WAVES DANCE STUDIO FACULTY
AAC1 (Acrobatic Arts)
Born and raised in Manchester, England, Abi has been dancing since she was 5 years old. Following the IDTA and RAD syllabi, Abi took regular exams in tap, ballet and modern jazz, gaining a distinction in her RAD intermediate ballet exam. At 16 she gained a place at Phil Winstons TheatreWorks, a professional dance college in Blackpool England. Here Abi trained full time for 3 years, performing in the college production twice a year and continuing to expand her knowledge in various styles of dance. Whilst at college she also studied and undertook her first level teaching exams in ballet, tap and modern jazz. Over the 3 years, Abi continued her teaching qualifications in modern jazz graduating with 3 certificates as well as an anatomy and physiology diploma.
After completing her professional training Abi gained her first professional contract performing in a show in Casablanca, Morocco. Following this, Abi toured Bulgaria as part of the Balkanski circus.
Having lived in Australia since 2016 Abi is so excited to pass on her knowledge of dance to the students at Waves and looks forward to helping inspire and nurture the next generation of dancers!
M.A.T.O.D (Member Teacher A.T.O.D Ltd)
AAC1 (Acrobatic Arts)
Qualitied RhythmWorks instructor
Dancing since she was 7 years of age and with over 25 years of choreographic experience, Sandy has a strong passion for dance. She has previously managed her own successful dance studio for 10 years, instructed numerous items at four government schools, and four dance studios in the local area. She has completed her ATOD Ltd Advanced Jazz Moves, a certificate as a dancer, and "Member” Teaching Diploma with ATOD Ltd as an instructor. Sandy is constantly improving her dance knowledge, having recently completed her Intermediate Tap certificate (ATOD), and Novice level (level 1) coach for the International Cheer Union. "I love to stay current and fresh, to give students the newest styles and techniques". This year she would like the students to gain skills, confidence and a positive attitude that can be applied in their everyday lives.