KCDanceHQ

Meet the KCDANCEHQ Family

KASEY

Principal & Founder of KCDANCEHQ

Hi there, dancers and families! Thank you for popping by KCDANCEHQ.

Having danced, trained and performed all over the world, KCDANCEHQ has truly been a dream come true. Watching our community grow and glow, it fills my heart with so much joy and pride.

 

Building on over 28 years’ experience, I take my role as principal and mentor incredibly seriously. Leading by example, my objective is to inspire a passion for the art of dance in every child who passes through my doors. More importantly, with the help of my talented team, we’re here to nurture your child’s self-esteem and confidence while creating a lifetime of special memories.

 

My Professional Background

 

I have an extensive and experienced background in training, teaching and freelance choreography.

 

Credits include – SOCAPA (Society of cinema and performing arts, 2007 London), Film Clip ‘Right Now’ (Brixton Academy, London 2007 ), UKFD (United Kingdom foundation for dance 2007), Montana Events (London 2007), Perform (London 2007), Audition Assistant to Jason Coleman ‘Sydney Olympics’ (Newcastle), and Australian Sports Commission AAS dance program (2008-2009). I’ve trained across Pullars Dance Academy, Darren Disney, Pineapple Dance Studios (London), Dance Attic (London) and Broadway Dance Centre (New York). Phew, that was a mouthful, wasn’t it?!

I’ve also attained LGTDA in tap and RAD ballet exams, alongside holding a BA of Social Science (sport and recreation) and a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management.

 

One of Australia’s first certified ZUMBA® instructors, I had the amazing opportunity of introducing Adult Dance Fitness to the Hunter Valley. I’m licensed to teach Zumbatomic® (Zumba® for kids), Zumba Gold, Zumba toning and KONGA fitness too!

 

To fuel KCDANCEHQ’s continual success, I’m affiliated with a variety of dance training bodies and I’ve been an active member of the Australian Teachers of Dancing association for over 15 years now.

 

A lifelong learner who’s not very good at sitting still, I’m always educating myself through the latest certification programs, teacher-training schools, conferences, and other learning opportunities.

 

Wrapping up, here’s my commitment to you – I will continue to uphold our excellent reputation, and ensure that KCDANCEHQ provides the positive, fun, and inclusive atmosphere you need to discover your passion.

ASHLEY

TEACHER

With over 20 years of dedication to the KCDANCEHQ family, Ashley is an integral part of our community. Her love for dance is evident in her ever-present smile, radiating joy and enthusiasm to everyone around her.


Ashley brings over 12 years of dance teaching experience to our studio, and her expertise shines through in her outstanding dance education. She has a knack for capturing the attention of our students and delivering lessons that inspire and motivate.


Among her impressive qualifications, Ashley holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as certifications such as Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management (ADi) and Diploma Dance Teaching and Management (ATOD). Her commitment to continuous learning and professional development is evident in her dedication to refining her teaching skills.


For the past 12 years, Ashley has been affiliated with the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD), guiding students through examinations in Tap and Jazz with outstanding results. Her ability to bring out the best in her students has consistently led to their success and growth.


In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ashley also serves as the head of our Assistant Teacher training program. She plays a crucial role in training our aspiring assistant teachers, nurturing their talents and helping them develop into exceptional educators. Teaching is not just Ashley’s passion; it’s her gift, and she goes above and beyond to ensure that every student receives the best dance education possible.


Teaching is truly Ashley’s calling and she is an invaluable member of our team.

KATIE

TEACHER

With a wealth of training and performance experience across various studios and specialised ballet schools, Katie has honed her skills in a wide range of dance styles from a young age. Her dedication to her craft is evident in her accomplishments, having completed all of her British Ballet Organisation examinations and being elected the British Ballet Organisation Senior Associate multiple times.

 

Katie’s association with ATOD spans numerous years, during which she has actively participated in their teacher training program. Her expertise shines through as she has successfully trained many of our students for their exams, consistently achieving fantastic results.

 

As a ray of sunshine, Katie strives to create a nurturing and enthusiastic environment where students of all ages can thrive and reach their full potential. Her passion for ballet is reflected in her meticulous attention to technique and precision, making her a true technician in her craft.

 

Join us in celebrating Katie’s extensive training, achievements, and commitment to providing a nurturing space for our dancers. Experience the joy and growth that she brings to our studio as she guides students on their ballet journey, fostering a love for dance and helping them achieve their goals with enthusiasm and grace.

OLIVIA

TEACHER

If you’ve attended a class at KCDANCEHQ, chances are you’ve already had the pleasure of meeting Miss Olivia. This talented instructor brings her vibrant energy and love for dance to our studio. Catch her teaching ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, and hip-hop classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at our Belmont Studio.

 

Liv’s classes are known for their big energy and infectious enthusiasm. She genuinely loves what she does and it shines through in her teaching. Beyond her incredible passion, what sets Miss Olivia apart is her unique teaching style. Her classes are meticulously crafted, bursting with creativity and meticulously designed to provide incredible content and killer choreography.

