At Dancefusion our team of instructors are passionate about the style of dance they are teaching, qualified and experienced.
Our teachers are all professionals that love passing on their knowledge to the next dance and performance generation.
JESSICA JANE ANDERSON- DIRECTOR
Jessica began her training at the age of four. Initially starting with calisthenics, she then moved onto ballet studying the ATOD syllabus at Stonnington School Of Dance under the direction of Kaye Emmett and Rhonda La Vale.. She secured a scholarship with Spectrum Dance Full Time Performing Arts and completed two years of intensive full time training under the direction of Trish Squire Rogers and Katie Rappel. Jessica was trained by the very best in the industry and studied all genres of dance and musical theatre.
Jessica was lucky enough to successfully audition for the six star cruise line, Crystal Cruises where she obtained the role of onstage swing, Dance Captain and Assistant Cruise Director. She then moved to the UK where she toured with the ballroom show 'Shall We Dance’ and continued to train and expand her industry knowledge at STUDIO 68 in London. Jessica has worked as a principle dancer on Channel 9's Grand Final Footy Show for numerous years as well as danced in many prestigious shows at Crown Casino. She was a Melbourne Storm Cheerleader and was also a principle dancer in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremony.
Returning to Melbourne, Jessica has ventured into directing, choreographing and producing cabaret and corporate shows. She has shared her passion for teaching all over Melbourne teaching at professional full time performing arts schools and academies. She continues to work closely with Spectrum Full Time Performing Arts School and the faculty there to give her own students the best training opportunities before entering the professional industry of dance.
Jessica continues to work professionally around Melbourne both performing herself and choreographing for various events. She is determined to keep the dreams of so many young performers alive and work with each of her students in hope that they too can enjoy the art of performing as much as she does.
Tegan has been dancing since a young age under Peta Byrne at Rowville Ballet Academy and then onto Boyd Dance Academy under Tracey Boyd. Training heavily in ballet since day one as well as other styles like jazz, tap, contemporary and acrobatics. She went on to complete all her ballet exams in Cecchetti, and all the advanced levels in RAD. As well as all her jazz exams in DFTA.
Tegan went on to train full-time at 18 at The Space Dance and Arts Centre for a year and then moved onto Spectrum Dance for 2 years, which she trained under the direction of Trish Squire Rogers and Stephen Wheat. Completing a Diploma in Musical Theatre and Diploma of Dance.
As well as teaching, Tegan has a career as a dancer. She has been in many different performances at Crown including The Logies and Shared Tables and has performed in the AFL Grand Final Footy Show for the past 3 years, as well as many other dancing jobs throughout Melbourne.
Nolly began dancing at an early age and quickly learnt that it was her passion and dream to make dancing her life. She completed her Certificate IV in Dance and Performance at Dance Factory in Richmond, and 2 years of training at Spectrum Dance under the direction of Trish Squire-Rogers. In 2012-2013 Nolly received the opportunity to train in New York City at Broadway Dance Centre in all styles, including ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip hop, contemporary and many more. She then moved to Los Angeles where she learnt from some of the world’s leading choreographers in hip hop, commercial dance and contemporary. This is where she discovered her love for Hip hop and contemporary dance styles and continues to learn and be inspired from her mentors.
In 2013 Nolly started her international career within the DreamWorks cast with Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. She was fortunate enough to be coordinator where, not only was she responsible for her cast, but she was responsible for communicating and collaborating with the heads of other departments to ensure DreamWorks entertainment was always at its best.
Nolly has performed live on the Grand Final Footy show 3 years in a row, as well the opening ceremony for the 2000 Olympic games. More recently performing in many corporate events and functions around Melbourne such as Nightmare on Dance Street 2 at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda, the Little Black Dress Gala in Melbourne, and many more.
Nolly has been teaching Hip hop, Contemporary, ballet, jazz, tap and acrobatics at various school around Melbourne for 11 years. She loves sharing her passion, love and experiences for dance with as many people as she can. She thrives on seeing her students grow and become the best performers they can possibly be.
Brandon started training in the performing arts at Ministry of Dance in 2012 and has just finished the 2 year full time course. During this time he also took part in various youth dance projects under the direction of Paul Malek and performed at the finale of Australia's Got Talent, as well as competing the following year in the semi-finals. Since graduating in 2014 Brandon has performed alongside Justice Crew at the Australian Open, Jessicas Mauboy at the Leaders Convention, and Meghan Trainor at the 2015 TV Logie Awards. Brandon is currently training with his troupe, Collecktive and has worked closely with the Melbourne choreographer Arna Singleton, on large projects and shows. He is also working on his own upcoming choreographic projects and videos. Brandon is very excited about taking on all the Hiphop classes for Dancefusion in 2016.
Jessica Poulter is a passionate dance teacher in Melbourne. She first began her dancing at age four with Mount Eliza and Peninsula Ballet Academy. Jessica was awarded the top score in her exams each year and was offered an RAD scholarship to its summer school programs. She competed as part of the Victorian Calisthenics State Team four years in a row, winning consecutively each year. Her big achievement was placing 5th in Australia for her graceful solo in 2004.
Jessica was awarded the Dance Domain award and Excellence awards at Sandringham College for her outstanding results in both VET and VCE dance. Due to her results, she participated at Top Class auditions.
Since leaving school, she attended NIDA Youth Open Program for one year, learning stage and screen acting technique. She captured the lead role a NIDA as the Merchant in the musical production ‘The Exception and the Rule’. She pursued her acting further by attending full time at The Australian Film and Television Academy. Afterwards, she was accepted to study a bachelor of Acting at The University of Ballarat (now Federation University). Here she performed in the production ‘Puss in Boots’ as the hysterical and old hag. While being asked to guest choreograph VCE and VET classes back at Sandringham as an alumni choreographer, Jessica was accepted into Paul Malek’s Project Y youth dance project. She has learnt how to sing from composer Greg Mills and artist Milan Perkins, as well as perform great roles alongside The Voice winner Harrison Craig in school productions. Jessica has appeared in Neighbours, Ms Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Disney’s As The Bell Rings and many more. She took the music theatre classes at Backstage Dance Academy, promoting healthy singing and professional performing techniques.
Jessica’s love for dance began at a very young age. She began dancing at the age of 9 with a passion for ballet in particular.
She recently graduated from Spectrum Dance under the direction of Trish Squire Rodgers and Stephen Wheat after three years of full time training.
Jessica's professional engagements include: Dancing alongside Daryl Braithwaite, Nickelodeon brand ambassador, AFL Grand Final Footy Show, AFL footy show parody film clip, Shared Tables, Greek Orthodox pope arrival, private events at the plaza ballroom, as well as many more throughout Melbourne.
Jessica is thrilled to share her extensive knowledge and passion for the arts to the students of Dancefusion.
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