Here at Dance Energy we pride ourselves on every child having an outstanding experience every time they walk through the door. Qualified Teacher’s will nurture your child’s love in dance and help them to grow into the best possible young person. We firmly believe that dance is not just beneficial for the body, but also for the mind. Dance is an amazing tool that can help teach children respect, discipline, perseverance and time management skills. Whilst also receiving the best possible dance education in class, our students also have the ability to make new friends and watch the friendships blossom at many events throughout the year such as dress up parties, games & movie nights. At Dance Energy, we have an amazing community of Teachers, parents & students that make our studio one of the friendliest and most family-orientated on the Sunshine Coast.


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  • Miss Claire
    Miss Claire Principal

    Dance Energy Studios was established in 2013 by Claire O’Shea. Claire was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast where she received her entire school education at Immanuel Lutheran College. These years at Immanuel were particularly special to Claire receiving many accolades during her time there, including the honour of being School Captain in her Senior year.

    Our Principal Claire began to dance at the age of three at a local studio in Maroochydore where she continued to learn for 17 years. As she grew up her love of all things dance developed into a variety of successes. Claire completed all of her examinations with the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) company and represented Queensland in the genre of Jazz in the Australasian titles. From the age of 14 Claire began to assist with classes and her passion for teaching grew from there. Claire then completed both her Junior and Associate Teaching Levels with ATOD where she is now fully qualified to teach all genres of dance.

    A passionate dancer, our Principal continues to this day to develop and grow her technical skills. This year alone, Claire has participated in many advanced technical workshops with international and nationally acclaimed choreographers and dancers. A keen learner, over the past 5 years Claire has been developing an in-depth knowledge for Dance Acrobatics, safe dance technique & trick progression in the classroom. Claire is currently finishing her Acrobatics Teachers qualification through Acrobatique and has attended many training days & professional development courses across Australia.

    Graduating with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary) at University, Claire has a strong skill base in child development and teaching methods, which she believes enriches each and every child’s dance educational experience. Whether a serious dancer, or just for fun, our Principal believes a dance education can keep young people healthy and equip them with many life-long skills and friendships.

    A passionate Educator, our Principal Claire also coaches other studio owners in the industry through business practices, curriculum & studio growth.

  • Miss Crystal
    Miss Crystal Teacher & Office Manager

    Crystal grew up on the mid-north coast of NSW and It was here, she developed her love of dance at the age of eight, when she started jazz dancing. She has since gone on to complete exams in jazz, ballet and tap as well as competing in many eisteddfods on the mid-north coast of NSW.

    In 2018 Miss Crystal is excited be to expanding her role as Office Manager at Dance Energy Studios. You will see Miss Crystal’s smiling face at the studio reception each afternoon to assist with enquiries, questions, uniforms and for a chat <3

    Crystal is excited to be a part of Dance Energy again in 2018!

  • Miss Bek
    Miss Bek Teacher

    Miss Bek began her dance training at the age of 5, starting with jazz and tap. After realising just how much she loved to dance, she picked up the styles of ballet, pointe, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatics and theatrical. Bek has completed jazz, hip hop, tap and ballet exams through the ATOD syllabus, and was proud to receive Honours with Distinction in her latest jazz and hip hop exams.

    Bek adores performing as a dancer. She has found much joy in competing as a soloist and in troupes at various competitions and floorshows. In 2010 she was a back-up dancer for up-and-coming singer Chelsea Adams.
    At the age of 14 Bek began teaching, and has continued since. She loves children and teaching dance, and is thrilled to be a part of the Dance Energy Teaching team in 2018!

  • Miss Nina
    Miss Nina Teacher

    Nina began her dance training on the Sunshine Coast when she was 15 years old. Once graduated from high school she moved to Melbourne, where she studied Dance/Performing Arts at a full time school called Dance World. Upon graduating from Dance World with her Diploma in Dance/Performing Arts, she accepted a contract with Walt Disney and travelled around Asia performing as a dancer and singer. She also worked for another children musical company called X Systems where she travelled to Singapore several times for Christmas contracts.

