TEACHERS

SHELLEY EBEYER (ARAD) - DIRECTOR OF EDS

YOUTH BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, JFH, ACROBATICS, TAP & ADULT JFH

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Shelley Ebeyer is the Director of Expression Dance School. She trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School (Canada), Elmhurst Ballet School (England) and at The McDonald College (Australia). There she was trained in Classical Ballet (R.A.D, Cecchetti and I.S.T.D), Modern, Jazz (I.S.T.D), Hip-Hop, Tap and Contemporary.

Shelley’s performance credits include ‘The Nutcracker’ with the Alberta Ballet Company, she has danced with one of Australia’s leading dance-in-education companies Darc Swan Dance Company where it saw her touring nationally performing onstage and at school’s Contemporary pieces by Director/ Choreographer Chris Jannides. Shelley has also performed in the pantomime ‘The Dancing Princesses’ in London, she was a dancer at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in the Tom Jones Concert, performed with Australian Idol Paulini Curuenavuli and has performed in numerous corporate and concert shows around Sydney.

Shelley has her A.R.A.D, R.A.D Teachers Certificate and is a Mentor for the Royal Academy of Dance.

ALYSSA TANNE - BUSINESS MANAGER & YOUTH JFH

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Alyssa began dancing at the age of 3. She started her dance education with Oz Tots and then transitioned to The Dance Spot and continued soon after at StudioA to further her RAD ballet training.

Alyssa was awarded Ballet student of the year annually due to her commitment and dedication to dance. She has completed up to and including Advanced 1 RAD ballet achieving distinctions in all exams. She has also continuously trained in JFH, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop.

She was dance captain in high school and began her own dance troupe, which she ran and taught as an extra curricular activity throughout school. To further promote her enthusiasm, she organised and ran Dance for Down Syndrome to show compassion and acceptance for children with a passion for movement and dance.

Alyssa’s credits include model for Dance Direct, performances annually at the Royal Easter Show, performing with Instant Bun (hip hop crew) and Tracey Morley (Happy Feet Choreographer). Alyssa has a passion for dance and an expression of emotion through movement. She hopes to pass this passion on to every student.

BRANDON VAN OOSTEN - YOUTH HIP HOP

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Brandon is a graduate from Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School. Since then, Brandon has been working consistently as a Hip Hop Dancer and is a member of the well established Hip Hop Crew - Kookies N Kream.

 

The crew entered Australia's Got Talent and reached Grand Finals and have been rocking' ever since. He has performed all over Australia and is about to head overseas to Arizona where his crew will compete at the World's Hip Hop Competition.

Brandon continues to teach at many dance schools around Sydney where he inspires to possess a unique understanding of different strength and conditioning hip hop techniques.

FYNN AVERY - YOUTH HIP HOP & BREAK-DANCE

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Fynn has been trained in all styles of Hip Hop by some great choreographers such as Scott Forsyth, Jet Valencia, James Fenwick and many more.

Fynn has been working consistently as a Hip Hop Dancer and is a member of the well established Hip Hop Crew - Kookies N Kream. The crew was one of the Grand Finalists on Australia's Got Talent 2019, the group has also won the Hip Hop Worlds Championship 2 x times and are currently Battleground National Champions.

Apart from Kookies N Kream, Fynn is also part of 'No Flex' Hip Hop Crew who are currently ranked 19th best in the world after currently competing at HHI in Arizona 2018.

 

Fynn and his dance partner Amin are currently ranked as the 2nd best duo in NSW for World Supremacy Battlegrounds.

CHRISTOPHER FAVALORO - YOUTH BALLET

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Christopher Favaloro, originally from Sydney, studied at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, and further continued his studies at Ev & Bow Full-time Dance Training Centre. At 18, he represented Sydney Dance Company for the International Mayors’ Congress commissioned by APEC. In the same year, Christopher joined Melbourne Ballet Company as a soloist for their 2008 and 2009 seasons, Emerge and Believe.

 

In 2009, Christopher was one of a select few accepted into the Cirque Du Soleil database, and was also awarded his Solo Seal by the Royal Academy of Dance. Christopher then went on to assist Sarah Boulter in teaching the top 4 contestants for the television show, So You Think You Can Dance Australia (Season 2 & 3). Soon after, he began touring Australia with Jerome Robbins’ timeless classic, West Side Story as Shark boy, Anxious in 2010 & 2011.

