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Alana Shepherdson

Alana is a dance and singing teacher at TIDC Performing Arts Studio. She has been at the studio since she was 7 and began teaching at 15. Alana has completed all of her exams as well as her teachers exam and has competed in competitions locally, interstate and internationally.
To give you a brief overview of her theatrical education; she moved from Adelaide to Melbourne when she was 18 to complete full time dance at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, she then moved to Sydney to continue musical theatre. From there, Alana was awarded a scholarship to the New York Film Academy to be part of their Musical Theatre conservatory. She moved to New York in 2011 and performed in New York until she moved back to Adelaide in 2015.

International shows include; Here Lies Love (‘Public Theatre’ Director Alex Timbers), A Cabaret Tribute NYC (Directoe Stafford Arrima) and Precious Moments Singapore Tour. During her time in New York, Alana was dance assistant to Deidre Goodwin “Chicago” (Broadway and Feature Film) for two years for the Broadway Dreams Foundation in NYC.

Local productions include “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (Millie, G&S Society) “Oklahoma!” (Ado Annie, Emma KnightsProductions), “Catch Me If You Can” (Marie Clark) “Chicago” (Emma Knights Productions), and “Leader of the Pack” (Crystals,U/S Ellie, NLTC) amongst others.
Dance and Television work: backup dancer MC Hammer, Australian TV series McCleods Daughters, Neighbours and Totally Wild.

Caley Watt

Caley has been dancing since the age of 3. She has trained in the styles of Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Cheer, Acro and Ballet. She has undertaken many CSTD and ATOD exams as well as regularly competing in state- and nation-wide competitions alongside her TIDC team. Currently she is a Drama major at Flinders University undertaking a double degree, Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts. Caley also has a heavy involvement in Musical Theatre. Caley is excited to take on this teaching position and share her passion for dance with her students.

Chelsey Webb

Chelsey has been dancing at TIDC for 4 years now. She has been dancing for a total of 16 years. By the middle of 2019 she will have finished her teaching qualification – Certificate 4 in Dance Teaching and Management. She is trained in all styles of dance ranging from Tap and Jazz to Lyrical/Contemporary to Hip Hop. She has also completed a range of CSTD and ATOD Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop examinations. She loves to also partake in musicals. Chelsey is also currently undertaking a double degree of Secondary Teaching and Psychology at the University of Adelaide. She adores teaching because she loves sharing knowledge and making her students feel enthusiastic about their own learning. She enjoys seeing the students grow and achieve their goals. She believes in a positive working environment and she will strive to create that for your children.

Delanie Whibley

Recently returned from Melbourne after graduating from The Australian Film and Television Academy. Delanie is excited to be teaching back at TIDC. Delanie is a past student that has danced at TIDC for 17 years, training in all styles of dance including musical theatre, along with 9 years vocal training. Delanie has participated and been successful in many major competitions both locally and interstate. She has completed major exams for AICD, ATOD and CSTD.

Elyssa Lane

Elyssa Lane has trained at TIDC since the age of 4, and is trained in all styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical and contemporary. She has studied ATOD and CSTD Syllabuses in jazz, tap and theatrical, and the Borovansky Syllabus in ballet, as well as several years in the Australian Ballet as an interstate student. Elyssa has been assisting younger TIDC students for the past 6 years, and enjoys sharing her love of dance with the next generation. She is excited to take up a junior teaching role and share her passion for dance.

Emma Riggs

Emma (Michael’s wife) teaches singing and musical theatre and has a long history in both areas, in Australia and back in the UK. Emma trained in Voice at the London College of Music, and Drama at the London Theatre School, and the prestigious London Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

While singing professionally she toured much of Europe with composer Luciano Berio, performing in his Opera ‘Ofanim’. She also made numerous choral recordings for DECCA projects as well as performing in countless classical concerts at venues including the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall while singing with the London Philharmonia Choir.

Jan Cerlienco

HEAD OF CLASSICAL – RAD, AICD

Studied, classical, jazz , tap, contemporary with teachers such as pamela halse, gwen mackey, eileen hogarth, elizabeth dalman, reg hurst, cynthia harvey.

