Whatever your level,

We take you higher!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We have created a fun and safe space where ego and judgement is left at the door. Our methodology is to educate through inspiration & joy, where students can learn to express their genuine self in a non-competitive environment.

 

We believe that dancing gives you skills for life.

We strive in each lesson to reach the hearts and minds of all our precious students and impart knowledge that cultivates far more than just the physical aspects of dance. As mentors to our young community, we guide and develop these attributes in each and every dancer that comes through our door:

 

Confidence

Creative & Positive Thinking

Self Love & a Healthy Self Image

Expression & Communication Skills 

Commitment & a Strong Work Ethic

Physical Strength and Technical Integrity

At Elevate, no one is left behind. We believe that small classes give people the best chance to learn, and any primary class of more than 10 students will always have two teachers.

 

We are here to help every single one of our dancers, become the best dancers and humans that they can be.

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AMANDA U, (Elevate Family Member Since 2017)

"Highly recommend.We are over the moon we discovered Miss Gabby and her incredible team..."

TESTIMONIALS

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OUR TEAM

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GABRIELLE ABELA - Creative Director

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EDUCATION:

- Diploma in DANCE (Elite Performance), Brent Street Studios, 2001

- Certified Instructor, Acrobatic Arts Module 1, 2019

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

- Assistant Choreographer / Dance Captain for Jack Morton HK Events - Porsche 'Thrilling' (Shenzhen, 2018), BMW X2 (Beijing, 2018), Google 'Engage' (Macau, 2017) 

- Resident Artist: S.A.S.H Global (2011 - present)

- Choreographer - SBS 'Create Studio' TVC, 2015

- Choreographer - Flume & Chris Emerson WHAT SO NOT Music Video 'The Jaguar' (2013)

- Choreographer & Stylist - Flume Music Video 'More Than You Thought' (Toby & Pete, 2013)

- Choreographer - Flume & Chet Faker 'What About Us' Live Concert Visual, (Toby & Pete 2013)

- Lead Vocalist & Writer - 'Point n Clap' BamBam Muzik, ARIA #2 Club Chart, 2007

 

AWARDS:

Inner West Business Awards: 2019 - Finalist, 2020 - Winner 

Champion Business Awards: 2020 - Finalist

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INA BORCH - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- BA in Contemporary Dance with Integrated Dance Pedagogy & Teacher Training, University of Stavangar, 2015

- Certified Instructor, Acrobatic Arts Module 1 & 2 (2019) & Acrobatic Dance Association

- Certified Instructor, Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) , 2019

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

- Company Member 'Twisted Element' Contemporary Dance Company, Sydney (2017 - present)

- Company Member 'Bonnie Curtis' Projects Dance Company (2017 - 2019)

- Performing Acrobat & Circus Artist 'Sydney Acrobatics' Performance Co (2016 - present)

- Featured Dancer 'Alice in Wonderland' The Fringe Festival (Rochester, New York 2015)

- Featured Dancer 'Hartwell' Schwartz Dance Company (Brockport, New York 2015)

AWARDS:

- Recipient of the 'Inge Steensland Foundation' Talent Scholarship, University of Stavangar, 2015

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CORINNE URQUHART - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies (DDTS) with the Royal Academy of Dance, England 2018

- Certified Teacher in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), 2017 

- Masters in Media Arts & Production, University of Technology Sydney, 2012

- Post Graduate Diploma in Dance & Movement Therapy, Wesley Institute Excelsia College, 1998

- Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education, University of Zurich, 1992

- BA in Primary Education, PMS Switzerland, 1988 

 

AWARDS:  

- Sydney Fringe Award for Best Dance Production (Artistic Director), 2012

- Alumni of the Year 2011, Wesley Institute Excelsia College

 
 
 
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SHERRI BURROWS - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- 10149NAT Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts, ED5 International 2009

  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  

- Featured Dancer on 'Sydney Showboat Cruises', 2018 - present

- Featured Dancer on Channel 10's 'The Masked Singer', 2019

- Featured Dancer 'Spiegelesque Too' - Kermond Creative, 2019

- Touring Dance Captain/Swing for Crystal Cruises, 2012 - 2015

- Featured Dancer in Musical Theatre Production 'The Boy From Oz' (Capitol Theatre), 2012

- Featured Dancer 'The Veronicas' 'Revenge is Sweeter' Tour 2009

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BRIANNA BEHRENS - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Certified Teacher in Progressing Ballet Technique, 2018

- Certificate in Dance Teaching Studies (CBTS) with the Royal Academy of Dance, England 2016

