Meet our Teachers

 


Christie Kelly

Principle & Owner

Christie Kelly has been teaching since she was 13. She is a fully registered teacher with the RAD and has been sending students into exams for the past 18 years.

 

Christie studied Classical ballet, jazz, tap, character and modern as well as becoming a qualified teacher with the RAD ,she performed around the world on Royal Caribbean cruise ship " Majesty of the seas", danced in Singapore with Six Pak Productions, was a dancer in Turandot with Adelaide State Opera and the Queensland Opera and Danced on the Sydney Showboat for 7 years.


Vanessa Foreman

RAD qualified Ballet Teacher.

Vanessa started dancing at the age of 9 and started teaching at the age of 13 at Sandy Point School Of Dance.

Vanessa trained in RAD Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap.

Vanessa trained at the Donna Halloran School Of Dance and then at the McDonald College. She was a finalist in the Prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Finals 2 years in a row and performed at the Sydney Opera House.

Vanessa has danced for the Australian Opera, worked at Fox Studios in the "Lights Camera Chaos" show, Was a dancer on Carnival Cruise ship and travelled to LA and Mexico.

Vanessa also toured New York with the Ajkun Ballet Theatre.

 

 


Amanda Mayhew

Amanda has been with Sandy Point School of Dance since 2012 and started dancing at the young age of 3.

During this time she has studied many different styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet. Contemporary, Lyrical and Acrobatics.

Amanda loves teaching all ages and has been teaching for over 12 years, She has gained a lot of experience within the industry and always wants her students to succeed and enjoy their classes that they have choosen to study.


Tanya Grigoriadis

Tanya started her dance training at the age of 8 at Sandy Point School of Dance.

In 2007 She was accepted into Newtown High School of the Performing Arts where She spent the next 6 years studying Contemporary and Classical Ballet and was also selected for the Schools performing arts Company.

In 2010 Tanya started training at All Starz Performing Arts Studio and in 2013 was accepted into Brent Street Full Time course where She graduated with a Certificate IV in Dance.  

Tanyas performance experience includes: Big Brother TVC, X Factor, Danced for artist such as Betty Who, Timomatic, worked with Rafael Bonachela in the live Art exhibition "13 Rooms".

Tanya currently teaches Jazz, Lyrical and Solos and has been teaching at Sandy Point school of dance for the past 4 years.

Tanya recently has been accepted to study to become a qualified RAD teacher and will begin her training soon.

 Teaches Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet and Private Lessons


 

Olivia Osborne

Teaches Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary and Ballet.


 

Lauren Dreis

Teaches Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Acro


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Olivia Tomasella

From a very early age Olivia has had a strong passion for acrobatics. 

Olivia hopes to encourage the students to gain confidence, which will enable them to further develop their acrobatic skills in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

Olivia trained at Sandy Point School Of Dance from the age 6-12yrs before moving to All starz performing Arts where she studies Acro, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical and Contemporary.

 

Madison Foster