MDS is proud to present our ROCKSTAR FACULTY

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Tabetha Vagliviello -  Studio Director  Ballet/Fitness/Bellydance  I have danced constantly since I was 4 years old, learning Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary Dance.  Qualified as a personal Trainer and worked in the industry for 10 years through out the state. I specialise in ladies fitness and weight loss. I developed Dance to fit as I love to dance but also need to exercise and do not enjoy going to the gym.  My Middle Eastern Dance Training began in 2002, with Belyssa from the Belyssa Academy of Dance Orientale. Training with Belyssa’s 30 years of dance experience and research has given me diversity and a broad knowledge of Middle Eastern Dance and culture.  I have also attended workshops with the likes of Liza Laziza, Tito and Kazafy, Randa Kamel, Hossam Abdel Ghany, Farida Fahmy (to name a few) all from Egypt, Jillina Carlino (Bellydance Evolution) Ozgen (Turkish Romany International sensation) Rose Ottiviano, Alma Sarhan Jrisi Belyssa and many more.  2007 to Present has seen myself and my dance company perform in performances such as Darlington Arts Festival, Canning ton Show, Buddha’s Birthday Celebration, Midland Comes Together show, Swan Festival of lights and WAMED. I have Choreographed and performed Oz Concerts 2010, 2011 and 2013 (Televised on SBS), Australia Day Perth Foreshore, Perth Festival Stage 2010, 2011 and 2013, Crown Grand Ballroom to name a few  My passion is not only my family and own personal dance journey it is being able to be a part of my students journey young and old and the privilege to inspire them…

Tabetha Vagliviello- Studio Director Ballet/Fitness/Bellydance

I have danced constantly since I was 4 years old, learning Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary Dance.

Qualified as a personal Trainer and worked in the industry for 10 years through out the state. I specialise in ladies fitness and weight loss. I developed Dance to fit as I love to dance but also need to exercise and do not enjoy going to the gym.

My Middle Eastern Dance Training began in 2002, with Belyssa from the Belyssa Academy of Dance Orientale. Training with Belyssa’s 30 years of dance experience and research has given me diversity and a broad knowledge of Middle Eastern Dance and culture.

I have also attended workshops with the likes of Liza Laziza, Tito and Kazafy, Randa Kamel, Hossam Abdel Ghany, Farida Fahmy (to name a few) all from Egypt, Jillina Carlino (Bellydance Evolution) Ozgen (Turkish Romany International sensation) Rose Ottiviano, Alma Sarhan Jrisi Belyssa and many more.

2007 to Present has seen myself and my dance company perform in performances such as Darlington Arts Festival, Canning ton Show, Buddha’s Birthday Celebration, Midland Comes Together show, Swan Festival of lights and WAMED. I have Choreographed and performed Oz Concerts 2010, 2011 and 2013 (Televised on SBS), Australia Day Perth Foreshore, Perth Festival Stage 2010, 2011 and 2013, Crown Grand Ballroom to name a few

My passion is not only my family and own personal dance journey it is being able to be a part of my students journey young and old and the privilege to inspire them…

Kaira Nissen  -  Second In Charge  Singing and Acting/Hip Hop  Kaira has been partaking in private Vocal/Acting lessons since the age of 2 to present with an amazing instructor who’s training lead her to major roles in internationally travelling productions such as Annie and Fantastic Mr Fox.. and a lot more since the age of 5. Kaira competed in Vocal and also Dance Competitions with local dance companies as a child but main focus was on professional productions...  In high school Kaira decided to take a break from performing professionally to complete her schooling .During high school Kaira obtained multiple qualifications in performing arts and hopes to complete more training in future...  Kaira hopes to go back to performing in professional productions in the near future

Kaira Nissen - Second In Charge Singing and Acting/Hip Hop

Kaira has been partaking in private Vocal/Acting lessons since the age of 2 to present with an amazing instructor who’s training lead her to major roles in internationally travelling productions such as Annie and Fantastic Mr Fox.. and a lot more since the age of 5. Kaira competed in Vocal and also Dance Competitions with local dance companies as a child but main focus was on professional productions...

In high school Kaira decided to take a break from performing professionally to complete her schooling .During high school Kaira obtained multiple qualifications in performing arts and hopes to complete more training in future...