- Certificate IV in Performing Arts (Dance Major), ED5 International, 2009

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  

- Featured Dancer 'So You Think You Can Dance', Channel 10, 2009

- Featured Dancer 'Devilicious' Music Video, Nikki Webster, 2009

- Featured Dancer 'NRL Centenary Match', 2008

- Featured Dancer 'Carols in the Domain' (2001 - 2007)

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RENNARD VELASCO - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts, ED5 International 2016

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  

- Back Up Dancer for Hany Lee, KPOP World Festival, 2019

- Featured Dancer 'Carols in the Domain' 2017 + 2018

- Featured Dancer ' Hanging With' Disney Channel, 2018

- Featured Dancer - Woolworths TVC, 'Valentines Day', 2018

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NATHAN ZAMMIT - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Diploma in Performing Arts, ED5 International 2011

 

CREDITS: 

- Featured Dancer 'Galaxy Casino' Macau, 2015

- Touring Dancer for Princess Cruises, 2013-2014

- Featured Dancer in 'Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play' Andrew Kay & Associates, 2014 

- Featured Dancer in 'Barney's Musical Castle', Millennium Entertainment International, 2014

- Featured Dancer in 'Barney's Space Adventures' Millennium Entertainment International, 2013

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ALLYRA MARTINEZ - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Certified Teacher in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), 2019

- Certificate in Pilates & Small Ball Pilates (Studio Pilates), 2020

- Certificate IV in Performing Arts, ED5 International, 2010

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  

- Featured Dancer 'Dance Academy' (ABC) Season 1 & 2, 2015

- Featured Dancer 'X Factor - Jessie Jay), Channel 10, 2014

- Featured Dancer for Geri Halliwell's Performance at the NRL Footy Show Finale, Channel 9, 2013

 

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SARA HARUTA - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Advanced diploma in Performing Arts, ED5 International, 2017

- Certificate in R.A.D Advanced 2 Ballet, 2014

- Certificate in ADA Bar to Gold Star Jazz, 2014

- Certificate in Supreme Tap, ADA, 2014

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Company Member / Performer @ 'Luna Park' Sydney, 2017 - present

- Company Member 'Girls On Tap', 2019 - present

- Featured Dancer 'Show Business' Dream Dance Company, 2019

- Featured Dancer 'Carols in the Domain', 2017

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OLIVIA KINGSTON - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Certificate IV in Dance, Sydney Dance Company, 2015

- BA of Nursing, University of Technology Sydney, (2019 - present)

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Company Dancer in Opera Australia’s “Anna Bolena”, 2019-2020

- Principal Dancer in Opera Australia’s “Turandot", 2019

- Company Dancer in Opera Australia’s “Aida” 2018

- Company Dancer in Expressions Dance Companys collaboration with Opera Australia in “Aida”, 2017
- Company dancer in Sydney Dance Company’s “Nudelive”, 2017

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HANA TRUBAN - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Diploma of Dance (Honours), Brent Street Studios, 2018

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Company Member 'One Dance', 2019 - present

- Featured Dancer 'The Spotlight 8 Cast', More Than Moves, New Zealand, 2019

- Featured Dancer 'Mardi Gras' Official After Party, 2018

- Reclaim Cast Member, Sela Vai, 2019

- Assistant Choreographer/Dancer 'Like I'm Crazy' Ange Music Video, 2019

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BREE STEPHENS - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts, ED5 International, 2017

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Ensemble 'Hairspray', Royal Caribbean Cruises, 2020

- Ensemble 'Grease', Royal Caribbean Cruises, 2018

- Featured Dancer 'Carols in the Domain', Channel 7, 2017

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BIANCAROSE SCALONE - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Diploma in Dance Teaching & Management, Brent Street Studios, 2016

- Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management, Brent Street Studios, 2015

- Certificate IV in Performing Arts, Brent Street Studios, 2013

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Featured Dancer 'Dance Academy' (ABC) Season 2 & 3, 2012

- Featured Dancer 'Sunrise' Channel 7, 2013

- Featured Dancer 'The Voice' Channel 10, 2013

- Featured Dancer 'So You Think You Can Dance' Channel 10, 2013

AWARDS:

- First Place Winners at 'Looze Control' Hip Hop Competition, 2013

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JEREMY SANTOS - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Certificate IV in Dance, Urban Dance Centre, 2010

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Featured Dancer for Sam Smith - SGLM After Party (Squared Division), 2020

- Principal Dancer in Club Future Nostalgia X Dua Lipa: A Visual Album (Universal Music & Heaps Gay), 2020

