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”
Daniella Winter is the owner and director of in-house entertainment agency Chase Creations which provides professional dance employment all over the country and overseas. As a performer herself she has worked alongside Danni Minogue, Guy Sebastian, John Farnham, Tina Arena and more!
“Working alongside Ikin Dance to me is not a job, it’s just part of who I am and what I love. ”
Sherrin is the Events & Administration Manager for Ikin Dance. From the age of 4 Sherrin’s passion for dance began, learning and mastering as many styles as possible! At the age of 18 Sherrin bought a dance studio from her former principal Karen Hemphill. Sherrin ran the school successfully, doubling the business in size before she sold it 4 years later. Sherrin then moved to the Gold Coast where she completed her Full-Time Course with Ikin Dance. Due to her passion for dance and business mindset, Sherrin was then lucky enough to gain a full time position at Ikin Dance as the Events & Administration Manager.
“Since day one I’ve been welcomed into the Ikin Dance family with open arms, which made being new to the GC so much easier. The big family atmosphere makes work feel like home and the positive vibes fuel my passion for Event Management. I absolutely love watching our students improve and perform, whether it’s at an Ikin Dance performance or an event with our Ikin Elite, Full-Time or Pro students. The hard work that everyone shows inside the studio makes me feel grateful to work at Ikin Dance everyday. Now I can’t see my life without the amazing people I have met at Ikin Dance.”
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.
“Travelling the world as a performer has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I feel honoured to be in an industry that allows you to take people on a journey, to let them escape the everyday and be lost in the moment. When you are performing, it’s a happiness that cannot be compared and the students who study at Ikin Dance will given the tools to create their own happiness, their own journey of a lifetime.”