Australian Boys Dance Academy

The Australian Boys Dance Academy provides a boys-only zone for young men to progress at their own pace through our specially tailored boys dance lessons.  No Tutus. No Tights. We dance in pants!

: Meet the teachers

Luke Alleva

Luke AllevaLuke has performed in London’s West End including We Will Rock You at The Dominion Theatre, Saturday Night Fever at Apollo Victoria and West End Rocks.  On return to Australia Luke appeared in Dusty, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia, Xanadu, Moonshadow, A Chorus Line and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Luke has created and starred in his own One Man show The Dancin Man, which he has taken to Sydney, Melbourne, Regional and most recently P&O Cruises. Luke is a sought after Choreographer for Carols by Candlelight, Saturday Night Fever at Chapel Off Chapel just to name a few. TV credits include Always Greener, Australia's Got Talent, Paul O’Grady Show, Kerrie Anne, Sunrise and various commercials and corporate appearances. On the Big screen, Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, Dein Perry’s Bootmen, Gallipoli From Above, and The Divorce for the ABC.  His children Chiara and Alessio, and his gorgeous wife Sabrina, inspire him every day. 

Tyson Wakely

Tyson WakelyTyson works consistently across all areas of the performing arts - as a dancer, singer, actor and choreographer. He has appeared in many touring musical, theatre and dance productions including Graeme Murphy’s Turandot for Opera Australia, Stuart Maunders Tales of Hoffman for the State Opera Company of South Australia, and as the principle dancer in The La Fura Del Bas/Adelaide's Festival's production of Le Grande Macabre. He is the Resident Director and Choreographer for The Melbourne International Latin Dance Festival, creating and producing original works of dance theatre for their opening Gala for the past three consecutive years. Tyson is also a seasoned and experienced teacher. He has taught jazz, ballet, musical theatre repertoire, acting and ballroom and latin for both full-time commercial dance courses and various performing arts schools across the country.

Daniel Ridolfi

Daniel RidolfiDaniel is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he completed a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre). Before heading to WAAPA, Daniel spent two years as a Triple Threat at YABC and is thrilled to be back with the company, however this time as a teacher for both the Young Australian Broadway Chorus and the Australian Boys Dance Academy. Daniel’s theatre credits include Paw Patrol (Australia & Asia Tour), Nipper in Oliver! (Melbourne and Singapore - Cameron Mackintosh/IMG), Young Simba in The Lion King (Melbourne and Shanghai - Disney Theatrical Productions) and Ensemble in the Melbourne premiere of Spring Awakening (YABC/Matthew Henderson). 

Janelle Jennings

Janelle has trained in dance for over 20 years and holds an Advanced Diploma in Commercial Dance Training working with many of Australia’s elite choreographers. She has studied many genres including Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Salsa and Acrobatic. Janelle has been teaching for over seven years in studios and schools both nationally and internationally. Janelle has worked as a freelance choreographer and teacher in Hong Kong in both theatres and corporate events. 

 

Amber Riches

Amber completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts at Deakin University in 2010, majoring in Contemporary Dance. She moved to Perth to study her honours in Contemporary Dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with the LINK Dance Company. During her time with LINK, Amber worked and collaborated with nationally and internationally renowned choreographers and performed in company tours to Europe and across Australia. Amber has been teaching a broad genre of dance for ten years and is a choreographer for dance schools and musicals across Victoria. 

Jacqui Green, Head of Dance

Jacqui Green is one of Australia’s leading choreographers, adjudicators, dancers and dance teachers.  Most recently she choreographed the 2017 season of HONK! Jr - the musical tale of the Ugly Duckling at the Lawler Theatre, Southbank Theatres - home of the MTC, which also toured to the Adelaide Fringe Festival. As a choreographer and dancer, Jacqui’s credits include The Don Lane Show, The Ronnie Corbett Show, The Midday Show, The AFI Awards and The Logie Awards. Jacqui played the leading role of Cassie in the national tour of A Chorus Line (Mo Award Nomination), and has also featured in productions of Funny Girl, The Sound of Music, Hello Dolly and Cabaret. Directorial credits include a tour of Asia and New Zealand as the resident director of Joseph’s Dreamcoat for the Really Useful Group. She has toured internationally with numerous Stage School Australia productions including the 2015 and 2016 This Is Australia tours of the USA.  Jacqui has choreographed the sell-out seasons of Stage School Australia’s productions of Seussical TYA at the Malthouse, Disney The Little Mermaid Jr., Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr. and Disney Aladdin Jr. at the Union Theatre, Disney Alice In Wonderland and The Secret Garden ~ Spring Version in 2016 at Southbank Theatre.

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