Our Teachers

Alexa Pobjie

Alexa is a 24 year old Singer/Dancer from the Central Coast and has been trained in Performing Arts since the age of 3. Through her year studying at the Mcdonald College of Performing Arts she was chosen to represent her country at the International Dance Festival in Tianjin, China. After completing High School, Alexa Graduated with a Cert IV in Performing Arts at one of Australia's most well known Performing Arts schools in Sydney and shortly after graduating received a position as a Singer/Dancer with the Norwegian Cruise line where she travelled around Europe Entertaining on Cruise ships.

After returning home Alexa was then offered a job as lead Vocalist in a band and moved to Malaysia to sing in a very well known nightclub in Penang. It was after returning home that she found her true passion for teaching and is now currently owning her own Performing Arts Studio on the coast “FLEX Dance Studios”.

Alexa is so excited to be sharing her passion with us for such a great cause!

Alexa and her stars have taken out the titles of the 2017 and 2019 Stars of the Central Coast!

Kim

Kim started dance classes at the age of 7 and has studied many forms of dance and has choreographed and performed on the stage of the Laycock Theatre throughout her time at school and was selected and danced at state level during her high school years and has carried through with her passion for dance by teaching dance fitness through many gyms over the past decade. Kim works in the Aged Care Industry by day and is a Dance Fitness Instructor by night. Kim is also a proud Mum of two little ones and her Daughter featured the 2019 Stars of the Central Coast show as Dr Apsara Windsor’s mini me as a hip hop dancer. Having lost her Grandfather and her best friend through cancer, Kim is very passionate about contributing to such a wonderful cause. Kim looks forward to returning to the stage and being a part of Stars of the Central Coast.

Kim will be partnered with Mick Morley for a Disco routine

Lauren Miller

Meet Lauren! Lauren has been dancing since a teeny tot and has specialized in tap and jazz but over the years has also dabbled in Latin and pole dancing. For the past 24 years, Lauren has performed in musical theatre with Gosford Musical Society and has choreographed many block busters such as Chicago, A Chorus Line, Hairspray, Mary Poppins and Shrek The Musical just to name a few. Lauren's latest successful accomplishment was being appointed CoDirector for Les Miserable in 2019 which was a complete sell-out. Lauren lost her father to cancer 17 years ago and is so honored to be a part of such a great cause yet again.

Mariah Sumner

Mariah Sumner has been a passionate dancer for almost 18 years and an even more dedicated teacher. Mariah has recently opened her own dance company right here on the Central Coast SASS Dance Company.

Mariah wants her dance company to be a place that all dancers can come to not only dance but to embrace their confidence and their own sass.

As well as teaching and running her own company, Mariah works as a Dance educator through NSW primary schools and is a performing arts teacher at the McDonald College in Sydney. Mariah is super excited to once again be a dancer for Stars of the Central Coast and is very honoured to be taking part in something that raises money for such an amazing cause.

Neville Williams-Boney

Neville Williams-Boney is a proud Wiradjuri man from Wagga Wagga New South Wales. Neville has pursued his love of performing since the age of 15. He is a recent Graduate of NAISDA Dance College and has rekindled a love for his culture and teaching others. Neville Is an Independent First Nations Artist based in Sydney. Neville’s main dancing styles are Contemporary Dance, Contemporary Indigenous Dance and Musical Theatre. He has recently co created his own physical theatre piece here on the central coast, Brutal, with Youth on the Central Coast. He has also performed professionally in Dance Massive with Karul Projects. He has performed in many GMS productions and he has taught many students Dance and his culture all over Australia.

Neville will be partnered with Steve Allan for his Indigenous Dance routine.

