MEET THE TEAM
Stephanie entered into the performing arts at the age of nine. Growing up, she worked professionally on-stage at QPAC in numerous productions with her most favoured role including the head female orphan in ‘An Inspector Calls’ by JB Priestley and directed by Stephen Daldry.
Stephanie loved performing but her passion lay with teaching. From the age of fifteen, Stephanie undertook many roles at various dance schools teaching jazz, ballet, tap, hip hip, speech and drama, musical theatre, cheer and acrobatics. She also thrived when teaching solo intensives and choreographing for eisteddfod competitions.
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.
With several years of experience and qualifications, Stephanie was ready to fulfil her dreams and thus Achieve was created!
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)
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)
First Aid, CPR and Fire Training Certification (2020)
Current Blue Card and registration with Queensland College of Teachers
Miss Alannah is a very passionate teacher and performer. After graduating school and moving to the Gold Coast to train full-time at Dance Force, Miss Alannah was offered a contract overseas as a professional dancer and acrobat. Miss Alannah has also worked as a professional Cheerleader for the Bulldogs in Sydney for four seasons. Despite, being an outstanding performing, Miss Alannah also possesses a strong love for teaching.
Miss Alannah is currently studying a Bachelor of Education majoring in Dance and HPE. Her other qualifications include certificates in dance, performing arts and training & assessment. Miss Alannah is a level two qualified cheer instructor and specialises in teaching Acrobatics, Cheer, Jazz and Conditioning. Miss Alannah also holds her current first aid, CPR and blue card qualifications. She enjoys sharing her knowledge, passion and drive with all students watching them progress to achieve their full potential.
Fun facts about Miss Alannah include she has lived in Mexico, her favourite colour is blue, and she loves swimming.
Miss Lucy has trained at various professional ballet schools
including The Hamburg Ballet School and The Royal
Conservatoire of Scotland. Miss Lucy specialises in teaching
Ballet, PBT, Pointe, Conditioning, Contemporary, Lyrical and Tap.
Miss Lucy's qualifications include a Bachelor of Architectural
Design, Certificate in Modern Ballet, Level four Diploma in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance from RAD, current first aid, CPR and blue card.
Miss Lucy focuses on improvement throughout her classes with a precise balance of technique and creativity. It is wonderful to see each child's face light up when she arrives, knowing they are going to be guided through each exercise with encouragement and support.
Fun facts about Miss Lucy is that she can speak fluent German, she has lived in seven countries, she has worked professionally as a ballerina and Miss Lucy loves drawing.
Miss Bec began dancing and singing at the age of two. She
has a Bachelor of Music specialising in Musical Theatre,
current first aid, CPR and blue card. Miss Bec has performed
in various professional musical theatre productions including
Wicked, The Little Mermaid and Legally Blonde. During the day, Miss Bec works for a performance agency and enjoys booking clients for upcoming performance opportunities.
Miss Bec inspires and supports our students to achieve their goals. She creates a welcoming, fun environment paired with engaging lessons to challenge each child.
Fun facts about Miss Bec is that she has travelled around the US, her favourite disney princess is Cinderella and her favourite colour is orange.
Zayden has worked professionally in the performing arts industry
since the age of seven. Growing up, he has performed in
professional productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,
The King and I, The Jungle Book and Cinderella. He has gained
knowledge and experience whilst working with Queensland
Musical Theatre, Brisbane Arts Theatre and Opera Australia. Zayden has been in numerous television shows on ABC including Grace Beside Me and Harrow. To further this, Zayden has worked in professional fashion shows and commercial photoshoots. His most recent photoshoot was for Wet 'n' Wild.
Besides performing, Zayden is a very talented hip hop choreographer. His qualifications include a certificate in community coaching (2020), current first aid and blue card. He is working towards his CSTD Teaching Certificates in Jazz & Tap, his Acrobatic Arts qualifications as well as his ATCL in the performing arts through TCL. Zayden shows great leadership, determination and enthusiasm in all of his classes. He brings a wealth of knowledge around working professionally in the industry at a young age and is a wonderful role model for all of the students at Achieve.
Fun facts about Zayden is that he enjoys rap music, can do a standing back-tuck and is thriving in rugby and boxing outside of dance.