Nadia began dancing at the age of 3 with the Helen Mackay School of Dancing (Western Australia) and is trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap Dancing.
Nadia completed grade examinations for The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (Theatrical) & The Royal Academy of Dancing (Ballet) and in 2005 completed her tap exams at Dance Factory Teachers Academy. She is also a member of the State Dance Association.
Nadia has been a Principle Dancer for many dance companies and has toured extensively overseas, including Malaysia, Japan, US and UK. She also spent 8 years dancing on numerous ships, including the number one cruise line in America, Carnival Cruise Lines.
Nadia had another dance school in Mansfield, Victoria that was successfully established for 15 years. In 2005 she branched out and opened the studio in Macleod, Victoria.
Together with her team of committed teachers, they offer a safe, positive and happy learning environment and aspire to build self esteem and confidence in each student.
Jess studied full time dance and had attained certificates 3, 4 and Diploma in Dance Performance. She also has certificate 3 in children's services and has trained through Autism Behavioural Intervention Association (ABIA) and is working as a therapist.
Jess has taught for over 10 years in all styles, ranging from children in preschool to high school. She has worked as a dancer and model in the industry.
Kyle Forbes found his love for dancing at the age of 11 when he joined Peter Wallace Dance Industry taking up Jazz and Singing. Each year following he took up more and more classes joining Acting, Tap, Hip Hop and Ballet.
In 2010 Kyle successfully auditioned for Patrick Studios Australia where he trained for four years completing their Senior Elite Program, Full Time Performing Art and two years Full Time Music Theatre. During this time Kyle would perform as a dancer and singing at the Crown Palladium being involved in Starry Starry Night, Think Pink Ballroom and Victorian Training Awards, but his most memorable experience came when he danced at Her Majesty’s Theatre for the Rob Guest Endowment.
After full time study Kyle decided to take a step back from dancing and focused on his acting where he has been lucky to be an extra on shows such as Dr Blake, Winners & Losers, The Warriors, House Husband and Neighbours. Kyle also joined Dance Explosion where he began Tap, Lyrical and Jazz before also taking up a teaching role as the junior singing teacher.
Kyle is very excited to join the team at Studio One and can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store.
Brooke started dancing when she was just four years old and immediately fell in love. When she completed school Brooke attended Full Time Commercial Dance Training at The Edge Performers School, completing her Advanced Diploma of Dance Performance. This gave her the opportunity to study under renowned teachers and choreographers, training in an extensive range of styles including hip hop, ballet, contemporary/lyrical, jazz, tap, musical theatre and singing.
Some of Brooke’s professional experience includes: Masters of Choreography, Spring Fashion Week, Immersed Dance Industry Night , Australia’s Got Talent, Carlton Football Club, Underground, Moomba Festival and many other various functions and charity events.
More recently Brooke has travelled to the US with her hip hop crew to compete in the USASF Hip Hop world championships. In both 2016 & 2018 her team represented Australia and placed 8th & 4th out of 30 plus crews from all over the world.
Brooke is now very enthusiastic about focusing on teaching and passing on her experience and knowledge to her students. She has been teaching for 10 years in all styles ranging from small children all the way to adults. Brooke loves that she is able to make a career out of something she is so passionate about, and share the joy of dance with all her students.
Brooke is very excited to become part of the Studio One team in 2019!
Tania De Stratis
Tania’s love for performing began at the age of 10 where she joined Dance explosion.
In 2012 and 2013, Tania studied full time at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance where she trained in various styles of dance, drama and singing and also completed her certificate 4 in dance.
Since then, she has performed at many locations for various dance company’s such as: Queen of Diamonds Entertainment, Tenacity, Stage Art, Speranza Entertainment and Masters of Choreography.
She has also been fortunate to travel to America with choreographer Phill Haddad and dance crew DE.3, competing at Worlds, an international Hip hop competition in Orlando, Florida, placing 8th in 2016 and 4th in 2018.
Tania works for Hey Dee Ho, a company which provides music programs for children in Childcare and Primary schools, and teaches at Dance Explosion in Reservoir and Croydon.
She used to teach here at Studio One in 2015 and is looking forward to returning back in 2019!
I’ve been dancing for over 15 years but have loved all things musical since birth. I have completed my Jazz Teaching Diploma with Studio One Dance Academy, through the State Dance Association and am currently studying Speech Pathology at Latrobe University. I love being on stage and performing but my true passion is in teaching and choreographing.
I’ve been lucky enough to dance at Studio One for 11 years but I am so excited to now be a part of the teaching team.