    Nina was also part of the Dance 2XS Australia Hip hop crew and this is were she landed her love for hip-hop and commercial dance. Being part of this crew and being involved in many international workshops in Australia gave her inspiration to travel and train at the schools In Los Angeles. Nina lived in LA for 3 months and trained at Schools such as Millennium Dance Center, Debbie Reynolds and the Edge Performing Arts.


    After travelling overseas Nina came back to Australia and became serious about teaching. Three years later Nina graduated from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Education in Dance / Physical Education. She now teaches in high schools and several other private dance schools around the coast.

  • Miss Ricci
    Miss Ricci Teacher

    Miss Ricci is also known as Miss Barron after graduating and landing a job at Caloundra State School. Along with her Diploma of Learning and Teaching she also has a Bachelor of Music Theatre and has been working as a dance/drama teacher at Mackay Fame Talent School for 7 years, teaching a variety of jazz, hip hop, tap, drama and musical theatre to children from the ages of 2-16. From a young age Ricci discovered a love of dance and theatre, and over the years has performed in many concerts, eisteddfods and amateur theatre company shows such as Fame, Sweet Charity, Anything Goes, Chess, Hairspray, and more. Over the last few years Miss Ricci has been training in Acrobatics and is excited to continue to expand her skills in this area. Ricci is super excited to be apart of the Dance Energy team again in 2018 and is looking forward to working with the Dance Energy kids and watching them blossom.

  • Miss Maddie
    Miss Maddie Teacher

    Maddie developed a passion for dance from a very young age of 5 years old. Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, she continued her dance training close to home for 13 years in all styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics and musical theatre. Throughout that time, Maddie completed RAD ballet exams and CSTD Tap and Jazz exams. She competed in eisteddfods and competitions all over the coast in all genres of dance both in a team and as a soloist.

    At the age of 15, Maddie found her love for commercial jazz and hip hop as she began to seek unique styles from choreographers from different parts of the world. She participated in multiple workshops and master classes and was thrilled to be in Sydney 3 years in a row for the Australian Dance Festival where she competed and gained knowledge and experience from the strongest choreographers in commercial jazz, hip hop and contemporary. While in Sydney, through auditioning processes, she was offered full-time training positions at 2 of the leading schools in the area. Maddie also gained further experience through participating in several cruise ship auditions including the royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines.

    Maddie is currently studying full-time at the University of the Sunshine Coast in a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics. She has thoroughly enjoyed teaching jazz, contemporary and hip hop to children from 3- 15 years old for the last 3 years at several private dance schools and is looking forward to continuing to work with the Dance Energy kids in 2018!

  • Miss Patricia
    Miss Patricia Teacher

    Miss Patricia will be returning as integral member of the Dance Energy Teaching Team and will be specialising in Classical Ballet & Lyrical. Miss Patricia brings a vast knowledge of Classical Ballet & Contemporary dance with some of her impressive experience including a BA (Hons) Rambert school of Ballet and Contemporary dance – London UK, Liceul de Coregrafie si Arta Dramatica O. Stroia’, in Cluj Napoca in Romania (Classical Ballet), Hungarian Opera in Cluj Napoca (Classical Ballet) & Jump In In cluj Napoca (Contemporary)…. to name a few!

  • Miss Aimee
    Miss Aimee Teacher

    A familiar face to many in the Dance Energy family, Miss Aimee is excited to be joining the Dance Energy team again in 2018 as a Class Teacher as well as continuing her own training in a variety of classes across the studio. Miss

    Aimee was the Student of the Year in 2013 and has gone on to receive amazing results and marks across all of her exams and competitions. In 2015, Aimee received an Honours with Distinction in her Jazz exam – the highest mark possible through ATOD. Miss Aimee has worked with Miss Claire & other teachers at Dance Energy from a young age to build her teaching knowledge & experience. Miss Aimee has a bright and bubbly personality and all of the students at DE love her!

    A passionate Dancer & Teacher, Miss Aimee continues to expand her technique through workshops with world renowned, local choreographers as well as exams and classes at Dance Energy Studios. Miss Aimee is a part of the local Neo Vida Contemporary Company as a performer.
    We are excited to welcome back Miss Aimee in 2018!

