Miss Abbey: Ballet
This is Abbey’s first year teaching at Ignite. She has recently completed her Certificate in Ballet Teaching studies and is now a registered RAD teacher. She has been teaching all styles of dance for 5 years and loves pushing her students to the best of their abilities.
Abbey has 10 years of Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary training and has completed all RAD Ballet examinations. She was lucky enough to perform overseas at Disney World and Universal which were amazing experiences. Sharing her love for dance is a major passion of
Abbey’s and she loves coming into the studio and sharing her knowledge and experiences with all her students.
Miss Tiarna: Ballet
This is Tiarna’s second year teaching at Ignite. She has 21 years of dance experience and has been trained at studios in the Sutherland shire. Tiarna’s training has been by leading choreographers in the industry including Kelly Abby, Stephan Tannos, Carly Copper, Blake Wood, Cassie Bartho, Jason Coleman and Natasha Crane. Tiarna has been trained in the styles of Jazz (FATD), Tap (FATD & Glenn Wood) and Classical ballet (RAD). She has competed at many eisteddfods in both groups and solo sections since she was young and now continues her performance experiences through dance gigs including performing back up for Jacinta Gulisano, Christmas Rockettes at Sydney Star casino, The footy show and performing with the NRL Sydney Roosters cheerleaders squad for her second year in a row. Tiarna has taken many workshops such as at New York City broadway dance centre intensive and the New York City Rockettes intensive program. Tiarna loves pushing people to the best of their abilities. She enjoys seeing each student every single week and putting a smile on their face, watching them grow into the beautiful dancers she knows they can become. Tiarna’s qualifications include certificate IV in dance, certificate IV in dance teach and management, first aid, working with children check and diploma in early education.
Miss Tahlia: Acrobatics
This is Miss Tahlia’s 2nd year of teaching at Ignite, after being a students here for many years! Miss Tahlia started gymnastics when she was 6 years old in 2007 and slowly made her way up to competitive gymnastics, She was a competitive gymnasts for 7 years, and competed in women’s artistic gymnastics from levels 1-6 . She competed until she was 16 and reached up to level 6. She began coaching gymnastics at the YMCA when she was 17, completed her beginner coaching course and started out coaching recreational gymnastics. She has made her way into coaching competitive levels gymnasts ranging from level 1 -4. She has loved passing down her knowledge to future gymnasts and is extremely passionate about what she teaches. She is now an advanced coach, which incorporates tumbling and spring. She is also a beginner level judge which helps her understand the judging side of competitive gymnastics.
She started dancing at Ignite Dance Co in 2016, loving contemporary, jazz and hip hop. She danced until 2019 and once she had finished dancing, began teaching Acro. This has been a huge passion of Tahlia’s, as it combines her love for both dancing and gymnastics. She loves teaching Acro to all age groups and is motivated to teach her students the proper strength and flexibility involved in doing acrobatic skills.
It is her goal to ensure that everyone enjoys their Acro class and has is able to learn the strength and flexibility required to do the skills.