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Hai Nguyen

Director, Teacher
Qualifications: BA Dance, Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary Year 7-12) Dance & Visual Arts 

Hai is a Graduate Secondary school teacher in Dance and Visual Arts with over 10 years of teaching experience with both non-dance students and dance students. He chose to open DAAM School of dance and work with other passionate, dedicated teacher to teach, inspire students at all levels. Hai’s teaching philosophy and the focus of DAAM School of dance’s program is all about having fun exploring endless ways to move, musicality, contributing, respecting others and learning disciplines. He listens to parents and students’ feedback to ensure the quality of the classes and that teaching content is suitable for different students. 

Education and Training:
United States: Steps on BroadwayBroadway Dance Center, Peridance, New York City, Debbie Reynolds dance studio, Movement Lifestyle
Australia: Deakin University, Melbourne t1IMG_6329
France: Swingtap, Paris -Tap dance | France Percussions Studio, Paris -Drumming
Registrations:
First-Aid Certificate
Working With Children Check
Area of study:
Dance: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hiphop, Contemporary, Stretch and Strengthening
Visual Arts: Arts and Studio Arts: Year 7-12 VCE
Drums
Credits:
2013- ‘T.A.P’ (Tap dance And Poetry)-Producer, Director, Choreographer, Dancer
2010- ‘Long Walk’ (Contemporary dance)-Producer, Director, Choreographer, Dancer
2008- ‘Words Of Feet 2’ (Tap dance)-Producer, Director, Choreographer, Dancer
2007- ‘TWO’ (Tap dance and Contemporary dance)-Producer, Director, Choreographer, Dancer
2005- ‘Words Of Feet 1’ (Tap dance)-Producer, Director, Choreographer, Dancer

 

Denise KWAN

Denise is a professional ballet dancer from Hong Kong and currently actively engaging in  teaching classical dance, Pilates and fitness classes. She has devoted her life to dancing full time since high school around the world. Some of which include England where she completed her professional training with Northern Ballet, Canada where she danced with Ballet Victoria, then back in her hometown with Hong Kong Ballet. She has performed in a variety of classical as well as neo classical ballet, such as Giselle, Nutcracker, Rite of Spring and Peter Pan production etc. She has also been invited to guest Odile and Odette in the ballet school of Hong Kong. Upon living in Melbourne, she had been part of the Victorian State Ballet and Dancebourne Arts to continue growing within the industry. Denise is also furthering her studies in fitness, Pilates and yoga to become a better teacher of all genres. She is thrilled to deliver all her knowledge and experience to the next generation, inspiring them to be an aspired -to wherever it takes them. 

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SHANE PILLAR

Sharne began her dance training at the age of 3, training in ballet, tap and jazz. Through her years dancing she has also studied hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and Spanish. 
She danced with Dance in Perspective in Perth, WA, before moving to Melbourne in 2017.
In 2015 Sharne was awarded the CSTD Theatrical Shield while also completing her CSTD Classical Teaching Certificate. 
Sharne is familiar with and has taught in the CSTD and RAD Ballet syllabuses, CSTD Jazz and Tap syllabuses and GWT Tap syllabus, applying her knowledge and love of dance to all she teaches. 
She has travelled to dance as part of the Global Dance Convention in Sydney and the Dance Excellence International Dance Festival in Los Angeles. 
Currently, Sharne is studying a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University and will be completing her Masters of Secondary Teaching in the coming years.