2023 Teachers

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Hai Nguyen

Director, Teacher
Qualifications: BA Dance, Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary Year 7-12) Dance & Visual Arts 
Hai is not only well-liked by all students and parents, but he  is also highly recommended by many primary and secondary school teachers! READ HERE! Our dance school’s culture, philosophy and program is one of the best environment for your kids to be in to build confidence, well-being, accept and respect everyone’s quality, differences and strive to be the best version of themselves. 
Hai was professionally trained at the old Broadway Dance Center in New York City with MANY of America’s most respected dance educators, pioneers and choreographers in the dance industry, 
Not only Hai has a broad knowledge in each and every single style of dance, which is very important for the students to learn the correct movements, vocabulary and culture of dance, but he also has  excellent skills in creating, teaching dance ensuring that each and every single student enjoys his/her lesson. 
Education and Training:  Broadway Dance Center & Steps on Broadway- New York City,  t1IMG_6329Swingtap- Paris,
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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

Cindy Delaney’s professional dance career spanned work in a variety of mediums including: film, television, opera, children’s theatre and contemporary dance. She was nominated for a prestigious Green Room Award- Best Female Dancer in a Supporting Room for ‘In Transit’. For the past 30 years, Cindy has focussed on her career as a Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts, a Teaching Certificate from the RAD, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is currently completing the tail end of a Bachelor of Education with Swinburne University Online.

Mrs Delaney brings enthusiasm, fun to her Ballet classes where students enjoys their lessons with sounds, rhythm making and safe Ballet techniques to strengthen their bodies, performance. Ballet classes at DAAM School of dance in 2024 is special and exciting for both those who just love dancing and those who strive for performance and grading as Mrs. Delaney makes sure all students complete all the units, vocabulary and techniques in their levels.

HANNAH LYONS
Born in Sydney, Hannah discovered her passion for dancing at Valerie Smith Stage School. In 2015 she was invited by Lucinda Dunn OAM to join the Tanya Pearson Academy and continued into full-time classical ballet training the following year. In 2019 Hannah performed in Scottish Ballet’s ‘Wee Hansel & Gretel’ by Christopher Hampson and graduated with a Bachelor of Modern Ballet from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Following this she then joined the Professional Graduate Programme at Northern Ballet and performed in David Nixon’s ‘Cinderella’. After returning home to Australia, Hannah moved to Victoria in January 2021 to dance with Victorian State Ballet and currently loves performing and touring throughout Australia with the company. Hannah is very passionate about sharing the art form of classical ballet and encouraging young aspiring dancers to follow their dreams.

ASHLEY LEAN

DENIS KWAN

Melinda Ferenczi

REBEKAH CONRY

STEPHANIE HALYBURTON
Stephanie is a dance artist based in Melbourne. She did her schooling at Victorian College of the Arts secondary school where she trained in various dance styles. She moved to New Zealand for professional study in Contemporary dance at New Zealand School of Dance where she graduated in 2020. She’s since been a freelance artist working with NZ and Australian choreographers. Stephanie is looking forward to sharing her love for dance with the students and facilitating a joyful and creative learning space. 
Cara Hunter

Ireland born, Cara found her love of dance at the age of 4 training in every style from ballet to tap to jazz and contemporary! She then went on to further her dance studies in London taking a 3 year Bachelors dance degree at Roehampton University, with a study abroad period at Manhattanville College New York, studying under top industry professionals. Cara then returned to Ireland to share her passion for safe dance practice with the next generation where she taught for numerous dance schools, before beginning her next venture to Australia. Cara is a certified dance teacher through Assosiated board of dance and brings great enthusiasm to all her teaching.