Jennifer commenced her training at the age of 2, theatrically under Evelyn Allbright and classically under Kathleen Gorham & Athol Willoughby. She holds her Associate Diploma of Cecchetti Ballet, Associate Diploma in Jazz A.D.S and a Diploma of Teaching – Primary PE Specialist & Vic Fit. Jennifer established Keilor Jazz Centre in 1986 and developed it into the exciting & vibrant studio that it is today.
Morgan trained in all aspects of dance at Keilor Jazz Centre for 18 years. She has obtained her Certificate II & IV in dance and Cecchetti Ballet qualifications as far as Advanced I. Morgan has completed 3 years of full-time training at Spectrum Dance, completing her Diploma of Musical Theatre and received the prestigious LA Scholarship upon graduating. She has been a cheerleader for NBL Melbourne United, Melbourne Stars 20/20 Cricket and Melbourne Storm. Morgan has performed at various corporate events around Melbourne, including Shared Tables, Victory Gala Ball, MVC Boxing Gala, and Shin Kong Melbourne Summit. She has recently returned from her 3 month contract performing in ‘Illusion Impossible’. She can’t wait to share what she has learnt with the students at Keilor Jazz Centre.
Alicia has been training in all aspects of dancing and singing at Keilor Jazz Centre for the past 8 years. Throughout her time, she has had the opportunity to represent the school at many prestigious competitions, as well as working under the guidance of Paul Malek and Kim Adam for a 4 year stint with ‘Project Y’. She is commencing full time studies at Spectrum Dance in 2016 to gain more knowledge for a future career in the entertainment industry. Alicia has a strong passion for Hip Hop and can’t wait to share her love for dance with her recreational class this year!
I am currently taking part in the Tap Forge Project in Melbourne as a tap dancer. I have performed in the Australian Tap Dance Festival in 2018 and 2019. I am working with JSmith Productions as a dancer which includes performing in Rod Laver Arena and Mercedes Benz for the launch of their new Ute. I have completed my CSTD Tap exams and module 1 in Acrobatics Arts. I am continuing to work towards my teacher’s certificate in Tap. I’ve also performed and choregraphed in the showcase Grounded in 2018 and 2019 which saw my team reach the finals. I currently teach Tap, Jazz technique and Acrobatics at various dance schools in Melbourne.
Cristelle began dancing at the age of 3, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. At the age of 9, she started training with Carole Oliver in Wendouree in the Cecchetti method, also learning Jazz and Tap from Kelly Aykers. At the age of 15 Cristelle moved to Melbourne to study at Christine Walsh’s Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and then to The Dance Factory, graduating with a Diploma in Dance and Performing Arts in 2004. She earned her Cecchetti Associate Diploma status in 2015, as well as her Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management. Cristelle has 13 years of dance teaching experience.
Chenelle is a dedicated and passionate teacher and performer who has worked alongside some of Australia’s most talented professionals. Chenille has had the opportunity to perform alongside some of Australia’s best musical theatre performers in the Rob Guest Endowment’s Concert production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, the Australian premier of the musical ‘Dreamgirls’ and cabaret shows in the world famous Spiegeltent. Chenille also works as a commercial dancer at various corporate events at Crown Entertainment Complex, also appearing in music videos and backup dancing for Meghan Trainor at the 2015 TV Week Logie Awards, Nathaniel at the 2015 NBL launch, Justice Crew at the Australian Open and Redfoo on Channel 7′s Dancing With the Stars. Chenille has also had the opportunity to assistant teach the ‘Formation” dance classes held by FOX FM and BEAT Entertainment. Chenille is very excited to share her passion for commercial dance and knowledge of the industry with the students at Keilor Jazz!
MATT BENSON, originally from Sydney is celebrating over a decade of dance and excited to explore the talent of Melbourne. Throughout his time as a teacher, Matt has taught, choreographed and assisted with creation for over 50 schools around the Sydney, Newcastle and Illawarra regions along with creating stages nightclubs, entertainment for corporate events, charities and entertained crowds for sporting teams. Professionally Matt has played the role of creating and performing for artists from around the globe including UK artist Luciana, American drag star Adore Delano and Australian artists such as AVALONIA and Kid Mac. His passion is found in inspiring teens and young adults to continue to dream and celebrate themselves.
