Director / Co-Owner
Jazz / Tap / Musical Theatre
Just a few of her Stage and Theatre credits include: Starlight Express Musical - Germany (3 years), Spartacus - Australian Ballet, Tap Works, Musik at Event - Germany, Santa’s Kingdom - Fox Studios, Summer Surprises - Dubai. Amanda has numerous Film and Television credits including: Dancer in the feature film Mao’s Last Dancer, Home And Away and Always Greener - Seven Network. She has also choreographed numerous corporate events across Australia and choreographed for TV Series A Place To Call Home - Seven Network and Channel V Room 208 these are just a few of Amanda’s professional career highlights.
Before returning to the Gold Coast Amanda taught at Sydney’s leading Performing Arts School Brent Street Studios for 14 years and has trained students who have gone on to have successful careers from professional musicals, various world wide contracts, cruise ships, to winning So You Think You Can Dance.
Jazz / Contemporary / Lyrical
Cassie Bartho is a dynamic dancer and choreographer from Newcastle. At 16 she moved to Sydney to complete her HSC and Fulltime training at Australia’s leading performing arts school, Brent Street.
Since graduating fulltime Cassie has jet setted into the commercial dance world and has been lucky enough to dance for artists such as Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Ricky Martin, Jessie J, Kylie and Danni Minogue, PNAU, Client Liaison, Hailee Steinfeld, Kim Petras, and Havana Brown. Bartho has also been lucky enough to perform on shows such as X-Factor, The Voice and Australia’s Got Talent as well multiple corporate events.
Cassie’s choreography is also beginning to make an impact within the industry. Her transition into the creative side of the industry has been organic yet powerful. Cassie’s work is slick and polished and her approach to creating visually exciting pieces – whether the brief calls for on-trend movement or something more classic – it’s fresh and energetic. Her most recent accomplishment has seen her appointed resident choreographer of channel 10’s ‘The Masked Singer’ (Season 2) and was Assistant Choreographer to Stephen Tannos on ‘Found’, We Are Dance Project’s debut show. Bartho has also joined various creative teams, choreographing for companies, major brands and artists such as Optus, Mugler, Harvey Norman, The Star Casino, Luke Antony, NuSkin, Channel 7, Westpac and the ABC Network. Bartho has also assisted choreographers such as The Squared Divison, JTown, Matt Lee, Lucas Newland and Cat Santos on their various endeavours.
Cassie hopes to continue to grow and develop as a dancer and choreographer and wishes to continue sharing her knowledge as much as possible with the Australian dance community.
Jazz / Contemporary / Lyrical
In 2013-2014 Jade was chosen in the cast of the Jupiter’s Casino show “Zircus." In 2014 and 2015, she was a cheerleader for the local Rugby League team “The Titans” and is constantly involved in local corporate work and performances.
Jade is excited to share her knowledge and passion with her students.
Contemporary / Lyrical
Arna studied fulltime under the guidance of Prudence Bowen at Ecole Classique in Sydney. At 17, She competed in the RAD Adeline Geneé awards in London before procuring a place with the Vienna Opera Ballet School. Arna later received a contract with the Österreiches Ballet Theatre. Other European training included Kommishe Opera, Berlin, Princess Grace Academy, Monte Carlo and the Palucca School in Dresden. Her performances include Sleeping Beauty, Die Puppenfie, Raymonda, La Sylphide, Giselle, various Contemporary works, waltz excerpts, and performances with the Opera. Arna also performed in the 1996 film, La Prima Musica, filmed in Vienna.
Arna completed my RAD Teaching Certificate in 1999 and began my teaching career at several schools on the Gold Coast before setting up my own school in Burleigh Heads in 2002, where she specialized in ballet and offered full time tuition for students seeking placement at prestigious international ballet schools. Arna was very successful in this endeavor having several of my students going on to professional dance careers in Europe, the UK and the US, as well as the Australia Ballet School.
Arna teaches many styles of dance and strives to deliver high caliber tuition and guidance to all her students. She enjoys choreographing solo’s and group productions, pas de deux, and one-on-one ballet coaching. Arna also recently gained my Level 1 Yoga teacher qualification.