Registered and qualfied teacher of a.i.c.d. (licentiate status) cecchetti (l.i.s.t.d.) past teacher rad method past member s.a. ballet company past students accepted into : vca, qdse, australian ballet school, new zealand school of dance, ac arts.

Performed on screen character work for children’s shows, ‘heres humphrey’ and ‘fat cat’ on channels nws9 and sas 10. Toured for nws9 and humphrey productions – regional sa.

Worked and toured in barry eggington productions, musical theatre and tv based childrens’ productions for directors kerry hailstone, phyl skinner, ros ramsay.

Choreographer and assistant director in spotlight theatre queensland.

Choreographer for mirabooka theatre co sa

Choreographer for south coast theatre (20 yrs)

Director of own performing arts centres, on gold coast, victor harbor, sa. for a period of 30 years, preparing students for dance exams and drama eisteddfods.

Directed and choreographed, ‘the encounter’…comissioned for the baudin/flinders re-enactment.

Director of leaky roof theatre for 5 years, writing and directing plays for various festivals.

Festival fringe – sa writers festival – finalist ‘thy will be done’.

Plays: the night before christmas’, ‘odd man out’, ‘thy will be done’.

Finalists and winners in: adelaide hills festival, noosa playwrite festival.

Drama and dance tutor for riverland youth theatre – 2011 – 2014

Coming home project – grant funded by country arts sa for choreographic performance 2012

Kerreane Sarti

PRINCIPAL – CSTD, AICD

Kerreane has been teaching for over 40 years, starting her training in Melbourne then continuing in Adelaide, she is fully qualified holding teaching diplomas in all forms of dance. Kerreane’s passion for teaching started at a young age and has seen many students go onto professional careers. Kerreane is also one of the founding directors of Adelaide Youth Theatre (a company for 8-18 years promoting theatre skills and performances), as well as being an award winning choreographer for many theatre companies around South Australia, as well as a lecturing for the SA Arts Board. Having adjudicated for Dance Competitions around Australia, has also given Kerreane a good insight into dance eisteddfods.

Kerreane was also resident choreographer for “McCleod’s Daughters” as well as Channel Nine’s “C’mon Kids”.

Kerry Hauber

HEAD SENIOR TEACHER – CSTD

Kerry Hauber has also been teaching for over 30 years (with TIDC for 10 years), once owning her own studio before freelancing, and is also qualified in all forms of dance. Kerry is one of the top choregraphers in South Australia, having won many awards to cement this. Kerry was the choreographer of the World Basketball Championships, National Aerobic Dance Championships, as well as the award winning Australian Drill Team, having choreographed routines for routines in America (including Disneyland) and Japan. Kerry was also the choreographer for the Credit Union Christmas Pagent in 2010, as well as involved in musical theatre productions around South Australia. Kerry is also a highly sought after Adjudicator around Australia.

Kylie Pedler – CSTD

Kylie was one of Kerreane’s students from the age of four, and has been with the studio for over 30 year. Kylie has completed all her dance teaching qualifications in all genre, as well as a qualified school teacher and now is studying journalism also. Kylie has performed and choreographed many shows in South Australia, winning many awards and has also taken courses overseas, including Broadway Dance Centre and with the Rockettes.

Mackenzie Dael Price

My name is Mackenzie Dael Price, I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and am entering into my 12th year with Total Image Dance Company. In my last 17 years of dance, MissKerreanne and Kerry have trained me into the best dancer I could be, helping me to achieve in CSTD and ATOD examinations and to strive at various dance competitions in Australia. Always encouraging me and pushing me to achievemy goals, TIDC lead me to a Melbourne based studio; Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance in 2012. One of the most incredible experiences of my life, I trained with inspirational dancers such as Adrian Ricks, Paul Malek and Troy Phillips. A hiccup in my journey meant knee surgery, rehab and the diagnosis of arthritis in my knees inevitably ending my full time training. Luckily for me my second family at TIDC welcomed me back with open arms, not only training me to teach my own classes over the past year but helping me toretrain my injured knees to dance. 2014 looks to be a busy but exciting year as I head to Europe with fellow TIDC members as a part of the Australian Youth Performing Arts Team, begin a university degree to become a high school teacher, participate in various competitions with the senior TIDC troupe and begin teaching my own classes here at TIDC.

