Event Entertainment Specialists – IKIN DANCE
Ikin Dance Australia is one of Queensland’s leading Dance and Fitness studios, with over fifteen years of industry experience. Its new owners and directors, Sid Mathur & Karlee Alex, have an extensive history both as a performers and choreographers, having performed in Buckingham Palace to being the sole choreographer on a Hollywood blockbuster. The Ikin Dance team, can conceptualise, produce and then create memorable entertainment events across a broad spectrum of genres. They have created bespoke events that include Flash Mobs utilising 300+ performers, to jaw dropping corporate performances and everything in between. In fact, Ikin Dance has been successfully providing entertainment solutions to hundreds of satisfied clients for over seventeen years!
Ikin Dance also provides the Gold Coast Titans football team with their professional NRL Cheer Leading squad, The Sirens. Ikin Dance has partnered with the Titans since its creation ten years ago, lighting up stadiums across the South East with a consistently high level of professional entertainment. The Sirens are celebrated for their ability to interact with crowds to encourage their support and create memorable sporting and entertainment experiences.
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Sid Mathur | Creative Director
From the streets of Melbourne to the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, Sid has become one of the most recognised faces in the Australian entertainment scene as an MC/presenter and dancer, on both stage and screen. His credits include SYTYCD Australia, BLAZE the Show and winning the Australian Hip Hop Championships with ‘The Collektive’. He has performed alongside international and local artists including Avicii, Laidback Luke, Carl Cox and Timomatic as well as opening for Taylor Swift, on her RED tour, with Guy Sebastian. Before moving to the Gold Coast, Sid was deservingly shortlisted as a finalist for Ausdance’s title of “Victoria’s Favourite Male Dancer”.
When he’s not dancing, you can find him hosting a variety of events around Australia. From corporate functions and wedding receptions to one of Australia’s hottest dance industry nights, Underground and, the world famous, Hip Hop International. Sid was the resident MC for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games as well as managing the Games’ mascot program. He wrote, produced & directed a nationally touring stage show for the mascot team and performed on international tours including being invited to host the opening of the Queen’s Baton Relay, in Buckingham Palace!
Karlee Alex | Creative Director
Karlee is one of the Gold Coast’s most versatile, sought after and talented commercial dancers. She has performed around the world on multiple international contracts in America, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and nationally all across Australia. She has shared stages with the likes of Delta Goodrem, Ricki Lee, Guy Sebastian, The Veronica’s, Anthony Callea, Sneaky Sound System, Brooke Evers, Timmy Trumpet, Will Sparks, Rave Radio, Stafford Brothers, Savage, Havana Brown and DJ Tigerlily.
Amongst her achievements at home on the Gold Coast, Karlee was an offical cheerleader for the Gold Coast Titans Hogsbreath Cafe Sirens. She was also one of the few featured professional dancers in this years Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremony.
More than just an incredible performer, she has choreographed numerous events for Aerial Angels, Broadway Production Management and Chase Creations. She has had her choreography performed on stages around the world in internationally touring show “The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show” and was the choreographer and a movement consultant for Hollywood blockbuster, “Thor 3: Ragnarok.”
Anthony Ikin | Creative Consultant
Anthony Ikin is a National, Australasian, European and World Aerobic Champion. Ikin was also a soloist in the world famous cabaret ‘Moulin Rouge’ in Paris, performed alongside Natalie Bassingthwaite and John Farnham in ‘Grease’ the arena spectacular and was a top 10 finalist on the Network Ten 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 full-time dance course, Global Dance Pro, and also choreographing for productions both here and across the globe! To name a few but not limited too: Universal Studios Japan, Commonwealth Games, Thunder From Down Under Las Vegas, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and many more!
Amanda Taylor | Choreographer
Amanda Taylor started dancing at 5 years of age under the tuition of Peta Norton. Studying all styles of dance from Ballet to Hip Hop, Amanda has travelled the world as a professional dancer. From cruise ships to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, she has also performed alongside such artists as Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Basement Jaxx and many more. Amanda now heads up our in-house dance agency Chase Creations as the Talent Manager. When Amanda isn’t in the studio she spends her time choreographing for many events and mentoring dance talent all over QLD.
WATCH AMANDA’S INCREDIBLE CHOREOGRAPHY SKILLS AT A RECENT EVENT UTILISING THE IKIN DANCE TALENT….
Melissa Gelonese | Events & NRL Cheer Squad Manager
From the stages of Las Vegas to China, India, Hong Kong and all over Australia, Melissa Gelonese has produced, choreographed and performed in numerous production shows for a variety of high end corporate clients. Melissa, a former Sydney primary school teacher and dance studio owner, established her first entertainment business in 2000. Since then she’s choreographed & managed the cheer squads forthe NRL Parramatta Eels and Parramatta Power soccer teams as well as completely transformed the former Raiders NRL cheer squad, “Raiderettes”, to form the Raiders corporate ambassadors and performance troupe, “The Emeralds”. As the Director of Entourage Productions, she brings an incredible wealth of experience to the Ikin Dance team.
FLASH MOB SPECIALISTS! Are you after a FLASH MOB to wow the crowd at your next event? Look no further, Ikin Dance are QLDs FLASH MOB SPECIALISTS! See links to a few of our flash mob performances below….
“Hi Ikin Dance, I just wanted to send you this certificate as a small token of our appreciation for your support in making our Paddle fo Kids fundraiser a huge success. Thanks to the talents of your amazing dancers (which the kids absolutely LOVED!!) we managed to raise over $50,000! For this we are sincerely grateful. We look forward to doing it all again with you next year!” Amanda Broomhall, Juiced TV.
“Thank you for organising all the dancers for ALL DA PEOPLE film clip on Wednesday in Cavill Mall. The cast did a great job yet again. You have an incredible team and their enthusiasm and energy really made a difference to the event!” Christophe Broadway, Surfers Paradise Alliance.
Want a jaw dropping performance at your event but you’re on a tight budget? Not to worry, Ikin Dance offers pre-professional talent at a lower cost, utilising performers from our development programs, who are in training to become professional!
We can also supply dozens of elite dance kids for your event! Our kids not only have an INSANE level of talent, but they also have professional attitudes and killer confidence to guarantee a WOW performance every time!
For more information on how Ikin Dance can help you and your event, please contact us. We will hear your ideas, add our creative flair, and get back to you with a no obligation free quote.
Contact: Melissa Gelonese
Ph: (07) 5522 1863