SAM

PRINCIPAL

TROUPE, JAZZ, LYRICAL

AMANDA

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

JAZZ, HIP HOP, CHEER, TROUPE

STEPH

TAP, BALLET, JAZZ, TROUPE

LAURA

JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY,

BALLET, TAP

ELIAM

HIP HOP + CREW

TEE

HIP HOP + CREW

TARA

JAZZ, LYRICAL, BALLET,

TAP, RSD

KIRSTIN

HIP HOP, CHEER, LYRICAL,

RSD

WAYNE

TUMBLING, BROADWAY JAZZ

HOLLY

JAZZ, HIP HOP, CHEER, RSD

 
 

Principal

SAMANTHA

Samantha has an obvious love for dance and teaching which lead her to open this studio in 2010. Being a member of the dance community for over 25 years she has a wealth of knowledge to share with her students. 

During her professional dancing career she has had the opportunity to perform locally and abroad including at Disneyland California, Walt Disney World, Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, The Sydney Olympic Games, Charity Events and many Concerts and Eisteddfods. Whilst Samantha loves to dance she has a passion to teach the art of performing to others.

Her studio has grown over the years into one of the most reputable studios in Sydney. Producing technical and industry ready dancers. Samantha’s students have performed and competed all around Australia and internationally. Many of her students have received many prestigious awards within the dance community. Students who have grown up under Samantha’s mentorship have gone on to complete full time dance and entered the professional dance world after graduation.

Samantha has also showcased her award winning choreography in Australia and The United States of America. In 2015 and 2017, 5 of her routines were awarded first place at one of the nations most elite competitions. She has also been awarded several “outstanding choreography” awards over her teaching years at various eisteddfods.  

Samantha is a member of ATOD and is trained in all genres of dance, and has enjoyed teaching over the past few years. She regularly participates in workshops recently at The Australian Dance Performance Institute, Sydney Dance Company, Disney and The Edge in L.A. 

Samantha has a BA of Primary Education and is a practicing teacher. Her passion lies in education and she has an extremely nurturing and warm hearted personality that guides all her students to succeed. 

She has also has also studied a BA of Medical Science majoring in Human anatomy, this allows her to understand how the body works and relate it back to dance so students are taught correctly.

Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Troupe

STEPHANIE

Stephanie started dancing at the age of 3 and has been teaching and choreographing for the past 7 years. Completing her exams at only 16 years of age with amazing results she became a member of Ballet Australasia Limited. Stephanie is a member of ATOD (Australian Teachers of Dancing)

Stephanie is keen to share her knowledge and experience with her students. Stephanie is trained in various styles of dance and has performed in many shows including the NRL grand final, Disneyland LA, Walt Disney World and recently danced in Italy.

 

She has danced at many concerts, eisteddfods and participated in many workshops in Australia and overseas. Stephanie has a BA in Primary education and her Certificate III in Dance Teaching.

Hip Hop + Crew

ELIAM

Eliam Royalness is a dancer and choreographer from Sydney’s south- west who has created and been a part of some of the most influential teams in Sydney.

He is the creator and director of Sydney’s number 1 megacrew, The Pioneers MC, who have represented Australia at Hip-Hop International in 2014 and 2015, in the U.S.

Eliam is a key member of some of the most influential urban performance teams in Sydney such as the House of SLÈ, Romans Dance Crew, and The Pioneers MC. Through his work with these teams he has obtained various competition titles and has had numerous opportunities to perform at some of the biggest events around Australia; including Dark Mofo Festival, Vivid’s Opening Night at The Opera House, Redbull’s ‘Sissy Ball’, Secret Garden Festival, ACTA at The Old Parliament House, and various other influential events and locations

Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Ready Set Dance

TARA

Tara has been a part of the dance industry since the age of 2, where she commenced her training under one of the industries best, Peter Oxford. ATOD trained, Tara has achieved various first place titles in group performances & as an outstanding soloist in an innumerable amount of eisteddfods nationwide for the past 26 years. 

 

She is not only a versatile performer, but a versatile instructor as well. For the past 10 years she has committed herself to teaching dance and sharing her passion of jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop & tap to the next generation of aspiring dancers. As the dance industry continues to grow & evolve, Tara too evolves with it, frequently attending and receiving invitations to workshops & classes at some of Australia's most reputable dance companies.

