Directors.

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Elly Hanssen

Dance

Having studied ballet until the age of 18 and moving into professional dance career in the USA, Elly is an internationally known artist and entrepreneur. Highly experienced in performing, creating culture, life coaching, tutor training, judging competitions, choreography, communication and raising up the next generation of creatives.

Elly is currently teaching:

  • Adult Beginners
  • Wednesday Open Class

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Christchurch.

0212984228

chc@swarmstudios.co

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Holly Rose Hunt

Dance

FIREFLY (Holly Rose) started dance training at the age of 3 and has been performing and competing since 4 years old. Starting from a Ballet and Jazz background, she gradually included the styles Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop, with various qualifications in all 5 of the previous styles, including an RAD Major Examination with Distinction and a NZ National Street Dance Title. Her aim is to tell a story that is worth hearing.

FIREFLY is currently teaching:

  • Reality Dance Crew
  • Lux training
  • Technique class

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Jayme Stowers

Style + Dance

Jayme has been training under Swarm for 12 years. Her passion for dance is shown through the many performances and competitions she has done as well as doing Show Production and being Head of Style. Competed at HHI World Hip Hop Champs Las Vegas in 2016.

Jayme is currently teacing:

  • Eminence Dance Crew

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Brooke Vincent

Dance

Dancing under Swarm Creative Collaboration, Brooke has performed nationally and internationally on both television, live events and for artists such as R'n'B star Ciara. Through Brooke, you are destined to be pushed and grow in every area.

Brooke is currently teaching:

  • Tweens Class
  • Next Dance Crew

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Lani Edwards

Dance

Lani started dancing at Swarm Studios in 2012 and joined Reality Dance Crew where she competed and performed. She then went on to join The Royal Family in 2015 and placing 2nd at HHI Worlds. Lani also features in Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' video that was released in 2015. Lani is now back home in Christchurch teaching and sharing experience and knowledge in dance to her students and those around her.

Lani is currently teaching:

  • Prez Dance Crew

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Mikayla Cooper

Dance

Mikayla is 17 years old and has been dancing at Swarm Studios for 6 years. She was previously the  crew captain for Reality. Having previously assisted various classes, she is now a tutor and is passionate about helping students reach their full potential and finding who they are as a dancer.

Mikayla is currently teaching:

  • Essence Dance Crew

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Tenaisjah Tauapai

Dance

Tenaisjah has been dancing for 4 years and has trained under Reality for 3 years. Taniasjah has assisted various classes and taught junior crews for nearly two years. Tenaisjah loves to dance and teach because it provides a pathway to express emotion while inspiring and impacting others lives. Currently in Reality Dance Crew, 2019 HHI MiniCrew Regionals Champions.

Tenaisjah is currently teaching:

  • Prez Dance Crew 
  • Grooves Class

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Sam Richardson

Dance

Sam is 18 years old and has been dancing at Swarm Studios for 5 years. Being trained in breaking for 2 years, he then came more to hip hop where he found his passion. He is currently in Team Cozy Crew, 2019 HHI Minicrew Silver medalists. Sam loves dancing because he can express himself through movement to help inspire the younger generation.

Sam is currently teaching:

  • Monday Open Class

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Caleb Gopal

Dance

Caleb Gopal is 18 years old and has been dancing at Swarm Studios for 5 years. He is currently in Team Cozy Crew, 2019 HHI Minicrew Silver medalists.  What Caleb loves about dancing is the way we can express not only our feelings and thoughts but also cool concepts and ideas through movement.

Caleb is currently teaching:

  • Tuesday Open Class

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Emme Verkerk

Dance

Emme has been dancing for 16 years and has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and HipHop. After dancing at Swarm Studios for 4 years and assisting various classes, she is now a tutor. Emme dances because she hopes to inpspire something in others. She loves to teach becuase she can give something back to the dance community and help grow a passion and a love for dance in others. Currently in Reality Dance Crew, 2019 HHI MiniCrew Regionals Champions.

Emme is currently teaching:

  • Kids HipHop
  • Emergence Dance Crew

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Lucy Ballard

Dance

Lucy has background training in ballet, jazz and contemporary and has been with Swarm for 4 years. After assisting different classes and crews, Lucy is now a tutor and exciting to give knoweldge to her students that can help them grow in and out of dance. She loves dancing because it helps her to express herself and inspire others. Currently in Reality Dance Crew, 2019 HHI MiniCrew Regionals Champions.

