AAT 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 & PRINCIPAL
Jessica Jane Anderson: Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management & Qualified member of The Australian Teachers Of Dancing.
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 also worked as a principal 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 Cheerleader for Melbourne Storm and a principal dancer in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremony.
Over the past few years, 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.
SALLY ANDERSON - ADMIN AND VICE PRINCIPAL
Sally is known amongst the Dancefusion family as Dancefusion’s ‘Dance Mum’.
Sally has extensive knowledge of the performing industry coming from the wonderful world of figure skating. Sally has competed in numerous competitions as well as performed across the world in professional figure skating shows. After a very successful career, Sally then moved onto sharing her knowledge and love for figure skating by teaching Elite students at numerous locations in Victoria.
From standing by her daughters side at every calisthenics and dance competition, concert and performance to stepping into the role of Admin Coordinator, Costume designer and Vice Principal at Dancefusion. It is safe to say that Sally has really found her true calling.
We are so lucky to have Ms Sally and her bubbly and kind personality in our fabulous team. Sally will always be here to answer any question you may have and assist in creating the best experience for your child.
TEGAN KITTERINGHAM - MUSICAL THEATRE DIRECTOR
Tegan has been dancing since a young age under Peta Byrne at Rowville Ballet Academy and then at Boyd Dance Academy under Tracey Boyd. Training heavily in ballet since day one as well as other styles such as jazz, tap, contemporary, and acrobatics. She went on to complete all her ballet exams in Cecchetti, all the advanced classical ballet levels in RAD, as well as all her jazz exams in DFTA. At the age of 18, Tegan went on to train full-time 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 as well as having performed in the AFL Grand Final Footy Show for the past 3 years, and many other dancing jobs throughout Melbourne.
Dancefusion is honoured to have Tegan as Musical Theatre Director!
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 events throughout Melbourne.
Jessica has an eye for detail and an extensive creative mind with her passion heavily focused on Choreography. Jessica specialises in technique and conditioning at Dancefusion and is Jessica is thrilled to share her extensive knowledge and passion for the arts to the students of Dancefusion.
Molly began her dancing journey at a young age and soon realised it was a fantastic way to gain the attention of her family. Her childhood consisted of fiercely tapping on the family’s front veranda, and unwelcomingly rehearsing every moment of a routine in the family’s kitchen. Molly owes her love, and dedication for the arts to her family’s patience and encouragement throughout the years. She particularly adores the tap genre, but will dance to any beat, in any style, when given the opportunity. Presently, she is performing alongside the Dancefusion senior performance team and very much enjoys working besides, and continuously learning from a fantastic cohort.
Molly is currently undertaking her honours year in her Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) at Monash University. She is enthusiastic about sharing her dance knowledge with students of all ages, and has a passion for all varieties of education. Molly is delighted to join the Dancefusion team and thoroughly looks forward to being involved in producing future Dancefusion stars!
Jessica has been dancing since the age of 3 where she has developed a strong passion for dancing that lead her to pursue a Diploma in Elite Dance Performance and Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management at Jason Coleman's Ministry of dance professional full time course. Jessica has been mentored by professional choreographers from Australia and allaround the world where she has gained leadership skills, incredible and resourceful knowledge about the industry and connecting with people in a genuine way. Jessica has been trained in various styles allowing her to be a versatile performer. Jessica's career highlights are dancing for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines on the Allure Of The Seas for two contracts living the sea life where she was the dance captain and wardrobe supervisor for Dreamworks Entertainment Program. Jessica has had the opportunity to dance in Disneyland dance the magic and various corporate events around Melbourne, recently for the VFL grand Final Luncheon. Jessica has an infectious bubbly personality always encouraging her students and team members to be the best they can. She enjoys choreographing and passing her dance knowledge to the next generation, this is evident through her energetic, genuine supportive teaching method. Jessica has an eye for detail and motivates students so they can achieve anything they put their mind too, while having fun.
Anna started dancing at the age of 9 where she completed her SFD exams in Jazz and Classical Ballet. Anna went on to follow her passion for performing, completing 3 years of full time dance training at Spectrum Dance Full Time Performing Arts under the direction of Trish Squire Rogers where she trained in the styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, commercial, partnering and singing. During her training at Spectrum, Anna obtained her Certificate IV in Dance and Diploma of Musical Theatre. In 2020 Anna was offered a scholarship to Broadway Dance Centre in New York City where she will be continuing her training for 4 months before coming back to teaching! Anna’s credits include: shared tables gala, 29th annual diamond ball, Elly Lukas college graduation, fashion aid, showtime attractions, Carda Music-music video, various corporate gigs at crown Palladium and the Palms at Crown. Anna is so excited to be joining the team at Dance Fusion in 2020 and teaching her new students in her Hip Hop classes!
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