Our Director – Miss Candice

* Over 18 years Teaching Experience
* Cert IV in Performing Arts (Vocals & Dance)
* Acrobatic Arts Teacher Accreditation

Candice Arnold is a local mum of two who is fairly well known within the community having grown up, and still residing, in the area. Candice has ongoing involvement with local Community Theatre Companies and is the co-ordinator of the Extra Curricular Dance Programs in many local schools on the North Shore.
As a Dancer from age 3, Candice commenced her Teaching Career at age 15. After graduating from ED5 International in 2009 with a Certificate IV in Performing Arts, Candice performed overseas briefly but soon found that Teaching dance was her true passion and is what motivates her to share her love and enthusiasm for the Performing Arts with not just our Students, but the whole Footloose Performance Studios Family. With an extensive background in both Dance and the Performing Arts, Candice’s mission is to provide her students with excellent dance training while giving them a memorable and positive dance experience they can’t find anywhere else.
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Our Teachers!

Anna-Julia King

Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Singing

Anna-Julia is a British performer who has worked in theatre internationally for over 10 years and trained from a young age with BBC Childrens Television and also LAMDA.
Career highlights include Rodger&Hammersteins Cinderella (Cinderella), Rent! The Musical (Swing), Peter Pan The Rock Musical (Wendy) MTV music awards – Italy, Lip Sync Battle PARAMOUNT TV Network, FLICK – The Power of Motion Pictures (Lead Vocalist), America Rocks (Lead Vocalist) and The Celtic Angels – Germany (Vocalist)
Anna has also worked on Cruise Ships as a Singer and Vocal Supervisor (Carnival Cruise Line & Seabourn Cruise Line).

Geneva Kulper

* Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Acro

Geneva is a passionate teacher in the performing arts industry who loves working with kids of all ages. She has 17 years of dance training and 12 years of performance experience. In this time she has achieved distinctions in RAD ballet and honours in CSTD tap exams. She has had the opportunity to perform at various shows and fete’s from a young age, including the Easter Show and has trained under the guidance of industry professionals from a young age including Nathan Sheens, William Forsythe, Leslie Bell, Philip Filo, Michael Corbett and many more.
In 2016 Geneva had the opportunity to go to America to perform a show at Disneyland and Universal Studios and was a part of the Disneyland Christmas Parade.
In 2018 after 2 years of full time training Geneva graduated from Ed5 International with an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts. Through this course she had the opportunity to perform professionally at events such as; on tv for the Voice, at the Arnott’s gala ball and with artists such as; Marcia Hines and Mini Cooper.
Geneva has been Teaching for 5 years. She loves teaching many styles and all age groups and is inspired by watching her students grow and develop under her guidance.

Jamila Grace

* Cert IV in Dance

Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop

Jamila has been trained in all styles from the age of 5, beginning under the guidance of teachers at Woolgoolga Performing Arts Studio as well as undertaking vocal training for the last three years.
In 2019, Jamila furthered her training at Ettingshausens obtaining her Certificate IV in Dance and training with many industry professionals. Ettingshausens opened a lot of opportunities for Jamila as she performed on both The Voice & Dancing with the Stars as well as choreographing the opening number for her graduation showcase alongside Natasha Crane and this year Jamila will be performing in the 2020 ICC World Cup Opening performance.
Jamila has been teaching across all styles of dance at both Carnivale Dance Co and Ettingshausens and is very excited to share her love and knowledge of dance at Footloose.

Jessica Rego

* Cert IV in Dance (Triple Threat)

SST, Performance Troupe, Jazz, Dance Cirque

Jessica is a teacher and performer from Sydney. She completed her Certificate IV in Performing Arts at Brent Street 2015 under the guidance of Cameron Mitchell, Lucas Newland and many other industry professionals. In 2017 Jessica took part in Show Business Melbourne and was mentored by Marko Panzic.
Jessica has been teaching since 2014 in multiple styles including Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Acrobatics.

