TMP Team

Tina Moore


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 has a very clear vision and direction 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 through the R.A.D CPD.
– Certification in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT Level 1)
– Completion of Basic and Intermediate Teacher Training with The Acrobatic Association
– White Belt in Nia Technique Inc Intensive Training.
Tina trained directly with Phillip Cutts Director of Pain management & Rehabilitation Group and has completed all requirements of the Dance Medicine CPD Course.

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

Tina’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 Directing the studios, Tina teaches weekly classes in Classical Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz/Funk and has developed her own Ladies program- Athena Dance.

Karen Carter

Karen began dancing at the age of 5 and began student teaching at the age of 14. Teaching quickly became her passion, and she was fortunate to be mentored throughout by an RAD examiner, whom she continued to teach for, for over 20 years. 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 choreographed routines for many local productions over the years as well as award winning solo and group eisteddfods. Karen’s broad background in dance enables her to deliver beautiful, creative and unique choreography that is suited specifically for the student. Her passion is to bring out the best in every student that she teaches, enabling them to be the best dancer that they can be.

Karen has her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management ATOD. Karen believes that learning never stops and to that end she is currently enrolled in LTE training with the ATOD.
– Completion of Basic and Intermediate Teacher Training with The Acrobatic Association
– Certification in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT Level 1)
– Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Karen is excited to be able to continue to pass on her knowledge and finds nothing more rewarding than helping students achieve their goals.


Karen coaches in the genres of Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz. Exam training and Eisteddfod Choreography & preparation.

Max McKenna

Max started tap lessons at the age of 8 and within a very quickly discovered his passion for all things dance – achieving LGTDA teaching accreditation under Toni Zink and studying Hip Hop under Danielle Kyneur.

Max gained invaluable dance performance experience competing at eisteddfods in Hip Hop and Tap. He has toured America twice, dancing at Universal Studios and Disneyland (both Los Angeles and Orlando) as well as onboard the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Cruise ship.  While in America, Max also completed workshops at Disney Performing Arts and with internationally renowned Hip Hop choreographer Dejan Tubic.

In addition to his LGTDA tap accreditation, Max completed Acro teacher training with Sydney Acrobatics School and – Completion of Basic and Intermediate Teacher Training with The Acrobatic Association.

Max is currently completing a Bachelor of Education degree at Newcastle University and has proven himself to be a versatile teacher with infectious energy, who is able to engage with all ages from toddlers to adults.

Nikki Heiser-Webeck

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.


Whilst working in marketing and being a full time mum of two gorgeous children Nikki also leads our morning Preschool programs.

Sophie Hogan

Sophie started her time at TMP at the age of four and is still a current student. She currently takes classes in a wide variety of classes including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip-hop. Throughout her dance journey so far, she has completed graded and vocational RAD ballet examinations, as well as solo and group dance competitions in various genres.

Sophie began student teaching alongside Tina Moore at a young age and now loves teaching students across a broad scale of age groups and styles. Her aim in teaching is to allow students to perform at the best of their ability and be proud of their improvements as a dancer. She hopes that her strong love and passion for dance can be found in all her students as they partake in their journey through dance.

Eloise Amos

Guest Teacher

Eloise started her dance journey at 6 years old, and instantly fell in love with the art of movement. At 14 years old, she started her teaching career by assistant-teaching with classes in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary, in which she flourished.

Eloise has studied and completed the Year 11 HSC Dance course with high
distinction, and plans to further her knowledge in teaching in the near future by completing the Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management.
Now at 17 years, Eloise is a part-time dance student, and teaches students aged 7-17 years old in styles ranging from Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics and HipHop. Eloise has a strong passion for Hip-Hop and its history, and thrives in
choreographing and teaching Hip-Hop pieces. Nevertheless, Eloise has an
outstanding passion for all things movement and dance, and loves to share this passion when teaching her students. Sharing her knowledge and technique with every young dancer to build a strong foundation in dance is very important to her. Eloise loves seeing her students flourish and grow in her classes, and hopes to continue her dance teaching career far into the future.

Emily Manning

Administration & Accounts

Emily has joined the TMP team to assist Tina in the administration and accounts side of the studio.

After running her own dance studio for 9 years in the Hunter Valley, Emily has now branched out into the administration work of dance studio. She started dance at the age of 5 in Ballet, before moving onto Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre but her passion still remains with Ballet.

Emily has worked in many different areas of the dance industry including Teacher, Eisteddfod Organiser, Adjudicator, Scribe at eisteddfods,  along with putting student through exams with A.T.O.D. and local eisteddfods.

Emily’s passionate about making sure that the young dancers coming through fall in love with dance, are full of positivity and enjoy the process.

Caity Carter

Social Media Specialist

Caity Carter has joined the TMP team as our Social Media Specialist. She will be working on our content, photos and videos which will present TMP as the positive and fun values driven school that we know it is! Caity comes from a dance background, having studied various genres for 13 years. She has done everything from Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary to Competitive Cheerleading and then onto adult open classes. Caity is so excited to bring her years of knowledge to TMP!  She is currently in Vancouver living out her dream of living and working abroad. Caity loves all things social and is focusing on building her career as a Social Media Specialist. Passionate about all things digital, her time is devoted to ensuring businesses present their best in all things online. She is so excited about working with TMP as she can combine 2 of her favourite things together: dance and social media. She loves working in the team and being able to see the positive effects social media can have on businesses and students alike.