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Matt Scerri : Director
Matt Scerri
Director

Matt founded Static Dance Studios in 2005 and, since this time and under his passionate leadership, it has become a leading performing arts studio in the Western Suburbs of Sydney.
Matt started his dance training at the age of four and is accomplished in all styles of dance and performing arts. He is a qualified stunt and tumbling coach through USASF, a certified cheerleading coach and also attained his qualification as a Glenn Wood Tap (G.W.T.) Teacher. 

As a performer, Matt embarked on his professional career at the young age of 15 and his credits include performing in Guy Sebastian’s music video, numerous corporate events in prominent venues and modelling throughout the Greater Sydney Region. His professional career has also provided him opportunities to perform in locations including Disneyland, Euro Disney, New York, Paris, Las Vegas, London and Hollywood as well as on the Majesty of the Seas cruise ship. 

The fresh style of his choreography has led to Matt being requested to create multiple performances for the MTA Awards, Banag Banag and many other corporate events. His routines for Static Dance Studios have led to many major awards at eisteddfods and competitions throughout Australia. 

Matt’s expertise in identifying talent has been recognised by the Crown International Dance Championships, where he has been on the panel of judges for 2008-2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and was also a Head Judge for the World IDO Dance Championships in 2013. 

Already a wealth of knowledge and proficiency in the dance world Matt’s abilities have extended to the Aerial and Acrobatic Arts sector where he has become an experienced Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor which has aided him in joining an elite team of Australian Acrobatic Arts Examiners and recently was appointed an Acrobatic Arts Pin Program Examiner. 

His passion and enjoyment of teaching is evident in the friendly and family atmosphere that exists. This has led to Static Dance Studios being an award-winning and superior performing arts studio. 

Matt Scerri : Director
Matt Scerri
Director
Bio
Patricia Scerri : Director
Patricia Scerri
Director

Trish has been dancing for 13 years in the local area. During High School she has performed in many musicals and State Dance Festivals. She has performed in many musicals and State Dance Festivals. She has also performed in many large events such as The Schools Spectacular, & The Youth Olympics Opening Ceremony, which Trish was the choreographer for.

Trish was a Penrith Panthers cheerleader for two years performing on the footy show and rugby league presentations. In 2001 she travelled around the world with “Odyssey Onstage” performing in places such as Disneyland, Paris, Greece, London and the Caribbean.

Trish has worked at numerous promotional events performing in clubs and also helping backstage at the Mary Kate and Ashley fashion launch. Trish also worked for Westfields summer fashion, helping all stores put their summer look together. Trish has also competed in many local eisteddfods and competitions with great results and has now been teaching in the local area for years. Trish had also teamed up with Captivate this year, a performing arts program for Catholic Schools, as there permanent dance tutor. Trish has been working with students at Parramatta Diocese, Catherine McAuley, St Clare’s Catholic High School and Nagle High School.

Patricia Scerri : Director
Patricia Scerri
Director
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Corey Podbereski : Artistic Director
Corey Podbereski
Artistic Director

Corey started dancing at a late age of 15 and quickly found his passion for the performing arts.
Training at various schools in Sydney lead him to successfully auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance, making it through to the Top 100 week.
In 2011 Corey successfully auditioned for Norwegian Cruise Lines and he has been performing on various ships within the company for the past 8 years. Over these years with Norwegain Cruise Lines he has become a Dance Captain onboard the ships and has also been a part of the audition team for the company since 2013.
Amongst his performing he has become a highly regarded teacher and choreographer here in Sydney.

Corey Podbereski : Artistic Director
Corey Podbereski
Artistic Director
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Carly Cooper Smith : Lyrical - Jazz - Technique
Carly Cooper Smith
Lyrical - Jazz - Technique

Carly has been dancing since the early age of 3. She is trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Contemporary & elite gymnastics. Carly completed her certificate IV in performing arts at Brent Street in 2007, she has been professionally dancing since 2008.

In 2010 Carly was honoured to be a part of the 8 dancer on Australia's 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

Some of her other credits include; Kylie Minogue, Danni Minogue, Megan Trainor, Rudimental, Timomatic, Human Nature, Jessica Mauboy, Rickki Lee, The Voice, X factor, Australia's Got Talent, Next Top Model, The Logie Awards, Gabriella climi, Alexandra Burke, Hey Hey it's Saturday, Bonds, Fosters, Aladdin & His Wonderous Lamp & many more along the way.

