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”
Melissa is the Full-Time Course Co-Ordinator for Global Dance Pro. 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 sought 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.