NATASHA DROWER

Principal

Natasha has been training, working, choreographing and teaching in the entertainment industry for over 35 years. Since the tender age of 3 Natasha has been immersed in all facets of the entertainment industry and is dedicated not only to sharing her passion for the creative arts with future generations but creating a safe and fun learning environment for them to do so.

Natasha has trained at such prestigious studios as Bradford Dance Academy, University Of Western Sydney and Sydney Dance Company. Alongside her training in Australia in 2016 Natasha travelled to New York, USA to partake in the annual Dance Teachers summit organised by Break The Floor Productions where she took part in classes and training seminars conducted by industry superstars such as Mia Michaels, Twitch and Anthony Morigerato.

Natasha has performed at countless professional events including, the Opening ceremony of FIFA World Youth Soccer Championship, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games & Youthquake 96 produced by Foxtel & Mary Lopez Productions. Natasha has also performed in countless musical productions in association with Plumpton Performing Arts High, Penny presents, Joshua Atha Entertainment and Holroyd Musical and Dramatic Society.

Alongside her experience in theatre she has also worked in film and television as an extra on such productions as "Heart Break High" , "RAEN Break Me & How Can I Stop" film clips, Ford XR8 and as a member of the dance crew for "Soldiers" produced by Tips Film Pty Ltd. She has also worked heavily in promotions as both a children’s entertainer, model and presenter representing such companies as Just Promotions, Wella & Hair Trends.

In 2002 Natasha embarked upon her biggest venture yet, opening her own company "Natasha's Arts Theatre". Since opening her company Natasha has been a finalist in the Local Business Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. In 2014 she was also the winner of Business Person of the Year.

Natasha has choreographed and provided performers for numerous Blacktown City Council festivals, Rotary, Cancer Council and countless other live events. Her students have received incredible competition and eisteddfod results throughout the years and many have gone on to become professionals and even teachers themselves.

SIMONE VANDERWOLF

Simone Vanderwolf's dance career spans over the past 25 years. She has worked extensively as a dance teacher throughout Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Wollongong. Training in all facets of dance with some of Australia's leading dance educators specialising in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and Acrobatics. Simone is proud to hold her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management, Cert III in Live Production, Theatre & Events and WWC Certificate.

Alongside her dance education, Simone has trained and competed in WAG (Women's Artistic Gymnastics) at a state level representing the metropolitan west region in state championships for 3 consecutive years.

Simone was privileged to work as choreographer for Club Med Lindeman Island where she was in charge of developing and staging entertainment throughout the village. Her choreographic credits include; Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Flames Halftime Entertainment, Western Sydney Business Awards, William Rose Ball amongst countless other corporate events. She has many years’ experience in film production, directing and choreographing multiple corporate and private dance concept videos and flash mobs. With a passion for dance education, Simone has been involved in the development of syllabus used in primary school dance programs. Her students have gone on to hold regional and national titles all across Australia, with numerous other students successfully auditioning for coveted spots in some of the industry's leading hip hop crews.

Simone has also judged both nationally and internationally for many prestigious and national dance competitions such as Showcase, Hollywood Bound and The Australian All Star Dance & Cheer Federation.

CASEY SEIB

Casey’s passion for dance was established at the young age of three. Across the span of her dance career, she has trained in a large variety of styles – including classical ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, acrobatics, and lyrical. Her training also included completing both Glenn Wood Tap exams and RAD Ballet major examinations.

Growing up in the world of competitive dance, Casey competed at countless eisteddfods; both as a member of a troupe and as a soloist. A highlight of Casey’s competitive dance career was placing first overall in the Pro/Am division at Showcase Australian Dance Championships Nationals in 2018 with a self-choreographed lyrical solo.

Casey’s success also extended to her academic performance, where she ranked first in Dance for four consecutive years, and received a Callback nomination for HSC Dance Major Performance.

Currently, Casey is in her third year of studying a Bachelor of Dance Education at the Australian College of Physical Education. In addition to studying and teaching, Casey trains and performs with her university cheer team, the ACPE Pirates. In 2018, the team’s most notable achievements included remaining undefeated in Lyrical, as well as placing second overall at UniSport Nationals Division 1.

KAITLIN AZZOPARDI

Kaitlin began dancing at the age of 2 and half years. Since then her love and passion for dance has continually grown over the years. From the age of 8 she commenced troupe and performance classes, where she learnt new skills and techniques, as well as the importance of team work with her peers.

Kaitlin has trained in numerous genres including:Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical & Musical Theatre.

Within her dance career Kaitlin has performed in numerous eisteddfods/competitions, festivals, community events, Showcase Nationals (2010 and 2016), dance examinations (ATOD and RAD), and corporate events with Hi Tec Oils.

At the age of 14 she began assistant teaching to Tiny Tots/Babies, to gain experience.  Then at 16 began teaching unassisted to Juniors, and Babies/Tiny Tots, and have continued to do so to date with a variety of age groups.

"I am a vibrant, happy and enthusiastic individual and love teaching young ones. I love spreading my knowledge, dedication, passion, and skills of dance through teaching".

KARLIE SCOTT

Karlie began dancing at the age of 5 and immediately fell in love and found a passion for the creative arts. From that moment her dancing career took off. Karlie has competed and performed at numerous local community concerts &  events, promotional work & eisteddfods. Karlie has over 16 years dance training and experience which has allowed her to gain a wide range of knowledge & develop skills in Jazz, RAD Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Pointe.
From the prime age of 13, Karlie was given her first opportunity to teach by becoming a student teacher for the TinyTot age groups. From this moment on, she has never looked back. Karlie has now over 8 years teaching experience, 5 of those as a student teacher & 3 of those as a full time dance teacher. Karlie now has experience teaching children from as young as 18 months old right up until 21 years of age. In 2017 Karlie completed her Acrobatics training under the Acrobatics Dance Association and is now qualified to spot/teach children Acrobatics from beginner to immediate levels. Karlie has achieved all of this at the prime age of 21.
Karlie has recently completed her Bachelors Degree of Primary teaching & is starting her Master of Teaching in 2019 to further her career in working with children.  Karlie prides herself on her positive “can do” attitude and her goal is to ensure that she creates a fun and safe environment for children of all ages to fall in love with dancing.