Lauren Blomdahl

Lauren moved to Sydney from Central Coast at 17 to study full time performing arts at Brent Street. She then furthered her training a few years later in LA. Lauren has travelled the world as a performer, including becoming a residential dancer at Tokyo Disney and performing in a residential show in The Venetian casino, Macau. Lauren has been in TV commercials including Bonds, Kmart, Cadbury, Woman's Day and Ministry of Sound and danced her way into movides Happy Feet and Son of Mask. She also appeared in the Today Show, Sunrise and Australia's Got Talent with Femme Fatales and has performed at the MTV Awards Australia, Australia Idol Grant Final, the Logies, Fashion Week, Carnival Choreographers ball LA and the opening and closing ceremonies for the Sydney Olympics. Lauren has also had the opportunity to perform alongisde renowned artists including P!nk, Jessica Mauboy, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Kelly Clarkson, and Marvin Priest. Sje was also a featured dancer in music videos for Australian musicians Jessica Mauboy, Israel Cruz, Cassie Davis and Seany B. Lauren now loves and has so much joy giving back all her knowledge and experiences through her passion for teaching and Choreography and is looking forward to what Milk has in store for 2021!

Scott Webster

Scott moved to Perth to acquire his BA in Music Theatre at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2005. Scott has performed in highly acclaimed musicals and operas with Opera Australia and Gordon Frost including Les Miserables, Witches of Eastwick, Little Shop of Horrors, The Secret Garden, Chess and La Boheme to name but a few.

In 2008 Scott focused his full attention to building and opening a performing arts studio with his sister Nikki. Dance @ Nikki Webster has quickly become Australia's Premier performing arts studio with over 1200 students over 3 studios (Erina, Leichhardt, Minchinbury).

2012 saw the expansion of Scott and Nikki’s business as they opened a new dance studio in Erina on the Central coast in January. The new studio has taken the central coast by storm, and is now the home to more than 400 students- learning all the skills to performing as well as the opportunity to gain nationally recognized qualifications (cert I, II, III) in dance and dance teaching whilst attending normal classes.

Scott is very excited to be given the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of people on and off the stage and can’t wait to see the final product of everyone’s hard work and passion.

Scott & Nikki Webster have been amazing supporters of Stars of the Central Coast since its very first year and we love having them as part of our dance family!

Xander Cross

Xander Cross has been performing since the age of 7. Xander began performing professionally in 2013 in the USA WITH “Celtic Fyre” at the award-winning theme park Busch Gardens. He then toured as the Lead Dancer in GFD promotions Dance Masters across Europe, and soon after relocated to Mallorca, Spain to be Lead Soloist in the World Famous, Son Amar. In 2014, Xander was cast in the dance phenomenon Riverdance. He has since toured with the company throughout China, Ireland, Macau, USA and Canada. He has also appeared in the Australia Television series Dance Academy. He has been dancing with the Irish dance production Eireborne since 2015 and has just returned from Zurich, Switzerland on their first European tour.

Lara Coffey

Lara has been dancing since the age of 7 and started choreographing routines at Michelle Maree’s School of Dance in 2013 at the age of 17. In the last year, Lara has been teaching classes on the Mid North Coast after moving to pursue her career as a TV reporter with NBN News. Her style of choice is Jazz and she puts a lot of hard work into giving a fun aspect to her dances. Her love and passion for dance will always be the biggest part of her life. This year is Lara’s first with Stars of the Central Coast and she is honoured to be a part of the amazing cause... and the fun of dancing. Lara will be partnered with Elia Eliopoulou for their Jive performance.

Eliza King

Eliza has been in the Entertainment Industry her whole life. She studied Singing, Dancing, Acting, and Performance throughout her younger years and toured around Australia in various shows and productions. Eliza studied a Bach of music at University and also completed her certificate 3 in full time performing arts.She has spent most of her adult life touring around the world with a highly sought after International band as a lead vocalist, dancer and choreographer. She has performed in various musicals, bands, shows, and events nationally and internationally. In recent years Eliza has been a vocal coach, adjudicator, and choreographer for various schools, productions and events.

