THE CRÜE

 

All our Mixtape Crue are professional dancers and performers. Besides teaching classes, they’re also available to dance or teach workshops for Birthday parties, hens parties, kids parties, private lessons at the studio.

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ANNABELLA DICKSON

STUDIO OWNER/DIRECTOR

80S FIT/ BOOTY FIT/ BODY FIT/ BOMBSHELLS

Annabella Dickson has a  Bachelor in Dance and Performance Art and a Cert iii & IV in Fitness. After  teaching dance and dance fitness for over 10 years all around Melbourne, she decided she wanted her own unique studio that would suit her own unique style of dance classes. Annabella  combines her love of  dance mixed with over the top melodrama to create a dance experience like no other. Annabella’s vision is an inclusive space where people can feel free to express themselves, dance, laugh, let go of their worries and to not take life so seriously. 

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CHRIS POLITIS

BROADWAY JAZZ / lyrical

Chris trained at Patrick Studios Australia. Upon completing his Full time Course he was offered several international contracts. He spent years Dancing, Singing and Teaching in over 30 countries. He returned to Australia to focus on establishing himself and was offered a position to further his training with Robert Sturrock. Since graduating he has become one of Melbourne’s sought after dancers, performing in corporate events, TVC’S, film clips, promotions and major theatre productions. Theatre Credits include ‘A midsummer night’s dream’ ‘The Merry Widow’(Opera Australia), ‘Le Grand Cirque (Sydney Opera House), ‘Dr who Symphonic Spectacular’ (BBC UK), Norwegian Cruise Lines, ‘Kismet’ (The Production company) and featured as Prince charming in ‘Snow White the Musical Show’ (Provalliant group- Indonesia). Recently Chris has choreographed for major brands, Productions, Exam Syllabuses, Cabarets and commercial/corporate events across Australia.

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MARIA TRENTON

barre fit/BALLET

Originally from San Francisco, Maria Trenton, Director of 8 Count Dance, started her Classical Ballet training nearly two decades ago. It wasn't until her third year at California State University Fullerton studying for her Bachelors in Dance, when her years of performance finally tunnel visioned into her passion for dance.

After moving to Melbourne ten years ago, Maria started experimenting with more unique performance artistry such as aerial skills, burlesque, acrobatics & contortion. Her passion is performing, teaching & sharing her knowledge to beginner & advanced students alike. 

 
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NICOLA SANA McCARTHY

ghetto hip hop

Self-taught street dancer specializing in the following dance styles: Hip-hop, African, Locking, Waacking and House. Have taken workshops from leading dancers and pioneers of various street styles and have taught and performed in countrys such as Jpana, UK, Brazil, NewZealand and South Africa. Currently Teaching dance in several studio's all around Melbourne.