Dancing with Keilor Jazz Centre since the age of 4, Jemima has been trained in all facets of dance. Jemima currently holds her Cert I & II in VET Dance, and received her teaching levels for Acrobatics from Team Adrenalin Fitness Centre, where she continues to compete on the highest level Sports Acrobatic Team. She has obtained her Cecchetti qualifications as far as Advanced and will be commencing full time studies at PSA in 2016.
Luke began his musical theatre career in Man of La Mancha as Juan, Brains in Get Happy, Cliff for We Will Rock You Australian tour.
Luke’s West End credits include We Will Rock You at The Dominion Theatre, Saturday Night Fever at Apollo Victoria u/s Joey, Chester and Cesar and West End Rocks Uk tour.
On return to Australia Luke performed in The Rocky Horror Show u/s Brad and Eddie/Dr Scott, Scranton Slim & u/s Benny in Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia u/s Pepper and Eddie, Young Danny in Xanadu, Moonshadow the musical as Dance Captain, A Chorus Line u/s Mike, Al, Don & Larry, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The recent tour of Hot Shoe Shuffle u/s four brothers including Spring and also playing the role of Spring in Birdie productions Hot Shoe Shuffle in Sydney, and currently performing in Dirty Dancing Immersive Cinema in Melbourne and Sydney.
For The Production Company, Al Saxon in Dusty, Eddie Ryan in Funny Girl, Boy From Oz, 42nd Street, Little Me, Guys and Dolls, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jimmy in The Boy Friend.
Luke is the Creative Director and Founder Of Luca Entertainment Productions. He is producing the international acclaimed Gene Kelly the legacy for the upcoming Australian tour.
He has also created many shows and including starring in One Man show The Dancin Man Sydney, Melbourne, Regional Victoria and various International Cruises lines and other upcoming productions.
Luke is also a sort after Choreographer Carols by Candle Light Channel 9 for Daryl Somers, Saturday Night Fever at chapel off chapel, Cabaret the musical Spiegel Tent, 50’s Shake, Music Videos, Ballarat Carols, Corporate Shows, Musical Theatre Workshops, Adjudicator/ Judge.
Film credits are Montmartre Team lead dancers in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, Dein Perry’s Bootmen, Tom Usher In Gallipoli From Above, and The Divorce for the ABC.
Tv credits include Always Greener, Australia’s Got Talent, Paul O’Grady Show, Kerrie Anne, Countdown, Sunrise, Sydney Opening & Closing Olympics and various Tv commercials appearances, Corporate Gigs and Photoshoots.
Kate begun her dance training at the age of 5, studying Cecchetti Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance under Carmel Horsfield and has studied VET dance and VCE dance at Secondary College.
She attended the Christine Walsh Dance Centre (The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet) as a full time student for 1 year, and then trained at The Dance Factory, studying commercial dance.
Kate has completed Certificate III and Certifcate IV in Fitness with Victoria University and is also a qualified Zumba Instructor.
Kate has completed every level of Cecchetti Classical Ballet from Grade One up to Advanced One.
Cecchetti Classical Ballet Teaching qualifications include; Associate and Associate Diploma, and has also obtained a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management.
Tyson was born in Melbourne
He trained first as a gymnast before coming to ballet through jazz and tap
He studied at the Australian Ballet School and has danced with The Australian Balletin
Lucas Jervies’ Spartacus on its regional tour of Giselle in Storytime Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty
He also appeared in Western Australian Ballets Production of The Great Gasby in 2017. He joined
The Australia Ballet in 2019.
I have just completed three years full-time dance training at Patrick Studios; doing the performing arts course. Prior to Patrick Studios I trained in Mackay Queensland. Since age 7 I trained in the C.S.T.D jazz syllabus completing all my exams by age 17, including my Teachers Certificate. I completed all RAD ballet exams up to Advanced 2 and have experience teaching some of the younger levels. I’ve been teaching jazz and contemporary troupes at a suburban school for the entirety of this year and want to branch out more with my teaching skills and gain more experience. I covered a couple of Akyra’s classes once last year and had the pleasure of teaching lot of the young and talented girls.
Tori Singleton 20 years old and has been training 10 years Elite Acrobatics. Tori has traveled all over Australia and the World competing acrobatics. As a Multiple National Champion Finalist 2018 World Age Game Championships. Tori is a World Cup Silver Medallist
When Melinssa isnt education the youth , this little red head is a well known face on the Melbourne Urban dance scene and is an assitant choreogtra[her for Melbourne All Ages Dance Company The Legacy and Co.
