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TMP Team

I have always strived to develop a school which offers students high quality teaching methods and to give our students the necessary skills that will enable them to flourish as dancers whilst keeping the true passion of dance alive in an environment which is nurturing with a new age approach. For me dance has always been so much more than movement. It is a way of self expression that is beyond words.

The TMP Team

Tina Moore – Director/Teacher

Tina Moore – Director/Teacher

Tina began dancing at a very young age and her love for dance has proved to be a lifelong passion. Tina opened her studios and has successfully continued for over 2 decades. Throughout her career, she has coached, taught and mentored countless number of students of all ages, from preschoolers through to mature adults.

Tina’s commitment and longevity in the industry is due to and driven by her desire to inspire young people to lead better lives and to experience more joy by achieving their goals through connection and compassion. Tina continues to further her knowledge and skills by regularly attending numerous professional dancing and business growth programs and conferences. She continues to study various strategies and training techniques and Tina has a very clear direction and vision for creating and maintaining her studios in order to promote clear values and wellbeing for all involved.

Tina was awarded her Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate (Distinction) in 2004 and continues to update these skills. She has Acro teacher training with Sydney Acrobatics School, and Nia Techniquw Inc – White Belt Intensive Training.

Tina was a Semi Finalist on the ABC TV program Strictly Dancing 2005 when her and her dance partner competed requiring to be versed in 14 genres of dance.

Tina Dancing cropTina’s longevity and business ownership was acknowledged by being one of three Young business Person of the Year Award finalists in 2014 at the Lake Macquarie Business Awards.

As well as the everyday running of the Studio, Tina teaches RAD Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz/Funk/HipHop, Acro and has developed her own Ladies program.

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Karen

Karen

Karen has over 30 years of dance teaching experience in the fields of RAD classical ballet, jazz and contemporary. Some of Karen’s former students have gone on to dance in companies in many parts of the world and others have gone on to have very successful teaching careers themselves.

Karen has also choreographed routines for many local productions over the years and run as well as owned and managed a successful business for many years. Karen’s broad background in dance enables her to deliver beautiful, creative and unique choreography.

 

Max

Max

At age 8 max commenced dance lessons under the tuition of Toni Zink. Within a very short period of time, Max expanded to drama and discovered his passion for hip hop, studying under Danielle Kyneur and Pep-c.

Max has competed in eisteddfods in Hip Hop and Tap and has been a cast members in Hunter School of the Performing Arts musical productions.

In 2011 Max was a member of a dance troupe that travelled to Los Angeles to dance at Universal Studios and Disneyland and undertake workshops at Disney Performing Arts and with renowned Hip Hop choreographer Dejan Tubic.

In 2014 Max was again part of a dance troupe that travelled to Orlando Florida to dance at Disneyworld and Universal Studios as well as on board the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruise ship.Max action shot

Max is currently training in the qualification of LGTDA Tap Teachers Accreditation and Acro Teacher training with Sydney Acrobatics School.

Max has infectious energy and is able to engage all ages from toddlers up, in lessons that will introduce new and old styles of Hip Hop whilst bringing a smile to their face.

 

Nikki

Nikki

Nikki Started dancing as a tiny tot under the tuition of Glenda Papa school of dance where she commenced studies in classical Ballet. In later years Nikki began training with Glenda Yee, William Forsyth, Amy Delves and Michael Boyd extending her training to incorporate Jazz and Contemporary along with the Classical training and guest teachers Willia well as in other styles of  to train in other styles

During this time Nikki performed at many events including a film clip for Nikki Webster. Following Nikki’s training Nikki spent several years as a professional cheerleader for the NRL’s top teams including St George Illawarra Dragons , The Parramatta eels and also the Sydney kings NBL basketball team.

In 2011 Nikki travelled to Malaysia to perform as a cheerleader in the remake of the TV show “it’s a knockout”.

Nikki left Sydney soon after returning home from Malaysia to start her family. After a small break from dance Nikki is very happy to be back in the dance industry again doing what she loves.

 

 

Annaliese

Annaliese

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Annaliese studied under the guidance of Jane Stanley in the Northern Beaches of Sydney and Kirstyn Burton on the Central Coast, NSW in the genres of Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Lyrical.

Annaliese is currently enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dance CBTS and has participated in the American Dance Excellence conference in Los Angeles. This included dancing at Disneyland and dancing in competitions against Annaliese jumpingpeople from around the world. She has also taken classes at Broadway Dance Centre (New York), Sydney Dance Company and the 2017 Australian Dance Festival, as well as training with award winning choreographers such as Kathryn McCormick, Mark Meismer & many more.

 

Lynda

Lynda

Lynda is our administrative and accounts manager. She has been with us since 2016, with her daughter being a student at TMP Dance Studios since 2014. Lynda studied dance for 17 years in the styles of Classical ballet, jazz, contemporary and character. She completed her R.A.D examinations and Khorobushka National Character examinations throughout this time. Lynda also competed in many eisteddfods throughout Newcastle and Sydney and performed in in-house concerts. Since her dancing years, Lynda has successfully completed her chosen University degree and is concurrently working towards her Doctorate degree.

For any account or portal technical support you can contact Lynda via email: accounts@tmpdancestudios.com.au

 

Guest Teachers

Emma

Emma

Emma commenced her dance training at TMP Dance Studios at a young age and instantly found her passion for the experience of dance and performance, studying ballet, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop and jazz.

Emma is currently a member of the Flipside Youth Company within Catapult Newcastle, specialising in contemporary dance and performance. Within this company, she has toured Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle, working with esteemed choreographers including Cadi McCarthy, Kristina Chan, Danielle Micich, Joshua Thompson and Jake Kuzma. Emma was also recognised for her involvement with Flipside in 2017 through the company winning the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance’ at the Australian Dance Awards for the production ‘In Search of the Lost Thing’.

Emma has also undertaken creative and choreographic ventures through her tertiary study, where her recent work, ‘Narcissist’, was featured in the University of Newcastle’s ‘Festival X’.

Emma is eager to return to TMP Dance Studios this year as a guest teacher.

Jacquie

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A prior student of TMP Dance Studios Jacquie went on to complete her Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate in Classical Ballet. After many years of being a integral part of TMP the much loved Miss Jacquie is currently living in the Australia’s ACT. Miss Jacquie is currently a guest teacher for TMP.

Guest Teacher; R.A.D Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz/Funk, Stretch & Strength