Lyrical / Contemporary / Jazz
Since leaving Full Time she was offered representation by Jeep Management and moved to Sydney early 2019. She has been seen on The Voice and featured in music videos such as Guy Sebastian, Courtney Act and YBY Chilly music. Kyra was also part of The Dream Dance Company DEJA VU show 2019 and SHOW | BUSINESS 2019 cast working closely with Marko Panzic and Katie Sanchez.
In 2020 Kyra has since been offered a role in Baz - Luhrmann new Elvis movie coming out in 2021 which she has been offered a dance role.
Jazz / Tap / Lyrical / Acrobatics / Tiny Tots
Mackenzie is constantly inspired by fellow choreographers and performers who share their love of performing and mentoring as well as meeting like minded committed individuals who are also privileged enough to live their dream and share their passion through their continued commitment and love of dance. Mackenzie completed her Certificate IV in performing arts at Brent Street on the Gold Coast in 2019, and was awarded the “Honour Roll “ Award for that year. In 2020 Mackenzie was privileged to be asked to teach the Brent Street Gold Coast Full Time Students on the Gold Coast on a weekly basis.
Throughout her passionate dancing career she has been involved in many competitions and performances never ceasing to miss an opportunity to dance. Alongside her teaching Mackenzie has been involved in regular corporate work and events.
In 2018 Mackenzie successfully auditioned for Le Moulin Rouge ( Official ) in Paris and in 2019 she was successful auditioning for a placement with Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Mackenzie has enjoyed teaching at Dance Tech since 2016. She is passionate about passing her knowledge and love of dance to her younger students and always works hard to ensure the children are striving to their best ability, whilst still loving and enjoying being involved in the world of dance.
In most recent years Jaimi has performed all over Queensland and interstate as a solo artist or with bands at various events, private parties, restaurants, bars and funerals.
Jaimi has completed her Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is currently at Southern Cross University studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology.
She is passionate about safe vocal technique and empowering students to find their own voice.
RAD Ballet / Conditioning
Midori then joined the Houston Ballet, where she performed in ballets such as Swan Lake, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, La Fille Mal Gardee, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, La Sylphide, Nureyev’s Don Quixote, Coppélia, Balanchine’s Symphony in C, and Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker.
Since retiring from performing, Midori’s training and professional credits provide a wonderful base for teaching and sharing her knowledge of classical ballet.
Midori is also a Pilates, Yoga and Barre fitness instructor and believes in training the whole person in dance.
Jacob TK Patara
Contemporary / Lyrical / Jazz
She has been lucky enough to work with and mentored by some of Australia’s best and well-known choreographers. In 2014 Kyla has guest choreographed at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School in which her routine received ‘Best Choreography Award’ at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod. After completing her course in 2014 Kyla signed a contract with local dance agency ‘Chase Creations’ in which she was offered many performance opportunities from corporate events .
Over the past 5 years Kyla has loved being able to choreograph and teach students all over the Gold Coast, teaching all styles of dance from commercial jazz, tap, lyrical and contemporary. She is extremely passionate in helping others to be able to feel confident and express themselves through her work.
Vocal / Stage & Screen Acting
She graduated from the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries in 2013 where she furthered her studies in Theatre and Film. She has also trained in Musical Theatre, contemporary voice and classical voice over the past 12 years. A graduate of the University of Queensland, she has received A Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts (Extended Major in Drama). Encouraged by her love of Arts education Jackie is currently studying her Masters of Teaching with the intention to become a High School English and Drama teacher.
Jackie is a dedicated and well-loved teacher on the Gold Coast and has been able to share her knowledge of voice and drama at many Performing Arts studios over the past seven years. With experience teaching anywhere from pre-prep to adults, Jackie feels comfortable teaching all ages, and is confident that her lessons will engage, excite and extend each individual student to reach their singing and acting goals.
Lyrical / Contemporary / Conditioning
Office Manager / Co-Owner