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.

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


 

 

 

 

 

Carla Innes – Administration & Marketing

Qualfications & Achievements

• Dimploma in Graphic Design

Bio:

Carla has been with ADFA for over a year and a half as our Creative Administrator. Carla makes our website sparkle, our social media accounts pop and helps Miss Alichia keep all our families up to date with the happenings of the school.

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Eden Carroll – Acrobatics & Performance Team

Qualifications:

• Diploma in Performing Arts (majoring in dance)
• 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.


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
• 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.


Kimberley Smit – Hip Hop, Jazz & Heels

Qualifications & 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
• 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.

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Carolina Nemeth – Ballet

Qualfications & Achievements

  • Trained at Especial Academia de Ballet – Graduated in 2013
  • Distinction in Intermediate Ballet Exam under the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus (RAD)
  • Danced the “Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake” (as a soloist) and “Giselle” with Cia Brasileira de Dancas Classicas
  • Attended the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive, performing as the soloist in “Le Corsaire”
  • Participated in the Brasilia International Seminar receiving a gold medal
  • Finalist and won the Lolastrech Award in the American Ballet Competition
  • Danced in the “Nutcracker” with the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida USA
  • Danced the full production of “Le Corsaire” and “Don Quixote” as Medora and Kitri
  • Blue Card

Bio:

Carolina has an extensive and impressive background in dance and approaches her teaching with warmth and knowledge. Having performed in many professional ballets and with the knowledge of teaching the RAD Syllabus, Carolina (Lina) has been a wonderful addition to our teaching staff.

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Sienna Gelavis – Saturday Morning Ballet Classes

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Certificate IV in Dance
  • Blue Card

 

Bio:

Miss Sienna will be joining our experienced teaching faculty this year. She has a background in teaching all styles of dance and acrobatics. She is confident in teaching all ages from 3yrs to mature dancers. Only just graduating herself from Brent Street Studios with a Certificate IV in dance, Miss Sienna is fresh and keen to share her passion of dance with the students of ADFA.
 
With her vibrant, positive and gentle personality, our students are going to love her. Miss Sienna will be teaching our Saturday morning classes.

Sarah Brown

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Graduated WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Trained at the Conservatoire in Paris and Lyon
  • Principal dancer with the Waverley Ballet
  • Blue Card

Bio:

Sarah Started at the Queensland dance school of excellence where upon graduating went onto the WA Academy of performing arts. During second year she was invited to train at the Conservatoire in Paris and Lyon alongside the Paris and Lyon opera. Traveled throughout london and Germany performing both classical and contemporary styles. Upon returning to Australia she worked with and collaborated with former principal dancers from the Australian ballet company in special projects. Sarah was offered a position of principal dancer with Waverley ballet company an independent company where she performed many roles while also guest performing with other companies and artists. Sarah has been teaching ballet, jazz and contemporary for the last 20 years throughout Australia. She was the first Australian to be a guest teacher and artist at the international dance council in Paris in 2016 where she gained international recognition for teaching and as an artist. Sarah has her teachers certification with the Australian Institute of Classical Dance and specialise in all levels of ballet and open classes in Russian and European techniques.

Sarah will be a vaulable assest to our teaching faculty and has a lot of experience and knowledge to offer our students.

Amber Cooper

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Previous dance school owner
  • Blue Card

Bio:

Amber started dancing at age 3. She has taught for schools within the Brisbane region throughout her adult years. Amber has an array of experience teaching all styles of dance, but her passion is teaching dance to the younger students. Amber had her own dance school before closing it down to focus on being a new Mum to her daughter. She is now ready to teach dance again and is looking forward to doing this at ADFA.