In 2012 Carly moved to Los Angeles to further her dance career & training. Since returning to Sydney in 2014 she has been working as a commercial dancer in Sydney, teaching & Adjudicating across Australia.

Carly Cooper Smith : Lyrical - Jazz - Technique
Carly Cooper Smith
Lyrical - Jazz - Technique
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Karlie Killeen : Ballet
Karlie Killeen
Ballet

Miss Karlie began dancing at the age of 4. Completing all Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet exams from Pre-Primary right through to her Majors. Her love for all styles of dance stayed with her throughout her schooling years, she studied Dance for her HSC, of which she then got accepted into the Australian College of Physical Education to complete a Bachelor of Dance and Physical education degree and furthermore went on to complete her Masters Degree in Teaching.

Karlie teaches Dance and PDHPE within the Catholic Education system, where her love for teaching shows, particularly in her extra curricular efforts when working with her students on building teams to compete at the Bring It On and PDSSSC competitions. Most recently, Karlie went through training for a new program that Static Dance Studios is introducing, Ready Set Dance! and believes this is a great introductory syllabus for all young dancers and performers.

Her love for Dance has provided her with countless performance opportunities. Some of these being, celebrations for the Sydney Olympic games, Youth Olympics opening ceremonies, Competition performances at the Sydney Opera House and Crown Casino Dance Championships. Having worked, seasonly at the Sydney Opera House for 4 years, Karlie has gained valuable knowledge and a great insight into the performing arts industry, working closely with children, to cultivate their love and passion for the Arts.

Karlie Killeen : Ballet
Karlie Killeen
Ballet
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Nicole Taylor : Lyrical - Hip Hop
Nicole Taylor
Lyrical - Hip Hop

Nicole has been dancing since the early age of 3. She is trained in jazz, tap, ballet, musical theatre, contemporary and hip-hop. Nicole completed her Certificate IV in Performing Arts at Urban Dance Centre in 2007 and has been dancing professionally since then. Some of her credits include ‘So You Think You Can Dance – Series 4 – Top 100’, Kelly Clarkson, Boyz II Men, Johnny Ruffo, Denni Hines and many more. Since 2012 Nicole has been working with the Locreado Dance Company, both performing and choreographing. Nicole has trained intensively in Los Angeles to further her dance career and training. Nicole specialises in both Contemporary and hip-hop and is renowned for her energy and unique style.

Nicole Taylor : Lyrical - Hip Hop
Nicole Taylor
Lyrical - Hip Hop
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Maddyson B : Lyrical - Tap - Ready Set Dance
Maddyson B
Lyrical - Tap - Ready Set Dance

Maddyson has been dancing since the age of 2. She has trained in Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet and Musical Theatre. Maddyson has trained with the Locreado Dance Company from 2012 through to 2017 and has worked closely with mentors such as Loredo Malcolm, Jason Winters, Amy Campbell and Matthew Antonucci. She has travelled both domestically and internationally with the company, performing in shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Central Coast and China. She also had to opportunity to assist Loredo in many classes around the country such as the ‘Winter Dance Camp’ at Sydney Dance Company, masterclasses at dance studios and workshops under Loredo Malcolms name, as well as assist in the auditions for his Sydney, Brisbane and Central Coast interstate programs. Maddyson was recently selected to represent Australia in the World Championships of Performing Arts in Long Beach California in 2016 and landed herself a 3-month scholarship to train at the world-renowned Millennium Dance Complex. She has worked with choreographers such as Matt Lee, The Squared Division, Cat Santos, Courtney Horton, Carly Smith, Marko Panzic and Stephen Tannos and continues to seek choreographic education through taking classes around Sydney. Maddyson is currently enrolled in studying Secondary Education at the University of Western Sydney

Maddyson B : Lyrical - Tap - Ready Set Dance
Maddyson B
Lyrical - Tap - Ready Set Dance
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Jess Yates : Lyrical - Jazz - Acrobatic Arts - Tumbling
Jess Yates
Lyrical - Jazz - Acrobatic Arts - Tumbling

Jessica has been dancing and performing for 17 years. Trained in jazz, lyrical, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics, musical theatre and cheerleading. She also has experience in ballroom and has her accreditation to coach American style cheerleading and tumbling.

Jessica worked at Sydney’s luna park as a dancer where she experience many styles such as swing, 20’s, 30’s and disco. She completed her HSC in 2013 with a band 6 in dance and received call backs for 2 practical components.

