Our Dance Teachers

MAPA's valuable training extends far beyond the skills and knowledge of dance. We are focused on enriching the lives of our students by encouraging them to work hard, work together and challenge themselves to achieve their goals and succeed in all areas of their lives. It is this philosophy that has set MAPA apart from other dance studios, and our incredibly talented teachers are committed to our mission to inspire, educate, and develop the passion and creativity of young dancers in our students.

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Sarah Ambrose2
Sarah Ambrose

Director

PASSION is the most powerful driving force in my life. I never fully understood or appreciated it's impact until several years ago, when I began questioning what kept some students pushing through challenges, when others simply gave up. It was at this point I realised that I was never just teaching children how to dance. As dance teachers our influence exceeds far beyond the classroom and the physical skills we teach our students. Dance itself is not defined by pointed toes, controlled turns, high kicks or powerful leaps; these are simply technical skills that all great dancers should have. Learning to dance goes beyond that, it's about showing the world who you are, without fear of judgment or insecurity. When you reach that place of pure freedom that is when the magic happens! As student achieve their goals they become better versions of themselves, is a truly special gift! It is my privilege to provide a place where this knowledge, inspiration and passion can be passed on to our next generation.


Anji Soie
Anji Soie

Director of Classical Ballet

Dance provides me a sense of freedom and a chance to be free of thoughts and express my true self. Ballet has been around since the 15th century and is the basic foundation for most forms of dance. When the dancer has been patient and committed to learning the disciplines that make ballet, dance so graceful and beautiful to watch, the performance becomes effortless, enjoyable and uplifting. The challenge is to keep students inspired and connected to their love of dance so eventually a breakthrough will come. Through my teaching I love to share this beautiful and unforgettable experience of dance.


ELITE 'PERFORMING ARTS' TEACHERS 2018

 

Sarah Ambrose2
SARAH AMBROSE
Elite Performing Arts Director
Robert Sturrock
ROBERT STURROCK
Jazz, Technique, Conditioning
Caetlyn Watson
CAETLYN WATSON
Urban
Scott Pokorny
SCOTT POKORNY
Contemporary
Yvette Lee
YVETTE LEE
Jazz, Commerical & Musical Theatre
Anji Soie
ANJI SOIÉ
Classical Ballet
Zoee Marsh
ZOEE MARSH
Contemporary
Daisuke Benson
DAISUKE BENSON
Hip Hop Foundation & Grooves
Nadia Tornese
NADIA TORNESE
Urban
Michael Ralph
MICHAEL RALPH
Musical Theatre
Emily Williams
EMILY WILLIAMS
Vocals
Stephen Morgante
STEPHEN MORGANTE
Musical Theatre
Samantha Bruzzese
SAMANTHA BRUZZESE
Musical Theatre & Acrobatics
Luke Alleva
LUKE ALLEVA
Musical Theatre & Tap
Georgie Zuklic Mikelin
GEORGIE ZUKLIC-MIKELIN
Classical Ballet & Conditioning
Angelia Panteli
ANGELIA PANTELI
Vocals
DeAndre
DEANDRE BRACKENSICK
Vocals
Brittany Page
BRITTANY PAGE
Contemporary, Lyrical & Musical Theatre 
Benjamin Cure
BENJAMIN CURÉ
Jazz, Lyrical & Contemporary
 
Kyla Barthololmeusz
KYLA BARTHOLOMEUSZ
Jazz & Musical Theatre

 


 

ELITE 'CLASSICAL BALLET' TEACHERS

 

Anji Soie
ANJI SOIÉ
Elite Classical Ballet Director
Georgie Zuklic Mikelin
GEORGIE ZUKLIC-MIKELIN
Classical Ballet & Conditioning
Chimene Steel Prior2
CHIMENE STEELE-PRIOR
Classical Ballet, Contemporary & Conditioningr
Kendal Davis
KENDAL DAVIS
Classical Ballet & Contemporary
Ariana Hond
ARIANA HOND
Elite Guest Teacher
Rachel Rawlins
RACHEL RAWLINS
Elite Guest Teacher
Marc Cassidy
MARC CASSIDY
Elite Guest Teacher
Megan Connelly
MEGAN CONNELLY
Elite Guest Teacher

