Staff

 

 

Jenny Cumming has studied various dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop. She holds a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management, Cert IV in Business (Management) and is an affiliate member of the Australian Teachers of Dancing. Jenny has taught dance for over twelve years, including two years working full-time as a dance teacher in a busy Melbourne studio, as well as in primary and secondary schools. She is also a qualified Zumba instructor. Jenny has adjudicated school dance festivals and choreographed for local musicals and school productions. Jenny is the Principal of Leaps and Bounds.

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Phoebe Coupe grew up in Gippsland and started dancing with Julie Ryan Dancers when she was 7. She has a Diploma in Dance Technique from Dance World Studios and a Certificate IV in Music Theatre from APO Arts Academy, where she studied as a scholarship student. She has recently returned from 3 years working in London where she was part of Jerry Mitchell's original West End cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Her other professional Music Theatre credits include Martha Cox in Disney's High School Musical Live On Stage; Sally in Reefer Madness (RL Productions); Meg in Merrily We Roll Along (Magnormos); Ensemble in Sugar (Production Company); original cast in the Australian Premiere of It's Only Life (Stella Entertainment) performed in Melbourne and New York; Dance Captain in They're Playing Our Song (London) and two contracts as a Singer and Singer/Dancer respectively with Norwegian Cruise Line. She has worked with West End in Schools in the U.K. and has been teaching various styles of dance for many years. Phoebe is passionate about creating a safe space in the dance studio and on stage, where young performers can develop a strong work ethic and above all, enjoy themselves.

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Christine Hahn commenced her dance training at the age of 10 at Leaps and Bounds Dance School. She went on to complete Professional Development in Performing Arts Course full time at the acclaimed Patrick Studios Australia. Since graduating in 2015, she has been working with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, travelling throughout North America, the Caribbean and Asia as a performer, aboard the Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas. Her other professional dance credits include Toyota, Cancer Council, Crown Casino, Victoria Training Awards, Jessica Mauboy, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Telstra, SpecSavers, The Body Shop, Hallmark Movies and Netflix. She is very excited to return to Leaps & Bounds and share her knowledge and passion for dance.

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Ash King started dancing at a young age and has trained in many different styles of dance. Ash was a student and an assistant teacher with Leaps and Bounds and went onto further training at Transit Dance in Melbourne, studying contemporary dance, classical ballet and dance teaching & management. Ash has a passion for contemporary dance and as a VCE student, was chosen to perform in "Top Class", ranking her among the highest scoring students for VCE Dance. In 2016 Ash was also selected to create a piece for "Dance Architect" in Melbourne. Ash is a Module One certified teacher with Acrobatic Arts.

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Keeva Svikart commenced dancing at a young age. It was in her blood as she followed in the footsteps of her mother who was a dancer and dance teacher herself. Keeva is also a former Leaps and Bounds student. Keeva has trained in many facets of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and contemporary as well as extensive training in tribal and modern styles of belly dance. Keeva was one of only a few selected to attend the annual "8 Elements" course run by the well-respected belly dancer Rachel Brice in Portland, USA. Keeva has also completed a full-time dance course at Kelly Aykers Full-Time Dance in Melbourne, which included completing Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management. She has trained with YogaFun, learning the benefits of yoga and meditation for children. Keeva has taught dance when her mother ran a dance school in Sale, as well as at Leaps and Bounds in Sale and Yarram. She has also choreographed for local musicals and theatre productions. Keeva is also co-creator of fusion belly dance troupe "Serpentess" who have been performing across Victoria at events and festivals. Keeva is a Module One certified teacher with Acrobatic Arts.

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Holly Trainor holds a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management and completed two years of full-time dance training at Spectrum Dance in Melbourne. She has also taken two 6-month trips to New York City where she danced at Broadway Dance Center under the International Visa Program. Holly was a choreographer for the New York dance parade in 2015, representing Broadway Dance Center. While living in New York, Holly also danced at Bagatelle restaurant and in Times Square. She has extensive teaching experience to a variety of age groups in the styles of ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop. Holly has taught classes both at Leaps and Bounds and at various Melbourne dance schools. Holly is a Module One certified teacher with Acrobatic Arts.

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Tori Green runs the administration of Leaps and Bounds and is in our office Mondays and Wednesdays between 9am-2pm for all your enrolment queries.

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