Tumbling, Broadway Jazz

WAYNE

Wayne began his training at the age of 5 in New Zealand. Continuing to train in Australia. Wayne competed in Acrobatics, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Lyrical and Contemporary. Wayne continued to perform throughout High School where he received a Dance Call Back for his HSC Performance and an opportunity to be a featured Acrobat in the Schools Spectacular.

After High School Wayne went on to Fulltime training at Brent Street where he received his Certificate IV in Performance. He was able to experience some amazing opportunities performing with other select dancers on Dancing with The Stars, The Voice and corporate work for companies such as Toyota and Mazda.

After a few years dancing and teaching across Australia Wayne is now currently contracted with Disneyland Paris and is able to perform in front of thousands of guests every day. Whenever Wayne is back in Australia he hosts regular classes for well-established studios across Sydney; he also seeks the opportunity to cover classes and teach workshops so he can share his passion for performing with new talent.

 

Wayne is an extremely motivating teacher who loves to push dancers and share his industry knowledge. He has already had the pleasure of teaching students who are now starting their own careers in Television, Musicals, Ballet Companies and countless other projects.

Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop

LAURA

Laura began dancing at age 3 when she first fell in love with being on stage. She has now gained that love for teaching and choreographing which she’s been doing over the past 5 years. Laura started her dance training at Select Dance Co where she was trained in all styles of dance and completed both her Ballet (BAL) and Tap (Glenn Wood) exams with oustanding results. Laura was also a part of the troupe and performance team where she competed in many local and national eisteddfods winning national titles, winning first place at the well renowned Sydney Eisteddford and competed in Australia’s Got Talent. She has also performed at NRL and Basketball games, SeaWorld on the Gold Coast, Chinese New Year parades in Sydney, Disneyland California, Walt Disney World Florida and festivals in Italy. In 2018, Laura expanded her dance journey into the hip hop world as she joined one of Sydney’s best Mega Crews, the Pioneers. She has also participated in many hip hop workshops and performances with her crew and recently just completed the Compose program with Jervis Livelo.

Hip Hip + Crew

TEE

Taimania Foa’i is a Hip hop dancer/choreographer originally from NZ. She trained in NZ in 2015 with the Royal Family dance crew and won silver at the World Hip Hop International competition in San Diego, US. In 2016 Taimania moved to Sydney and created a Hip hop performance dance crew in Western Sydney called ‘Zealous Dance crew’. Zealous still continue to perform all over Sydney at different events, festivals and competitions in Sydney. Taimania is also a member of the ‘House of Sle’’, which is Australia’s leading vogue house. She is currently working as a professional dancer & Voguer and says ‘My life is the best! Doing what I love everyday is a blessing in itself!’.

Jazz, Hip Hop, Cheer, Lyrical, Ready Set Dance

KIRSTIN

Kirstin has been dancing at The Bloc for the past 7 years. During this time she has had the privilege to learn from some of the industry's best. In 2017 Kirstin was a member of The Bloc's national troupes who placed first in many routines at the finals. In 2018 Kirstin successfully auditioned for the Pre Professional Dance Course run by dance editorial (PPDC) 2018. During the same year she was also successful in securing a place in Grease, The Arena Spectacular. Kirstin has also had the privilege to be a part of the O'neill project round 1, 2018. Kirstin is a member of the internationally recognised Hip Hop crew Censor. Kirstin is a passionate teacher who sees dance as an art form. She believes teaching helps her to understand dance and choreography on a deeper level. 

Jazz, Hip Hop, Cheer, Lyrical, Ready Set Dance

HOLLY

Holly has been dancing for the past 13 years. She has trained for the past 8 years at The Bloc under the guidance and mentorship of many amazing teachers. Holly has been a part of many troupes competing at a national level. During 2015 and 2017 she was a part of many national championship routines. In 2018 Holly successfully auditioned and performed in Grease, The Arena Spectacular. Since 2017 Holly has been a member of the internationally recognised Hip Hop crew, Censor, who have placed in the top 10 Nationally and internationally. Holly has a love not only for dance but for sharing her passion with her students. Holly is committed to grow and become a stronger dancer so she can continue to pass on her knowledge of dance to her students.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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