Her passion is, teaching and sharing what she loves with others.

Jess Yates : Lyrical - Jazz - Acrobatic Arts - Tumbling
Jess Yates
Lyrical - Jazz - Acrobatic Arts - Tumbling
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Cassandra Lee : Tap
Cassandra Lee
Tap

Cassandra joined Static Dance in late 2015 as Matt & Trish’s Personal Assistant. In 2016 she is teaching our Saturday Ready Set Dance classes as well Adults Tap/Jazz and Levels 2, 4 and 5 Tap. Cassandra has over 30 years of teaching and owned her own studio for 13 years in Minchinbury. She has successfully completed Cert IV in Dance Performance Studies and Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Cassandra is thrilled to be back teaching again.

Cassandra Lee : Tap
Cassandra Lee
Tap
Bio
Eliam Royalness : Hip Hop - Hip Hop Crews
Eliam Royalness
Hip Hop - Hip Hop Crews

Eliam Royalness is a choreographer & performer from Sydney’s south-west and has been creating and performing dance works since his early teenage years. He originates from Wellington, New Zealand, and is a mix of European and Polynesian cultures, which has a strong influence in his movement.

Equipped with the raw training & experiences in various street dance styles, combined with his calm character quality and his respectful yet diverse aspect on Hip-Hop, Eliam is easily a unique being with a fresh view on dance.
He is the creator and director of New South Wales’ number 1 mega hip-hop company, The Pioneers MC, who have represented Australia at Hip-Hop International in 2014 and 2015, in the U.S.

Eliam’s style is influenced by elements of various dance genres under the street dance umbrella. He fuses elements and foundations from Waacking, Dancehall, Old & New School Hip-Hop, and Vogue, to create an energetic and entertaining dance style. Eliam’s inspiring drive and passion shows in his creations, professional character, and his
continued work through The Pioneers MC and its members.

Eliam Royalness : Hip Hop - Hip Hop Crews
Eliam Royalness
Hip Hop - Hip Hop Crews
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Tara Marks : Cheerleading - Tumbling
Tara Marks
Cheerleading - Tumbling

Tara has been a cheer ambassador and coach for over 15years in Australia. As an ex athlete and club owner coach and performer she understands the drive of athletes to be the best and help them achieve their goals in this amazing team sport.

As a mum of three and with a firm but fun coaching style she will always have a passion for developing young tumblers and cheerleaders.

Her list of coaching achievements include;

  • Cheer club owner 2004-2017
  • IASF Qualified Cheer coach
  • for over 20 different clubs and more than 50 teams since 2004
  • Qualified Tumble coach beginner-level 4
  • Cheer Athlete and Dancer
  • Has achieved a large amount of All star state, national and international titles for her teams.
Tara Marks : Cheerleading - Tumbling
Tara Marks
Cheerleading - Tumbling
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Sophia Kaloudis : Ballet - Jazz - Lyrical
Sophia Kaloudis
Ballet - Jazz - Lyrical

Sophia Kaloudis from Sydney, Australia is 20 years of age and has been dancing since she was just 3 years old. She has trained in many genres of dance, some of which include ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, acrobatics, and tango. Sophia has completed 4 years of full time ballet training and has achieved her diploma of dance. In 2015 she trained full time at Joffrey Ballet School in New York City where she had the chance to perform in two of the most famous classical ballets ever created, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. She has also trained in the pre-professional programs at both Queensland Ballet, and Melbourne City Ballet. In 2018, she was offered her first contract with Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line on Majesty of the Seas as a dancer/performer. In 2019, she was then offered her second contract with the company sailing onboard Radiance of the Seas as a dancer/performer, dance teacher and choreographer ending on January 2020. Sophia is extremely grateful and excited to be joining the Static Dance Studios team this year!

Sophia Kaloudis : Ballet - Jazz - Lyrical
Sophia Kaloudis
Ballet - Jazz - Lyrical
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Isaac Clark : Ballet
Isaac Clark
Ballet

Isaac started dancing at the age of 6 after a childhood fascination with the popular children’s TV show, ‘HI-5’ and the first Barbie animated film, ‘Barbie and the Nutcracker’. At age 11, Isaac met the principal dancer of the Scottish Ballet Company, Tama Barry, who coached him for a full week in his country home of Armidale. Tama proceeded to recommend that Isaac travels to Sydney on a monthly basis to attend classical lessons at one of Sydney’s most acclaimed schools, Ecole Ballet and Dance Theatre.

