Kristie began her dance training at Bev Palmer’s Performing Arts School where she excelled in the areas of classical ballet, tap and jazz. Kristie competed in the most prestigious dance competitions and won many championships as both a troupe member and a soloist. Her teaching career began when she became an assistant ballet teacher at the age of 12 and since then her love for teaching has grown and she has completed a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Kristie specialises in teaching our younger students, and her warm and loving nature makes every student feel welcome and special in the dance studio.
Carla’s dancing career also began at Bev Palmer’s. She was highly successful at all dance competitions, particularly in the areas of jazz, tap & acrobatics where she excelled as a performer. Following this, Carla trained full time as a professional dancer at one of Melbourne’s renowned dance institutions, Dance World Studios. Her teaching career began in her teenage years where she took on classes in the styles of jazz, tap, hip hop, funk and contemporary at a number of dance studios and leisure centres in Melbourne. Carla sustains a great reputation for her innovative choreography, her eye for detail and her ability to get massive improvements out of all of her students.
Chloe found her passion for teaching and choreography at the age of 14 when she started teaching hip hop classes. Since then she has gained invaluable experience teaching at a range of dance schools, holiday programs and gyms in Melbourne. In 2013 Chloe graduated from Box Hill Institute of TAFE with a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management. She also has a Certificate III in Fitness and has completed a year of full-time dance training at The Edge Performer’s School in Eltham. In 2017, Chloe will be training full time at Etienne Khoo’s Urban Intensive Course at o2 Studios in Richmond. She believes that dance class promotes confidence, discipline, a healthy body image and an active lifestyle and she strives to instil each of these qualities into all of her students.
Nakarin works as both a professional dancer and choreographer in Melbourne as well as overseas. He is very active in the dance community and specializes in Hip Hop, contemporary and traditional Thai dancing. Nakarin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts along with a diploma of Dance Teaching& Management, for which he received a scholarship for “Most Outstanding” Student. These qualifications complement years of experience as both a choreographer and a professional dancer at institutions such as; Victorian Ballet School, SILP Productions Inc, Collision Productions, Triple8Funk Dance Company and in 2014, he joinedMAPFest (Melaka Art and Performance Festival) in Melaka, Malaysia, to perform as a soloist. Nakarin has been a hugely appreciated and loved Main St Funk team member since 2010. He brings diversity, discipline and fresh choreography to our classes.
We welcome Breeana Bolzon to our teaching staff! Bree has been an assistant teacher, working with our junior students since 2013. She has just recently taken on the role of Wednesday Mini Ballet and Mini Hip Hop teacher. Bree is very much loved and admired by all her students and the rest of the MSF team, because of her gentle and caring nature and her passion for dance. Bree completed VCE last year and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and hopes to complete a Bachelor in Primary School Teaching in 2018. We are super proud of you Bree and are lucky to have you on the team.