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TEACHERS

Miss Courtney

Courtney has been a teacher here at SITTS for 10 years.

Her love for dance started at the age of 5 where she was introduced to the styles of jazz, tap and ballet; as she became older and her passion grew, she studied new styles of dance such as contemporary, lyrical and hip hop (tap was always the favorite).

 

At the age of 13 Courtney began to study the Glenn Wood tap syllabus attending multiple workshops while participating in exam work. Courtney always received a mark above 95% and received a gold award in her level 7 exam

In 2008 Courtney competed at the Bring It On Festival where her hip hop dance crew placed 1st! Hip hop was not her strong suit but she has continually loved the style and the energy it brings to a stage.

Courtney also attended the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) studying a Bachelor of Dance degree. In the years studying at the college she had the opportunities to work with many amazing and skilled choreographers and teachers who helped her develop her technique, teaching methods and further her passion for dance.

Courtney is so excited to be working with all the children in the Step In Time Family! Their hard work and dedication makes it such a fantastic place to teach.

Miss Rachael

Miss Rachael started dancing at the age of 5 years.  Ballet was her style & still is her favorite to this day.

 

Miss Rachael is an ATOD Member Teacher & has her dance teaching certificates in Ballet, Tap & Jazz.  Miss Rachael has been a dance teacher for over 30 years & she ran her own studio with 10x locations for 20 years before she decided to make a change & move into the fitness world.

 

Miss Rachael is also a qualified Zumba® Fitness, Strong by Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Step® and Zumba Kids & Zumba Jnr® Instructor with a Cert 3 in Fitness & Senior First Aid. 

 

Miss Rachel teaches fitness at schools, preschools & aged care facilities & gyms throughout the day but her passion is dance which she teachers in the afternoons and will never give this up.

 

Miss Rachael also currently runs 5x dance eisteddfods throughout Sydney, teaches & instructs 4x days per week, lives in the Country & can still do the splits!!!!!  

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Miss Kat

Miss Kat started dancing at the age of 4, in Jazz, Tap & Ballet – she competed and won many eisteddfods in solo and show group performances.

 

Kat joined Davin Griffiths-Jones School of Performing Arts at the age of 11 where her passion for performing grew and soon enough she was performing across the state for competitions & talent quests as well as in the professional circuit as a back-up dancer for many known singers in the industry and touring across the East Coast.

Kat has several years of NRL Cheerleading experience under her belt, dancing for the Wests Tigers, Canterbury Bulldogs and Penrith Panthers. Cheerleading was an opportunity for her to combine her passion for dance with her love of sport.

 After a brief hiatus taking care of her daughter and returning to the workforce, she is so excited to be back doing what she loves. Teaching has always been her happy place, she adores watching her students develop their skills, becoming more confident, not just as performers but within themselves too.

Miss Kat can’t wait to meet her new students and help them discover how much talent they truly have!

​Miss Tanya

Miss Tanya began dancing at the age of 3 and it has been her passion ever since.


Tanya trained in Tap, RAD ballet , jazz, contemporary and musical theater with Planet Dance.


Tanya toured around America with Global Dance Tours where she was chosen to perform at Disney Land, Universal Studios and Charity events such as Project Pink and Kids Express. Also competing on a national and international level among the worlds best at the North American National Championships.
Tanya started teaching at the age of 14 and has recently completed her RAD ballet Certificate.


Tanya is a qualified Ready Set Dance, Ballet and Acro registered teacher with years of experience teaching students from 18 months to 17 years old.


She just loves teaching at Step In Time!

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Miss Gabriella

Miss Gabby is our Saturday substitute Acrobatic teacher.

Gabriella is in her  fourth year at Western Sydney University studying Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)- Pathway to Teaching (Secondary).

Gabriella is a qualified Intermediate Gymnastics Coach
and Judge. She has coached gymnastics for the last 7 years and currently coaches tumbling as well.

She has been very active in sport competing in gymnastics for 13 years competing at the state gymnastics championships and making NSW Gymnastic squads. She has represented NCAPAHS at CHS State gymnastics competition.

 

Gabby was actively involved in Northmead CAPA HS schools CAPA Dance program performing in showcases and Wakakirri, dancing at Nida.

 

Gabriella loves teaching at Step in Time.

Miss Jasmine

Miss Jasmine started dancing at the age of two and is our Musical Theatre teacher here at SITTS. Having taken classes in all genres over the years, Musical Theatre is her favourite.

Jasmine is a recent graduate of the Sydney Actors School. Jasmine holds an Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media where she also received  the Pinnacle Award for upholding the values of the school and for her exceptional efforts in acting, film, writing and production.

In 2023 Jasmine wrote, produced and starred in a web series titled The Book Nooks.

Jasmine has also completed the NIDA - Young Actors Studio Course, the Actors Hub - Musical Theatre Intensive Course.

Jasmine's passion for musical theatre evolved after she watched Matilda the Musical on Broadway. She has played roles such as Annie in Annie the Musical and Belle in Beauty and the Beast.

Jasmine loves working with the students at SITTS no matter their ability.

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Miss Faith

Faith has been a member of Step in Time Talent Studio for 15 years taking classes in jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, acrobatics and musical theatre.

Faith is experienced in many genres with jazz and tap being her favourites.

She has participated in numerous Easter Show and local festival performances as well as Cheer Spectaculars with Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers.

Faith started assistant teaching under the guidance of Miss Jenny when she was a young student which then lead to working as a junior teacher. Faith currently teaches our pre-junior jazz, tap & hip hop along with our level 1 & 2 tap students.

Faith is experienced in working with children with special needs and is currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education and Psychology at Macquarie University.

One day she hopes to work with children of all needs and help them grow into the best version of themselves.

Faith enjoys working at Step in Time as each child is made to feel welcome and special regardless of their dancing ability. The studio is all about working together in a non judgemental environment.

Miss Maddie

Miss Maddie has been dancing since the age of 4, practicing in all styles over the years, with her favourites now Ballet and Lyrical.

Miss Maddie is still a dancer here at Step In Time and continues to participate in numerous events such as the Easter Show and local festival performances. She is currently in the highest ballet grade, en pointé and loves learning new skills while improving her technique.

In 2014 at the age of 10, Miss Maddie was a Junior Cheerleader (Sweet Ps) for the Parramatta Eels. She started assistant teaching in 2018 under the guidance of Miss Jenny working with the preschool and pre-junior ballerinas.

Miss Maddie is a qualified Ready Set Dance and Ready Set Ballet Teacher. She teaches our Saturday Ready Set Dance and Ready Set Ballet, as well as the Pre-junior Ballerinas.

Interestingly Miss Maddie is currently studying a Bachelor of Marine Biology and aims to work in Marine Conservation.

“I absolutely love teaching and sharing my passion for dance to our younger students and aim to create a welcoming, positive environment in our classroom space. I love the freedom and creativity that Step In Time inspires everyone to hold and am forever grateful for the opportunities that I have been given.”

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