Thus began his dance journey in Sydney which open the doors to several opportunities. Isaac worked as an extra in Dance Academy the Movie at age 16, modelled for Dance Train Magazine, performed as a principal dancer for the Schools Spectacular and later auditioned for Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year where he would solidify his training and professional development over two years.

In 2019, Isaac accomplished more than he thought possible - modelling for Sydney Dance Company’s merchandise line and the Sofitel Hotel, joining the professional company of SDC as an understudy while working with artistic director Rafael Bonachela, performing as a soloist in a music video for artist ‘Dan Romeo and the Lone Strangers’, choreographing and performing in the corporate event Miss Pole Dance Australia and winning his second award for contemporary choreography from Sharp Short Dance Festival. All of this while completing an Advanced Diploma in Dance and teaching in 2 schools around Sydney.

Isaac Clark : Ballet
Isaac Clark
Ballet
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Tania Chodasewicz : Ready Set Dance - Tap
Tania Chodasewicz
Ready Set Dance - Tap

Ambassabor and Affliatte for So Danca Tap Shoes; Performer for Junkyard Beats and Creator and Choreographer of Two Soles the Tap Duo.

Tania started dancing at the age of 6. She learnt under the BAL Syllabus thencontinued to pursue her passion for tap by training under many renown artists including Sarah Reich, Derick Grant, Ted Louis Levy, Roxanne Butterfly, Omar Edwards as well as many other Australian artists.

Tania is a full time dance teacher in Sydney. She is inspired by all her students whether they be children, adults or those with intellectual or physical limitations.

Some of Tania’s greatest achievements include: teaching at Australian Tap Festival in 2019; being part of The Forge Tap Company and performing in the show Alpha; performing for Sydney Musican/ Entertainer Ramos Jakob; performing at The Star Casino for Junkyard Beats. Tania also performed in the crew N.Y.A. Here is performed many different styles including Hip Hop, Burlesque and K-POP. Her other exploits include choreographing and performing in multiple shows and major performance like Sydney’s Chinese New Year Street Festival Parade and Special Olympics Australia.

Tania Chodasewicz : Ready Set Dance - Tap
Tania Chodasewicz
Ready Set Dance - Tap
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Jazmin Taylor : Ready Set Dance - Ready Set Ballet
Jazmin Taylor
Ready Set Dance - Ready Set Ballet

Jazmin has been dancing since the age of 3 and is a confident dancer in a plethora of different disciplines including jazz, lyrical, ballet, contemporary, tap and musical theatre. Jazmin has completed Grades 1 to 7 in Cecchetti Ballet exams and Grades 8 to Intermediate in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet exams. Additionally she has completed all Grades in Glenn Wood Tap examinations. 

Jazmin has worked closely with mentors such as Loredo Malcolm, Rebecca Condino, Vi Lam and Mitch Michaels when she trained with the Locreado Dance Company in 2018 and 2019 in two shows including  ‘Affinity’ and ‘The Variety’. 

She has performed at several professional gigs such as the Western Sydney Business Awards, weddings, charity events and as a backup dancer filming with chanel 9 ‘Dance Boss’. Most recently, Jazmin has joined the NRL cheerleading squad for the Parramatta Eels and is currently studying at the Australian Catholic University. 

Jazmin Taylor : Ready Set Dance - Ready Set Ballet
Jazmin Taylor
Ready Set Dance - Ready Set Ballet
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Tegan Jeffrey-Rushton : Jazz - Technique
Tegan Jeffrey-Rushton
Jazz - Technique

Tegan is a dancer, teacher and creative based in Sydney, Australia. She grew up in Queensland studying all styles of dance from a young age. Since moving to Sydney at 16, she has trained extensively, graduating from full-time dance programs at Ettingshausens & Brent street, and through mentorship programs such as The Dream Dance Company’s ‘Show Business’, Jillian Meyer’s ‘Q&A’ in Tokyo, Japan, Galen Hooks Method intensive, Crystal Pite/ Kidd Pivot intensive (STRUT Dance).
As a performer her credits include Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas, Red Foo, Reebok, Mazda, Toyota, Avon Australia, A-Live’s ‘Music in Motion’, The Dream Dance Company’s ‘Show Business’ program, Jillian Meyer’s ‘Questions & Answers’ in Japan, One Dance Collective and many more.
At 22, Tegan is passionate and mature in her creative endeavours and teaching, which she does extensively for studios in Sydney, Canberra and Queensland. Her work is unique and her knowledge of movement through the diverse training she has had is vast and always appreciated, and is why she is sought out for both her solo/group choreography and class teaching.
Tegan’s work ethic and versatility has allowed her the opportunity to assist many well-known choreographers both in Australia and Internationally. Some of these include Sarah Boulter on Dancing with the Stars & Victorian Dance Festival, Jillian Meyer’s at Arena Dance Convention in Los Angeles and Lucy Doherty & Rob McLean for interstate workshops, submissions and rehearsal processes.
Tegan continues to invest heavily in her training both in Australia and overseas and she looks to learn as much as she can, and share her knowledge with the dance community in this country.

