over fourteen years including teaching Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama, Musical Theatre, Cheer and Acrobatics. Stephanie has been recognised throughout the industry for her award winning choreography for creating innovative competition routines including both group and solo performances.

Fun facts about Miss Stephanie include she can do a side aerial, she can recite the alphabet backwards in under 30 seconds and she has an aquatic licence.

Stephanie’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Education – Honours (2016) 

  • Diploma of Performing Arts (ATCL) with Trinity College London (2012)

  • Acrobatics Arts Teaching Certificate – Module 1 (2016) & Module 2 (2019)

  • Acrobatic Arts Certified Trainer (2022)

  • IASF Level 2 Cheer Coaching Certificate (2022)

  • Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) Certification in Junior, Senior and Advanced Programs (2018)

  • CSTD Jazz Dance Teacher’s Certificate (2015)

  • CSTD Tap Dance Teacher’s Certificate (2015)

  • CSTD Advanced Theatrical – specialising in Ballet, Tap and Jazz (2011)

  • QLD Certificate II in Business (2012)

  • QLD Certificate II in Work Place Practices (2012)

  • Belgravia Foundation Mental Health eLearning Program (2022) 

  • Certification Concussion Management Training (2022)

  • First Aid, CPR and Fire Training Certification (2024)

  • Current Blue Card and registration with Queensland College of Teachers

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TEAM

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TEACHERS
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MISS CHLOE

Miss Chloe is a passionate triple threat performer, who has worked professionally in both
Musical Theatre and Film/TV. She has been trained by some of Australia’s best in the
industry and has been singing, dancing and acting since she was 6.

 

At the age of twelve, Miss Chloe made her professional Musical Theatre debut as Pepper in the Australian National Tour of ‘Annie’ (Gordon Frost Organisation), which consolidated her choice to
pursue a career in performing. In 2018, she moved to Melbourne freshly out of high school,
where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre at The Victorian College of the Arts. Most
recently, she appeared as a co-star on the TV show ‘Young Rock’, led by Dwayne Johnson.


On the days when she isn’t at the studio, Miss Chloe is a Speech & Drama Specialist at
Ormiston College, and an early learning Music teacher at Hush Little Baby. Miss Chloe is a warm, enthusiastic teacher who loves working with children. She has extensive experience teaching all ages and is beyond excited to join the Achieve team!

 

Miss Chloe will always ensure a fun, safe and inclusive environment for her students. Some fun facts about Miss Chloe include she loves chocolate ice-cream, she has a kitten named Jerry and loves to read.

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MISS CAITY

Miss Caity is a wonderful choreographer and teacher! She

possesses a strong focus on technique and exam syllabus

and thrives with creating innovative, award winning

choreography. Miss Caity has been dancing for more than

fourteen years. She started her teaching career five years ago,

and has taught a variety of genres and ages specialising in Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and Contemporary. She has also performed in the senior company of Merge Dance Theatre in 2021.

Miss Caity holds her certification in Junior, Senior and Advanced programs in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). She also holds her CSTD Jazz Dance Teacher’s Certificate, is an Acrobatic Arts - Module 2 certified teacher, has her Level 2 Cheer Coaching Certification with IASF and has completed her Concussion Management Training. Miss Caity holds her current first aid, CPR and blue card.

 

She is passionate about teaching a range of ages and ability. She aims to inspire each of her students to do their best in all aspects of their dancing life. A few fun facts about Miss Caity is that she has completed a community project in Vietnam, her favourite colour is aqua, and she is studying a dual degree in nursing and midwifery.

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MISS SAM

Dr. Sam (known at Achieve as Miss Sam) began dancing at the

age of four and singing at fourteen. She firmly believes in the joy

and value of performing arts. Miss Sam studied at Dance Network

(Sydney) and at the University of Wollongong, obtaining her

teacher’s qualifications (FATD syllabus) in Tap and Jazz.
With over a decade teaching and production experience in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and Musical Theatre, Miss Sam has a wealth of performance expertise to share. Miss Sam has performed in Sydney, Brisbane, Wollongong and London and has sung in a band, duos and solo.

 

Miss Sam graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Science (Biology),
1st class Honours and also has a PhD in pollination ecology. She has taught science for over a decade, from primary-aged children through to university students. Miss Sam’s daytime profession is as Principal Scientist and Manager of the Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium. Miss Sam also holds her current first aid, CPR and blue card. 

 

Miss Sam is thrilled to delve deep into technique and style with the next generation. Some fun facts about Miss Sam is that she writes and reviews children’s books in her spare time, adores baking and owns over fifty dresses.

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MISS TORI

Miss Tori is extremely passionate about the performing arts and is a triple threat. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Education (Primary). Miss Tori has a growth mindset and thrives with teaching as she actively seeks opportunities to further her knowledge base and skills across a range of genres. 

 

In primary school, Miss Tori participated in a multitude of drama performances, various choirs, and thrived in the subjects of music, dance, and drama. During high school, she performed in productions including Legally Blonde, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and The Beast, and ‘Orbit’ by David Burton.

 

Miss Tori holds her Module One Certification through Acrobatic Arts, her Junior, Senior and Advanced programs through Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) and her Level 1 Cheer Coaching certification through ISAF. She has completed her Concussion Management Training and holds a current first aid, CPR and blue card. Miss Tori is currently working towards gaining her Diploma in Speech & Drama and her CSTD Jazz Dance Teachers Certificate. 

 

Some fun facts about Miss Tori is that her favourite colour is blue, she played cello for twelve years and she spent two years volunteering at the RSPCA.

MISS GEORGIA

Miss Georgia is a bright and passionate dance teacher who loves creating a safe and supportive environment for all of her students. With nearly nine years of teaching experience, Georgia has loved watching her students develop across multiple styles. Some of which include; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Cabaret, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. She holds her Module One Certification with Acrobatics Arts, her Concussion Management Training and has her current first aid, CPR and blue card. 

 

While teaching, Georgia has also pursued her passion for performing and choreographing in multiple productions. Some of her credits include; Fame, Grease, Hairspray, Bring it on and multiple independent Cabaret shows. 

 

Some fun facts about Miss Georgia is that she owns a puppy named Lily, loves the colour blue and spends as much time as possible swimming or snorkelling reefs and beaches.

GUEST TEACHERS
GEORGIA MCKEON
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SAM MARKS
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ALISA TIMOFEEVA
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REBECCA CAMPBELL
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ALEXANDRA ROBERTSON
RANIA POTAKA-
OSBORNE

 
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GRACE BARLETT
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TIFFANY PAYNE
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