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Phone 0424 296 544

Unit 1, 35 Elmsfield Road, Midvale WA 6056

Email studiointensity@gmail.com

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BEC LEE

Jazz, Tap, Troupe, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Ballet

Bec fell in love with dance at the young age of 4, when she joined her first ballet class. She studied ballet, jazz, tap acrobatics, lyrical, cheerleading and singing, knowing from early on that she wanted to open her own studio one day.

Bec started her teaching career as a Teacher's Assistant at age 14, and taught as a freelance teacher in Perth, before moving to Adelaide, where she taught for the Dancer's Studio for 3 years.   She trained and worked professionally in the USA for 12 months in 2008. 

She considers her greatest achievement in dance to be the establishment of Studio Intensity in 2014, and is proud to have maintained its growth both in size and excellence since its inception.

ROBYN COOPER

Ballet

Robyn began her ballet studies in her native New Zealand, completing her BBO exams to Advanced level, and also studying character, modern, folk and show dancing. She taught ballet in Wellington for a number of years, and danced extensively in ballets, musical theatre and corporate shows.   

 

After moving to Perth, and taking a break from dance for some years while focusing on a corporate career, she went back to ballet and jazz classes, and fell in love with the art form all over again.

 

She has since studied extensively in Perth, the USA and in France, and she firmly believes that dance, and the teaching of dance, involves life-long learning. She resumed teaching ballet in 2011, and has since completed teacher certifications in Ballet Principles in Practice, Progressing Ballet Technique and Elemental Body Alignment System.   She is delighted to be able to share her passion for ballet with the students of Studio Intensity.

CHING KIM

Breakdancing, Hip Hop

Ching began his dance journey through high school competitions and showcases. In 2011, he was given the opportunity to further develop his knowledge and skills whilst competing with a Hip Hop dance crew called Blessed Artistic Maniacs (BAM) as well as competing in national and international dance crews such as The Society and Clique who had travelled to America for the Hip Hop International Competitions in 2014, competing against the best of the best around the world. In 2016 he had achieved a back to back championship at the Elite International Competition as apart of Those Guys and have recently been apart of a dance crew; Exiled that had competed in America at the USASF Worlds Championship, placing 4th internationally. Alongside his performing career, he has taught at multiple dance schools and high schools for over eight years, passing on the knowledge that he have gained over the years in hope to inspire and drive students to push their limits and achieve their potential.

ELICIA SONTAG

Jazz, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Troupe

From the day she started her first dance class at age 2, Elicia hasn't stopped moving since!  She has studied jazz, tap, acrobatics, ballet, ballroom , lyrical and hip hop.   She became a Teacher's Assistant at age 18, and has performed extensively at many venues around Perth, and in local and national competitions.   

 

She is currently studying a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with a major in Health and Physical Education and a minor in Dance, with the intention of becoming a High School Dance Teacher.   

She is still performing as well as teaching, and enjoys sharing her love and passion for dance with the Studio Intensity family.

JORDAN BUCKETT

Jazz, acro, troupe, solos/duos

Jordan has been singing and dancing sing since she was 5. She began with jazz and singing but expanded her range to tap, musical theature, acrobatics, lyrical and contemporary. She has extensive performance experience, having joined an elite performance troupe when she was 8. She has performed at Gloucester Park, The Royal Show and even a television revival of Young Talent Time. Jordan has appeared on Telethon multiple times and and has been a cast member in a production of several musicals. In 2019, she competed at Follow Your Dreams National Dance Competition and received 4 National titles in Jazz, Singing, lyrical and Hip Hop in both solos and with her duo partner. Jordan has been with Studio Intensity since the beginning, first as a student and then moving into teaching. Jordan always likes to make her classes a fun and happy experience, where her students can learn new skills and confidence to shine on stage.

EBONY MUNRO

Jazz, Ballet, Troupe

Ebony has studied dance in many genres from an early age.   She has trained and performed in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary.

Recognising her potential, she was invited to become a Teacher's Assistant with Studio Intensity some years ago, and has since broadened her horizons to teach jazz, ballet and troupe.  She enjoys sharing her passion for dance with her students and.delights in seeing her students strive for and achieve new goals.   

DONNA ZIEGLER

Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Solos and Duos

Donna has been part of the dance world for most of her life.   After graduating from WAAPA with an Associate Diploma in Dance , she went on to tour Asia and Australia for 4 years in cabaret style shows.  In 1991, life took her to the USA where she found her passion as a teacher and choreographer, studying at the Debbie Reynolds studio in LA and later being accepted into the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters in 1995.   Donna was awarded the CDE (Certified Dance Instructor) and then her MDE (Master Dance Educator) in 1997.  Donna served on the Board of Directors for the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters from 2006 until leaving Chicago in 1997.
 

Donna ran her own studio in Chicago from 1993, teaching students of all ages ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and tap.  As well as her passion for teaching, Donna has travelled throughout the USA as a guest teacher and award winning choreographer.

 

With 28 years of experience in Australia and internationally, she believes we are forever students, and she continues to be inspired by the students and teachers she works with.   Donna has gained recent certifications in the Acrobatics Art program and the Progressing Ballet Technique program, and she is excited to bring this knowledge to her students to enhance their learning.

VANESSA HOWELL

Breakdancing, Hip Hop

Music and dance has always been a part of Vanessa's life. As music was her main focus at a young age, she had only become a part of the hip hop dance community at the age of 12. Through the early 2000's she had toured Australia as a dancer and musician performing at theme parks, for RSL of Australia and for the Prime Minister. She then began teaching at community centres from 2005 as part of after school children’s welfare programs as well as at other high schools and dance studios. In 2011, she became a member of a dance crew, Blessed Artistic Maniacs (BAM), where the group was involved in teaching and performing at community events such as Rock the Bridge, school programs and competed in Battlegrounds Australia. This was also the year she began her career as an athlete and coach in competitive cheerleading and dance. She competed as part of a university team and many All Star teams at State, National and World levels. She won multiple national titles in pom, team cheer, group and partner stunting and in hip hop; alongside performing for many local events such as Fringe Festival and AFL and NBL games. 2019 was the year she finally made it to the USASF Dance Worlds Championships, placing 4th in the Nations Cup. 2020 will be her third year with Studio Intensity and she wishes to continue to train and teach - hoping to inspire those who love to dance along the way.