KELLY MILLER - PRINCIPAL
Dance has always been a huge part of Kelly's life, having trained in all styles for over 28 years. Kelly has completed 2 years full time performing arts training, where she gained a Certificate 4 in Dance and Performance and also a D.F.T.A Theatrical Teaching Diploma. She has also gained her Theatrical and Modern Jazz Teaching Certificate's with the C.S.T.D.
Kelly has been teaching extensively throughout Melbourne for over 13 years. Having taught a wide range of age groups from 3 year olds right up to adult classes.
In 2009 Kelly enjoyed the unique experience of travelling to South Africa with Mayibuye in the position of head dance teacher in a Dance & Life Skills camp held for the disadvantaged youth of Hammersdale, Kwa Nuswa.Then in 2010, she gained a 6 month contract to teach in Hong Kong at the Glenda Allen Dance Academy. Whilst there she also spent time choreographing for the Scotty and Lulu Live Children's Show.
Kelly's choreographic works have also been displayed in America; at Disneyland, Universal Studios and Hollywood Boulevard. Kelly’s choreography has been on display at numerous events throughout Melbourne, including: Dance Cancer Initiative (aired on foxtel), SMA Gala Ball, Pennisula Cadbury Easter Festival, the Moomba Parade, and many more festivals and charity events.
Kelly is thrilled to be leading the team at Step in Time Studio of Dance, and is excited to pass on her passion for dance to all of Step in Time's students.
Anastasia also known as Miss Annie started dancing at the age of 3, as a kid she mainly trained in ballet, but as her passion for dance grew she picked up more styles. These days her favourite dance styles include Jazz, Acro, Pom and Cheerleading!
Over the years Anastasia has Completed many SFD examinations, VCE Dance and went on to study and become a qualified teacher through Southern Federation of Dance.
A couple of highlights of Anastasia’s dancing and teaching career include performing and taking workshops in New York, LA and Disneyland, performing as a cheerleader/dancer for the Melbourne Rebels, Choreographing for charities such as Dance Cancer Initiative which was aired on Foxtel, Competing at the Cheer and Dance World Championships in Orlando Florida and then Coaching her University Pom team to become National Champions and taking them to the World Championships in Orlando, Florida!
Anastasia is looking forward to be back teaching at Step in Time!
After training, competing and performing at a studio in Brisbane since the age of seven, Bridget moved to Melbourne to further her dance training at Spectrum Dance.
During her three years at Spectrum she trained in various dance styles and also drama and singing. She had many performance opportunities with Spectrum including dancing on the AFL Grand Final Footy Show, Shared Tables Corporate Ball, and dancing with the Melbourne Storm cheerleaders. In 2013, Bridget won the Spectrum Dance LA Scholarship: an opportunity to travel to the states and take class with internationally renowned choreographers.
Bridget also works for a children’s entertainment company, and she regularly performs children’s shows at various shopping centres and festivals around Melbourne.
Bridget has found a great passion in teaching various types of dance to children and adults of all ages and she is thirlled to continue to teach and inspire the talented students at Step in Time Studio of Dance.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Crystal began her dance training at a very young age. Her passion for dance grew as she was trained in styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Hip-Hop.
In 2016 Crystal furthered her dance knowledge at Jason Coleman’s Ministry Of Dance where she studied full time. During this period she was fortunate enough to have been mentored by many well known industry professionals such as Jason Coleman, Adrian Ricks, Michael Ralph and many others. Crystal has also participated in many workshops around Australia over the years learning from different choreographers all around the country as well as having the opportunity to perform in many events both interstate and around Melbourne.
Upon graduating Crystal has been spending her weekdays and Saturdays sharing her passion and giving back to the dance community. As a teacher, Crystal’s aim is to provide a fun and supportive environment where students are free to grow and express themselves creatively.
Emma’s passion for dance began at 5 years old where she began training in a rural dance school in country Victoria. She grew up learning ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap.
Her teenage years saw her commuting to Melbourne where she trained intensively with the National Ballet Theatre and Ballet Theatre Australia during the summer breaks. Whilst completing VCE she was accepted into Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance to complete her elite course, transfer into a Diploma of Musical Theatre where she graduated at the end of 2018. Whilst completing her full time training, Emma has performed in two musicals choreographed and directed by Kelly Aykers, Pippin and Chicago.
She has since performed in mid-year and end of year showcases as well as partaken in additional performances such as Victorian and Australian Dance Festivals, Masters of Choreography and UNDRGRND. Emma has also worked a corporate Honda event, and with Southern Beat Productions for Crown Palladium performances. Emma was a dancer in the Dream Dance Sequence in the film, “The Very Excellent Mr Dundee.” Most recently Emma has been on tour with Kelly Aykers’, Company A show “Broadway and Beyond” and is looking forward to her Melbourne season in early 2020.
She is very excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance with the Step In Time team!
Kyralee is a full time classical ballet dancer, currently training in the Victorian State Ballet Pre-Professional Program under the direction of Michelle and Martin Sierra.
Beginning her dancing at age four, Kyralee has loved dancing from the minute she set foot in the studio. She has trained in contemporary, jazz, tap, lyrical and musical theatre, but has always had a love for ballet. She began working with Victorian State Ballet in their Youth Ballet Company at age twelve, and at age fourteen she was offered a place in the pre-professional program. Throughout the last few years, she has performed in many ballets and toured interstate performing with company. She also has performed leading roles with the Youth Company in 2021, including Alice (Alice in Wonderland) and Clara (The Nutcracker).
Kyralee has completed the DanceStep teacher training course at the beginning of 2022, and is currently enrolled in the Introductory Dance Training Eduction course with Transit Dance. She loves to teach with her whole heart, and always looks forward to watching her students grow in their dancing journey. One of her main focuses is to create a positive atmosphere for the dancers, where they can feel happy, safe and excited to dance.
Kyralee is so excited to be teaching at Step in Time Studio of Dance, and can’t wait to see what 2022 holds in store!
Meagan started dance at the age of four. Very quickly, dance became a lifelong passion and took over her life. Meagan has trained in many dance styles including Classical, Jazz and Tap. Meagan has completed the Southern Federation of Dance Syllabus in Classical, Jazz and Tap, achieving Honours with distinction multiple times.
Furthering her training, Meagan studied VCE dance and went on to study her Southern Federation of Dance Teaching Certificate. More recently, Meagan has successfully completed the Progressive Ballet Technique course.
Meagan has vast experience in dance as she has trained dancers of all ages and abilities in many different genres. Lastly, Meagan has taught at many dance studios around Melbourne and will be celebrating her 10thYear of teaching in 2020.
After completing her Cert IV and Diploma at Queensland Dance Performance College (Director - Bonnita Anthony) Sera competed in the Prix de Lausanne, a world renowned ballet competition in Switzerland(2013). Sera continued her classical training on the Gold Coast at Professional Classical Coaching with Suzanne Way. Here she was accepted into Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto where she spent two years training as a Pre-Professional student.(2014-2016)
After returning back to Australia, Sera was offered a position with the Victorian State Ballet in Melbourne, Victoria. Sera is now a Leading Soloist in her third season with VSB, performing roles such as Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Big Swan’s in Swan Lake and Snow Queen in the Nutcracker.
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