Kamilla Hansen-Mackie

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

FINALIST 2016/2017/2018

Principal - Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, KTLC, Yoga

Kamilla is a choreographer, director and producer who has been working in the Performing Arts industry for the past 15 years.

Her love of dance started from the moment she could walk and was nurtured by some of the best during her training at both Johnny Young and Chris Duncan's (Dancelife) The Danz Factory. Kamilla went on to enrol in a BA Dance Education at ACPE and is currently completing a Diploma of Yoga Studies at the Yoga Institute. 

Kamilla was the Performing Arts Manager for St Ives High School's Performing Arts Unit for 5 years and has worked across a variety of platforms in the entertainment industry as a freelance choreographer. She has managed multiple dance studios and has extensive experience teaching students of all ages and abilities including students with special needs. Her students have received full scholarships to Performing Arts schools both nationally and internationally and have achieved great success at a competitive level in a range of genres. Her students most recently progressed to the National Final for Wakakirri 2015.

In both 2016 & 2017 Kamilla was a finalist for Business Person of the Year in the North Shore Business Awards with Dance Republic a finalist for Best New Business.


Eugenia Lewis

RAD Ballet

Eugenia trained and studied at Newcastle Dance Academy where on completion of her HSC she studied Ballet full-time for 2 years. During this time Eugenia also completed her Certificate in Classical Ballet Studies (CBTS) becoming a registered RAD teacher.

In November 2011 Eugenia began her professional dance career , working in Bollywood Mumbai, India for 6 months. Following this she furthered her professional career dancing overseas, working for MSC Cruises from 2012 - 2015 as a dancer and dance instructor. 

Other involvements and highlights for Eugenia include teaching Perform Ability(dance, drama, singing, program for people all ages with a disability) and mentoring and teaching students through the NSW HSC Dance Program. 

Eugenia is now enrolled as a student at Macquarie University and is undertaking a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education(secondary) to further her dance education.


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Emma Dulvey

RAD Ballet

Emma Dulvey studied classical ballet and contemporary including the Martha Graham Technique at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy in the intensive full time course from the age of 15. She was under instruction of a variety of highly regarded teachers including Kim Trainer, Tibor Horvath, Julie Wells, Paul Boyd and Tanya Pearson. Over the duration of her studies at TPCCA she performed solo roles in three of the Sydney City Youth Ballet Productions choreographed by Paul Boyd.

In 2010 Emma was accepted a place in the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague under the direction of Vim Broekx. During her time in the Netherlands she had the privilege of performing such pieces as 'Jewels' by George Balanchine, Over Grown Path by Juri Kylian, she performed at festival Classique dancing 'planets' by Thom Stuart and performed with a junior company ' De Dutch Dance Division' as a soloist in their production of 'Abdullah'.

Emma has achieved her CBTS and is a qualified Royal Academy of dance teacher

Ashlea George

Singing

Ashlea has completed her CDA Jazz Syllabus, ATDS Dance Syllabus, Mad Cow's Senior Acting Course and has a Certificate IV in Music Theatre. 

She is a resident performer and guest choreographer for Gosford Musical Society with credits including Spamalot, The Producers, The Boy From Oz, The Sound Of Music, Grease and Legally Blonde. Currently she is also the lead vocalist in cover trio 'Soul Station' and 'D'Lish' that perform in venues all over the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle and has been very privileged to have supported such acts as Wendy Matthews and The Angels.

Ashlea has had extensive performance experience as both a singer and dancer including shows for Disneyland and P&O Cruise Liners. She is the current vocal tutor for St Ives High School and runs her own singing studio on the NSW Central Coast.


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Ilyan Keay

Acrobatics

Ilyan Keay began her career as an elite gymnast, training at the NSW institute of Sport and securing a scholarship at the AIS. 

She medalled on the Acrobatics national circuit in Women's Trio's and at the same time won multiple National Championships in her forte, Trampolining. Whilst training with the National Squad in Trampolining she won an impressive two bronze medals for Australia at the Pan Pacific Games 2002, followed by a showing at the prestigious Flower Cup in Holland 2003 and finishing up her trampoline career by taking out all of the Aussies in her age group in both of her events at the World Age Games in Germany 2003.

Ilyan has experience in Physical Theatre with "Legs On The Wall" and the Australian Theatre for Young People and performs regularly throughout Sydney. She has been coaching trampoline and acrobatics for over a decade and uses her advanced technical knowledge to create engaging classes for kids and adults alike.


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Amy Zhang

Hip Hop

Amy is an Australian-born dancer who has completely immersed herself in the global street dance scene by working, teaching, choreographing and performing both nationally and internationally.

Amy moved to Sydney to train under Brent Street’s full time course and caught the eye of many, gaining roles as a feature dancer for the likes of Nike, Wrangler and Universal Store. She toured through L.A with Bust a Move Dance Company, performing at the Special Olympics World Games and the annual Dizzy Feet Gala.

Amy is known in Sydney for her versatility, rocking her groove when she jumps into hip hop and other street styles whilst also being trained in ballet, contemporary and jazz styles. Her extensive dance vocabulary is no accident, as she has been mentored by and performed for some of the biggest international choreographers, including Dana Foglia and Rob Rich, recently placing in the Australian division of the internationally renown urban dance crew RichFam . 

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Isaac Bradley - Hip Hop

Isaac has been involved in the Performing Arts since the age of four where he began studying classical Violin, Piano, Saxophone, Tap, Jazz and Ballet. During his schooling he toured through America, South Africa and Europe as both a multi-instrumental soloist and ensemble musician.

Trained in RAD Ballet, Tap and Jazz, Isaac picked up Hip Hop six years ago. This was inspired during his frequent trips to America where he furthered his trained at the International Dance Academy, Broadway Dance Centre (NYC) and with the Casting Directors of Glee, Supernatural and the Step Up Series. Isaac has also studied acting at NIDA and The Actors Centre and has appeared in various TV commercials for Crust Pizza, McDonald’s, Optus, Telstra, Fresh TV and most recently a new campaign for Centrum.

Recent theatre roles include Twig in The Australian Premiere of Bring it on The Musical (Supply Evolution), Seaweed in Hairspray (Regals) and Bernardo in West Side Story (CMS). Isaac is also involved in kids shows having worked on Moshi Monsters live, Justice league live, Peter Pan Live and most recently an upcoming kids entertainment group known as “Jump in Kids”. Isaac frequently works on corporate events and weddings as a choreographer for the production company “Immaculate Productions”.

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion
— Martha Graham