Madeline Edwards

Madeline Edwards has worked internationally as an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher. Since her graduation from Adelaide College of the Arts, she has worked as a performer and Assistant Choreographer for Daniel Jaber. In 2010, Madeline was granted the opportunity by Carclew Youth Arts and The Helpmann Academy to travel to Malaysia to participate in a 3-month residency at Rimbun Dahan, for the creation and performance of Jaber’s W.G Spiel. She was then invited back the following year to perform in Bodies Across Boundaries, a program of works by both Malaysian and Australian choreographers. She won the Ausdance SA Outlet Dance Award and received an Arts SA Professional Development Grant to travel to Vienna to attend ImPulsTanz, where she studied William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies under ex-Ballett Frankfurt’s Francesca Harper and Tony Rizzi, and was selected to perform Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre repertoire in the closing ceremony. Madeline co-choreographed and was featured in a dance film project with filmmaker Gemma Salomon. For Jaber, she has also performed, assisted, re-staged and co-ordinated work nationally; including the Festival Centre, Adelaide Fashion Festival and Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre; in Reassessment- A Double Bill (Agile), Rodent Boy, Nought (Australian Dance Theatre), L’Affichage, Back to Black, Shades, and Muse. Recently, Madeline has worked with Cyril Baldy at Strut Dance (Perth), and performed in two works at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016- a solo (Muse) in the inaugural Dances For A Small Stage by Rachel Kennedy and Lisa Lonero, awarded Best Dance by The Advertiser, and in The Isabetta Project by Jessie McKinlay, which was awarded a Weekly Fringe Award for Best Dance, and the Festival Centre’s InSPACE Development Award.

Natalie Linke

SACE Dance Teacher and Choreographer

Bachelor of Dance, Bachelor of Education, Advanced Skills Teacher 2 (AST 2)

Natalie’s involvement in dance spans over 38 years when she began taking dance lessons in Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Classical at Del Sante where most of her training was under the direction of Kerry Hauber. She completed a variety of exams in Classical (R.A.D.), Jazz, Tap and Theatrical (C.S.T.D) and in 1997 obtained a degree in Dance at the University of Adelaide. In 1999 she completed a Degree in Education becoming a qualified High School Dance teacher and has taught SACE Dance for 18 years with students consistently gaining outstanding results.

She has choreographed and directed many high profile school dance performances, school musicals and Arts showcases. This includes entries in the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge with Woodville High School winning in 2007 and 2nd place on 3 occasions. She coached and choreographed many successful High School Dance teams with consistent finals placement and National team representation at the National School Aerobics Championships (now Dance Star) receiving 2nd and 3rd place in the Senior Hip Hop section on 2 occasions. She is recognised as an Advanced Skills 2 teacher with DECD, has a high level of expertise in SACE Dance and recently completed Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment which enables her to teach within the Vocational Education and training (VET) sector.

Peta Nievelstein – CSTD

Peta is another of Kerreane’s students who has gone onto complete her teaching diplomas, as well as now having her daughter attend the studio. Peta has performed and choreographed many shows around Adelaide with great success, as well as performing many lead and minor roles over the years. Peta is also a primary school teacher.

Rosanna Commisso

Rosanna’s involvement in dance spans over 27 years. She has been teaching dance for almost 12 years, obtaining both her CSTD teacher certificate and diploma and is also trained in music, majoring in voice. Rosanna also has a keen interest in musical theatre. In 2011, Rosanna was accepted into the Broadway Dance Center’s ISVP Program in New York, where she trained intensely with some of the top choreographers and performers in the world. Rosanna also enjoys choreographing and performing in various professional corporate shows around Adelaide. Also a qualified journalist, Rosanna has extended her love for the arts, writing music/culture articles for dB Magazine, and completed her sports journalism internship at Network 10.Rosanna is currently completing her Masters in Secondary Teaching degree, and is excited to be back teaching at TIDC.

