Our Team

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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 and 2016 and was also a Head Judge for the World IDO Dance Championships in 2013.

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
Bio
Corey Podbereski : Artistic Director
Corey Podbereski
Artistic Director

Corey has only been dancing for 7 years but has quickly grown as a performer and teacher. He has successfully completed his HSC in Dance and had all his performances selected for “Call Back”, a showcase of exemplary performances. He has starred in many large scale performances such as The Schools Spectacular, Youth Olympics Opening Ceremony, State Dance Festivals and private/corporate functions.

Corey has also assisted in choreographing numerous routines for these events. He was selected to be a member of the NSW State Dance Company and has toured and performed with them around the world in places such as Los Angeles, Miami, Disney World, New York, Washington, The Caribbean and Paris. He has also successfully competed in many local eisteddfods and competitions with great results.

Corey successfully auditioned and made it to the Top 100 of Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance. Corey has been working for Norwegian Cruise Lines for the past 2 years, travelling the world, performing on their ships. He always looks forward to teaching at Static Dance Studios between his contracts.

Corey Podbereski : Artistic Director
Corey Podbereski
Artistic Director
Bio
Carly Cooper Smith : Showgroup
Carly Cooper Smith
Showgroup

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 : Showgroup
Carly Cooper Smith
Showgroup
Bio
Karlie Killeen : Ballet & Modern
Karlie Killeen
Ballet & Modern

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 & Modern
Karlie Killeen
Ballet & Modern
Bio
Nicole Taylor : Modern & Hip Hop
Nicole Taylor
Modern & 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 : Modern & Hip Hop
Nicole Taylor
Modern & Hip Hop
Bio
Brad Green : Showgroup
Brad Green
Showgroup

Brad has been dancing for the past 21 years studying all aspects of the performing arts. He has studied the GWT Syllabus, RAD ballet, and also gained his cert. 4 in performing arts. During this time he has gone on to create a name for himself both as a performer and a choreographer. He is well renowned for his dynamic & inspirational work.

Over the past 10 years Brad has gained a wealth of experience as choreographer, working alongside some of the world’s best. During this time Brad has developed not only as a choreographer, but has been committed to enhancing the understanding of dance as an art form to an elite level in both dance studios and schools.

Brad Green : Showgroup
Brad Green
Showgroup
Bio
Kerrie Boness : Tap
Kerrie Boness
Tap

Kerrie started dancing at age 3 and soon realised that “Tap” was her thing. She studied BDA Syllabus for 10 years and started as a student teacher at age 14. At the age of 20, Kerrie passed her Teachers Exam in BDA (British Dancing Association).

Kerrie has taught Tap in the local area for 10 years and studied privately with Glenn Wood before joining Static Dance Studios.

Kerrie Boness : Tap
Kerrie Boness
Tap
Bio
Maddyson B : Elite, Tap, Acrobatics & Ready Set Dance
Maddyson B
Elite, Tap, Acrobatics & 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 : Elite, Tap, Acrobatics & Ready Set Dance
Maddyson B
Elite, Tap, Acrobatics & Ready Set Dance
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Jess Yates : Babies, Tiny Tots & Cheerleading
Jess Yates
Babies, Tiny Tots & Cheerleading

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 : Babies, Tiny Tots & Cheerleading
Jess Yates
Babies, Tiny Tots & Cheerleading
Bio
Cassandra Lee : Tap, Jazz & Ready Set Dance
Cassandra Lee
Tap, Jazz & Ready Set Dance

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, Jazz & Ready Set Dance
Cassandra Lee
Tap, Jazz & Ready Set Dance
Bio
Tahlia Lee : Tap
Tahlia Lee
Tap

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 : Tap
Tahlia Lee
Tap
Bio
Brooke Crismale : Ready, Set, Dance, Babies & Tiny Tots
Brooke Crismale
Ready, Set, Dance, Babies & Tiny Tots

Brooke has been dancing since the age of three and since moving studios, has been a member of Static Dance Studios for 7 years.. She has been trained in various dance genres, as well as Glen wood Tap and Aerial including silk, lyra and trapezium.