Kaira hopes to go back to performing in professional productions in the near future

Alison Simpson-Price -  Hip Hop/Jazz/Ballet  Since the age of 4 Alison has been performing and dancing. She began competing competitively at the age of 10 and did so until the age of 19. Upon graduating high school, Alison began training full time at ‘The Principal Academy of Dance’ where she graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts. The next year, Ali landed her dream job working onboard Celebrity Cruise Lines as a Specialty Production Dancer as well as the Dance Captain. For the past 3 years Ali has been travelling the globe performing to thousands of passengers each week.

Alison Simpson-Price - Hip Hop/Jazz/Ballet

Since the age of 4 Alison has been performing and dancing. She began competing competitively at the age of 10 and did so until the age of 19. Upon graduating high school, Alison began training full time at ‘The Principal Academy of Dance’ where she graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts. The next year, Ali landed her dream job working onboard Celebrity Cruise Lines as a Specialty Production Dancer as well as the Dance Captain. For the past 3 years Ali has been travelling the globe performing to thousands of passengers each week.

Georgia Kelsey -  Competition Leader/Facilitator  Georgia has danced since a young age and trained in various styles throughout, but found a love for Jazz Technique when she studied at professional dance college in the UK. In 2016 she graduated from Addict Dance Academy with a HND in Dance, since graduating, Georgia has worked professionally as a dancer and showgirl in the UK and Europe. She also has over 7 years teaching experience. Georgia has recently moved to Perth from the UK and cannot wait to share her passion of dance with her students!

Georgia Kelsey - Competition Leader/Facilitator

Georgia has danced since a young age and trained in various styles throughout, but found a love for Jazz Technique when she studied at professional dance college in the UK. In 2016 she graduated from Addict Dance Academy with a HND in Dance, since graduating, Georgia has worked professionally as a dancer and showgirl in the UK and Europe. She also has over 7 years teaching experience. Georgia has recently moved to Perth from the UK and cannot wait to share her passion of dance with her students!

James Mac Alpine -  Contemporary/Lyrical/Musical Theatre  ames, born and raised in Sydney, has recently moved to Perth to study the Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) after graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) with the Diploma of Musical Theatre.  In 2016 James decided to extend upon his stage and theatre craft and began teaching at a local dance school in Wollongong, NSW. During his time at NIDA he also took up a position as a Musical Theatre and Acting tutor for NIDA Open as well as teaching numerous dance styles for Naidu Performing Arts Company. In the same year he also took on the role of Assistant International Coordinator of Fusion Dance Internships.  James' love for the arts extends to the performance aspect as well, seeing him accomplish such roles as Prince Amir (Ashgirl) dir. Fran Curtis, Flotsam (The Little Mermaid) dir. Amy Copeland as well as numerous featured roles in other productions.

James Mac Alpine - Contemporary/Lyrical/Musical Theatre

ames, born and raised in Sydney, has recently moved to Perth to study the Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) after graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) with the Diploma of Musical Theatre.

In 2016 James decided to extend upon his stage and theatre craft and began teaching at a local dance school in Wollongong, NSW. During his time at NIDA he also took up a position as a Musical Theatre and Acting tutor for NIDA Open as well as teaching numerous dance styles for Naidu Performing Arts Company. In the same year he also took on the role of Assistant International Coordinator of Fusion Dance Internships.

James' love for the arts extends to the performance aspect as well, seeing him accomplish such roles as Prince Amir (Ashgirl) dir. Fran Curtis, Flotsam (The Little Mermaid) dir. Amy Copeland as well as numerous featured roles in other productions.

Jamie Lee Olson -  Acrobatics/Ballet/Jazz/Tap  Coming from a family of dancers, Jamie-lee began ballet at age 2. Adding Tap, Jazz, Acrobats and Contemporary as she got older.  She has completed theatrical examinations in the CSTD syllabus.  Jamie-lee has been lucky to tour the United States, performing and taking workshops in Las Vegas, Orlando, New York and Los Angeles. As well as on board the ‘Oasis of the Seas’ cruise liner.  Teaching has always been her dream job, and she loves seeing her students improve not just annually, but week to week.

Jamie Lee Olson - Acrobatics/Ballet/Jazz/Tap

Coming from a family of dancers, Jamie-lee began ballet at age 2. Adding Tap, Jazz, Acrobats and Contemporary as she got older.

