Jazz & Kinder Dance
Holly’s love for dance began at age 3, training with the Townsville Academy of Performing Arts in North Queensland in RAD Ballet and ATOD Jazz and Contemporary. As she grew up, Holly began creating her own choreography for competitions, and soon found how rewarding it was not only to dance or watch her own work on stage, but to share her knowledge with others and see them grow from it! Growing up Holly was blessed with amazing opportunities to dance at Carols by Candlelight as a back up dancer for international performers including Kate Cebrano and Trent Bell, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in addition to dancing in Europe and America. At 17, Holly made the move from Townsville to Melbourne to pursue a career in performance at Kelly Aykers Fulltime Dance, completing her Certificate IV in Dance and the Dancers Elite Course. Holly’s fulltime journey allowed her to perform regularly through Fulltime Showcases, in lead roles for Masters of Choreography, RAW Melbourne, Undrgrnd, Club Freestyling, Commercial Gigs for Fashion Aid & Honda to name a few, and starred in Australian Feature Film ‘The Very Excellent Mr Dundee.’ Since being graduated, Holly has professionally represented several commercial entertainment companies including Tenacity Ent., CNTRL Ent. and Platform Entertainment and has worked as a cheerleader for the Australian Baseball League. In addition she is an original member with contemporary company, Stella Youth Dance Company. She has also been incredibly honoured to represent the LFK Industry Squad as a dancer for the Melbourne Vixens from 2019-2021 and at several corporate events. Above all, she is incredibly passionate about sharing her love for dance with all her beautiful students, and with over 6 years of teaching a variety of styles under her belt, she looks forward to continuing to do so.
Kinder Dance, Jazz, Contemporary, Dancehall, Hip Hop & Seniors
Erin began teaching dance for us at LFK in 2018 after moving from South Australia to Melbourne on a scholarship to Patrick School of the Arts full time performing arts program. Having trained in dance since 2004 and acrobatics since 2014, Erins love for teaching and choreographing really evolved once she stepped into her role as LFK’s Senior jazz and contemporary teacher back in 2018. Erin now teaches all ages from our tiniest kinder dancers all the way through to our teens and Seniors! Erin also teaches many of our Intermediate and Advanced acro classes and has even broadened her knowledge to include coaching gymnastics as well. If you don’t find her in the studio you’re sure to find her in the gym!
Throughout her many years of dance training, Erin has had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of Australia’s most renowned performers including the cast of Priscilla the musical, actor and singer Tim Campbell and singer Silvie Paladino. She now enjoys performing alongside the LFK industry squad at various events around Melbourne, her favourite being a dancer for the Vixens netball team. After a very tough couple of years, Erin has loved having the opportunity to re-inspire all the young aspiring dancers that walk into her classes at LFK. Both the staff and the students have become a second family to Erin and she very much looks forward to the year ahead!
Classical Ballet, Pointe, Jazz & Contemporary
Jade’s passion for dance has carried throughout her whole life. As a young girl, she was apart of multiple companies such as Scimm Youth Dance Company, Locreado Adult Company, and performing in shows ‘Life’, ‘Togetherness’ and ‘Factions’ along side these companies. She also performed in Grounded Battle of the Arts in 2018. Jade danced competitively throughout Australia, being awarded 1st in her age group at Showcase National Championships in 2020.
She began full time at Patrick School of the Arts in 2020-2022 under the direction of Todd Patrick. This started her career in performance and also gave her the qualification of Certificate IV in Dance. Professionally, Jade has performed in gigs at Crown in Melbourne for Southern Beat Productions, such as Elly Lukas Grad at the Palladium, and a Moulin Rouge inspired performance. She was also apart of the IGLA Opening Ceremony in 2020, and performed twice on ‘Live at St Kilda’ in 2021. Recently, she has been apart of a cabaret show called Melbourne Follies which has toured around into Southern Gippsland for the opening of their show in 2022.
Jade is a passionate dance teacher who strives share her knowledge and inspire kids to get better in their craft. She enjoys working in the LFK environment where the kids are incredibly eager to learn and get better at what they love!
Dance Co-Ordinator + Industry Squad Teacher
Tori has been a part of the LFK family since 2003 when she took her first Jazz class. From then, she performed in 15 LFK concerts before continuing her training at Spectrum Full Time Performing Arts. She completed 3 years of full-time dance, singing and acting training, whilst completing her Certificate IV in Dance and Diploma of Musical Theatre.
She has performed professionally for the Melbourne Storm Street Crew, Melbourne Vixens Cheerleaders, AFL and AFLW Western Bulldogs Cheerleaders, and in events such as the Crown's Christmas Show, Crown's 25th Anniversary, CommBank Diamond Ball, Crown's NYE 2020 and many others.
Through her life of dance, Tori has discovered that her main passion is for choreography and teaching. She is the current choreographer for the Melbourne Vixens Dancers and the AFLW Bulldogs Cheerleaders.
She absolutely adores the students at LFK and trains them to be the best that they can be! With the knowledge she has gained from training and performing, she passes on the professionalism and technique she has learnt, whilst keeping a fun, positive and constructive environment.
Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical
Maeve began dancing at LFK at the age of 4 and has never looked back. After studying dance in year 12, completing a Certificate II in Dance Maeve continued to pursue her training at Spectrum Full Time Performing Arts where she trained in a variety of styles while also completing a Certificate III in Dance. Maeve has performed as a professional dancer for the Melbourne Vixens Dancers, AFL + AFLW Western Bulldogs Cheerleaders, in the Em Rusciano; Rage and Rainbows Live Show and has performed in a variety of industry gigs both in Victoria and interstate including many events at Crown Casino.
In 2017 Maeve was the Dance Captain at LFK and has spent many years working and dancing alongside the LFK team. During her time at LFK Maeve also had the opportunity to perform with two overseas tours, one in America and other in Hong Kong performing in Disneyland and Universal Studio’s. Maeve absolutely loves working at LFK, teaching dance, gymnastics and acro to a variety of age groups. She says that LFK has played a huge role in her life over the years. She adores how passionate the kids at LFK are and loves sharing her knowledge and watching them grow!
Jazz, Kinder Dance & Musical Theatre
Sophie started dancing when she was 12 years old, immediately falling in love with it. Despite having a later start into the dance world than most, Sophie instantly knew that this is what she wanted to do in life, and take up professionally in the future. Sophie has had the honor of performing in a range of industry gigs including being involved in special events at Crown, AFLW Western Bulldogs cheerleading, Melbourne Vixens performances and a range of corporate and promotional events both in Victoria and interstate. Sophie has just completed training at Kelly Aykers Full time dance studio, studying her Diploma of Musical Theatre and Certification in Dance teaching and management. Aside from dance teaching, Sophie also teaches private singing lessons and is a qualified Pilates mat instructor. In the future Sophie wishes to continue teaching, performing and growing her passion of performing arts.