Meet the Team
Dance Classes | West Ryde
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. She has worked 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, which has seen her host 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.
TEACHER & ADMINISTRATION
BEdu (Birth to Twelve) & ADance (Performance)
Rebecca began her dance training at the age of 3 in the styles of Jazz, Contemporary and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet and continues to develop her learning in Tap & Hip Hop. 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.
TEACHER & ADMINISTRATION
Diploma of Performing Arts & Certified 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 been fortunate enough to have some incredible performance and choreographic opportunities including the Australian Dance Spectacular – Disney Performing Arts, Universal Studios LA, P&O Pacific Jewel Guest Performance and the Australian Dance Festival. Sally has 11 years teaching experience, and is an award winning choreographer, with her students competing at State and National Competitions and most recently winning NSW State Champions in the Primary Division Two of Wakakirri 2018.
She also works professionally within the Australian dance and acting community, featuring as a dancer in the Australian film “Ladies in Black”, “Home & Away”, “Love Child” and “A Place To Call Home”.
Sally loves being part of the team at Stepaside Studios!
Diploma of Performing Arts
Aidan is a diverse dancer with training in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theatre and Tap. Graduating from ED5INTERNATIONAL, Aidan has toured NSW and Adelaide in the Katy Perry Tribute Show as a dancer. He was a dancer for Kieron Kulik for the 2014 Sony Entertainment upcoming movie premiere and worked with Sally Hare for the 2014 Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign on Channel 7. He has worked as a singer/dancer across Sydney featuring in the Arnotts Gaga Ball, the NRMA Insurance Awards and he recently toured with the Michael Jackson Legacy Tour. Aidan is a signed artist with Dargie Entertainment and has been a teacher for six years. He loves being part of the Stepaside Team.
Melissa started out as a dancer at age 4 in Classical Ballet being trained in R.A.D syllabus before progressing to learn Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. She has competed in various state-wide competitions in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz. Through many years of training Melissa achieved Advanced Level in R.A.D Ballet. Now teaching, she creates a fun and enjoyable environment for all students, brand new to experienced dancers.
Having started dancing at a young age, Natalie is trained in a variety of styles and has worked with many industry professionals. Natalie has completed ballet examinations under R.A.D and has completed her Advanced Classical ballet examinations under Cecchetti Ballet Australia. Throughout Natalie’s training she 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.
Diploma in Performing Arts
Cameron has been a qualified dance instructor for over 13 years, starting In his hometown of Canberra working alongside award winning dance troupes. Moving to Sydney gave him several opportunities to work with incredible dance schools training in many different styles. Training stu- dents to sit exams with BBO and ATOD, with excellent results. In 2014 he won the Jazz Choreog- rapher award for the NSW state dance and cheer Competition. He also has been lucky enough to work alongside Wenona School in choreographing there productions of Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz. As well as being Resident Choreographer for Luna Park Sydney.
Once making the leap across the border he graduated with a Diploma of performing Arts at Ed5 International in 2013. Since graduating he has worked internationally on Princess Cruises, Univer- sal Studios Singapore and toured Australia and New Zealand as a dancer with Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour. In Australia he has worked for mentors such as Amy Campbell, William A Forsythe, Luke Joslin, Cameron Mitchell, Neil Gooding and Jason Winters.
In television and film he has worked on programs such as “A Place to Call Home” (Seven Net- work), House of Bond (Nine Network) and Pacific Rim Two (Legendary Pictures).
The world of Musical Theatre has seen him jump from many roles on stage to behind the curtain. Performing with Packemin Productions in shows such as Hairspray, Annie, Wicked and Jesus Christ Superstar. Whilst working alongside the production team as assistant choreographer with Wicked, Cats and Miss Saigon. He made his professional musical theatre debut in Bloom Creative Productions “Into the Woods’ as a performer and choreographer. He recently began work as lead vocalist for the award winning group “The Tap Pack” and is thrilled to be working with the students of Stepaside.
Callan joins the Stepaside teaching faculty in 2018 as an assistant teacher in the junior programs of the school. Having been with us since 2015, Callan is a diligent and focused student who know brings his passion for dance to a younger generation.