Born and raised in France, Audrey started dancing at the age of 3 – and has never stopped. Audrey’s childhood dream was to become a dancer at the Moulin Rouge. Having first trained in classical ballet and jazz in Paris, Audrey continued her training when she moved to Australia for high school training under the Royal Academy of Dance for classical ballet and also training in jazz, and contemporary under Marie Walton-Mahon & National College of Dance, NSW.
Having won numerous prizes in contemporary and jazz, Audrey developed a passion for not only dancing but also acting and teaching. She returned to France where she was accepted to and attended the CoursFlorent acting school while also continuing her dance training at the International Academy of Dance, Paris, and Institut Janine Stanlowa. Since returning to Sydney in 2010 to complete university studies, Audrey has worked as a children’s entertainer, dance teacher and as a resident dancer/ballerina at ‘The Marquee’ in Sydney.
Audrey joined Street Sessions at the beginning of 2015 following a 10 months contract on board Ponant cruise ships as a dancer where she travelled through the Mediterranean, South America and Antarctica. We love having Audrey on the Street Sessions team – we farewelled Audrey in September 2015 – she is currently completing another cruise ship contract, but we will be welcoming Audrey back to teach at Street Sessions in Sydney in early 2016.
Megan studied at Newtown Performing Arts in Sydney, furthering her training at ED5 international and Urban Dance Centre.
As a professional dancer, Megan was one of the first cast to dance at the Venetian Casino, Macau, continuing in the cast of ”Della Notte”, before moving over to the Sands Casino as a ”Glamour Girl” under Bor Productions. Megan has toured also India free styling in clubs cross Mumbai, Deli and Bangalore before returning once more for a cabaret tribute show to launch an airline known as Jet Airways.
Megan has also performed in many corporate events both in Sydney and overseas including John Legends after party at the Venetian, Macau. Megan has also appeared in various TV commercials including for Toyota, KFC, Vodafone and for LLBean clothing. For the last four years Megan has worked for Princess Cruises completing 6 contracts travelling the world as a dancer in many of their production shows.
We are very excited to have Megan on the Street Sessions team. Megan will be teaching our final course of 2015 and will be back again in 2016!
Alyssa Gray joined Street Sessions in 2014 and has taught both beginners and general courses.
Alyssa is an all-round performer training full time at Urban Dance Centre in 2013 while obtaining her Certificate IV in Performing Arts. She is also training towards a Certificate IV in Dance at Village Performing Arts Centre in Sydney. Alyssa was a featured dancer in the Justice Crew ‘Everybody’ film clip, performed in the Strictly Ballroom Tribute hosted by Todd McKenney and was also a dancer in the Monster Skate Park commercial.
In addition to teaching for Street Sessions, Alyssa also a children’s entertainer and actor and is trained in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Afro, Contemporary, Ballet, Ballroom, Acrobatics, Break Dance & Lyrical.
Alyssa is amazingly popular with students and we are thrilled to have Alyssa on the Street Sessions team.
Samuel McKeown II joined the Street Sessions team in 2013.
Samuel has more than 10 years professional dance experience and joins us from Hawaii and more recently Vegas where he has performed in Jubilee, Legends in Concert and with Siegfried and Roy.
Samuel has appeared in numerous magazines and has also danced professionally on Princess Cruises, including on the inaugural cast for Caribbean Princess, as a singer and dancer on the Regal Princess and on the World Cruise Royal Princess. Samuel has also received degrees in PR and dance from the University of Hawaii and the University of Las Vegas Nevada.
Samuel specializes in jazz, street, hip hop, hula, funk and lyrical and we can’t wait to have him teaching for Street Sessions!
Rebecca is a professional dancer having graduated in Performing Arts from ED5 International in 2010. Rebecca has over ten years experience in hip hop and was part of Oracle, an eight person hip hop crew which has competed all over the world to compete in hip hop competitions and took out the hip hop crew championship in Australia in 2008. Rebecca also toured with Oracle across Australia and New Zealand and gave hip hop workshops to children and adults and participated in classes taught by some of the industry’s best.
In 2008 Rebecca travelled to LA where she took classes and learnt choreography at LA’s famous Millennium as well as The Edge and took classes with hip hop maestros Shaun Evaristo, Marty Kudelka and Anthony Thomas.
Rebecca recently taught Street Sessions Beyonce’s Single Ladies Course – you can watch the performance here.
Elizabeth has been a long time teacher with Street Sessions.
Elizabeth is a professional dancer with over 15 years dance training and experience. She specialises in Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical having studied full time at both Dance World Studios in Melbourne in 2008 and at ED5 International in Sydney in 2009. During these two years of full time study she obtained both a Diploma in Dance (Technique) and her Certificate IV of Performing Arts.
Elizabeth has worked and performed with some of the biggest names in Australia and in 2010 she was cast as a professional dancer in the opening number of the grande finale episode of So You Think You Can Dance, Australia? Elizabeth has also featured as a dancer in various video clips including Nikki Webster’s “Devilicious” and “Gonzalo E” . Elizabeth has been in various advertisements and this year she performed with the AusDance Festival. Elizabeth has taught all ages and has an infectious enthusiasm for dance we are delighted to have Elizabeth join the Street Sessions team in 2011!
Giada teaches in Street Sessions London studios and is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher from Milan, Italy. Based in London since 2007, Giada has been training and performing with some of the biggest dance crews in London including Zoonations, East London Dance, Bassline circus, Kymberlee Jay and is also an official member of Avant Garde.
Giada is the creator of her own duet crew Disconnected Dance which she choreographs and performs shows for all types of events including Glastonbury festival, night clubs, backing dancers for singers, the Michael Jackson Tribute for Teddy Riley and Blackstreet concert @INdigo 02.
Giada has taught dance for all ages and has a broad knowledge of dance covering many styles including street dance, hip hop, break dancing, krumping, new style, house contemporary, ballet and salsa.
We are thrilled to have Giada join the Street Sessions teaching team.
Cathy also teaches in our London studios. Cathy trained in classical dance forms and gymnastics. She continued her professional training at the Laban Conservatoire for Contemporary Dance in London. Alongside completing her BA Honours in Dance Theatre, she co-founded the Street Dance Theatre Company: SURGE. Whilst training in Contemporary Theatre at Laban, Cathy continued discovering her passion for Hip Hop independently and with Surge. As Co-Director and choreographer of the company, over the past three years Surge have toured across the U.K performing in such venues as; Hammersmith Apollo, Wembley Arena, Sadler’s Wells, Olympia and the Barbican. As well as these venues, Cathy has choreographed work for the BBC, Move-it festival and the Street Dance Championships held in London every year.
Cathy has been teaching for four years to a wide audience including, professional dancers, young aspiring dancers, young offenders and anyone who shares the passion and enjoyment of Street Dance. Cathy is currently setting up a tour of her new Theatre piece, ‘In.Difference’ which stars an international cast of professional dancers and live musicians. Alongside this and freelancing across U.K, Cathy is the resident Choreographer for Dance Offensive, which have just completed a sell out performance in Cambridge of their latest touring piece, ‘Pressure Drop’.
Cathy believes in teaching versatile forms in her classes as well as developing techniques in all areas of Hip Hop including, Locking, Popping, Waving, House, Breaking and high energy Street Dance movement. Cathy’s love for all genres of music sees a deep connection between movement and sound in her classes.
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