Meet  our

TEACHERS

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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.

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ALYSSA LYNIKAS

Alyssa started dancing at the age of 6, beginning with jazz, ballet and tap classes, later taking on contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, musical theatre along with acting and singing. Over the years, she has completed numerous C.S.T.D and R.A.D syllabus exams.

 

In 2011 Alyssa moved school to Box Hill Senior pursuing VCE/VET Dance as her main subject. In 2013 Alyssa was accepted into the highly demanding two-year full time Performing Arts course at Patrick Studios Australia. At the end of 2014 she completed the course achieving her Certificate IV in Dance. During this time, she participated in the Brisbane Eisteddfod and Phoenix competitions, Masters of Choreography, numerous flash mobs, dancing for foundations such as Think Pink, Tuxedo Junction, Dance Cancer Initiative, Victorian Training Awards, Fashion Connect, also having many dance gigs including Lululemon parade, Elly Lukas ball, Manu’s restaurant – Bastille day and many events roving as a showgirl.

 

During her studies, Alyssa has been taught by many prestigious and experienced dance teachers in the industry such as Yvette Lee, Andrew Hallsworth, Kim Adam, Michael Ralph, Darren Tyler, Todd Patrick and Amanda Stone. These teachers have each taught Alyssa many things over the years and she is very thankful for having the opportunity to have had so many inspiring influences in her course. 

 

In 2015 Alyssa was accepted into the Musical Theatre course at Patrick Studios Australia where she refined her skills in singing, acting and dancing. During this period, she performed in A Chorus Line, Spelling Bee and wrote and performed her own cabaret. 

In 2017 Alyssa made the decision to go to University and is currently in her second year at Australian Catholic University studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary).

 

Alyssa loves being apart of the Step in Time family, she loves to be able to share her love of dance with her students!

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ANASTASIA ROSS

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!

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BRIDGET CALLAGHAN

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. 

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CRYSTAL MISFUD

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.

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ELLIE COLVIN

Ellie has been teaching for fifteen years now, with extensive experience in a wide range of dance styles, as well as acrobatics and vocal coaching. Growing up in rural New South Wales, she began training at the age of five, and quickly became as infatuated with the arts as she was with her favourite purple leotard. Many afternoons were spent wearing it in the backyard (it's like an Elsa dress - you never take it off) tapping on plywood while she instructed (bossed around) her brother, who shuffled and trenched in his studded footy boots.

 

Dance took her all over Australia, as well as overseas in Hong Kong and China, where she competed and performed, honing her skills as a versatile triple-threat entertainer. In 2005 Ellie began student-teaching under Lydia King McNamara, who remains her dearest mentor to this day. In 2007, she studied music (Voice) with the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.

 

Ellie moved to Sydney in 2011 to train at the prestigious ED5 International Performing Arts School, where she received an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts, majoring in Musical Theatre. Training under William Forsythe, Elena De Cinque and Leslie Bell, and then later working as Assistant Choreographer, Elliegot to perform at a wide variety of events, meeting a lot of much wiser and more experienced teachers, mentors and performers along the way. Her two highlights are assisting and performing for Wayne Scott Kermond, and performing as backing vocalist to Jessica Mauboy and the original Sapphires at the 2013 AACTA awards.

 

No matter how much she loved the stage, Ellie was always drawn back to teaching and in 2015, made the decision to move to Melbourne to continue in her passion for mentoring and skill development in young performing artists. The last six years have been spent teaching both recreational and pre-professional students in all styles, with a concentration in advanced jazz technique, acrobatics, and musical theatre.

 

Ellie is an Acrobatic Arts certified instructor and accredited with Senior Level 2 First Aid and WWCC. She is also allergic to sickled feet and a huge fan of pulled up knees. This is Ellie's first year at Step In Time, and she is excited to see what becomes of our wonderful dancers in 2021!

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EMMA SPENCELY

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! 

JASON LAW

Jason Law is a Professionally Trained Dancer, Choreographer & Creative Director, He is highly experienced in a range of styles from ballet, jazz and tap to contemporary, hip-hop and musical theatre which has enabled him to broaden his career from dancer to teacher to choreographer to “experience creator”.

 

His study across all areas of the arts including dance training at Robert Sturrocks “Industry Dance” vocal training with Dean Lotherington, acting training with Richard Sarelle and Male Modelling with Tanya Powell, has facilitated his soaring career. 

 

Jason launched his choreographic company in 2009 producing shows for Jessica Mauboy, the Geoffrey Edelsten and Brynne Gordon Wedding of the year, Obsidian the Elle Macpherson lingerie launch, Fashion Week, St Kilda Football Club Season launch and The Red Ball just to name a fewproving he can create an atmosphere and an experience that is beyond anything ever seen before. 

JOCELYN YEE

Jocelyn is currently a working company artist with Melbourne City Ballet, she debuted with MCB in the double bill Parallel Connections for Melbourne Fringe festival 2013 and has been a member of the company ever since.

 

Jocelyn has also worked with various companies around the world including the production of Carmen with Ena Ballet in Malaysia and La Bayadere with Ajkun Ballet Theatre in New York. Jocelyn has also worked with Liquid Skin under the direction of Rochelle Carmichael.

 

Jocelyn also holds a bachelor of early child development, and comes highly recommend as a popular and talented dance teacher.

 

How inspiring for our students to learn from a real life, professional ballerina! 

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KATIE PLACE

Katie began her passion for dancing at the early age of 7 at the Townsville Academy of Performing Arts in North Queensland. She has successfully completed examinations with the I.S.T.D., A.T.O.D., and R.A.D syllabi. 


 

Upon acceptance into Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance, Katiemoved to Melbourne to study her Certificate IV in Dance in 2016 and completed her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management the year after.  During her short time in Melbourne, Katie has had the privilege of working alongside many prestigious choreographers such as Kelly Aykers, Phil Haddad, Etienne Khoo, Stephen Agisilaou, Sue-Ellen Shook, Dana Jolly, Donnie Dimase, Gerard Pigg and many more. Her performance credits include back up dancer for Kate Cebrano, Victorian Dance Festival and the Australian Dance Festival in Sydney. Additionally, Katie was lucky enough to be asked by Kelly Aykers, Penny Higgs, Manni Carella and Josephine Magliolo to be in their dance pieces for the Masters of Choreography’s Zodiac and Nightmare on Dance Street shows.
 

 

Katie is very passionate about developing the growth of each individual child in every aspect of dance and is thrilled to be a part of the faculty at Step In Time Studio.

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MEAGAN STRICKETT

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.  

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SERA SCHULLER

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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