Kay Flynn

Kay Flynn

Principal

Ms Kay Flynn has dedicated a lifetime to studying dance and teaching professionally. Ms Flynn originally trained in Australia and gained professional overseas experience in all dance genres in the United States and London. Her technical and artistic approach has enabled many dancers to attend full time at the Australian Ballet School, Tanzakademie Zurich, Queensland Ballet Junior Extensions Programme, Musical Theatre, Moulin Rouge Paris, Indian Bollywood Movies, and many other professional institutions.

Ms Flynn has been fully registered with the Royal Academy of Dance, London, for over 30 years and loves to share her expertise and experience with dancers in training. Quality choreography, music and standards are imbued into the everyday class regime and a good knowledge of theatre etiquette is part of general training.

She believes dance should have a high standard of appropriate movement and music for children of today and insists her staff and students understand the importance of  ethical values and ideals.

Ms Flynn’s professional affiliations include:

  • Fully registered Teacher, Royal Academy of Dance
  • Finalist Gold Coast Honours Award
  • Gold Coast City Council Cultural Development Committee
  • Queensland Ballet Junior Extensions Programme
  • Australian Ballet Junior Extension Programme
Louise Shreik

Louise Schriek

RAD Ballet

An ex Professional Dancer, Mrs Schriek began her career in Melbourne with the Borovansky Ballet. She also appeared with the National Theatre, Rex Reid Dancers, Robert Pomie Company and ABC TV and Channel 7, Melbourne.

Upon moving to Brisbane, she started her successful Dance Academy at Ferny Hills, Stafford Heights and Samford, whilst still dancing with Ballet Theatre Brisbane in adult Jazz and Modern roles.  She then Headed the Dance Department at Somerset College, and is currently employed by KFDA as an experienced, registered RAD teacher.

Sophie Gordon

ADA Tap and Jazz

Sophie has loved dancing all her life and now loves passing on to our students her energetic style.  She is a Registered Teacher with ADA and has her Cert IV in dance and Cert III and IV in fitness.

Sophie has completed her RAD Exams to Advanced and was also a member of the Gold Coast Titans Sirens Cheerleading Team.

All her training was done with Brisbane Academy of Dance and she has performed many character roles.

Sophie wants to continue studying her love of dance.

Tiffany McAlister

RAD Ballet

Tiffany’s love of dance started at age 3 and has been dancing with Kay since age 5, now teaching she has been involved in the studio for more than 15 years. Completing her RAD Ballet exams she now teaches with her love and knowledge of the art.

With KFDA she has performed in many Eisteddfods and shows around Queensland including the Gold Coast and Mudgeeraba Show and worked with the Academy of Design with performances in the GC 600 and a Brisbane Horror Film Festival. She also took part with a team of students on a USA Dance Tour in Los Angeles and performed at DisneyLand, Universal Studios and Madame Tussauds. Tiffany also took classes at well known studios in LA including Abby Lee Dance Academy, Millennium Dance Complex and Edge Performing Arts Centre.

Tiffany has completed her certificate III in Visual Arts and is currently studying a Bachelor of Design, Majoring in Graphic and Communications at Griffith University . With her passion for design she currently manages our social media and website.

She wishes to complete her studies and continue her love for dance.

Charmaine Beck

ADA Tap and Jazz  – Acrobatics Arts

Charmaine has been involved with the performing arts since the age of 2 when she started her first dance class. As she aged, she became involved in acting leading to her being in several commercials into her early teenage years, as well as singing and instrumental studies.

During her high schooling she was part of a bid winning team to dance world competition that is linked into the cheerleading worlds, held in America two years in a row.  She also performed in two performance tours of Europe as a member of the dance, cheer, choral and instrumental groups.

Whilst in her senior year of school she completed her Cert III in Performing Arts, Cert III in Business and the first of her ADA Teachers Exams. Since leaving school she participated in one last tour to America performing at Madame, Tussauds, DisneyWorld and Universal Studios.

Charmaine wishes to continue her dance studies whilst completing her degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Her current qualifications are:

  • ADA  registered Teacher in Jazz Tap and Ballet
  • Acrobatics Arts Registered Teacher
  • Cheerleading Coach – IASF Level 1 and 2

Georgia Beck

Musical Theatre

Georgia is a technically trained dancer, singer and actress. She has successfully obtained her RAD Vocational examinations and been dancing for 16 years.

Georgia is a Spotlight Youth Theatre graduate and trained part time to received her Cert III in Dance. Most recently she appeared as Scaramouche in Spotlights production of We Will Rock You and has performed in many other local productions.

Georgia is incredibly excited to share her passion with the star performers of the next generation.