Anthony Ikin is a National, Australasian, European and World Aerobic Champion! He was also a soloist in the world famous caberet ‘Moulin Rouge’ in Paris, performed alongside Natalie Bassingthwaite and John Farnham in ‘Grease’ the arena spectacular and was a top 10 finalist on the debut series of ‘So you think you can dance’! His passion for this industry does not stop there, he now devotes his time between managing his studio Ikin Dance and also choreographing for productions both here and across the globe!
“More than anything I just love to pass on all the knowledge and experience I have gained from my years in the industry to as many people as possible! I get such a kick out of helping others live a life full of passion, just like I do”.
Jenny Beveridge is the Accounts Manager and Further Education Co-Ordinator at Ikin Dance. Jen has been working at Ikin Dance since it opened 13 years ago. Not just good with numbers, Jen is also a National Aerobic Champion, making her the Head Coach of our Sport Aerobics program.
“I love my job at Ikin Dance! It really is my second family, not just with all the kids but the incredible staff we have too!”
Amy Dowman has been a part of the Ikin Dance Family as the Front Desk Manager for the past 7 years. Along with providing helpful and friendly service to all, she has also competed at a world level within Sport Aerobics! She loves being able to help kids and adults find and carry out what they are passionate about through the Ikin Dance classes.
“I cannot imagine working anywhere else! I feel like I am home when I am at work. I have seen so many kids grow as dancers and performers with us , some of which are now even teaching here! We have a great team of staff , I feel very lucky”
Kat Officer’s passion for dance started at the age of 4 and very early on she knew that a life in dance was her destiny. This passion made her excel in many areas of the dance industry and also inspired her to coach others in all genres of dance, acrobatics, cheer and musical theatre. In 2015 Kat contacted Ikin Dance interested in studying dance full-time. After defying all the odds Kat managed to fundraise enough money to achieve her goal of coming to Australia from her home country of Scotland to study at Ikin Dance Full-Time for their 2017 intake. Since joining the Ikin Dance team Kat has worked with many clients such as Bonnie Lythgoe, Warner Brothers Movie World, The Gold Coast Titans and many more. After showing excellence in her ability not just as a dancer but also event management, Kat was offered a permanent position at Ikin Dance as the Event and Administration Manager. Kat promises to see your project through from conception to the post event de-brief and guarantees to add some wow-factor to your event.
Melissa is the Full-Time Course Co-Ordinator for Ikin Dance. Melissa has worked as a professional performer all around the world and is now here at Ikin Dance to share her knowledge and experience with the students. Working throughout Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia, Melissa has a sophisticated understanding of how the industry works. As a recognised talent, Melissa has been sort after by production companies to either dance in their shows or be part of the creative team. After working in Macau for over a year as Dance Captain and Production Manager, Melissa was flown to London to assist Nathan Clarke and the Bor Productions team in creating a show for the Royal Palace Theatre in France. Melissa has also worked in the commercial dance industry here in Australia and is highly connected with other professionals within this side of the industry. This gives our students great exposure to companies here at home and around the globe.