Hannah began dancing at the age of three on the Sunshine Coast, studying many genres including RAD Graded & Vocational Classical Ballet, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, American Pom, Acrobatics and Cheerleading as well as being a long standing Performance Team member competing successfully as both a soloist, and in Groups.
While in her final year at High School Hannah wanted to share her love and enjoyment for all things dance and formed a competitive School based Dance Team with the permission and under the guidance of The Arts Department. She was given creative licence to choreograph in her position as Dance Captain/Choreographer. Gaining a first place for the dance and her choreography in the Schools Section at their first Eisteddfod was particularly fulfilling and ignited her passion for this creative outlet. Since graduating Year 12 Hannah has continued to choreograph for the team when asked.
After successfully auditioning for QUT’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance she relocated to Brisbane where she is now in her final year of study and is tutored and mentored by Contemporary Dance Alumni Professionals; such as, Elise May, Elizabeth Old, Csaba Buday, Steph Hutchison, Vanessa Mafe-Keane and others.
Her passion for Contemporary dance has been influenced greatly over the last few years through training with various Youth Companies in Brisbane. Hannah was a Senior Company Member with Qld Contemporary Youth Ballet in 2016 and a Senior Soloist in 2017. Senior Company member of Innate Dance Company in 2018 and Dance Captain/Choreographer in 2019. Expressions Dance Company Youth Ensemble member 2018 and Merge Dance Theatre Company member in 2019.
She has also successfully auditioned and performed at the Commonwealth Games in a specially commissioned piece by the Sydney based Company; Force Majeure and has worked and performed with Circa at HOTA.
In addition to her Classical and Contemporary training at QUT Hannah has a love for Commercial Dance and competes with the multiple award winning QUT Dance Team at both State and National Titles.
Having just completed her RAD Teachers Training through Queensland University of Technology Hannah is looking forward to using these skills at ARAD to create a positive, fun, inclusive and thorough learning experience with her students.
Jasmyn started dancing at the age of four on the Sunshine Coast. In all of her years of dancing, Jasmyn has trained in every style of dance including Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Acrobatics and the Performance Team as well as taking Drama and Gymnastic classes in her younger years also. Jasmyn has competed in eisteddfods all over Queensland since she was 10. As well as dancing through a studio, Jasmyn has studied dance through both junior and senior school where she was given the opportunity to kickstart the eisteddfod groups at her high school and choreograph the competition routines. This is where Jasmyn’s love for dance blossomed and she found her passion for teaching. Jasmyn spent her first year graduated going back to teach the junior and middle school dance students as well as give guidance to the senior students as they completed their dance assessments.
The desire to dance out-grew the school gates as Jasmyn travelled with her studio to Sydney each year from 2013 to 2017 for the Australian Dance Festival where she performed with her studio team, attended workshops and sought advice and guidance from industry leaders such as Marko Panzic, Paul Malek, Cat Santos, Lauren Seymour, Jason Winters and so many more. Jasmyn has also been a part of other performances including two televised flash mobs with her studio organized by the Sunshine Coast Council in 2016 and 2018.
Jasmyn began student teaching at the age of 11 and since then has not only completed her grade six, seven and eight CSTD Modern Jazz Exams but also attained her Module One Acrobatic Arts Teaching Certificate in 2017, her CSTD Modern Jazz Teaching Certificate in 2018, her Module Two Acrobatic Arts Teaching Certificate in 2019 and is currently in the midst of training for her CSTD Modern Jazz Teaching Diploma with the hopes to continue her studies and expand into Tap and Contemporary qualifications. Jasmyn now teaches many styles of dance to ages 2 through to 13 including two of the competition teams at her studio on the Sunshine Coast.