Lucy is currently teaching:

  • Juniors HipHop
  • Animate Dance Crew

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Endiah Kesha

Dance

Endi is 16 years old. She has been dancing for 10 years with a brief background of technical training. Endi loves to teach because she likes to make kids happy and inspire them. She dances because she loves the feeling that it gives her while dancing with an awesome team around her. Currently in Reality Dance Crew, 2019 HHI MiniCrew Regionals Champions.

Endi is currently teaching:

  • Animate Dance Crew

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Chloe Wright

Dance

Chloe is 15 years old. She has been dancing for 12 years and has been with our studio for 4 years. Chloe is now a tutor and super excited for the see growth and passion spark in her students. She is currently in Team Cozy Crew, 2019 HHI Minicrew Silver medalists.

Chloe is currently teaching:

  • Teens HipHop

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Ella Rerekura

Dance

Ella has been dancing for 12 years, being trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary and hiphop. After assisting Kids classes, she is now a tutor and excited to be able to share her passion with others. Ella loves to teach because it allows people to find themselves in ways they couldn't before.

Ella is currently teaching:

  • Diversity Dance Crew

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Gemma Reid

Dance

Gemma has been dancing for 17 years, training in a multiple of styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and HipHop. She has performed and competed nationally and internationally and recently received a Diploma in Classical Contemporary at Brent Street Academy in Sydeny. Gemma has been a part of the studio for 3 years and loves the environment of the studio. She loves teaching because it is her chance to influence others through her journey and experiences so that they can grow to their full potential.

Gemma is currently teaching:

  • Open Contemporary

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Melissa McCracken

Dance

Melissa is 20 years old and oringially started dancing at Swarm Studios since 2012. After spending some time in both Wellington and Brisbane, she is back and super excited to be teaching. Mellisa is passionate about dance and love's to share her passion with others.

Melissa is currently teaching:

  • Thursday Open Class

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Melissa Perkins

Vocals

Melissa is currently teaching:

  • Private Vocals

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Brisbane.

0421 021 371

bne@swarmstudios.co

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Janaya Ripely

Dance

Janaya has been training for several years and is a passionate and motivated choreographer, performer and administrator. Janaya is highly experienced in performing professionally and also in a competitive sense. Janaya's professionallism, kindness and passion for dance is a great asset to our community.

Janaya is currently teaching:

  • Monday Beginners Class
  • Monday Open Class

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Aislinn Bougen

Dance

Aislinn has been dancing from a very young age, trained in jazz, contemporary and ballet. At the age of 14, Aislinn discovered her passion for hiphop and pursued a Diploma in Dance in Melbourne, Australia, training full time. 

Aislinn is currently teaching:

  • SWERVE Dance Crew
  • PERFORMANCE Dance Crew
  • Monday Open Class

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Tim Tasi

Dance

Tim is 24 years old and has lived in Brisbane for most of his life. He has been dancing for four years at Funky Munkyz Dance Academy, Hoodnation and now Swarm Studios. Tim is constantly learning more things about dance and will always be a student to the amazing craft.

Tim is currently teacing:

  • Monday Open Class 

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Luacy Vieira-Silva

Dance

Luacy is 20 years old and has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Dance at QUT. She has been trained in ballet since the age of 4, and contemporary since the age of 6. Her dream is to share and grow her passion with the next generation.

Luacy is currently teaching:

  • Tiny Dance
  • Jazz Ballet
  • Open Contemporary 

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Jack Scott

Dance

Jack is 19 years old and is a dancer and aspiring choreographer based in Brisbane. He has been dancing all throughout his teenage years before joining Swarm Studios in late 2015. His passion for dance will never die.

Jack is currently teaching:

  • Kids Hiphop
  • Junior Hiphop

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Dallas Seinafo

Vocals

Dallas is a singer/songwriter and lives in Brisbane, currently teaching the Vocal Group Class at Swarm Studios Brisbane. Dallas attended Excel School of Performing Arts School in Auckland, New Zealand and has also been a part of Disneys Camp Rock - The Tasman television series as a singer representing Team New Zealand. Dallas has recently formed a band under the name Soulshift where he has taken the lead and is gigging around Brisbane.

Dallas is currently teaching:

  • Thursday Group Vocals 

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Chris Chirnside

Drum Lessons

Chris is an accomplished drummer and percussionist. He grew up playing drums in rock and jazz bands as well as percussion groups. He also played classical percussion for the Christchurch Youth Orchestra and Christchurch Symphony, giving him a strong background in music theory and technique.  More than anything, Chris loves helping people fulfil their potential, in music, and in life in general. 

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