  • Miss Nicola
    Miss Nicola Teacher

    Nicola has been dancing since she was 5 years old and trained in all styles from classical to hip hop. She competed in competitions and eisteddfods across Australia with both solos/duos and troupes and gained an extensive amount of knowledge for the dance industry. Being a trained Acrobatique instructor, she travelled to Melbourne in 2015 as a student, to be one of the first students to undertake a mock exam before acrobatics exams were introduced, whilst taking workshops by industry professionals such as Kelly Aykers Fulltime and Jason Colemans ministry of dance. Following this in 2017, Miss Nicola travelled to Sydney to participate in the British Ballet Organisation (BBO)s dance days, taking workshops in the genres of tap, ballet, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical and pas de deux from teachers and choreographers from Boston Ballet, Australian Ballet and the Mcdonald college. These opportunities have led Nicola to find a passion for dance and teaching and continue to inspire her to become a better teacher.

  • Miss Rachel
    Miss Rachel Teacher

    Rachel was born in South Africa and started dancing ballet when she was 3 years old. In 2008 she moved to the Gold Coast with her family and attended QDSE in Brisbane. In 2011 she moved to Perth to pursue a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance at WAAPA. During her time at WAAPA Rachel worked with renowned local and international choreographers in both ballet and contemporary and traveled to Asia and Europe to perform and further her dance training. Upon graduation Rachel worked as an independent dancer, choreographer and dance teacher in Perth as well as performing and choreographing in a variety of independent shows around Australia.

    Rachel decided to venture in to the world of hip hop and urban dance in March 2016. In September 2016 she joined The Society dance crew in Perth to further her training as a hip hop dancer. She competed with The Society at Elite International in Perth and Dancers Paradise in Cancun, Mexico and performed in a variety of shows in Perth. She has also traveled to LA to train at studios such as Movement Lifestyle, Kinjaz Dojo and Snowglobe and attended SI Dance Camp in 2017.

    Rachel is constantly searching for ways to grow as a dancer so she can build upon her knowledge and skills. As a teacher Rachel is passionate about preserving the joy of dance while building strong technical foundations that equip the students in both dance and life.

  • Miss Grace
    Miss Grace Teacher

    Miss Grace started her dance career at the early age of 2 in Sydney NSW doing tap, jazz and ballet. At the age of 9 she moved to Noosa and continued dancing at To The Point ballet studio. In those years Grace absolutely loved performing on stage in competitions and concerts and performed multiple solos in tap, Jazz and song and dance, taking home a number of accolades & trophies along the way. In grade 10 Grace completed her Certificate 3 in dancing and followed on  to pursue a career in dance at the end of her schooling in year 12, travelling to Australian Dance Performance Institute in Brisbane 5 days a week from Noosa for full time dance. However Graces dream had always been to pursue a career in dance teaching so the following year, she travelled to Sydney to complete her diploma in dance teaching through British Ballet Organisation  (BBO). Grace’s love and passion for teaching continues to grow and she is excited to be a part of Dance Energy in 2018.

  • Miss Max
    Miss Max Administration

    Miss Max has been dancing on the Sunshine Coast since she was 4 years old. She is a Foundation Student at Dance Energy Studios and has undertaken classes in hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, tap and musical theatre over the years. Max has also competed as a member of the Dance Energy Performance Troupe and has loved her role as Student Teacher. In March 2017 Max was thrilled to be given the opportunity of travelling to Melbourne to take part in the Victorian Dance Festival alongside other members of the Dance Energy Family.

    Max was the Dance Energy Performer of the Year in 2013 and received the Dance Energy Spirit Award in 2017.

    Whilst she has a passion for dancing, she also has a passion for organisation and management. She is a high academic achiever and is currently completing Year 11 as well as a Diploma of Business. Miss Max has been part of our Reception Team since 2017 and you can be sure to see her friendly face around the studio during 2018.

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Just amazing. My 5 year old started at Dance Energy in its first year (2013), followed by myself last year, and now my son is joining in on the fun for 2015! Claire is so dedicated to what she does, and it really shows in the way the studio has grown and developed over these past couple of years. I am so grateful to have my family be a part of this dance school, and to see my children (and me!) develop strength and confidence while doing something so enjoyable!! Thankyou Dance Energy x

Anna – Parent


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