We have a wonderful and dedicated team here at ADFA. Our enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated teachers are thrilled to be a part of your family’s dance journey. They come from various backgrounds and experience and are committed to helping your dancers become the best they can be. Meet the team below;

 

 

 

Alichia White – DIRECTOR

Qualifications:

• Advanced Diploma of Arts (Dance) Australian Dance and Performance Institute
• Certificate IV in Dance, Brent St Studios, Sydney
• Full Teacher’s Certificate-Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
• Member with Royal Academy of Dance
• First Aid Certificate
• CPR
• Registered Blue Card

Bio:

Alichia began her dance training at the age of 3yrs in tropical Cairns, QLD. Before opening her dream dance studio in 2011 Alichia moved to Brisbane in 1999 to study dance fulltime at the Australian Dance Performance Institute (ADPI.) This was a 2yr course where she successfully completed an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Dance) and a Full Teaching Certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). From there she continued her love of teaching for a variety of Brisbane & Gold Coast based dance schools. In 2004 Alichia moved to Sydney to study a year of dance at Brent St Studios and graduated with a Certificate IV in Dance. In 2005 Alichia moved overseas to Hong Kong and taught there for 5yrs entering students in RAD Ballet exams and ISTD Jazz & Tap exams. Alichia has choreographed solos and groups for eisteddfods, concerts and showcases around the world and throughout her years in dance she has performed in various amateur musicals and professional productions throughout Australia and Hong Kong. Alichia’s Dance and Fitness Academy opened in 2011 and continues to thrive.
Favourite chocolate is Cherry Ripe.

It is now my dream to guide my students in achieving their dreams.

 


Carla Innes – Kids Fusion Dance, Adult Fusion Fitness/Administration&Marketing

Qualfications & Achievements

• Licensed Zumba & Zumba Jr Instructor
• First Aid Certificate
• Blue Card

 

 

Bio:

Carla started dancing at the age of 4 years old and tried many different dance styles before her love of hip hop was founded.  At the age of16, she started teaching primary school aged children between the ages of 6 to 13 in jazz, funk and hip-hop and also organised an end of year concert for her students to showcase their talents. Later on she was asked to join a local dance crew where she would perform opening acts for dance school’s concerts, Dreamworld events and more. After she married and moved to Brisbane, Carla was in an accident and wasn’t sure she would have the opportunity to dance again until she found her passion for Zumba and Dance Fitness. She is now a licensed Zumba instructor and loves teaching/choreographing routines in both Latin and hip-hop flavours.  Carla is also a mother of two children and is passionate about creating an age-appropriate and safe environment where children can learn to feel confident and be happy, healthy dancers! Carla’sfavourite chocolate is Lindt 70% Dark.


Samara Shyu – Under 5’s Classes, Tap, Jazz & Ballet/Site Administrator

Qualfications & Achievements

• Certificate III in childcare
• Performer in the 2016 “Carnivale” at Dreamworld & Sea World
• First Aid Certificate
• Blue Card

Bio:

Samara started dancing at the age of 5yrs at Petrea Gibbins School of Dance. Samara’s first ballet teacher was Miss Alichia (Principal of ADFA) who inspired my love of dance. I have studied all styles of dance as well as theatrical dance. Samara’s strengths are encouraging each individual and giving them the one on one attention that they deserve to become a better dancer. The students adore Miss Samara. Samara is still performing in the industry and furthering her love of teaching. Samara’s favourite chocolate is Twix.


Eden Carroll – Acrobatics & Performance Team

Qualifications:

• Diploma in Performing Arts (majoring in dance)
• First Aid Certificate
• Blue Card.

Bio:

Eden grew up in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. She started at the age of 4yrs old at Noosa Professional Dance Academy. Once Eden graduated Grade 12 she moved to Sydney to study dance where she completed a 2yr dance diploma at Ed5 International. Eden moved back to Brisbane where she entered into competitive cheer leading and started full time teaching. Eden’s strengths are helping kids become strong, safe and confident in advanced acro tricks. Teaching students to become flexible while helping to prevent injury and demonstrating tricks to help their understanding. Not only experienced in acro, but all styles of dance to help with versatility in students This is Eden’s 4th year at ADFA. Eden’s favourite chocolate is Cadbury Oreo


Tarah House – Ballet, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Contemporary & Performance Team

Qualifications & Achievements

• Certificate IV in Dance
• GOMA’s 10th anniversary performance by Nick Cave 2016
• Half time performer at the Brisbane Lions Game 2015
• First Aid Certificate
• Blue Card

Bio:

Tarah started dancing at the age of 4yrs at Craze Dance in Inverell, NSW.
She moved to Brisbane after completing Grade 12 to study dance fulltime at RAW Dance Academy. Tarah graduated RAW with a Certificate IV in dance in 2015.
Since then Tarah is still heavily involved in the dance industry, teaching and working under many well known choreographers.
This is Tarah’s 2nd year teaching at ADFA, leading our students in Contemporary and Jazz. Tarah’s favourite chocolate is Cherry Ripe.
I’m looking forward to teaching at ADFA in 2018 and I can’t wait to share what I have learnt over the years.


QPA_467Kimberley Smit – Hip Hop

Qualfications & Achievements

• Certificate IV in Dance with RAW
• Member of Academy of Brothers (AOB) Hip Hop Crew
• Current Brisbane Bullets Cheerleader
• Dancer with the Brisbane Broncos
• Dancer for Samantha Jade
• First Aid Certificate
• Blue Card

Bio:

Kim was born in Brisbane and began her dance journey at the age of 10. She developed a strong passion for Hip Hop dance and teaching. Kim has managed an array of industry accomplishments and brings a lot of relevant and current experience to our dance school. She is a weel known Hip Hop crew member of AOB (Academey of Brothers), has completed her Certificate IV in Dance with RAW, was a dancer for singer Samantha Jade, is a current cheerleader for the Brisbane Bullets, has performed on TV for various channels and the list goes on…..Kim is a sort after teacher and loves to ignite her passion for dance and Hip Hop in others. Kim’s favourite chocolate is Peanut M&M’s.