TRUDI - Principal
Trudi has been teaching dance in Sydney for over 30 years. She has performed in the musicals Annie, 42nd Street, Anything Goes and The Vegas Travel Show whilst teaching at The Dance Centre and Wellington St. Upon completing her Bachelor of Education, she taught Dance & Drama in the UK and completed a Higher Dip in Creative & Media studies. Trudi has developed & facilitated Dance and Drama programs for numerous schools in Sydney & has directed & choreographed many musicals.
AMBER - Head of Operations
Amber has been dancing since the age of three where her love for dance began. In 2019 she was accepted into Ettingshausens PRO’ Full-time course where she received a Certificate IV in Dance. Amber has performed at many events including the Ronald McDonald House Charity Ball and has appeared on The Voice AUS and Dancing with the Stars. Amber is a passionate choreographer, teacher and mentor to all of her students both at DC and at the many Primary schools she works at in and around Sydney.
MISS KELLY - Head of Ballet
Miss Kelly graduated from the Australian International Ballet Academy & The McDonald College before completing her Dip. in Dance: Elite Performance. After performing as a guest soloist for National Capital Ballet School in Canberra, she hung up her pointe shoes & became registered with the RAD. She has completed 3 yoga teaching qualifications & a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science at Macquarie University. Her knowledge of anatomy & technique creates a nurturing & inspiring setting in class.
Mia has been dancing since the age of 3 where her passion for dance grew and her talent shone through in her dance training. Mia has competitively danced around Australia and is now continuing to share her passion as a dedicated teacher and mentor for the Dance Chora students. Mia is currently studying a Bachelor of Education to deepen her knowledge as a teacher and to foster a love of learning in her students.
Taylor started her dance training at age 5 finding her love for performing. She attended NHSPA & was part of the dance company where she performed in festivals & conventions in China, NYC, LA, Pittsburgh & Dallas. She received a callback for her major dance composition in the HSC. In 2019 Taylor commenced FT Cert IV in dance at VN & worked on The Voice, X-Factor & DWTS. Taylor dances professionally on Norwegian Cruiselines travelling extensively, and thoroughly enjoys mentoring students at DC.
Melody started dancing at the age of three and instantly fell in love with her craft. As the years went by
her passion for dance became stronger. In 2019 she completed a year of full-time dance at
Ettingshauens Pro and gained a Cert IV in Dance. She is a fully qualified Pilates instructor and is signed with Focus Talent
Management and is continuing to grow as a professional dancer. Melody is a passionate and dedicated teacher who loves to pass on her vast knowledge to her students.
Kaitlin started her dance career from a very young age & has enjoyed great success winning eliminations, eisteddfods & Ballet Awards. She has starred as a featured dancer in FAME the musical & performed in the Dream Creative under the guidance of Marko Panzic. Kaitlin is a stand out performer with a passion for dance. She has fostered great relationships with her students & has a genuine love of teaching. Kaitlin received her Cert IV in Dance at Etts Pro & is currently signed with Dargie Agency.
Holly was enrolled in her first dance class at the age of 3, when she demonstrated her early love of movement through music. Holly continued to flourish in Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and RAD Ballet. One of her passions is performing on stage & Holly has competed successfully in many solo, duo and group eisteddfods & competitions around Aus. In addition to performing, Holly enjoys teaching tremendously. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Economics.
Maddie Owen is arguably one of the best up and coming dancers in Aus & is a sought after teacher & choreographer having trained with Daniel Assetta, Cassie Bartho, Gaynor Hicks, Paris Cavanagh, Kelley Abbey, Sophie Holloway, Stephen Tannos & Blake John Wood. After completing her Cert IV at Etts Pro Maddie went on to complete Marko Panzic's prestigious Show Business program, securing a role as choreographer for the Dream Dance Creative Oz which she still relishes in addition to her teaching work.