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NATASHA DROWER

Principal

Natasha has been training, working, choreographing and teaching in the entertainment industry for over 35 years. Since the 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, Natasha has travelled to New York, USA to partake in the annual Dance Teachers summit where she has taken 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. 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 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 every year and 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.

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SIMONE VANDERWOLF

Simone's dance career spans over the past 25 years.

She has worked extensively a dance teacher/choreographer travelling across Australia working with students from Sydney,  Regional NSW, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Batemens Bay, Canberra and Wollongong. 

Simone is proud to hold her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management, Diploma in Events 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 dance 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, her Hip Hop crew “The Alphas” hold the current AASCF State title for senior hip hop, with numerous other students successfully auditioning for coveted spots in some of the industry's leading hip hop crews.  

Simone has judged both nationally and internationally for many prestigious and national dance competitions such as Australian Allstar Dance & Cheerleading Federation, Evolution, Showcase, Hollywood Bound and The Ultimate Dance Challenge amongst countless others.

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BETHANY HARRISON

Bethany has been dancing, singing and acting her entire life.

She has trained at the Federation University Arts Academy, completing a Bachelor of Musical Theatre degree and is currently studying her Masters degree of teaching specializing in dance, music and drama. Bethany is incredibly passionate about safe dance technique and has completed her teacher training in the International Dance Technique Syllabus. Before commencing her university degree she studied at Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School and ranked top of the state in HSC dance, drama and music.

Bethany has starred in many productions including Chicago, Mary Poppins and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and has performed in venues all over Sydney and Melbourne including the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Sydney Opera House.

Bethany is a passionate and encouraging teacher and is incredibly excited to join our team in 2021!

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BLAKE WYE-JONES

Blake started dancing at the age of 12 training in the styles of Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and musical theatre. In high school, He fell in love with Hip Hop and has since taken part in extensive training in hip hop and its umbrella styles. Blake has trained with some of Sydney’s top dance crews including Zealous, Pioneers, The Localz and more! He’s also taken part in some prestigious development programs such as the One Ill project, Composed, NXTGEN, etc. with these opportunities he has been blessed to learn from the likes of Jervis Livelo, The O’Neill twins, Taimania Foai and Fetu Taku, Stephen Tannos, BJ Rorke and many many more! 

He is backed by 6 years of teaching where his choreography has been performed across Australia and America. In 2016, he founded and mentored the dance crew ‘Limitless’ that has gone on to win state and national titles at AASCF competitions. 

With the help of different teams and crews, Blake has competed and placed in competitions such as Hip Hop International, Battlegrounds, Short and Sharp and AASCF to name a few. Most recently Blake has achieved national Gold and International silver placements under Pioneers dance crew at Battlegrounds. 

Aside from his various Hip Hop ventures, Blake has also taken part in the Black Sapphire cabaret show, as well as a notable amount of corporate gigs for ‘Sydney Roosters’, ‘Redbull’s Sissy Ball’ for Mardi Gras, among others. He recently signed on with Birdie corporate to explore this avenue further.

Currently Blake is studying his Cert IV in Dance teaching and Management through the ATOD with expected completion in 2021. He is consistently on the look out for new opportunities to expand his knowledge in order to keep his lessons fresh and exciting. His teaching style is very growth based! Often, Blake focuses on a mixture of knowledge and skill to create confident performers.

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KARLIE SCOTT

From an early age Karlie fell in love with the creative arts. Karlie began dancing at the age of 5 and immediately fell in love and found a passion for dance. From that moment onwards her dancing career took off and she hasn’t looked back since.
Karlie has competed and performed at numerous concerts & events, promotional work & eisteddfods. Karlie has over 18 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.
Karlie was born and bread at Natasha’s Arts Theatre and views the NAT studio as her second family. From the prime age of 13, Karlie was given her first opportunity to teach by becoming a student teacher for the Tinytots. From this moment on, she has never looked back. Karlie has now over 10 years teaching experience, 4 of those as a student teacher & 6 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 recently completed her Bachelors Degree of Primary teaching & her Masters of Teaching Primary school in 2020. 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 the way she has. Karlie believes that every child is special in their own way & her main focus as a teacher is to encourage students to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams no matter how big or little. She is still that tiny 5 year old dancer at heart.

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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.

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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".

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CHLOE WEBSTER

Chloe’s love for dance began at Natasha’s Arts Theatre at the age of five and has continued to grow ever since. Immersing herself in the world of performing arts, Chloe now has many years of training in all styles of dance, musical theatre and acrobatics.

She has both performed and competed at eisteddfods, and community events as a part of N.A.T.’s representative team as well as placing in numerous eisteddfods as a soloist. At the age of 13 she began assistant teaching our Tinytots and Junior classes. With her bubbly personality, kind nature and passion for dance, Miss Chloe is now looked up to and adored by all her young students.

Chloe has recently completed her HSC, ranking very high within her dance class and received her Certificate ll in Sports Coaching. She is looking forward to continuing her studies at university next year pursuing a Bachelors of physiotherapy.

ANGELIQUE GIALAMAS

Angelique began dancing at Natasha's Arts Theater at the age of 5 and since her very first dance class her love and passion for performing has grown tremendously over the years. Over the 11 years of Angelique’s dancing career she has trained in several genres including: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. Within the years of her training Angelique has performed in many festivals, community events, competed at many solo competitions as well as Regionals and was just recently a part of a Hip Hop crew that competed at (AASCF) nationals and now hold the (AASCF)  National Champions title for senior Hip Hop.

At the age of 14 she started assisting the acrobatics classes and discovered a passion for teaching and sharing her love of dance with future generations of dancers. Angelique is now in Year 12 studying Dance and will finish her schooling with her Certificate III in Dance Teaching.