ABOUT OUR TEACHERS

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MICHELLE SMITH

Michelle started dancing at the tender age of 5yrs attending the Gloria Seaton Dance School, studying Ballet (RAD exams primary to majors), Tap and Jazz. Michelle spent many years doing eisteddfods under the guidance of her mother Noeline Brown (Miss Noeline, choreographer of eisteddfods only), while joining the Janice Breen School of Dancing. Michelle was a member of the Breen Machine (Performance Group) and participated in many shopping centre shows while herself competing and winning many talent Quests. The Sydney Junior Talent Company then become a big part of Michelle's life constantly dancing as the lead role and singing in many shows, telethons, shopping centres and clubs.


Michelle's first professional job came  when she auditioned and was accepted into various cabaret shows throughout Asia (mainly Korea and Japan) touring for up to 6 months at a time. Once the opportunity came up to audition and join "Copacabana Theatre Restaurant" here in Sydney she was a cast member for 5 years.


In 1998, Michelle saw the opportunity to open up a dance school in the Hills District. Today it is one of the Hill's most respected dance schools. Since then, Michelle has choreographed and performed in the "Impossible Princess the Kylie Show",  and has run a very successful Show Group within the school. The latest achievement for Michelle and the studio was the Kids 4 Kids Benefit Concert for the "Day of Difference Foundation", raising $10,500. Stars alike joined forces to this much needed cause, from Big Brother 2006 contestants, "Dancing with Stars", Alana and Carmelo and "Australian Idol", Anne Robertson.


Recently, Michelle received an award in recognition for her dedication to dance. The award was presented at the Showcase National Dance Champions held on the Gold Coast, January 2013.

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JESSICA SMITHSON

Jessica Smithson is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer from Sydney with 18 years of dance training and experience.  Jessica completed her certificate IV in performing arts at Brent Street Studios under the guidance of Cameron Mitchell, Lucas Newland, Darren Mapes, and other industry professionals. She obtained her HSC at Brent Street Academy whilst training intensively in various styles of the performing arts. To further her training, in 2017 Jessica partook in the Show Business Course mentored by Marko Panzic. Jessica made her professional theatre debut in Billy Elliot the Musical in 2008 as ballet girl “Tina Harmer”. In 2008 she performed at the Helpmann awards with the cast of Billy Elliot. She has performed for a number of artists including Jack Vidgen and Cody Simpson at The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, X factor finalist Nathaniel Willemse and Tim Omaji in this video clip “Waterfalls”. In 2016 Jessica performed in Packemin Productions West Side Story as “Susan", a member of the Jets ensemble. Jessica regularly performs in a number of corporate gigs with Studio 101 directed by Maya Martinez and most recently appeared in LOcREaDO's “Nothing” directed by Loredo Malcolm. She has also performed at the Sydney Dance Company for “13 Rooms” and appeared on Everybody Dance Now as a contestant and Young Talent Time as a back up dancer and most recently was chosen to be apart of RICHFAM created by Rob Rich.

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CHRISTIAN HART

Christian began his dance training at the age of 9 at Constant Groove Dance Studio. His styles include; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. In 2019 Christian received his Diploma in Performing Arts at Brent Street under the guidance of Lucas Newland, Lisa Callingham, Cameron Mitchell and Cassie Bartho. 

Christian's performance credits include; ‘We Are Dance Project Pre-Show’, ‘The Premiers Gala Concert’, ‘The Voice Australia’, ‘Dancing with The Stars’ and ‘Mardi Gras Barcelona’. In 2017 and 2018 Christian had the opportunity to travel to Spain and Italy representing Australia at the ‘World Dance Movement’ as well as performing as a guest act in their annual performance showcase. Furthermore, he performed at Sydney Town Hall for the ‘WaterAid’ Ball, Sydney hair expo as a model, ‘AfterPay’ at the Ivy and Ambassador for ‘PureDynamics. In 2020 Christian danced for Sam Smith at the Mardi Gras 'After Party' event working with The Squared Divison and other incredible performers.  

Christian has competed in several competitions throughout his years of dancing both for solos and groups, receiving many outstanding achievements. Back in 2017, he was awarded the National title award winner at Hollywood Bound National Championships receiving pre-senior Dancer of The Year winning a trip to Spain competing internationally, furthering his dance education. In 2018 Christian received runner up at Showcase Nationals and was fortunate enough to have been asked to assist and be captain of the Australian team in Italy at The World Dance Movement.  

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MEG BIDDLE

Meg started dancing at the age of 3 years old and has been training in several different dance styles over the years. 
She has trained under many industry professionals and is currently working as a professional dancer and teacher. 
After doing a year of full time at The Next Step Performing Arts Professional, Meg has had several opportunities performing and working for many artists and dancers. 
Some performances for artists include Kylie Minogue at Mardi Gras 2019 and Tee Noah’s “Coming to Australia” music video.
Meg is working hard to push her career in the dance industry and her work is being well recognised by many top dancers and choreographers.

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JOSH WADLEY

Josh began tap dancing at the young age of 4 in his home town Christchurch, New Zealand. He later began training in other styles such as jazz, JFH, hip hop, ballet, contemporary and musical theatre. Josh was able to learn off one of New Zealand's top tap dancers - Daniel Sintes, before moving to Sydney at age 17 to further his training. In 2016, he gained his Certificate IV in Dance after a year of full time training at the Village Performing Arts. Josh has performed in several corporate jobs around New Zealand, Australia and China, including the Canterbury Business Awards, the farewell ceremony for the Australian Olympic team and the new Honda Avancier car launch in Beijing, China. He has also performed in shows such as A-Live Entertainment's "Machismo - Live Dance Show" directed and choreographed by BJ Rorke and Dayton Tavares. Josh placed 1st at the prestigious PACANZ New Zealand Tap Dance Nationals in 2016 out of 60 of the countries' best tap dancers. He recently finished a 3-month contract as a Dancer at Disneyland Paris as a part of the “Mickey’s Christmas Big Band” show choreographed by Chris Horsey and directed by Matt West. Dance is his number one passion and he hopes to continue learning and growing as a professional dancer, performer and teacher.

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SHELYSE WADLEY 

Shelyse began dancing at age 3 at Levings school of dance. In her hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand she trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theatre. Shelyse was also an associate at the New Zealand School of Dance as a contemporary major. 


Shelyse moved to Sydney at the age of 15 to further her training. In 2020, Shelyse studied full time at The Next Step Performing Arts where she received a Diploma of Performing Arts. Here she was able to learn from many of the industries best performers and choreographers. 


Performing and teaching are two of Shelyse’s main passions and she can’t wait to share her knowledge and training with more students.

 
 

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1/3 Bearing Rd, Seven Hills NSW 2147, Australia

0414 277 677

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