- Creative Director & Artist in 'Re.Generation' ONE Dance Collective, 2019 - 2020

- Artistic Director / Choreographer for JamarOnMarz @ Fair Day, 2020

- Choreographer & Dance Captain for 'Just Dance' (UBISOFT) @ EB Games Expo & PAX Convention, 2011-2019

- Soloist for 'Masked' (Meryl Tankard & FORM Dance Projects, 2020

- Lead Dancer for 'Still Breathing' (The Blackguard), 2018 

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ANNELIESE KIRK - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- BA in Dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), 2016

- Instructor Certification for 'Rhythm Works Integrative Dance (RWID), 2020

- Instructor Certification for Acrobatic Arts Module 1, 2020

- Instructor Certification for Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), 2020

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Artist Support in Dirty Feet's 'The Right Foot' Program, 2020

- Choreographer / Co-Director of 'Topographs' Perth Fringe World Festival, 2017

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LIV REILLY - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Diploma in DANCE, Queensland Dance School of Excellence, 2017

- Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts, ED5 International 

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Featured Dancer 'Creative Generation' Channel 10, 2020

- Featured Dancer for Prates of the Caribbean 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' (Walt Disney), 2018

- Featured Dancer 'Cats' The Musical, Harvest Rain Theatre Company, 2017

- Company Dancer in the Brisbane City Youth Ballet, 2009 - 2012

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TAYLOR TROETH - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts, ED5 International, 2019

- Diploma of Musical Theatre, NIDA, 2016

- Certificate IV in Dance, The Space, 2015

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Character of 'Nessarose' in Wicked, YABC, 2018

- The Factory: Sweet Dreaming 'Charlie', Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018

- Lead Vocalist ' Morning Melodies with Patti Newton, 2017

- Lead Vocalist 'This is Australia', YABC USA Tour, 2017

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MOLLY METCALFE - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts, ED5 International 2017

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Choreographer for Club Med Resorts - Phuket, Thailabd & Beidahu China, 2019 - COVID

- Company Dancer for 'La Femme Creatif', performances at The Ivy, Watershed Hotel, The Argyle, 2018 - present

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LAUREN DREIS - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Diploma in Performing Arts (Elite Performance), Ev & Bow, 2018

- Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) Teacher Training (CBTS), 2019 - 2020

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

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ASHLEIGH OVENS - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- PCE in Musical Theatre, Itali Arts Centre, London, 2010 - 2013

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Dance Captain for Thomas Cook Entertainment, Spain 2015

- Featured Dancer / Singer for the E3 Group, Spain 2014

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LUKE JARVIS - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- BA Fine Arts (Theatre) Victorian College of the Arts,  2014 - 2016

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Role of Larry in 'A Chorus Line', Darlinghurst Theatre Company (2020 postponed - COVID)

- Role of A Rab 'West Side Story', Opera Australia, 2019

- Tribe 'Hair The Musical', Sydney Opera House / Peace Productions, 2019

- Ensemble 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert', Michael Cassel Group, 2018

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ALICE MORLING - Principal Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Currently completing a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) @ Dargie Entertainment, 2020 - present

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Featured Dancer / Singer in 'Skool's Out' Performance at Disneyland, LA 2015

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ELYSSA SAVILLE - Assistant Educator

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EDUCATION: 

- Currently completing a BA in Secondary School Education (Majoring in English & Drama), Sydney University (2019 - present)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

- Featured Dancer / Singer in 'Skool's Out' Performance at Disneyland, LA 2015

- McDonalds TVC, 2018

- Tim Tam TVC, 2016

- Featured Performer 'The Trophy Wall', Short Film Sydney Film School, 2015

- Featured Performer - Flume & Chet Faker 'What About Us' Live Concert Visual, (Toby & Pete 2013)

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ISABELLA BRITTEN - Assistant Educator

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EDUCATION: 

Isabella is currently completing her Intermediate level certificate in Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance, while studying year 11 at Domremy College.

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ALANNAH BAILEY - Assistant Educator

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EDUCATION: 

Alannah is currently completing her ADVANCED 1 Certificate in Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance, while completing a BA in Primary Education at the Australian Catholic University (2020 - present)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ELEVATE FLAGSHIP STUDIO

1/142 Great North Road, Five Dock

 

STRATHFIELD STUDIO

Meriden Junior School Hall - Margaret Street, Strathfield

EAST SIDE STUDIO

'The Field' @ Easts Sydney - 22a O'Sullivan Rd, Bellevue Hill

CALL US ON - 0410 325 348

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