Samantha Marshall – CSTD

Samantha is yet another of Kerreane’s students (one of five girls in the family who danced) who then became a qualified teacher, and after a break has returned with her daughter and now passing on her expertise. Sam is also a qualifed child care worker.

Sarah Williams

Sarah began dancing at the age of three, studying RAD Ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary, and at age 10 joined the S.A. Children’s Ballet Company.

Sarah completed her B.Arts Honours in Drama at Flinders University and later her Diploma in Education, enabling her to work as a Dance/Drama teacher and start her own ballet school in the Flinders Ranges in 2012.

In 2013 she became a company member of Move Through Life Dance Company.

Sarah loves performing in community theatre shows around Adelaide, and recently choreographed Saturday Night Fever with Matt Byrne Media.

She started her own theatre company called THE GEMINI COLLECTIVE with her partner in 2017 and their first 2018 Fringe Show is the Australian Premiere of Ivy + Bean the Musical. Sarah currently works at St Paul Lutheran School as the Performing Arts teacher.

Shaina Taylor

I have been dancing since the age of three where I began my training at Dance Dimensions training RAD ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, solos and Troupe work. After the school closed in 2007 I moved to Barbara Jayne Dance Centre where I completed my Ballet, Jazz and Tap exams over the next couple of years, whilst also competing in various competitions state wide. In 2014 I moved to Sydney to complete my Certificate IV in Dance with Singing and Acting at Brent Street Studios, in the 1 year full-time intensive course I got to refine my Hip-Hop, Acro and Commercial skills from some of Australia’s best choreographers, as well as my Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Musical Theatre skills. In 2015 I took a position teaching extra curricular dance at Kambala Girls school in Rose Bay, where in the two years following I moved to expending the genre from just Ballet and Jazz to also Hip Hop and Tap, took on the Fitness program and also looked after the year 11 Wellness Program. In 2015 I was chosen by 5 LA choreographers to win the Global Dance Convention Advance Bursary where I won prize money also to assist the choreographers the next year and also have contact with them over the year in regards to any industry question I had. After moving back in December, I look forward to sharing my knowledge with my students.

Shenayde Wilkinson

CSTD Dance Teacher

SHENAYDE WILKINSON has returned after full time study In all genre of Dance And musical theatre both in Melbourne and Sydney. In this time Shenayde has performed and worked with Jason Coleman, Kelly Abbey, Kelly Aykers, Rhonda Burchmore, Paul Malek and Yvette Lee to name just a few. Shenayde also performed at corporate events, on film and video clips (including MC Hammer) and in Neighbours and as a guest dancer on the Morning Show. Shenayde then travelled overseas to New York where she was involved with Broadway Dance Centre and then London with Pineapple Dance Studio. It is great to have Shenayde back to share her experiences. Shenayde also has her CSTD teaching certificate.

Tania Terminello

I started learning dance from the wonderful principle Kerreane, at Kerreane Wilkinson Dance Centre in 1983 at just 2 years (still in nappies)! My older sister was a student of the school & I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to join her on stage. I have competed in many competitions locally & interstate, my last being in Mt Gambier where I was awarded runner up in the classical scholarship for over 15 years. I have completed my advanced RAD classical exam & my CSTD teachers exam. I have always had a passion for performing, but in 1999 I returned from the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne & completed my year 12 study & then went onto studying business majoring in Marketing for a long term career. I now have a Son Nate & daughter Analise who attends dance & she is guided by Shenayde & Kerreane, thriving in her very first dance competitions. I currently work in marketing, choreograph children’s fashion parades for mostly kids modelling agency & teach both u/8 & u/6 at our West Croydon location.

Thomas Phillips

Thomas Brodie Phillips is an actor, dancer and singer. Thomas holds an acting scholarship through Actors Inc. He has also completed Stage 2 Drama at St. Paul’s College, but more importantly, has been part of various amateur musicals with lead roles in Hot Shoe Shuffle (Slide), High School Musical (Chad), and Curtains (Harv). Was an extra on the filming of McLeods Daughters. Used in a Safe Driving Australia advertisement and Adelaide University promotion video.