 

In 2012, Christopher joined Mod Dance Company as a Principal Dancer under the direction of Brett Morgan and Graeme Murphy performing signature works by Graeme Murphy entitled Suite Synergy. 

 

Throughout his career, Christopher has performed and toured in several shows with Opera Australia across Australia. These include Baz Luhrmann’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Widow, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute by Julie Taymor, Orpheus in the Underworld, Ballo, The Love of Three Oranges and Graeme Murphy’s Aida.

 

From 2014-2018, Christopher toured internationally with Cats - The Musical in the iconic role, Mr. Mistoffelees to great acclaim. Since returning to Australia, Christopher regularly guest teaches and adjudicates throughout Australia and internationally.

JODIE WOLF - YOUTH JFH

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Jodie was awarded a scholarship to train at the Tiffany Theatre College, gaining a diploma in Musical Theatre and also at Drama Studio London where she graduated with a Trinity Diploma and a Postgraduate in Acting. She is also certified in Unarmed combat, rapier and dagger. 

She has performed at many prestigious theatres, galas and venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, Her Majesty’s, Sadler’s Wells, The ICC, The Ritz, The London Palladium, Shaw Theatre, John Lyon’s Theatre and more besides. She has played Toni in David Edgar's Pentecost, Louise in Carousel, Hermione in a Winter’s Tale, Feisty Nance in Female Transport and the Ghost of Christmas Future in a UK tour of A Christmas Carol.

 

Previous dance and singing work has included cruise liners, pantomimes, corporate backing dancing, summer seasons, music videos, photographic modelling, trade shows and Bollywood. She has appeared in various indents and commercials for leading brand names including Visa, Auto-trader, MTV, Dove, Nissan, and Obela to name a few.

Jodie has acted in many short and feature films that have been selected for Netflix, and film festivals including Bristol Encounters. Most recently Dagenham, which won best foreign film in the LA Femme Festival. She is a dance, acting and vocal coach as well as director, producer and writer for her company Bohemia Theatre and Film. Jodie has been choreographing for many years at various different stage schools and galas.

 

She is also a qualified Personal Trainer, Reformer Pilates and matwork instructor. 

DAMIEN GRIMA - ADULT SENIOR TAP 

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Damien Grima began his training at the age of six, at Theatre Arts Mackay under the direction of Lynette Denny. Starting with tap, he then moved onto all styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Drama and Singing.

After completing his CSTD Gold Cross and RAD Intermediate exams he then moved to Melbourne to train at the Australian Ballet School. Here he also performed some small roles with the Company.

Damien's first full time dance job was with Princess Cruises, which resulted in a few fill in contracts in the years that followed. In between these Damien worked as a commercial dancer for ads in Taiwan, Star Struck on Ch 9, The Helpmann Awards as well as two contracts with Opera Australia.

SHAY BROMFIELD - YOUTH & ADULT TAP

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Shay began dancing at the age of 5 at Stageworx School of Dance, it was here that Shay developed her love for dance and performing. During her time at Stageworx, Shay studied Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap (Glenn Wood Syllabus). Later moving to Off Center Dance Co to further train in Lyrical, Contemporary and Commercial styles of Dance. 

 

Shay continued to develop her love for dance through her high school years, earning many performing arts awards. During her HSC years, Shay volunteered to teach the dance team at a local primary school which quickly sparked a love of teaching.

 

Shay has the ability to create a fun and welcoming learning environment whilst also ensuring development in both technique and performance

LIV REILLY - YOUTH LYRICAL, CONTEMPORARY, MUSICAL THEATRE, JFH & TAP

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Liv originally hails from Brisbane and has grown up in a family-owned Dance School on the Northside (Reilly Dance Academy). Throughout her training, Liv was heavily involved with Brisbane City Youth Ballet and Harvest Rain Theatre Company; she also trained at Queensland Dance School of Excellence (2013-2015).

 

In 2016 Liv relocated to Sydney to continue her training at Ed5 International, after 2 years of intense full time training, graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts.

 

Along with Dancing and Singing, Liv has worked on various Film and TV sets of the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales (Walt Disney Pictures), Mako Island (Jonathan M. Shiff) and Reefbreak (ABC studios International DISNEY media distribution).

 

Working closely with industry professionals from Choreographers to Directors to Actors- Liv possesses the tools and knowledge to create artistic pieces and inspire through movement.