KC DANCE COMPANY Believes in providing quality training taught by inspiring dedicated teachers, to encourage and instil positive reinforcement.......

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Faculty

Cherie (Studio Director/Teacher)

cherie Cherie started her journey of dance at the age of 3, where she began with June Gapps and there-after joined K & L Byrnes dance Academy. It was apparent that at a young age, dancing was going to be a very big part of her life.

Cherie put her dream of owning her own studio into reality in 1998, and was passionate about providing quality training to young ambitious dancers. Cherie studied all facets of dance and passed all her teaching qualification certificates gaining honours with distinction and has completed her teaching diploma’s with The Royal Academy of Dancing (R.A.D) and The Federal Association of teachers of Dancing ( F.A.T.D).

At an early age Cherie had regular employment performing at various shopping centres, theme parks and club shows, as well as modelling for Grace bros and DJ’s, she has successfully competed in interstate and international eisteddfods. Some of Cherie’s highlights within the entertainment industry has been dancing and studying with some of Australia’s  renowed  professionals such as Kelly Abbey, Jason Coleman, Matt Lee and Ramon Doringo.

She also involved herself with the Education Department Primary schools and choreographed many outstanding performances for Wakakirri and south western Sydney dance festivals. Cherie’s innovative choreography has gone on to win numerous awards at competitions, she has dedicated her life to teach dance, she inspires dancers of all ages and believes there is no better way to express yourself then through dance.

Tony (Guest Teacher)

TRAINING

• The Village Performing Arts- Cert IV Performing Arts
(Dance Major)
• Brent Street Studios & Ev and Bow- Training in- Jazz,
(RAD) Ballet Exams and Syllabus Work, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Singing, Acting, JFH & Acrobatics

PROFESSIONAL WORK

CONTRACTS

Carnival Cruise Lines- Splendor Contract

STAGE, THEATRE & CORPORATE JOBS

Jessie J X-Factor- Dancer- The Squared Division Kylie Minogue Mardi Gras- The Squared Division Boylesque- Jason Coleman
Giselle- The Paris Opera Ballet

Pam Ann Mardi Gras Shows- Dancer- Alli Jane Sutcliffe New Years Day Cargo Bar- Rosa Aguis
Twisted Broadway- Thern Reynolds
Mel B Belvedere Vodka Launch- Adam Williams

Mary Kiani Show- David Olsen
Bondi Pizza Birthday Launch- Ame Delves
Paulini Currenevuli Concerts- Dancer- Warren Roma
Naked boys singing- Assistant Choreographer- Adam Williams

FILM/TELEVISION

The Great Gatsby- John “Cha Cha” O’Connell- Baz Laurman
Big Brother Launch TVC- The Squared Division- Nine Network
Rick Astley- Dancer- Kylie Vassallo- Nine Network
Dance Academy season 3- Paul Selwyn Norton & Linda Ridgeway- Assistant Choreographer
Magnum Infinity Launch
Phat Chance Infinity Music Video- James Sheppard
Eat Yourself Sexy TVC- Foxtel
Home and Away- Seven Network
Ksubi TVC- Lucas Newland

Tyson (Teacher)

tyson Tyson has been dancing for the past 16 years, since then he has trained in jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary dance. He studied R.A.D ballet and F.A.T.D tap and jazz syllabus, where he completed his teacher certificates.

During this time he has gone on to dance at many corporate functions, state dance festivals, Australian dance competitions and numerous club shows. Tyson has take part in overseas dance tours to New Zealand and competed in various international eisteddfods, he has appeared on ABC TV, taken part in music dance dvd’s, he has performed at theme parks such as Sea world, Movie world and Dream world on the sunshine coast, and danced his way onto the P&O cruise ships as a dancer/entertainer.

Over the last few years Tyson has committed himself to enhance and understand the art form of dance and pass his creativity and passion onto his students.

Kathleen (Teacher)


Kathleen began her dance education at the age of 7, and since then her love and passion for the art has grown continuously. She has trained in a wide-range of genres including classical ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop.

