What is it that makes a teacher? Or even a GREAT teacher? Skill, understanding, know-how? The answer is many things. At TLPA our question on a great teacher has a continuously developing answer, one that we strive to understand thoroughly. We pride ourselved on having a team of working professional dancers, with diverse range of qualified qualifications. In addition, teachers can be selected based on sheer experience in their style & accolades achieved during their career.
Quality education and mentoring at it's finest.
"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best."
- Bob Talbert
TLPA's owner and director. Liana's credits stretch far and wide, from her bachelor of Dance & PDHPE Education and Masters of Education, to having danced around the world with the likes of Travis Scott, Jason. Derulo, Eminem, ASAP Rocky, YG, Kelly Rowland, Ty Dolla $ign and many more, to choreographing for your favourite artists on your favourite tv shows and world tours!
With an incomparable resume coupled with her passion for teaching, Liana's expertise is unparalleled.
Having achieved a high distinction in all of her RAD Ballet exams, performed worldwide and trained under world class choreographers , Sam's students are in the best of hands.
Some credits include: The Dream Dance Company and Royal Carribean Cruise Lines!
With impeccable technique and a natural style, Pete is one of those performers you just can't take your eyes off.
Pete completed his Cert IV in Performing Arts at Ev & Bow under the guidance of Sarah Boulter, and The dream dance company Show biz under the guidance of Marko Panzic.
At 25 years old it's incredible what this young woman has accomplished.
Beyonce, Rihanna, Ricky Martin, Zara Larsson, Jason Derulo and Jess Mauboy are just some of the artists Shivawn has danced for.
You may have seen her dancing on X-Factor, the Voice or in the Savage x Fenty show, and much much more.
We're so lucky to have this world class performer and educator on our team!
BLAKE JOHN WOOD
This man needs no introduction.
The commercial king. Blake's achievements run far and wide, including a Cert IV in Performing Arts (ED5), The Australian Dance and Talent Center, Marquee nightclub Creative director and many more.
We're so lucky to have one of Australia's favourite choreographers on our team!
Our Perth girl has been taking over Sydney for the past 8 years!
From Reggaeton to heels, she does it all!
Some of Mon's credits include: Eric Belinger, Nikelodeon, Timomatic, Chris Sebastian and many more.
Known for her bubbly, chirpy personality and unique style, Moniquewa's classes are not one to miss!
One of Red Bull BC1's top 16 Bboys, Ryugi Top 8, and Seven-to-smooke winner, Carmelo Saia has been in the Australian Bboy scene for almost 10 years.
Carmelo has travelled to New York, Los Angeles and Arizona competing and learning from some of the best bboys in the world. His passion for Bboying & Hip Hop is evident his fun, non-stop, challenging classes!
Nat is one of our wonderful Junior teachers.
This little pocket rocket has her Diploma in Performing Arts from The Next Step Performing Arts, and has been training under some of Sydneys biggest Choreographers.
You may have seen Miss Bec cheering for the St George Dragons, or coaching level 7 gymnastics around Sydney, but when she's not there she's teaching our students how to flip and tumble!
Bec's big smile, energy and enthusiasm creates the perfect combination for our acro classes.