Emma Jubb - Director
Miss Emma was born in England, singing from the age of 4 and became a member of the Northern Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) at the age of 11. She studied LAMDA Drama, ISTD and RAD Ballet along with ISTD tap and Modern, taught ATOD for 10 years and is a qualified CSTD teacher. Emma has a National Diploma in Performing Arts and A Level in Dance. Emma has most recently upskilled her training by attaining her Module One plus Aerial and Back Handspring Acrobatic Arts Qualification. She has performed and choreographed routines for many shows and sponsored events, as well as being head cheerleader for Hull FC for four years.
After moving to Australia in 2004, Emma worked as a performer at Movie World, was a Latin style dancer, choreographer and performed at many high profile events. She ran her own small community hall based studio for 2 years before having children and then taught for 10 years at a local dance studio.
“As a teacher it is an honour and privilege to play such a vital role in my students’ lives, to inspire them, be a part of their growth and share a mutual respect and passion for dance and the performing arts. I have a huge vision for creating a positive and supportive atmosphere and I'm so grateful to be able to share these values with our students”
Emma began dancing at 5 years old and has an extensive training history, most notably when she was 17 Emma was accepted straight into the final year of the English National Ballet School, National Ballet School of Canada, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Emma has danced professionally with the English National Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet, performing in many classics such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and The Nutcracker, along with numerous contemporary works.
She began teaching ballet in 2004 in Hong Kong at Jean M. Wong School of Ballet, one of the finest and most prestigious schools in the Asia-Pacific region. Upon returning to Australia in 2011, Emma has been a freelance teacher based in Sydney, and later on in Brisbane, and has been invited to guest teach at a large number of ballet schools and workshops around Australia and overseas, most recently having been invited to guest teach at the English National Ballet School.
Miss Kianna, is our incredibly talented Acrobatics and Contortion teacher. Kianna began gymnastics at the age of 4 before transitioning into acrobatics, tumbling and dance. As a competitive sports acrobat, she competed up to Level 9 with her trio, representing the Queensland and Australian team, winning a number of state and national titles and was awarded the 2018 and 2019 National Acrobat of the Year.
Kianna has been coaching and judging acrobatics, contortion, gymnastics and tumbling for the last 6 years, holding qualifications through GA up to an Advanced Acrobatics Coach/Judge and Intermediate Gymnastic Coach.
She is currently undergoing a Bachelor in Physiotherapy so values and holds in high regard the importance of teaching athletes strength, conditioning, technique and injury prevention as a part of their acro training to build strong and empowered athletes both mentally and physically.
Zoe’s journey through dance started at 4 years old and very rapidly grew into the love she shares with it today. She has trained in styles ranging in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, acrobatics, cabaret, hiphop, musical theatre, lyrical and more! Zoe has completed numerous examinations and is now a qualified instructor in both classical ballet and tap, studying in EDTA classical ballet and GlennWood Tap.
Straight out of high school after successfully graduating year 12, Zoe began her studies at Queensland University of Technology undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) and is excited to graduate the course this year! Zoe is also fresh out of graduating her first year of full time dance elite performance with Queensland College of Dance, dancing in the commercial stream cohort. Learning from industry professionals for several years throughout these courses has expanded the knowledge and passion Zoe has for teaching and she is so excited to pass her experiences and all of her learnings onto our students.
Jennifer grew up dancing on the Sunshine Coast training in all styles including classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. She developed a passion for teaching at the young age of 15 years old and began to teach under her home studio ABDS. Jen began teaching competitive students coaching them to both regional and national events. In 2021, Jennifer also has her Cert IV in Dance.
Whilst studying, she continued to teach and compete as well as take part in concept videos and performances. Jennifer’s choreography has been showcased at eisteddfods and competitions across Queensland. At Get The Beat State Championships in 2021, two of her jazz routines received runner up state champions, and in 2022 her Under 15 Jazz team won the overall state champion award. Her Open Age Jazz team was also awarded the overall highest score for their category at Get The Beat Nationals. Many of the soloist students whom Jennifer work with weekly continue to accumulate impressive achievements such as overall regional champion and choreography awards. In 2021 & 2022 she has also worked with local schools on dance pieces, which also are showcased at state-wide competitions.
Currently residing in South East Queensland, she is passionate about coaching students of all ages and ability levels to fulfil their goals and aspirations within dance. Jennifer prides herself on facilitating the development of students' technique, and also their versatility and artistry in many styles of dance
Eli is a young, experienced Actor, Dancer and Musician. Eli has recently performed as Hamlet in Hamlet: Revenge Never Sleeps in which he won best Actor and Best Comedic Actor. Eli has also recently won Best Actor and the Premier’s Cup for his performance of Melvin in the Cocoon. He has also recently performed in a touring production of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
Eli is trained in tap & jazz and has had experience teaching intermediate and junior students in dance, drama and music. He is a very astute young choreographer and has directed, orchestrated, choreographed and arranged varied musical theatre productions. Most notably and recently a show called ‘Bluebell’, a youth theatre production. Eli’s other choreographical credits include; Mr McGregor’s Pond the musical, Bluebell, Aladdin JR, The little Mermaid JR and Wizard of Oz the Pantomime.
Eli aspires to the be the best he can be and has a passion in sharing and instilling the wonders of the creative & performing arts to the wider community.
Charlie has been training in all things Circus and Aerials for nearly nine years.
Her first love was Aerials, both Lyra and Silks. She has also learnt to love training in Trapeze, Cube, Rope and Slings. Training to perform in the Air involves skills in Dance, Acro, Tumble, and a focus on Flexibility and Strength Training.
