Meet The Team

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Miss Bonnie ARAD

Studio Director 

Bachelor Fine Arts(Dance Performance) QUT  - Distinction 

RAD - Adv 2 Distinction

Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher

Pilates Mat Certified Teacher 

ComDance (C.S.T.D) Aff.

Progressing Ballet Technique Certified Teacher (PBT)

Miss Bonnie is your Radiance Director. Bonnie has a passion and love of teaching dance to students of all ages, and believes dancing is the best way to grow up and the skills it can teach you will last you a lifetime! Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance performance (Distinction), Royal Academy of Dance Advanced Two (Distinction), Acrobatic Arts and Pilates Matwork teaching certifications, Bonnie has delved into many aspects of dance from performing internationally to teaching students all over Queensland. Bonnie received her early training with Kimberley Bennett-Woodger and Elsie Seguss OAM. Bonnie then went on to work with choreographers/mentors such as; Csaba Buday, Zaimon Vilmanis, Lucas Jervies, Jason Duff, Wendy Laraghy, Matthew Lawrence and Amy Hollingsworth. Performing throughout France and China on two occasions, as well as secondments and successful acceptance into Sydney Dance Companies pre-professional year, Bonnie has a vast knowledge of ballet and contemporary dance.  As well as performing, Bonnie has choreographed on numerous occasions for The Australian School of The Arts and was a registered Kinderballet teacher from 2016 - 2018.  

Miss Bonnie has a keen interest in dance for the Under 5 age group and is passionate about delivering fun, imaginative and creative classes to the next generation of dancers to come. Bonnie has further developed her teaching for this age group by attending numerous seminars on early childhood learning.  She endeavours to make Radiance a studio where all are welcome and each and every student is nurtured to be the best dancer they can be in a positive, respectful and inclusive environment. 

Miss Bonnie promotes strong technical training with a foundation and emphasis on enjoyment and self discipline. Dance is a beautiful way to express yourself and she loves nothing more than watching the quietest students come out of their shell and dance with confidence. Miss Bonnie looks forward to welcoming you to the Radiance dance family in 2021!

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Miss Taylor

CSTD Full Member

Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher 

Progressing Ballet Technique Certified Teacher (PBT)

Ballet,Tap, Jazz, Contemporary & Eisteddfod Teacher 

Tiny Tot Program Teacher 

Miss Taylor loves to share her passion and dedication for dance with her students. Learning from the age of 3 and teaching for the past 6 years, Taylor is a CSTD Full member and is a registered Acrobatic Arts Module 1 teacher. In addition Taylor has undertaken further dance teaching study by attending Lisa Howell's workshops in Brisbane. 

 

Taylor has great experience in all dance styles including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Singing, Contemporary, Lyrical and Hip Hop. Her performance credits include many winning eisteddfods, the Stefan’s Hair Show and Coffee Club Telethon Ball performing alongside stars including Taylor Henderson and Nathaniel. 

 

Taylor loves to teach both children and adults to which she wishes to pass on her passion for dance by bringing fun, creativity and discipline to her lessons. Teaching across the Brisbane region, she enjoys the inspiration students have for her choreography.

Taylor heads up our Tiny Tot Program and thoroughly enjoys teaching pre-school age group!

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Miss Bridget 

Acrobatics Arts Certified Teacher

Certificate 4 in Dance

Acrobatics, Jazz and Strength/Conditioning Teacher 

Miss Bridget is an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher and has been dancing and training in gymnastics since she was 6 years old. Bridget has successfully competed in state championships for gymnastics and studied dance full-time with RAW Company in 2013. Since 2009 she has been training competition level gymnasts at Mossman & District Gymnastics Club in Sydney. Bridget has taught beginner, intermediate and advanced acrobatics to all ages including an acro class she created herself for adults. She has completed flick and saulto workshops in the past as well as training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and HipHop. Bridget's Jazz & Acrobatic classes are upbeat, positive and enjoyable for all with a particular focus on correct technique and safe progressions.

Bridget has extensive knowledge in the genre of acrobatics and looks forward to helping her Radiance Acrobatics students achieve their goals in a motivating, safe and positive environment!

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Miss Mel

Associate Diploma of Dance (QUT)

 

Musical Theatre, Singing and Acrobatics Teacher

Miss Mel is an experienced Singing, Dancing & Acting performer and teacher. She holds an Associate Diploma in Dance from QUT and knowledge of the AMEB Music syllabus. Miss Mel has performed in many shows such as Harvest Rain’s Oklahoma, The Production Companies “Crazy for You”& “Follies”.

 

Mel has performed upon Princess Cruise Lines "Tahitian Princess" as a Singer and Dancer. Miss Mel brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes and adores teaching children of all ages. Miss Mel heads our Musical Theatre program as well as teaching Acrobatics. 

 

Miss Mel looks forward to welcoming many young singers and dancers into her Radiance classes!

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Miss Mickaela 

Diploma of Performing Arts (ED5 International)
Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher 
Progressing Ballet Technique Certified Teacher (PBT)

Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Acrobatics
Tiny Tot Program Teacher 

Miss Mickaela began studying dance at the age of 4 and completed exams in Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) LTD syllabus with high distinctions. At the age of 10 Mickaela was accepted into the Queensland Ballet Junior Extension Program (JEP) which she attended for 4 years and performed with the company in Sleeping Beauty (2008) and Queensland Ballets’ 50th Annual Gala Performance (2010). Mickaela studied at the Australian School of the Arts at Sheldon College, giving her multiple performance opportunities and mentoring under industry professionals in Queensland.