She has been involved in numerous shows, flash mobs, local parades and private functions such as the football grand finales, dolton house flash mobs and MTA Awards to name a few. Brooke has been a member of show group for numerous years – currently in Senior show group and has competed in many local and interstate troupe eisteddfods with fantastic outcomes. Additionally, in high school Brooke was also the choreographer of the annual cheer leading competition resulting in great results.

Brooke has performed overseas in 2014 on the Carnival Spirit Cruise visiting the South Pacific, providing the performance aspect for the public. She has also been a member of Captivate, which is a performing arts program for Catholic Schools. Through this she has had numerous opportunities to perform at functions such as Bollywood Performance at the 2015 Tiny Tickers Ball – Heart Kids Foundation and entertainment for Basketball half time.

This year Brooke has joined Showtime Attractions which is one of Australia’s major eventing companies. Through this Brooke has had the opportunity to work, dance and perform at various events and festivals – working characters, minding characters, craft work, promotional staff and event staff, recently seen as a member for Nickelodeons Slime Cup 2016.

Most recently, Brooke has been welcomed into the Ready, Set Dance team throughout the week. Where her love for fun, adventure and working with children come into play and she is also seen as a relief teacher when needed.

Brooke Crismale : Ready, Set, Dance, Babies & Tiny Tots
Brooke Crismale
Ready, Set, Dance, Babies & Tiny Tots
Bio
Nicole Cruceanu : Jazz & Modern
Nicole Cruceanu
Jazz & Modern

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 : Jazz & Modern
Nicole Cruceanu
Jazz & Modern
Bio
Madi Kinder : Acrobatics & Jazz
Madi Kinder
Acrobatics & Jazz

Madi started dancing at the young age of seven at Static Dance Studios and has progressed throughout the years from being a student teacher, teaching assistant and now into a fully-fledged full-time dance teacher.

Madi is Level 1 and 2 tumbling accredited through USASF, is trained in R.A.D. ballet and also received a Gold Award in all Glenn Wood Tap exams she has completed. She also has started her performance career with performing multiple shows on the Carnival Spirit cruise ship in 2013.

Her excitement in teaching a new stunt and her enjoyment when a student masters a difficult acrobatic trick has led to Madi being a beloved teacher at Static Dance Studios.

Madi Kinder : Acrobatics & Jazz
Madi Kinder
Acrobatics & Jazz
Bio
Melanie Driver : Singing
Melanie Driver
Singing

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 : Singing
Melanie Driver
Singing
Bio
Jessica Lopez : Tumbling & Cheer
Jessica Lopez
Tumbling & Cheer

With over 15 years of dance training and 7 years of teaching experience, Jessica is an exceptionally skilful dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Jessica began her training as an All-Star in competitive cheer & dance in Orlando, FL. She has competed many years for NCA and USASF Cheer and Dance National competitions in the USA, placing 1st in many.

Jessica moved to Sydney about 2 years ago and has already had the privilege to choreograph, coach, and teach Hip Hop, Tumbling, Acrobatics, and Cheerleading across many studios in NSW. With extensive training in tumbling (levels 1-4) and all styles of Street Dance, Jessica specialises in teaching Tumbling and Hip-Hop.

Some of Jessica’s highlights have been choreographing and performing for special events and/or competitions at Disney World, Blink The Door I, II, & Finale; Amway Arena in Orlando, FL; Christmas Spectacular, Hillsong Conferences, Australian Dance Festival in Sydney and many more. She is currently completing her Cert IV in Training and Assessing, an Advanced Diploma at Hillsong International Leadership College, as well as working on staff to pioneer the new Dance Stream course - Hip Hop Technique.

Jessica is passionate about helping her students achieve their fullest potential and expanding their creativity. She thrives to enlarge her students’ skills and knowledge of dance as well as installing positive attitudes that will promote life skills beyond the dance studio.

Jessica Lopez : Tumbling & Cheer
Jessica Lopez
Tumbling & Cheer
Bio
Tiffany Tan : RAD Ballet
Tiffany Tan
RAD Ballet

Tiffany is passionate about many dance styles and is trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and more recently Contemporary. She began her dance training since the age of 5 in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz training.

Specialising in ballet, she is a registered ballet dance teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance UK. She has 12 years of local and overseas experience teaching ballet to a wide range of age groups and experience levels from beginner to advance.