 

Besides her infectious teaching style, we also adore Liv for her curated playlist, which is always filled with hype bangers. The beats in her classes create an electric atmosphere that adds an extra layer of excitement to the dance experience.

 

Outside of her dance teaching duties, Olivia has a curious mind and a love for knowledge. You can often find her with her head buried in a book, studying her favorite subjects of science, biology, and animal and marine research. Her dedication to expanding her understanding of the world demonstrates her commitment to growth and continuous learning.

 

Olivia’s favorite quote, “Be brave enough to suck at something new,” perfectly encapsulates her fearless approach to life. She understands that stepping out of one’s comfort zone is the key to personal growth, creativity, and success. We wholeheartedly agree with Miss Olivia’s sentiment and encourage our dancers to embrace new challenges and push their boundaries.

ABIGAIL

TEACHER

Miss Abigail discovered her love for dance at the tender age of 4. Over the past few years, she has been enchanting our little ones and igniting their passion for dance. With her infectious energy and vibrant personality, Abigail teaches our Tuesday Junior Jazz and Ballet classes at KCDANCEHQ, creating a joyful and empowering atmosphere for her students.

 

Abigail is a firm believer in empowering her students to believe in themselves and overcome challenges. Her favorite quote, “I’ve got this,” reflects her unwavering support and encouragement for her young dancers as they navigate their dance journey.

 

One of the things Abigail cherishes most about being a part of the KCDANCEHQ community is the incredible support system it offers. She appreciates how the studio provides a nurturing environment that fosters social connections, creativity, and caring relationships. We have been truly fortunate to have Abigail as a valued member of our team, as she continues to spread her love for dance and inspire the next generation.

 

When she’s not at the studio, Abigail dedicates her time to other pursuits. As a personal trainer, she works diligently in the gym, sharing her passion for fitness and wellbeing. Additionally, she tutors her flute students, showcasing her talents as a versatile musician. Abigail also juggles her commitments at university, diligently pursuing her academic goals while continuing to pursue her love for dance and teaching.

 

Abi’s enthusiasm, creativity, and genuine care make her a cherished member of our team. Witness the magic she creates in her Junior Jazz and Tap classes, as she guides our young dancers toward their dreams!

TEANNA

TEACHER

Meet Teanna, one of the most dedicated and reliable members of our team at KCDANCEHQ. From manning our front desk to handling orders and answering everyone’s FAQs, she effortlessly keeps everything running smoothly. With a perpetual smile and boundless energy, Teanna has been a part of our dance family for over 12 years.

 

Teanna is a true all-rounder, showcasing her talents in a variety of dance styles. Over the past few years, she has taken on the role of teaching Tap, Cheer, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Acro classes. Her versatility and passion make her unstoppable in her pursuit of sharing her love for dance. It’s no wonder that one of her favorite quotes, “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved” by Winnie the Pooh, resonates deeply with her.

 

Beyond her exceptional dance skills, Teanna has chosen to stay with KCDANCEHQ for two important reasons. Firstly, we simply can’t let her go – she’s become an indispensable part of our team. And secondly, she loves the vibrant atmosphere and the incredible community that surrounds her. Watching the growth and development of the kids brings her immense joy and fulfillment. Her caring nature and dedication shine through as she nurtures and supports each dancer on their unique journey.

 

Outside of KCDANCEHQ, Teanna is pursuing her Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) and further expanding her knowledge and skills. She enjoys immersing herself in books, finding solace in reading. In addition to her love for dance and education, Teanna is also a devoted cat lover. She cherishes her three kitties and continually fosters more, ensuring they have a loving and caring environment.

 

Experience the positive impact she creates as she supports our dancers, manages operations, and spreads her infectious enthusiasm throughout our dance studio.

LUCY

TEACHER

With a dazzling presence on dance floors for over 19 years and as one of our beloved team members, Lucy lights up every room she enters at KCDANCEHQ. For the past 6 years, she has shared her passion as a teacher, leaving a trail of happy faces wherever she goes.

 

Lucy’s infectious energy and vibrant personality shine as she inspires our little ones in Tippy Toes classes and brings the sass to our Heels students. Seeing the genuine, gigantic smiles on her students’ faces at the end of each class brings her immense joy, knowing they have had a blast dancing their hearts out.

 

Passionate about teaching the fundamentals of dance to our young dancers, Lucy nurtures their growth into strong and beautiful performers in any style. Apart from being a wonderful teacher, Lucy remains an avid student herself. Her personal favorites include Hip-Hop, Heels/Burlesque, and Cabaret Jazz, where she continues to expand her skills and artistry.

 

Outside of the studio, Lucy is a loving vet nurse, doting on every pup and kitten that comes under her care. Fueled by Almond Chais, she brings her compassionate nature to her work, providing love and support to her furry patients. True to her Cancer zodiac sign, Lucy’s creativity and intuition are boundless. She channels her artistic talent by painting watercolor pictures for her mother’s meditation books, adding a touch of beauty and serenity to the world.