 


MAPA MINIS TEACHERS

 

Michelle Brown
MICHELLE BROWN
Tiny Tots Ballet & Jazz, Pre-Junior Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary
Sarah Ambrose2
SARAH AMBROSE
Pre-Junior, Ballet, Jazz & Hip Hop
Helen Penna
HELEN PENNA
Pre-Junior, Ballet, Jazz & Tap
Renee Steele
RENEE STEELE
Pre-Junior, Ballet & Jazz
Courtney Livock
COURTNEY LIVOCK
Pre-Junior, Jazz & Tap
Georgie Zuklic Mikelin
GEORGIE ZUKLIC-MIKELIN
Tiny Tots Ballet & Jazz, Pre-Junior Ballet
Jasmine Forrest
JASMINE FORREST
Pre-Junior Tap & Baby Boppers
Jade Peace
JADE PEACE
Tiny Tots Ballet & Jazz

 


MUSIC, DRAMA & VOCAL TEACHERS

 

Emily Williams
EMILY WILLIAMS
Vocals
Phoebe Day
PHOEBE DAY
Vocals & Piano
Lucy Robertson
LUCY ROBERTSON
Vocals
Elle Murphy
ELLE MURPHY
Vocals
Caitlin Quinn
CATILIN QUINN
Vocals, Drama & Musical Theatre
Angelia Panteli
ANGELIA PANTELI
Vocals
Jessica D Souza
JESSICA D'SOUZA
Drama

 


JUNIOR & SENIOR DIVISION TEACHERS

 

Scott Pokorny
SCOTT POKORNY
Contemporary
Sarah Ambrose2
SARAH AMBROSE
Jazz
Courtney Livock
COURTNEY LIVOCK
Jazz & Contemporary
Sam Dashwood
SAMANTHA DASHWOOD
Jazz & Contemporary
Daisuke Benson
DAISUKE BENSON
Hip Hop
Renee Steele
RENEE STEELE
Classical Ballet & Contemporary
Gemma Corlass Brown
GEMMA CORLASS-BROWN
Classical Ballet
Georgie Zuklic Mikelin
GEORGIE ZUKLIC-MIKELIN
Classical Ballet & Conditioning
Jasmine Forrest
JASMINE FORREST
Tap
Caitlin Quinn
CATILIN QUINN
Musical Theatre

 


INTERNATIONAL GUEST TEACHERS

 

Yanis Marshall
YANIS MARSHALL
France / Los Angeles
Candace Brown
CANDACE BROWN
New York
Tovaris Wilson
TOVARIS WILSON
Los Angeles
Kerrie Milne
KERRIE MILNE
Ireland
Ricky Jinks
RICKY JINKS
London
Shyvon Campbell
SHYVON CAMPBELL
New Zealand
Tony Tzar
TONY TZAR
Los Angeles
Ian Eastwood
IAN EASTWOOD
Los Angeles
Jian Pierre Louis
JIAN PIERRE-LOUIS
Los Angeles
Gabriel Braga
GABRIEL BRAGA
Brazil
Nick Guerts
NICK GUERTS
Australia / Los Angeles
Oneill Twins
ONIELL TWINS
New Zealand
Alexandra Carson
ALEXANDRA CARSON
Australia / Los Angeles
Shaun Evaristo
SHAUN EVARISTO
Los Angeles
Erica Sobol
ERICA SOBOL
Los Angeles
Megan Lawson
MEGAN LAWSON
Los Angeles
Kevin Maher
KEVIN MAHER
Los Angeles
Phil Wright
PHIL WRIGHT
Los Angeles
Nick Demoura
NICK DEMOURA
Los Angeles
LnL Lance Savali Laurence Kawaii
LANCE SAVALI &
LAURENCE KAIWAI (LnL)
Los Angeles / New Zealand

 


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    MAPA Dance Academy
    140 Hall Street,
    Spotswood, VIC 3015
    Phone - 8560 4334

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    MAPA Music and Drama Academy
    144 Hall Street,
    Spotswood, VIC 3015
    Phone - 8560 4335

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