She has completed theatrical examinations in the CSTD syllabus.

Jamie-lee has been lucky to tour the United States, performing and taking workshops in Las Vegas, Orlando, New York and Los Angeles. As well as on board the ‘Oasis of the Seas’ cruise liner.

Teaching has always been her dream job, and she loves seeing her students improve not just annually, but week to week.

Matthew Jordan -  Advanced Ballet/Contemporary  Matt began his dance training in Adelaide, starting with ballet at age three. Before long, he also picked up tap, contemporary, and jazz. He has completed all RAD ballet examinations, as well as CSTD tap from Intermediate Silver. Whilst still a student, Matt began assistant teaching before eventually taking his own ballet and conditioning classes from 2014-2017.  In 2018, Matt made the move from Adelaide to Perth to begin training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and completed his Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) specialising in ballet, and is continuing on to an Advanced Diploma in 2019.  He loves being able to pass on tips and tricks to others and enjoys watching students find new discoveries and thrive in dance.

Matthew Jordan - Advanced Ballet/Contemporary

Matt began his dance training in Adelaide, starting with ballet at age three. Before long, he also picked up tap, contemporary, and jazz. He has completed all RAD ballet examinations, as well as CSTD tap from Intermediate Silver. Whilst still a student, Matt began assistant teaching before eventually taking his own ballet and conditioning classes from 2014-2017.

In 2018, Matt made the move from Adelaide to Perth to begin training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and completed his Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) specialising in ballet, and is continuing on to an Advanced Diploma in 2019.

He loves being able to pass on tips and tricks to others and enjoys watching students find new discoveries and thrive in dance.

Tayah Crothers -  Sining Acting/Musical Theatre (Relief Teacher)  Growing up in a family of musicians and entertainers, Tayah Crothers has loved theatre from a young age. She began her training at the Johnny Young Talent School of WA at the age of four and since then has developed her skills in the areas of singing, dancing and acting. This has lead her to graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Diploma in Musical Theatre.  Tayah has performed at many events both locally and internationally from Optus Stadium to Disneyland and is a regular singer at the Crown Perth. In 2018, Tayah performed in the annual Performing Arts Perspectives which showcases the top WACE practical students in drama, dance and music from 2017.

Tayah Crothers - Sining Acting/Musical Theatre (Relief Teacher)

Growing up in a family of musicians and entertainers, Tayah Crothers has loved theatre from a young age. She began her training at the Johnny Young Talent School of WA at the age of four and since then has developed her skills in the areas of singing, dancing and acting. This has lead her to graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Tayah has performed at many events both locally and internationally from Optus Stadium to Disneyland and is a regular singer at the Crown Perth. In 2018, Tayah performed in the annual Performing Arts Perspectives which showcases the top WACE practical students in drama, dance and music from 2017.

Tom Button  - Ballroom/Latin/New Vogue

Tom Button - Ballroom/Latin/New Vogue

Kailah Barker -  MDS Reception/Administration/Stage Manager  Kailah has graduated High School and has been working in customer service for over 7 years and has done some volunteer work during her spare time.   Kailah has received her Certificate II in Business while in high school and continued with her education after graduation and received her Certificate III in Business and Business Administration. Kailah is also excited to be doing another course for backstage management in the near future.

Kailah Barker - MDS Reception/Administration/Stage Manager

Kailah has graduated High School and has been working in customer service for over 7 years and has done some volunteer work during her spare time.

Kailah has received her Certificate II in Business while in high school and continued with her education after graduation and received her Certificate III in Business and Business Administration. Kailah is also excited to be doing another course for backstage management in the near future.

Luke Heath -  Administration Volunteer/Stevenson Theatre Group/Writer  Having experimented with writing from early childhood, he majored in writing at Edith Cowan University. He now hopes to go on to do post graduate study focusing on writing for the stage. Having been involved in various aspects of community theatre for over fifteen years, he is also involved in organising our own upcoming theatre group.

Luke Heath - Administration Volunteer/Stevenson Theatre Group/Writer

Having experimented with writing from early childhood, he majored in writing at Edith Cowan University. He now hopes to go on to do post graduate study focusing on writing for the stage. Having been involved in various aspects of community theatre for over fifteen years, he is also involved in organising our own upcoming theatre group.