Teaching Faculty

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MELISSA HALL

DIRECTOR

Bachelor of Arts/Education,

Cert IV Dance Teaching & Management,

SFD Teaching Certificate (Ballet)

READY SET DANCE & READY SET BALLET Accredited Teacher

Barre Body Accredited Teacher
Specialities - Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and 5 Years & Under.

Melissa started dancing at the age of 6 and has been teaching dance since the age of 15. She has extensive experience dancing in Eisteddfods in both solos and troupes. She took over In-Step Dance School in 2004. Melissa has a keen interest in ballet and especially loves teaching the 5 & under age group.

Interesting Fact: Melissa is an avid listener of 90s music and will stay up all hours of the night just to watch old school rage.

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KIMBERLEY BARCLAY

DIRECTOR

Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology & Nutrition), Graduate Diploma of Counselling,

SFD Teaching Certificate (Jazz)

READY SET DANCE & READY SET BALLET Accredited Teacher

Barre Body Accredited Teacher

Specialities - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Hip Hop.

Kimberley started dancing at the age of 5 and has been teaching dance since the age of 17. She has extensive experience dancing in Eisteddfods in both solos and troupes. Kimberley has a special love for Tap dance and anything fast paced and energetic. Kimberley re-joined the In-Step family as a teacher 6 years ago and joined Melissa as Co-Owner in 2017.

Interesting Fact: Kimberley is utterly obsessed with Wicked: The Musical and has seen it at least 6 times across two continents.

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TAMARA BALIKOFF

TEACHER

Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care

SFD Teaching Certificate (Ballet)

READY SET DANCE & READY SET BALLET Trained Teacher

Barre Body

Specialities: Singing, Ballet, Jazz and Acting.

Tamara started dancing at the age of 3 and has completed all of her Ballet exams. She has vast experience with dancing at Eisteddfods from an early age competing in Solo and Troupe Events over many years.

Interesting Fact: At 11 years of age Tamara recorded an album featuring songs such as A Whole New World and I Believe in Angels.

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GEORGIA GIBELLINI

TEACHER

READY SET DANCE & READY SET BALLET Accredited Teacher

Trinity School of London Performing Arts Certificate

Specialities: Ready Set Dance, Ready Set Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop & Contemporary

Georgia started dancing from age 6 and spent many years dancing and assistant teaching at In-Step Dance School. She has experience dancing in Eisteddfods competing in solos and troupes.

Interesting Fact: Miss Georgia is a Massive Disney fan and is awesome with Disney movie quotes and songs.

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GEMMA CRANWELL

TEACHER

READY SET DANCE & READY SET BALLET Accredited Teacher

Barre Body Accredited Teacher

Diploma of Business (Human Resources)

Specialities: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Drama.

Gemma started dancing at age 5 and spent many years at the Australian Ballet School. She has extensive experience with dancing at Eisteddfods from a young age competing in solos and troupes.

Interesting Fact: Gemma met John Butler before he was famous and got a signed copy of his first EP.

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KAHLIE TOMA

TEACHER

In-Step Alumni

Specialities: Hip Hop & Contemporary

Kahlie has been dancing since the age of 5 and was a student of In-Step Dance School, before becoming a student teacher at the age of 16. She has competed in many Eisteddfods throughout the years, including solo, duo and troupe events.

 

Interesting Fact: Kahlie has been an avid badminton player since the age of 11.

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SARAH FRISINA

TEACHER

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Certificate 3 Education Support

Accredited Acrodance Instructor through the Acrobatics Dance Association of Australia

Specialities: Acrodance

Sarah started dancing at age 5 and has been teaching and assisting since she was 16 at various dance schools. She trained and competed in many different styles of dance, with many years competing in Eisteddfods, both in troupes and solo events.

 

Interesting Fact: Sarah plays field hockey and has played the last 4 years as the Goal Keeper for the men’s team at her club!