Di Dolbel

Hailing from the Central Coast, Di grew up at some beautiful Central Coast Studios and then journeyed on to Sydney to train at Brent Street fulltime. Di's theatre credits include, Oh! What A Night, Grease - The Arena Spectacular the launch for Fame The Msucial in Asia, promotional adverts for Dusty - The Dusty Springfield Musical and performances at the Helpmann Awards. Di was blessed to be cast in Happy Feet, the groundbreaking animated classic feature film directed by George Miller. Over the years Di has been lucky enough to have worked alongside International and Australian industry stars including Cyndi Lauper, Chrissy Amphlett, John Farnham, Oliva Newton John, Tina Arena, Kathy Sledge from Sister Sledge, Caroline O'Connor, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Jade MacRae, Prinnie Stevens, Tiffany Wood, Jimmy Somerville, Thirty Seconds To MArs, Chingy, Israel,Keither Hawley, Julliette Verne, Michael Boyd, Ame Delves, Matt Lee, Kelley Abbey, David Atkins, William Forsythe, Ross Coleman, Trevor Ashley, Sarah Boulter, Sarah Boulter, Shaun Parker, Ant, and Ash from Squared Division and Marko Panzic to name a few. Di has always had a big heart for teaching . She was a student teacher at the age of 14 and has taught dance every year since. Di is decicated to her students and loves helping to cultivate a strong work ethic and appreciation of the entertainment industry culture in the young people she works with. She is very proud to be supporting her star Ben Bradley on his journey with Stars of the Central Coast this year!

Chrissele Amarante

Chrissele started dancing Salsa in 2008 and pursued Latin American DanceSport (ballroom) in 2010 in Coffs Harbour. Her strong passion for dance has led her to learn from and collaborate with experts in their field, teach and perform at events, compete for Australia and be involved in dance and music videos.

Throughout the years, her time training in ballroom, salsa and bachata has led to her winning championships in Australia and overseas. Apart from competing, she is a Latin Dance Instructor at Central Coast Dance where Latin dance classes run 4 nights a week in Erina and once a week in Ettalong, as well as running Latin dance community events and parties on the Central Coast.

Outside of dancing, Chrissele works for Infrastructure Australia during the day; a federal government agency advising government, industry and the community on investments and reform needed to deliver better infrastructure for all Australians.

Chrissele is thrilled to be involved with Stars of the Central Coast to partner Ash Bowden for a Bachata dance routine, choreographed by Krin Bajough. Whilst Krin from Central Coast Dance has been involved for several years with the Stars of the Central Coast, 2021 will be the first for Chrissele. She is excited and passionate to be involved with such a wonderful cause.

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Di Dolbel

Hailing from the Central Coast, Di grew up at some beautiful Central Coast Studios and then journeyed on to Sydney to train at Brent Street fulltime. Di's theatre credits include, Oh! What A Night, Grease - The Arena Spectacular the launch for Fame The Msucial in Asia, promotional adverts for Dusty - The Dusty Springfield Musical and performances at the Helpmann Awards. Di was blessed to be cast in Happy Feet, the groundbreaking animated classic feature film directed by George Miller. Over the years Di has been lucky enough to have worked alongside International and Australian industry stars including Cyndi Lauper, Chrissy Amphlett, John Farnham, Oliva Newton John, Tina Arena, Kathy Sledge from Sister Sledge, Caroline O'Connor, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Jade MacRae, Prinnie Stevens, Tiffany Wood, Jimmy Somerville, Thirty Seconds To MArs, Chingy, Israel,Keither Hawley, Julliette Verne, Michael Boyd, Ame Delves, Matt Lee, Kelley Abbey, David Atkins, William Forsythe, Ross Coleman, Trevor Ashley, Sarah Boulter, Sarah Boulter, Shaun Parker, Ant, and Ash from Squared Division and Marko Panzic to name a few. Di has always had a big heart for teaching . She was a student teacher at the age of 14 and has taught dance every year since. Di is decicated to her students and loves helping to cultivate a strong work ethic and appreciation of the entertainment industry culture in the young people she works with. She is very proud to be supporting her star Ben Bradley on his journey with Stars of the Central Coast this year!