Tiffany gave up a career in accounting to follow her passion in dance and has since been happily teaching dance.

Tiffany Tan : RAD Ballet
Tiffany Tan
RAD Ballet
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Bec Condino :
Bec Condino

Bec began her dance training at the young age of 5, and has since trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical and Hip Hop. After seeking training from various studios around Sydney, she has attained her Certificate IV in Dance at Brent Street Studios, where she worked with some of the country’s greatest talent, gaining the skills and knowledge needed to further her career into the performing arts industry. Bec then moved on to complete her 4-year Bachelor of Dance Education degree at the Australian College of Physical Education – enabling her to teach dance across NSW secondary schools. Bec has also travelled to America where she has sought training from Millenium Dance Complex, The Edge Performing Arts Center, Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios, International Dance Academy and Broadway Dance Center.

Bec has been given the opportunity to choreograph and perform for a range of events, including: the advanced screening of The Smurfs, Sydney Kings NBL, Relay for Life, Red Rock Oracle, Dance To Cure Diabetes, Sydney Family Show, Big Brother, Ultimo Dance Festival, Sydney Royal Easter Show, NRL football games, Westfield Fashion Show and Bring It On Festival. She has worked as a mentor, teacher and choreographer for contemporary companies Dance Dr. and LOcREaDO, contributing her work to annual shows both in Sydney and Interstate. Bec is currently working in collaboration with Loredo Malcolm as the Assistant Artistic Director for LOcREaDO Sydney Program 9. This up and coming artist continues to pursue her career in the performing arts industry, with a strong passion for teaching and choreography.

Bec Condino :
Bec Condino
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Tom Redford : Jazz Elite & Technique
Tom Redford
Jazz Elite & Technique

Tom Redford is an exciting and energetic Sydney based Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher. With over seven years of teaching experience behind him Tom delivers the most innovative and up to date knowledge to his classes. Tom has over 15 years of strong dance training behind him being taught and mentored from leading Australian choreographers. Tom has a Certificate four and Diploma in dance after completing his studies at Brent street studios. Currently signed with Jeep management Tom has completed two overseas contracts and has worked throughout Sydney and Australia with leading creatives. With a wealth of knowledge and passion behind him Tom can’t wait to bring all that knowledge and pass onto his students.

Tom Redford : Jazz Elite & Technique
Tom Redford
Jazz Elite & Technique
Bio
Eliam Royalness : Elite Hip Hop
Eliam Royalness
Elite Hip Hop

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 : Elite Hip Hop
Eliam Royalness
Elite Hip Hop
Bio
Dena Ross : Ballet & Lyrical
Dena Ross
Ballet & Lyrical

Dena commenced her training at just three years old at the Robyn Kirkland School of Ballet. She has always had a passion for all styles of dance, but a strong focus on classical and technical ballet and contemporary training. She moved on to train at RGDANCE throughout her teen years and then completed her full-time dance studies at Brent Street after High School.

She has a wealth of experience she brings to our students. These include being a part of the British Ballet Organization Scholars Program (2010), BBO Scholarship Winner (The McDonald College, Winter Workshop), Bangkok City Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop (2010), several TV performances including; Dance Academy (2009), Home and Away (2009) and The Voice (2013). Other Performances include: Sydney Kings Games, Beyoncé Pepsi Max Tribute and USA tour: Millennium Dance complex, Broadway Dance Company, Pulse on Tour and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. In 2018, Dena was in Turkey for 4 months dancing in one of the Mediterranean best hotels’ ‘Hillside Beach Club’. There she was able to meet choreographers from Italy, Israel and Canada and professional performers from all over the world.

Dena has always had a joy for working with children and teens and intertest in health. She is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Nursing, and in the future, has hopes to work as a Paediatric Nurse while still also teaching dance. For now, she has found her passion in preparing her students for their goals and watching them take pride in their accomplishments

Dena Ross : Ballet & Lyrical
Dena Ross
Ballet & Lyrical
Bio
Tara Marks : Cheerleading & Tumbling Coach
Tara Marks
Cheerleading & Tumbling Coach

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 Coach
Tara Marks
Cheerleading & Tumbling Coach
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