 

We are incredibly fortunate to have Lucy as part of our KCDANCEHQ family. Her dedication to teaching, infectious energy, and caring nature make her an invaluable member of our team. Witness the joy and inspiration she brings to her classes as she guides our young dancers on their dance journey.

BRIEANNA

TEACHER

We are thrilled to introduce you to one of the shining stars of KC Dance HQ, the incredible Miss Bri! With her unparalleled talent, boundless passion, and magnetic stage presence, Miss Bri has become an integral part of our dance family. Miss Bri’s dance journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication and love for the art form. She has been here at KC Dance HQ for over a decade, imprinting her indelible mark on our studio. From her very first steps as a tiny dancer, she has evolved into a true powerhouse, continuously pushing the boundaries of her craft and inspiring those around her.  With a strong foundation in a myriad of dance styles, she effortlessly transitions from classical ballet to sizzling jazz, from soul-stirring contemporary to infectious hip-hop. Miss Bri’s versatility knows no bounds, allowing her to express herself with unparalleled grace, fluidity, and precision. Prepare to be enchanted as she breathes life into each genre, infusing it with her unique artistic flair.

 

Miss Bri’s impact reaches far beyond the dance floor. Her infectious enthusiasm, warm heart, and unwavering support make her a beloved mentor and friend to our students. With her nurturing guidance, she fosters a positive and empowering environment, instilling confidence, discipline, and a deep love for dance within each dancer she encounters.

 

We are immensely proud to have Miss Bri as part of our KC Dance HQ family. Her exceptional talent, dedication, and radiant spirit make her a true gem in our dance family. 

JAZMIN

TEACHER

With an impressive tenure of over 20 years, Jazmin is the true OG of KC. Starting out as a sweet little ‘Mini Groover,’ she has remained passionate about dancing throughout the years, continuously taking classes and sharing her knowledge as a teacher.

 

Jazmin brings a bright and vibrant energy to every room she enters, lighting up the atmosphere with her infectious personality. Her constant smile and unwavering motivation inspire our students to strive for their best and reach their fullest potential.

 

Being a part of the KC community holds a special place in Jazmin’s heart. She cherishes the positive and supportive environment that fosters learning and growth. She appreciates the continuous challenges and the opportunity to constantly learn something new within our dance family.

 

When Jazmin is not teaching dance, she keeps herself active and fit at the gym. She also enjoys indulging in some retail therapy and spending quality time with her furry companions, Tiger, Husky, and Zeke.

 

Catch Jazmin at our Kurri studio every Wednesday, where she continues to share her passion for dance and guide her students on their own dance journeys.

CHLOE

TEACHER

We are thrilled to introduce Chloe, a dance enthusiast with an impressive 18 years of dancing experience. For the past 16 years, she has been a dedicated member of our KCDANCEHQ family, and for the last 6 years, she has been sharing her passion and talent as a teacher.
 
Chloe’s versatility shines through as she showcases her talent across a wide range of classes. With her infectious energy and a knack for laughter, she motivates her students to strive for their personal best while creating a joyful and uplifting environment. Chloe’s unwavering support and inspiration make her an unofficial big sister to all, often finding moments for comforting cuddles and giggles with our adorable KC cuties.
 
As a true embodiment of the spirit of KCDANCEHQ, Chloe adores the creative and welcoming environment we provide. She values the sense of fun and the shared passion that unites the girls within our dance community. Like an irreplaceable, crazy, and loving family, Chloe expresses that the moment you step into our studio, you instantly feel at home.
 
In addition to her teaching role, Chloe is also a fully qualified early childhood educator. Her expertise in this field further enhances her ability to connect with her young dancers and provide a nurturing and inclusive environment.
 
You can find Chloe teaching at our Kurri studio every Monday, where she continues to inspire and guide her students toward their dance dreams. Her dedication, warmth, and genuine care make her an indispensable member of our KCDANCEHQ family.

MEG

TEACHER

We are delighted to present Meg, an exceptional dancer with over 15 years of experience, who has become one of our most cherished teachers. With a passion for Contemporary dance, Meg draws inspiration from her favourite dance teachers and choreographers, infusing her classes with her own magical touch.

 

Meg holds a deep appreciation for the special bonds that form between peers and teachers. She wholeheartedly embraces the caring and friendly atmosphere that KCDANCEHQ provides, considering it a home away from home. At our studio, the sense of family is paramount, placing importance on nurturing relationships and supporting one another.

 

Beyond her dance pursuits, Meg explores her creativity through various artistic outlets. You’ll often find her immersed in reading, drawing, and music, nurturing her diverse talents. And when she’s not indulging in her artistic endeavors, she enjoys spending time with her friends, taking leisurely walks with her dog, and catching up on the latest Netflix series. Of course, she also finds time to stay on top of her university work, always striving to balance her academic commitments with her love for dance.

 

To experience Meg’s incredible energy and expertise, be sure to catch her at our Belmont studio every Tuesday and Wednesday. Her classes promise to be filled with inspiration, skill, and a warm and nurturing environment that exemplifies the essence of KCDANCEHQ.

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