She has performed as an Aerialist at the Brisbane Convention Centre for Creative Generation and performed on Lyra at the Prestigious Australian Circus Festival. Along with this, she has won the Advanced Section for Lyra in the Brisbane Bend the Air event. Charlie has also trained with International Aerialists and performed at QPAC alongside the professional Circa troupe.
Charlie strives to provide a fun and vibrant environment whilst teaching the Aerial Arts. Her goal is to help her students get fit, strong and healthy while having fun swinging in the air.
Miss Darcy is incredible with little ones, she has been teaching 3-6 year olds for the past 3 years in ballet, jazz and tap and will be teaching some of our junior classes as well as assisting with Lyra classes. Darcy has been dancing since she was a junior herself and has trained in both ATOD and RAD and has completed up to elementary level examinations. Darcy was part of the merge contemporary program for two years and has been training in both Aerial Lyra and Silks for 5 years.
Georgia is passionate, vibrant and positive natured. Recently studied as a trainee with the Joffrey Ballet School on scholarship, she provides a rich insight into international ballet training standards. Georgia was also offered a trainee contract with the Etoile Ballet Theatre in Italy for their 2022/23 season. Throughout her years of full-time ballet training she was offered positions with Orlando Ballet School for their summer school, Sydney Dance Company PPY and New Zealand School of Dance. She completed a short contract with the Australasian Dance Collective as a youth ensemble member where she was offered further full scholarships for their summer school. Georgia was awarded her Level 4 A.R.A.D Diploma of Dance with distinction after the completion of her Advanced 2 RAD exam. Georgia has also completed a Certificate lll in Fitness (including first aid and CPR) and loves incorporating the knowledge learnt into her conditioning for dancers. Most recently Georgia has been working alongside Claudia Dean. Through her personal coaching Georgia now specialises in private classes polishing dancers for their exams, competitions & class work, whilst utilising the Claudia Dean methods of training.
Olivia Mercien - Ferol
Olivia has been dancing from the age of 4 in a variety of genres including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre. Olivia has taught Jazz and Hip Hop since she was 13 years old however, over the last 5 years Olivia directed her training fully towards HipHop. She is specialised in a multitude of hip hop styles which also includes breaking, locking and popping.
Olivia has attended and competed in Hip-Hop Internationals in Phoenix & Arizona, USA three times in 2018, 2019, 2022.
Olivia loves teaching as it allows her to share all the knowledge she has gained throughout her experience. Dance also provides a safe space for young dancers to explore new styles, movement ranges and become comfortable and confident whilst dancing!
Liv is currently overseas furthering her dance training. We cannot wait to have you home and in our studios, bringing your love and passion for the industry and in particular hiphop
Shayne comes from Western Sydney originally where his training began at the age of 6 and comes with a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise that we are very fortunate to have him come and share with us. He has choreographed professionally and worked with company programs such as Dance Editorial and the Locreado Dance Company. He has a passion for choreography and creating unique concepts and individual pieces for students throughout Australia and overseas with much of his work winning national titles. Shayne has worked with numerous studios and continues to travel the globe with a focus that all students no matter what standard, deserve to be taught properly and technically. His passion for individual growth and understanding the process allows him to really give all students a wonderful learning experience in every single class.
Shayne is an award winning, sought after choreographer and adjudicator and has many years experience and competitions under his belt including Get The Beat, Burn It Up, The Ultimate Dance Challenge, Evoke, EBDSN, Dance Blitz, Christchurch Tap Dancing Association Competition, Noosa Springs Dance Festival and the Theatre Awards BBO to name just a few. He prides himself on being fresh, fast, fair and constructive.
Robyn Rae Laud
Robyn Rae Laud is a well respected dancer and choreographer at Skyline Dance Studios, Base Dance Studios and Dance House in the UK. Robyn is only in Brisbane for 3 days before she heads off again to continue her Future Nostalgics WORLD TOUR with @dualipa !!!!!
Robyn has an extensive career of touring, performing and dancing alongside an impressive line up of talent. In 2018 Robyn was part of X Factor and The Voice Kids, performing alongside and supporting competitors for both series. Robyn has danced with Dua Lipa, Akon and Becky G at the MTV music awards, was part of the Brit Awards Greatest Showman performance with Hugh Jackman and danced alongside Robbie Williams at the ITV Gala Event. Aside from her tours with Dua Lipa, another highlight in Robyns repertoire was the 2019 ’SPICE WORLD’ UK and Ireland Tour with THE SPICE GIRLS and Jess Glynne. During covid lockdowns in 2020 Robyn was involved in a livestream concert event created by Dua Lipa called ‘Studios 2054’, this collaboration involved a number of artists including Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Miley Cyrus.
Robyn’s incredible talent and passion has taken her to INSANE heights in the Dance Industry and we are incredibly lucky that she has took time out from her huge (and very short) schedule to give dancers in our studio the opportunity to learn from her!
Chelcie has been in the dance and performance industry for over 20 years in the UK and in Australia. She studied dance at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) which furthered her training and technique.
Chelcie performed as a professional dancer throughout Australia with a theatrical performance team providing entertainment at corporate events for over 10 years.
Chelcie holds her Comdance teaching diploma in the Jazz and Theatrical syllabus! She truely loves to pass on her knowledge gained from over 15 years of teaching the Comdance syllabus. Chelcie has a true passion for teaching and choreography. Chelcie’s choreography has gained numerous awards and she absolutely loves to see dancers achieve what they never knew possible!