She attended Nowra High School and was involved in every extra-curriculum dance performance such as the NSW Regional Dance Festival and State Dance Festival, Rock Eisteddfod, as well as being a featured performer in Southern Stars and School Spectacular. Kathleen also gained acceptance into numerous dance companies such as the Illawarra & South East Region (ISER) Performing Company and Touring Ensemble, Southern Stars Junior and Senior Ballet Company and the School Spectacular Senior Ballet Ensemble. This gave Kathleen the opportunity to work with different choreographers such as Chantal Kerr from Bangarra Dance Theatre and Matt Geronimi from So You Think You Can Dance season three.

At the age of 17, Kathleen started assisting in a few classes at KC Dance Co, this is where she realised her enthusiasm for teaching dance. She is committed to helping students grow as dancers and hopes to pass on as much knowledge, creativity and exhilaration to the next generation.

Kathleen is grateful to have this opportunity to assist and encourage young dancers and most of all she is proud to be a part of KC Dance Co's teaching staff.

Desiree (Guest Teacher)

desiree Desiree Mullan has spent her entire adult life combining her love of dance with her passion for teaching.  Her goal has always been to help provide a better future for children through quality dance education; teaching children how to learn and how to enjoy learning so that they can apply these skills to help them become better learners at school.

Desiree’s love of dance and singing has taken her into the professional dance/musical theatre world where she gained valuable experience and insight that she now passes onto students.  Her professional career includes:

  • Performed in the smash hit musical 42nd Street
  • Numerous music video clips for artists such as Peter Andre, and Daddy Cool in their revised edition of “Eagle Rock”
  • Back up vocalist and cabaret artist for the band Noiseworks at the “Love vs Money’ album launch
  • Assistant choreographer for Circus Royale’s Asian tour in1989
  • Assistant choreographer Copacabana Theatre Restaurant’s “Bravissimo” show which ran for six years

Desiree has a passion for being the kind of teacher who never stops learning.  Her teaching qualifications include:

  • ADA (Formerly FATD) Elementary Teaching Certificates (awarded Honours with Distinction)
  • BA (Dance) from the University of Western Sydney
  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management (Australian Dance Vision)
  • RAD Classical Ballet Teaching Course
  • Trained Pilates Instructor (Pilates Institute of Australasia)and ten years of pilates teaching experience
  • Studied the Laurel Martyn System for Ballet Teaching
  • Currently studying double degree Bachelor of Education (Primary) / Bachelor of Psychology
  • Operated her own dance school for fifteen years

Desiree would like to thank her life-long friend Cherie  for allowing her the privilege of teaching her ballet classes in 2014.

Tenneil (Guest Teacher)

desiree “Teaching dance to children and grow in confidence, display enjoyment and be engaged with dance is inspiring. Most of all I encourage all my students to be the best they can be!”

Dance has been Tenneil’s passion for most of her life, starting her first dance classes at a (very late) age of 13. She was encouraged by school teachers to learn, dance and perform. Throughout her high school years Tenneil did dance electives for years 9 to 12. During her stay at school Tenneil performed in many a Rock Eisteddfod and School Spectacular, as well as lead dance roles in musicals. Eisteddfods were a highlight for Tenneil, and being awarded the highest point scorer throughout the whole dance section in her final school year.

Tenneil has taught dance and movement to gymnasts trying out for the Institute of Sport, to bodybuilders for competition, at school for musicals, and to children and adults with disabilities.

In 2008 Tenneil started a dance group Generation Dance to provide low-cost dance lessons to children from Kindergarten to Year 12. This included weekly teaching, and choreography for regular performances. Generation Dance grew to be about 50 students strong for 3-once a week classes, but due to other pressures was folded at the end of 2012.

In early 2012 Tenneil was commissioned to choreograph, document and film a dance program consisting of 4 dances (hip hop, jazz, partner and cultural) for primary school years Kindergarten to Year 6 to be implemented in schools Australia wide. Tenneil contracts her skills and talents to schools and dance studios throughout the Shoalhaven.

Tenneil is also a freelance teacher, teaching a variety of dance. This at times takes her out of the Shoalhaven area.

Her desire to train and perform sees Tenneil involved with various performances of Albatross Musical Theatre Company, both on stage and behind the scenes choreographing.

Tenneil’s commitment to her craft sees her regularly attend development and education classes at Sydney Dance Company, adding new perspective which she passes on to her students.

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