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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. TLPA employs a diverse range of qualified teachers as well as graduates from leading Full-time courses. In addition, teachers can be selected based on sheer experience in their style & accolades achieved during their career. For more information contact us here!
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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.

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"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best."

- Bob Talbert

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Liana Marie

Director/Owner/Teacher/

Choreographer

 

 

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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. 

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Hana Morris

Teacher/Choreograpaher

 

 

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This New Zealand born power house is an incredible movers. Danncing on toours for artists in Kore and China, she has experienced some of the worlds best stages. 

Hana's bubbly personality and fluid movement have her students immersed and captivated.

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Riley Bourne

Teacher/Choreograpaher

 

 

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This man is second to none. He can simply do it all. Riley has danced on tours around the world, is a HHI winning dancer and choreographer. 

Rileys classes are full of energy and knowledge about hip hop styles and culture., and are sure to challenge even the most experienced dancer.

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Sam Turpin

Teacher/Choreograpaher

 

 

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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!

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Shivawn Joubert

Teacher/Choreographer

 

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At 27 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!

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Carmelo Saia

Teacher/Choreographer

 

 

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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! 

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Tylah Paterson

Teacher/Choreographer

 

 

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From the Dream Dance Company to Magic Mike Live on The West end in London, Tylah is no stranger to the stage. 

Her energy, humour and firm teaching style whips our jazz and contemporary students into shape!

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Blake John Wood

Teacher/Choreographer

 

 

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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!

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Pete Evans

Teacher/Choreographer

 

 

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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.

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Moniquewa Williams

Teacher/Choreographer

 

 

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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!

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Natalija Separovich

Teacher/Choreographer

 

 

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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.

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Chelsea Coram

Teacher/Choreographer

 

 

More about Chelsea

Chelsea is one of our wonderful junior teachers. She is currently finishing her Cert IV in Performing arts . m!

Her classes are fun, energetic and full of foundation and technique.

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