Klarissa Gennusa

Ballet, Pointe

Klarissa trained at The Conlan College of Classical Ballet for her foundation followed by full time training from 2010 until graduating in 2015. Klarissa has completed all of her RAD Examinations receiving high distinction in all major examinations with 100% in her Advanced 2. She recently featured in the movie “Dance Academy the Comeback” released in cinemas 2018 as well as starring in a store film “Reverie” played at Sydney Film Festival.
Following graduation, Klarissa received many offers to travel overseas with companies such as Ajkun Ballet Theatre and Stara Zagora State Opera Ballet and in 2018 Klarissa joined Melbourne City Ballet. Her performance credits include “Crystal Fountain fairy solo”, ” Silver Jewel solo”, “White cat pas de duex”, nymphs, attendant in Sleeping Beauty, “Mercedes” Carmen’s best friend in Carmen, “Kate American Pas de deux” in Madame Butterfly, “Spanish pas de duex”, snowflakes, party guest in Nutcracker.
Klarissa has been teaching all over Sydney, Melbourne and Tamworth for many years. She has a passion for inspiring young dancers and spreading her love and knowledge for dance to each student to watch them grow individually as a dancer.

Makaila Thorne

* Cert IV & Diploma in Dance

Pre-School

Makaila found her passion for dance at a very young age at GCSDANCE on the Central Coast where she trained with a focus in RAD Ballet, Jazz and Tap.
After finishing school Makaila furthered her dance studies at Ettingshausen’s Pro where she was trained and mentored by some of the best in the industry graduating with a Certificate IV and Diploma in dance. While at Ettingshausen’s Makaila was given the opportunity to perform on The Voice & Dancing with the Stars as well as appearing in the Opening Performance of the 2020s ICC World Cup.

Olivia Bowers

* Cert IV in Performing Arts
* Professional International Program – Majoring in Contemporary & Commercial

Jazz, SST, Performance Troupe, Contemporary

Olivia is a Sydney based dancer and choreographer. From a young age Olivia has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip hop, Musical Theatre, Tap, Acrobatics, Drama and Singing competing and performing with her dance schools competition teams. Olivia attended Pymble Ladies’ College where she continued her studies in dance completing her HSC dance and receiving multiple callback nominations, as well as being a member of their competition teams and performing in many of their musical theatre productions.
Following High School Olivia completed Full Time training at Urban Dance Centre where she received her Certificate IV in Performing Arts before moving to New York to complete a Professional International Training Program at Broadway Dance Center. Her triple threat education extends over 20 years in schools and programs within Sydney, LA and New York.
Olivia has worked as a performer in shows throughout Australia and the United States alongside the likes of Justice Crew and Redfoo, with the choreographers of Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Rihanna and Lady Gaga and for shows, events and companies such as The Morning Show, Channel V, Mardi Gras, The X-factor, Optus and The Starlight Foundation.
In addition to performing, Olivia has been teaching for over 10 years in a variety of styles with her favourite styles to teach being Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop. She has choreographed for performances and competitions in studios throughout Sydney and New York and is excited to work with the Footloose Performance Studio dancers.
As a Teacher, Olivia’s main aim in the studio is to push students to test their limits and surpass their comfort zones in a safe, comfortable and fun environment; and to nurture a passion and encourage pride in their achievements.

Samantha Lee

* Acrobatic Arts Teachers Accreditation

Jazz

Sammy started dance at a very young age, following her mum’s footsteps in American Latin and ballroom dancing. After 2 years she changed her dance path and pursued rhythmic gymnastics where she competed for 10 years reaching the state and national levels.
At school she participated in the school dance groups performing at several venues including the Opera House and was part of the Schools Spectacular two years in a row.
Sammy has been part of the Footloose Family since 2013 initially as a student and then as a Teacher for the past 2 years.

Taine Wynyard

* Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts

Tap

Taine has been passionate about the performing arts industry from a young age, starting dance lessons at the age of 4. By the age of 8 he was a part of the tap pups, being trained under Dein Perry’s Tap dogs and instantly fell in love with tap dancing. Through being a tap pup Taine has had many amazing performance opportunities such as; Carols in the Domain, Sydney Tap Festival, v8 Supercars, New Year’s Eve, So You Think You Can Dance and Dance Academy. Recently he has also had opportunities to perform professionally along some of the Tap Dogs, with a highlight being performing on a submarine in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
Taine studied full time for 2 years at ED5 International where he received an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts. Throughout the course he had the opportunity to perform alongside industry professionals at some amazing events including; Arnott’s Gala Ball, a wedding event alongside Marcia Hines, Nicole Fitzsimmons Foundation Ball, Save our Sons and the Ocean 8 Premiere.
Taine loves being a dance teacher as it allows him to share his knowledge and passion for the arts with the younger generation. Taine is extremely excited to teach the students at Footloose, and can’t wait to see what the year ahead holds for both himself and the kids.