Tegan Jeffrey-Rushton : Jazz - Technique
Tegan Jeffrey-Rushton
Jazz - Technique
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Cameron Doherty : All Boys Hip Hop
Cameron Doherty
All Boys Hip Hop

Cameron Doherty started his full-time training at the age of 16, joining Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy (Sydney City Youth Ballet Company) in his hometown Sydney, Australia. He stayed with the company for a year until receiving an offer to join Transit Dance under full scholarship to study his Diploma of Dance over 2 years in Melbourne. Cameron has most recently just come home from being on Grease the Broadway Musical with Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. Cameron’s credits also include studying at The Juilliard School in New York City, studying at The Joffrey School, Sydney Dance Company, Broadway Dance Centre and accepting a position in The Australian Ballet Schools International Training Program. Cameron has worked with choreographers like Travis Wall, Paul Malek, Jason Winters, Sarah Boulter, Matt Lee, Candace Brown, Caitlin Gray, Lex Ishimoto, Kelley Abbey and various others. Cameron is very excited and honoured to accept his position at Static Dance Studios.

Cameron Doherty : All Boys Hip Hop
Cameron Doherty
All Boys Hip Hop
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Nicole Cruceanu : Technique & Conditioning
Nicole Cruceanu
Technique & Conditioning

Nicole has been growing as a dancer for the past 12 years. She began syllabus work at the age of 10 in tap (B.A.L & GWT), modern (FATD) and ballet (RAD) and received no lower than a distinction average in her gradework. At the age of 14 she represented Sydney at the 2009 International Dance Conference (Los Angeles) in which she learnt from world renowned choreographers and performed at Disneyland LA & California Adventure Park.

More recently, her HSC Dance Major Composition was accepted into 'Callbacks' which is a showcase of exemplary performances and compositions by HSC students of Dance. She also was extremely successful in her Higher School Certificate, achieving an ATAR(Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) of 92.45 and has been accepted into Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University. Whilst studying this year, she hopes to transfer her passion for dance and choreography onto her students, inviting dance as both a sport and form of art

Nicole Cruceanu : Technique & Conditioning
Nicole Cruceanu
Technique & Conditioning
Bio
Melanie Driver : Musical Theatre
Melanie Driver
Musical Theatre

With a career spanning intimate cabaret nights and bombastic rock operas, Melanie Driver has the pipes and personality to stand out in an ever changing industry.

Off the back of her well-received take on “The Acid Queen” in Blue Mountains Musical Society's performance of The Who's Tommy, Melanie wowed the X Factor judges with a
rendition of River Deep, Mountain High, earning a standing ovation from Chris Isaak, Dannii Minogue, James Blunt and Guy Sebastian.

In addition to her television and musical appearances, the young songstress has wowed crowds with her cabaret arrangements of 80s rock and contemporary songs.

Melanie Driver : Musical Theatre
Melanie Driver
Musical Theatre
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Tahlia Lee : Ready Set Dance - Ready Set Ballet - Tap - Acrobatic Arts
Tahlia Lee
Ready Set Dance - Ready Set Ballet - Tap - Acrobatic Arts

Tahlia has been training in genres of dance for 18 years, excelling in tap and joined Static Dance in 2015. At the young age of 6, she was a Showcase Australian Dance Champion in Jazz and Ballet. Tahlia has completed her Cert IV in Dance Performance Studies receiving Distinction in all her examinations. She has performed at weddings, The Motor Traders Associations Awards 2016, Fox Studios and many other professional gigs. Tahlia is a member of the Senior Showgroup and is now a highly regarded and reliable relief teacher for Static Dance Studios.

Tahlia Lee : Ready Set Dance - Ready Set Ballet - Tap - Acrobatic Arts
Tahlia Lee
Ready Set Dance - Ready Set Ballet - Tap - Acrobatic Arts
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