While completing her two year Diploma of Performing Arts at ED5INTERNATIONAL in Sydney, Mickaela studied dance, singing and acting under multiple industry professionals such as William A Forsythe, Leslie Bell, Nathan Sheens, Ed Whiteman, Danielle Barns and more. At the completion of her diploma in 2016 she signed with leading performing arts agency JEEP Management in Sydney.

In her professional career, Mickaela has had vast performance work such as the NSW Premiers concert (2016), Netball World Cup Opening Ceremony (2016), Carols in the Domain (2016), and the Macklemore NRL Grand Final Performance (2017). Most recently, she has worked as a dancer in the production cast for Holland America Line in conjunction with RWS Entertainment Group, New York. Performing onboard MS Oosterdam, MS Nieuw Amsterdam and MS Westerdam travelling Mexico, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Japan and Alaska from 2017 to 2019.

Mickaela has extensive knowledge in various styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, street tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, latin ballroom and acrobatics/aerial arts. She greatly enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge that she has learnt throughout her studies and professional career with young aspiring dancers.

Miss Mickaela looks forward to meeting many Radiance dancers at the studio soon!

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Miss Ruby-Ray

ATOD Teaching Certificate
​Diploma of Art (Classical and Contemporary Dance)

New Zealand School of Dance Certificate in Dance Performance 

RAD - Advanced 2 (Distinction) 

Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher


Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Stretch/Strength and Acrobatics 

Miss Ruby-Ray’s love for dance started at Top Performer’s here in Brisbane at the age of 6. She studied Ballet (RAD), Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary (ATOD) with Pamela Le-Ray Toso until she went on to continue her studies at Australian Dance Performance Institute. After graduating with her Diploma in Art, Ruby-Ray went to the New Zealand School of Dance to further her Contemporary Studies. Throughout her younger years of training, her highlights included performing with the Ballet Theatre of Queensland, dancing in the World of Wearable Art 25th Anniversary in Wellington NZ and competing in the ATOD Australasian Scholarships.   

 

Miss Ruby-Ray is grateful for the opportunity to have completed her ATOD Teaching Certificate while she was in High School.  This aided in developing her purpose and vision in wanting to have a positive impact on the younger generation through dance, movement and mindfulness.

 

Miss Ruby-Ray has performed for the past three years onboard Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian Creative Studios. She is now delighted to be home and facilitating the students of Radiance Dance Academy to reach their full potential.  She honours her values of integrity, resilience and self-confidence and can’t wait to bring these values and her knowledge into the studio! Miss Ruby looks forward to seeing all her Radiance dancers soon for positive, upbeat classes!

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Miss Charlotte

Diploma of Musical Theatre 

Ballet and Jazz 

Tiny Tot Program Teacher 

Miss Charlotte currently teaches Tiny Tot and Junior age groups Jazz/Hiphop, Ballet and Acrobatics at Radiance! Miss Charlotte loves all aspects of performing and completed her Diploma in Musical Theatre in 2018 at Raw Dance Company, QLD.  Throughout her year of study Charlotte was exposed to many industry experts in Jazz, Hiphop, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Aerial. Some of Charlottes favourite artistic achievements include her involvement in schools musicals and performances, being awarded the 2015 Drama award, and her experience on the 2015 Radiance USA Exchange trip to Miss Suzanne's Dance Factory in California. Charlotte featured in Harvest Rain's "Grease" in April 2017 as well as Harvest Rain's 2019 production of "The Wizard of Oz". Charlotte is currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Industries majoring in Drama and Entertainment. 

Miss Charlotte is adored by many little dancers who look forward to her fun, upbeat and uplifting classes each week!

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Miss Bronte 

ADA Jazz & Tap

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, HipHop and Contemporary teacher 

Miss Bronte has been dancing since the age of 4 at The Ann Roberts School of Dance studying the ADA syllabus (Jazz & Tap)  and the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus (Ballet). Miss Bronte has extensive experience in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical and HipHop.

Miss Bronte was accepted in the Ulysses Dance Company a contemporary company based in Far North Queensland and travelled with the company to Scotland in 2018.  Miss Bronte enjoyed performing on the international stage!

Miss Bronte adores teaching children of all ages and is committed to providing fun, positive and uplifting classes to her students! She loves watching her students grow in confidence and believes dance is a wonderful activity for children and adults. 

Miss Bronte looks forward to seeing you around at Radiance soon! 

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Miss Lyn

Bachelor of Business, Certificate IV Training and Assessment

Accounts & Studio Manager 

The teaching staff are assisted by Miss Lyn in the area of office management.  With an extensive career in project management, human resource administration and customer services from across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, Miss Lyn capably assists parents with a broad range of administrative matters.   

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Miss Ani 

Ballet, Jazz, HipHop, Acrobatics and Stretch/Strength
Tiny Tot Program Teacher 

Miss Ani has always had a passion for dance and loves to share it whenever she can. She began dancing when she was 3 years old and has experience in most dance styles, including Ballet (ACB), Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre.

 

Miss Ani has been a part of numerous productions with companies like Harvest Rain, Creative Generations and Melissa Lanham’s ‘Youth Dance Project’.  As well, she has taken part and enjoyed performing in many studio and school-based concerts, showcases and events.

 

Miss Ani is passionate about her art and is dedicated to teaching students of all ages, wishing to share her tips and tricks to help them improve above and beyond, ignite their passion and assist in their creative endeavours. Miss Ani looks forward to welcoming many Radiance students into her classes and providing an enjoyable, positive dance experience for all!

Assistant Teachers 

Currently studying "Dance Step" Education Program

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