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Clare Hobler

I have trained under Miss Flynn’s guidance for 16 years. Growing up through the school, it has always been a place of quality and a place where I have felt at home. My love and passion for dance, that being ballet in particular, was nurtured. Miss Flynn goes beyond the constraints of simply a teacher. To me she is a mentor, and has taught me about life and the industry of dance. I have developed confidence, discipline, etiquette and strong technique. Without her constant support and encouragement, I would never have achieved what I have. She nurtures passion when she sees it, going great lengths to encourage the greatest potential from each student. Her reputation is of a high standard and her artistry is contagious. I couldn’t speak more highly of the Academy, and all of the teachers that work to create an enjoyable, hardworking atmosphere, producing a high standard of young dancers.

Clare’s Achievements

  • 2014 Musical Theatre CATS Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Callum Mansfield, Victoria
  • 2014 Model/Dancer Ice Cold Milk Exhibition LA Film Scope, Luke G, The Star
  • 2012 Ballet Vector to the Victor Ballet Magnificat! Trainee II Company, Jiri Voborsky, Ensemble
  • 2011 Ballet Snow Queen- World Premiere Ballet Magnificat!, Jiri Voborsky, Featured Ensemble
  • 2011 Ballet Grateful People Ballet Magnificat! Trainee I Company, Cassandra Voborsky, Featured Ensemble
  • 2011 Ballet Selah Ballet Magnificat! Trainee I Company, Jiri Voborsky, Featured Ensemble
  • 2010 Ballet A Christmas Dream (The Nutcracker) Ballet Magnificat! Kathy Thibedeaux, Angel/Fly
  • 2009 Dance /Theatre Unspeakable Excelsia Dance Company, Sandra Goode, Featured Ensemble
  • 2008 Ballet The Nutcracker The Australian Ballet School, Marilyn Rowe OBE, Ensemble
  • 2007 Ballet Grande Tarantella The Australian Ballet School, Leigh Rowles, Featured Ensemble
  • 2007 Ballet Coppelia The Australian Ballet School, Marilyn Row
  • ARAD from the Royal Academy of Dance, Queensland Ballet Junior Extensions Program, Australian Ballet Interstate Program

Beven Rashad

Beven Rashad commenced classes with Ms Flynn at the age of 5 and quickly progressed through the ranks with Distinction in all genre.  His main focus was on Classical Ballet and at age of 11 he was accepted into the Queensland Ballet Junior Extensions Programme to study with the Company during the week.

At the age of 15 Beven was one of 15 boys chosen to attend the Australian Ballet School as a full time student. He and his Mother moved to Melbourne where he continued with is studies.

Following his return to the Gold Coast Beven continued to dance with Ms Flynn until he participated in Musical Theatre, KFDA Performances and competitions.  This is where he met his present wife Ms Lily Lakfo.

He auditioned for the House of Dancing Water in Macau and now dances the Lead Role. Beven and Ms Flynn are still very much in contact with each other and remain close to this day.

Tyana Sankari

I started dancing with Kay Flynn when I was 9 years old. I have been to many different ballet schools over the years I’ve been dancing, and by far Kay Flynn would have to be the best school I’ve ever been to.

I grew as dancer, learnt so much about myself and the studio and environment truly felt like home. It was the place I wanted to come to every day. It was a safe place. The training was everything I could have ever wished for. Kay Flynn was someone I could talk to and rely on. She pushed me to help me achieve my dreams. I can honestly say I learnt so much from Kay Flynn.

I have now pursed my career in ballet and was accepted into both the Australian Ballet School and Queensland Ballet. I thank Kay Flynn for everything she has helped me achieve. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for her.

Eliza Turton

Ms Eliza Turton came to Kay Flynn Dancing Academy to further her Vocational Training and gain expert training from Ms Flynn who specialises in seeing her students gain the highest possible standards in Classical Ballet. Eliza also danced in all genre and represented the studios in competitions and eisteddfods.

On graduating from Kay Flynn Eliza won the prestigious Queensland University of Technology Vice Chancellors Award of $30,000 to continue her tertiary studies in Brisbane. Eliza has now graduated QUT with Distinction in a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance.

Arran O’Sullivan

I joined Kay Flynn Dancing Academy in 2011 at the age of 5 , since then KFDA has always been a second home to me. Throughout my years with Miss Flynn she has helped me achieve many aspirations and goals.

Miss Flynn is such an advocate for the success of each and every one of her students, she teaches with passion and genuinely wants to help her students achieve success in not only ballet but all parts of life.

Miss Flynn provides high quality training for her students, thanks to her and her training I am now able to do what I love everyday. I will be joining Queensland Ballet Academy as a fulltime student in 2021 and have been training with QBA since 2019. I’m so excited for what the future holds but it is no doubt that without Miss Flynn I wouldn’t be where I am today, so for that thank you Miss Flynn, for not only helping me grow as a dancer and an artist but a person.

Gianne Bezer

I started attending Kay Flynn Dancing Academy in 2010. I can clearly remember my first class, and how welcoming the students were and how dedicated and passionate Miss Flynn was about dance.

It is an environment that was so inspiring and taught me the skills I needed to be a dancer. I now am in my third year at the Queensland University of Technology studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. I’ve been able to work with industry professionals and attend master classes with Elise May from Expressions Dance Company, Aakesh Odedra from Akram Khan Dance Company and Heidi Duckler from Heidi Duckler Theatre.

A highlight in my dance career thus far is performing in Agatha Gothe Snape’s site specific dance piece (Others Ways to Enter and Exit) at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. My passion for dance has also led me to working with the Dance for Parkinson’s program run at the Queensland Ballet Studios.

I thank Miss Flynn for providing me with the skills not only in dance but in giving me an array of morals to succeed in life. Miss Flynn has given me confidence to have a voice in the arts by nurturing my passion throughout my training at KFDA and well after I left the studio. To me KFDA will always feel like home.