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Meet the Team

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Miss Jessika

Owner/Teacher -All styles

Jessika began her dance training at age two with Essendon Danse Academy. At age five she transferred to Michelle Slater Performing Arts and pursued her ballet technique with Niche (formally known as East Ivanhoe School of Dance) at age 11.  

At age 3 Jessika competed at Bendigo competitions winning every section entered including an improvisation solo. The adjudicator stated “you will be a very good teacher one day” sparking the passion for Jessika’s desire to teach young performers one day.

Jessika studied VCE Dance and received top marks in her VCE Dances in 2003 and was offered a spot in the State School Spectacular for over two years running where she performed at Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Jessika performed at the Good Friday appeal for five years running, dancing alongside singers such as Marina Prior, Marsha Hines, Rachael Beck and Lisa McCune and others.

Jessika‘s teaching career begun at age 17, training others in the art of Jazz and Contemporary.  In 2010 Jessika opened her first studio with her sisters and embarked on training children as young as two. Her styles and skill set include Cecchetti Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Acrobatics. Jessika was also a regular dance educator at various day-care centres and kindergartens throughout Melbourne. In 2017 Jessika opened her own studio ‘Creations School Of Dance’


Jessika completed her Cecchetti Ballet exams with East Ivanhoe School of Dance and also has a Cert IV TAE (Training and assessing) providing access to students for them to be educated in VCE VET Dance. Jessika obtained her associate status with Cecchetti Ballet Victoria in 2018.

Jessika’s love and passion for teaching comes from a long line of family dancers and one adjudicator sparking her life path. Jessika hopes to pass on the knowledge and passion to her students to make their dancing dreams become reality.

Miss Yvette

Teacher – Ballet/Jazz/Tap

Yvette began her dance training at age two and attended dance schools; Essendon Danse Academy, Michelle Slater Performing Arts and Niche (formerly known as East Ivanhoe)

Yvette embarked on her teaching career at age nine and soon passed her Academy Of Teachers, Dancing (AOTD) qualification. Yvette began teaching the Keilor Downs Primary School Cheer Squad and later embarked on teaching/choreographing for various dance & ballroom institutes across Victoria.

Whilst teaching Yvette studied VCE dance and drama and completed several contemporary workshops at Monash University. Yvette also obtained an Advanced Certificate in Theatre Technology (Management) at Holmesglen.  

Yvette’s professional work include; Cabaret dancer across Melbourne, Event performer for various nightclubs/VIP parties, and adjudicating.  

Yvette’s theatre credits include; backstage operations on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Disney with Hugh Jackman and Rachael Beck (1996). Core dancer “Me and My Girl (1996) and was the assistant director for‘Fiddler on the roof’ (1997) -St Matthews Musical Society.

Yvette’s TV credits include; Good Friday Appeal performer, specialty TV show performer, ‘The secret life of us’(2002)- TV series, ‘The Wannabees’ -film (2003) with Isla Fisher and ‘Evil never dies’- film (2003) with Katherine Heigl and Thomas Gibson.

Yvette enjoys passing all her knowledge and experience onto the young performers of today and looks forward to seeing them on stage, TV or film.

Miss Rachel

Teacher- Contemporary/Hip Hop/ Musical Theatre/ Vocal

Rachel began her dance training at the age of seven at the Dream Academy School of Performing arts, She also went on to join the Young Australian Broadway Chorus at 8 years old and continued there until she was 13.

Rachel went on to train at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance and was chosen to take part in  their performance group, allowing her to perform in shows such as the Dance Cancer Initiative and take part in their 2014 USA Tour.

Rachel was the vocal lead and soloist on the tour as well as part of the dance ensemble. This opportunityallowed her to perform at both Disney Land and Universal Studios as well as train at Broadway Dance Centre in New York. Rachel is currently studying a diploma of Musical Theatre at Patrick Studio Australia.


Rachel began teaching at the age of 18, training others in Jazz,Hip Hop, Contemporary , Musical Theatre and singing. She hopes to fullfill her dream od working professionally in  Musical Theatre around the world and has a strong love for teaching others about the arts.

Miss Tahlia

Teacher- Acrobatics

Tahlia began her training in dance over 14 years ago,

Tahlia is a certified Acro teacher through Acrobatic Arts focusing on using safe dance practices, and implementing great technique into all acrobatic tricks,

Currently training at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance where  she has completed her Cert IV in Dance & Cert Iv in dance teaching & management. Tahlia is currently completing her Diploma in Dance,

Tahlia has trained in both the RAD & Cechetti ballet methods receiving high exam results.

Tahlia's strong stage presence has gained her fantastic acclaim has seen her perform in many seasonal shows such as- History Repeating, White Night Melbourne,  as well the Alannah & Maddison Foundation AFL match and more,

We are thrilled to welcome Tahlia onto our teaching faculty in 2019! Get ready for some serious FUN!!