The director and founder of the Byron Ballet Company (2006). Yvonne started her career with the Sydney City Ballet Company, directed by Tanya Pearson OAM and later Marilyn Jones OBE. She then worked with the Australian Opera Ballet, N.Y Metropolatan Opera Tour, The Australian Ballet – Sleeping Beauty/Entertainment Centre, the Papal Visit, Expo 88, Rasputin – the musical and other freelance jobs, working with choreographers such as Andris Toppe, Ross Coleman, Graeme Watson, Garth Welch, Hassan Sheta and Sir Robert Helpmann.
A member of the Royal Academy of Dance and currently working towards a masters in Dance. BA dance/theatre/communications. Yoga Teaching Certificate Level 1.
Nicole Corea - Ballet, Contemporary
Nicole trained at the Juilliard School in New York. Credits include: Ballet Hispanico of NY, Elisa Monte Dance, Ballet Memphis, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and more.. She has taught master classes for all affiliated companies and has also staged the work of Elisa Monte and Lar Lubovitch. She is a teaching ambassador for Rwandan street children with the organization Mind Leaps.
Deena Amy - Kaplan Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop
Dena trained at the Australia Ballet school and has had a long varied career. Credits include Alvin Ailey Co, Don Quixote (Australian Ballet), Lion KIng Tour and Carousel production company. She is well known for her acting/dancing debut in the well known teen drama Dance Academy, Honey 3 and other dance films. Dena is a versatile performer who loves to choreograph and teach theatre jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop.
Sylvia Magnani - Ballet, Contemporary
Silvia is both performer and rehearsal assistant of the Byron Ballet. After training in Italy she was involved in a youth ballet company where she performed both corps and soloist roles. . During her university studies she moved to Spain for a scholarship where she worked as both teacher and dancer for educational performance projects. While touring through Europe and USA she continued studying at renowned studios in New York, London, and Paris.
Alba - Hip Hop
Alba is a dynamic teacher from Barcelona who has danced since the age of 4yrs. She trained with the Asise Baila Studio and the Urban Academy where she worked with many elite professionals from both Spain and London. Alba has been sharing her passion for jazz, hip hop and contemporary over the last 15 years.
Samantha Agnew - Contemporary
Samantha is a contemporary dancer with a great passion for teaching.She has gained a wealth of experience in Kleine, Cunningham and Graham contemporary techniques from her travels in London, Berlin, Barcelona, and Brussels. Samantha has also worked with well known choreographers Narelle Benjamin and Kay Armstrong. With a Diploma in contemporary dance and musical theatre, Samantha is also a qualified pilates instructor.
Michael Braun - Ex Qld, WA, NZ Ballet Principal
Micheal Braun is a principal dancer/teacher who has graced the stage of many ballet companies including NZ, Qld, WA, Victorian State Ballet, and South African ballet. He has also worked on numerous film dance projects including ‘Dance Academy – the comeback’, ‘Ballet Boys’, ‘Amber Necklace’ and several dance documentaries.
In recent years Micheal has dedicated much of his time working with youth companies – teaching, creating choreography, pas de deux coaching and mentorship. He has created stunning pas de deux choreography and male solo work for Byron Ballet in their recent original creations of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.