Meet the Team

Dance Classes | West Ryde

Bianca Sulkowicz

STUDIO DIRECTOR

BArts Dance, BEdu (Secondary), Cert IV in Performance, ADV & AcrobaticArts Certified

From the age of three, Bianca has been engaged in all genres of the Performing Arts. Her dance career has seen her travel within Australia, Japan, America & New Zealand, working alongside Dean Perry and Kylie Minogue, choreographed for Australian Dance Idol, and has taught in several Sydney based dance studios. Bianca has kept a close association with Showcase The Australian Dance Championships, hosting Ballrooms at the National Finals on the Gold Coast. Bianca’s acting success has seen her appear in the Mini Series Brides of Christ and several guest roles in TV series such as Water Rats, Police Rescue, A Country Practice and Home & Away. Bianca is delighted to share with you the wonderful talents of the Stepaside students.

Rebecca Cavenagh

TEACHER

BEdu (Birth to Twelve) & ADance (Performance), ADV Certified & Progressing Ballet Technique Certified

Rebecca began her dance training at the age of 3 in the styles of Jazz, Contemporary and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet. With 9 years dance teaching experience, Rebecca now holds a BEdu (Early Childhood & Primary) and is continuing her education as a current student at AMPA (Academy of Music & Performing Arts) to complete an Associate Degree of Dance (Performance).

Rebecca has and continues to work with industry professionals and has had a variety of performance opportunities within TV & Film. Joining the Stepaside team in 2013, Rebecca loves watching her students grow from strength to strength in a positive and inspiring atmosphere.

Sally Dangar

TEACHER & ADMINISTRATION

Dip of Performing Arts, Certified ADV & Dance Health Alliance Teacher

Sally is a Graduate of ED5INTERNATIONAL and comes with extensive training in various genres of dance, voice and acting. She has completed Ballet, Tap and Jazz examinations with the British Ballet Organisation (BBO) and Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD). Sally has worked on the Australian Dance Spectacular – Disney Performing Arts, Universal Studios LA, P&O Pacific Jewel and the Australian Dance Festival. Sally has 11 years teaching experience, and an award winning choreographer; most recently winning NSW State Champions in the Primary Division Two of Wakakirri 2018. Sally has featured as a dancer in the Australian film “Ladies in Black”, “Home & Away”, “Love Child” and “A Place To Call Home” and she loves being part of the team at Stepaside Studios!

Cameron Boxall

TEACHER

Diploma in Performing Arts

With over 13 years experience, Cameron started in his hometown of Canberra, training with students to sit exams with BBO and ATOD. In 2014, Cameron won the Jazz Choreographer award for the NSW state dance and cheer Competition. He has choreographed Wenona School's production of Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz, as well as being the resident Choreographer for Luna Park, Sydney. Cameron has worked internationally on Princess Cruises, Universal Studios Singapore and toured Australia and New Zealand with the Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour. He has worked for mentors such as Amy Campbell, William A Forsythe, Luke Joslin, Cameron Mitchell, Neil Gooding and Jason Winters. Cameron has worked on “A Place to Call Home” (Seven Network), House of Bond (Nine Network) and Pacific Rim Two (Legendary Pictures). He has worked with Bloom Creative Productions, Packemin productions and he has recently began work as lead vocalist for the award winning group “The Tap Pack”. Cameron is thrilled to be working with the students of Stepaside.

Natalie Pierangeli

TEACHER

BEdu (Primary)

Having started dancing at a young age, Natalie is trained in a variety of style, completing Ballet examinations under R.A.D and has completing her Advanced Classical Ballet examinations under Cecchetti Ballet Australia. Natalie has performed and competed in various competitions at a national and international level, having recently just returned from competing in Orlando, Florida placing 5th overall.

Currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education Natalie’s love for working with children is evident and enjoys watching students grow from young lovers of dance to mature, hard working students.

Kimiko Wotherspoon-Smith

TEACHER

Diploma in Performing Arts & Cert IV Personal Training

Kimiko has been dancing for 18 years, training in all styles including: Ballet (RAD, BBO and Vagnova), Tap (BBO and Glenwood), jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, cheerleading, and a number of other urban and ballroom styles. She started full time training when she was 14 at Dubbo Ballet Studio before moving to Canberra to complete her schooling and becoming a dance teacher and personal trainer, after getting her Cert IV in Personal Training at the institute of Personal Training. In 2018 she moved to Sydney to commence full time training at ED5 International, where she completed her Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts in 2019. 

Kimiko is now a full time personal trainer and dance teacher, dedicated to continued education in both fields and delivering the best results in the safest (and most fun) ways!

Lizzie Corbett

TEACHER

Advanced Diploma in Dance - Elite Performance, Diploma of Musical Theatre, Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management, Acrobatic Arts Certified & Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Certified

Lizzie began dancing at the age of 9 when a dance school opened in her small hometown of Junee. Whilst attending boarding school in Sydney, she trained in a variety of styles, branching out into Cuban Salsa and Brazilian Samba. After taking a gap year working full time at a dance school, Lizzie was accepted into Lee Academy's rigorous training program. She has recently completed her studies in a wide range of styles, including jazz, acro, ballet, hip hop, tap, contemporary, aerials (lyra and silks), singing and musical theatre. Lizzie is also currently a dancer in the show 'La Belle Rose', performing at the Magician's Cabaret in Darlinghurst.

Isabelle Bested

Megan Harrison

STUDENT TEACHERS

Megan & Isabelle joined the Stepaside student teacher-assistant program in 2018, supporting the junior programs of the School. Having been with us since 2012, Megan & Isabelle are diligent and dedicated senior students of Tap, Ballet & Contemporary genres who now bring their passion for dance to our younger generations.

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