Melissa has trained in various hip hop/urban and commercial styles and worked with various Australia and International Choreographers. Her credits included music videos , corporate events as well as being a part of Raw & Rugged, an international award winning crew. Melissa continues to perfect her craft and instill her passion for dance in others teaching around Melboiurne
Jessica’s love for dance began at a very young age. She began dancing at the age of 9 with a passion for lyrical in particular.
She recently graduated from Spectrum Dance under the direction of Trish Squire Rodgers and Stephen Wheat after three years of full time training.
Jessica’s professional engagements include: Dancing alongside Daryl Braithwaite, Nickelodeon brand ambassador, AFL Grand Final Footy Show, AFL footy show parody film clip, Shared Tables, Greek Orthodox pope arrival, private events at the plaza ballroom, as well as many more events throughout Melbourne.
Jessica has an eye for detail and an extensive creative mind with her passion heavily focused on Choreography. Jessica specialises in lyrical and contemporary and is thrilled to share her extensive knowledge and passion for the arts to the students of Keilor Jazz.
Jason has been teaching all styles of dance for almost 15 years as a freelance teacher/choreographer. He is experienced at teaching all ages and abilities. 3 years full time under the direction of Robert Sturrock all styles of dance taught by master teachers. His last study, he was very fortunate to get a big break into the world of choreography. Jason has choreographed many major events all around Australia. His experience is Dance Worlds Orlando Australian team Choreographer – USA/South American Teaching Tour – Front & Centre Competition Adjudicator -Idance Competition Adjudicator – ATOD Jazz Scholarship Adjudicator – Showcase National Dance Championship The Star Casino Gold Coast Dance Judge – British Ballet Organisation Dance Week Jazz Tutor at the McDonald College Sydney – Make A Wish Gala Choreographer – L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Portman’s Parade – Choreographer – Crown Casino Tier 1 Spring Racing Show – Choreographer – WorkSafe Awards – Choreographer – BMW Spring Racing Fashion Parade – Choreographer – Signature Black Gala Event – Choreographer – Ovation Brisbane – Choreographer – Fashion Aid Parade – Choreographer – Jessica Mauboy – Choreographer – Red Ball – Feature Act – Choreographer – La Nuit de L’opera au Cirque. – Choreographer – Simply Madonna Launch – Choreographer – St Kilda Football Club – VIP Season Launch – Choreographer – Real Estate Awards – Choreographed by Jason Law – Elle Macphearson – Obsidian Underwear Launch Myer – Choreographer – The Australian Kylie Show – Dancer – Boys Risque New Years Eve Show – Royal Melbourne Hotel – Choreographer Hocking Stuart Christmas Party – Choreographer – Dr Geoffrey Edelsten & Brynne Gordan’s Wedding Of The Year – Palladium – Crown Casino – Choreographer – Hugh Jack man’s – Red Ball – Crown Casino – Palladium Ballroom – Choreographer – Choreographer for the I – Select ‘Fashion Aid’ – Crown Casino – Palladium Ballroom – Choreographer for a Night in the Dark at Crown Casino – Palladium Ballroom – Entertainment Store – Children’s Holiday Program’s – Feature Dancer in the Bollywood film ‘OI’ – Virgin Active Bodies Launch /Sir Richard Branson (Choreographer) – Choreographer for Snickers Launch with MR T at Studio 3 Crown Casino – Think Pink Breast Cancer Ball Dancer (Choreographer) – East link Tollway Grand Opening Dancer (Choreographer) – Show Dancer/Choreographer for Priscilla’s at 153 Nightclub – Southern Federation Of Dance Syllabus workshop presenter in the style of Jazz – 2007 – Channel 7 Reality TV show ‘IT TAKES TWO’ Dancer (Choreographer) – Grand Hyatt Hotel for Anglicare (Choreographer) – Toni & Guy Hair Parade (Choreographer) – Midsummer Carnival Opening Party at Federation Square (Choreographer) – Choreographer for the Make A Wish Charity Ball at the Palladium Crown Casino) – Choreographer for the Red Ball at Central Pier Docklands – Hugh Jackman’s ‘THE BOY FROM OZ’ Arena spectacular at Rod Laver Arena. Role: Extra – The Xchange Hotel, Show Dancer We welcome Jason