Our Teachers

Angela Brown

Angela has a passion for dance and is trained in all styles of dance - Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, and Theatre Dance. She pursued a career in dance by becoming a fully qualified and professionally trained dance instructor at the age of 15. Opening her own dance studio here on the Central Coast at just 19 years of age.

Angela’s main goal was to inspire and motivate young people through dance. She believes strongly in continued learning and these days she now teaches classes at Onshore Fitness.  This is Angela’s 3rd year as part of Stars of the Central Coast.

Angela will be partnered with Deb Davies for a Bollywood Routine!

Emily Fox

Emily is a 23-year-old local dancer from the Central Coast who has been dancing since the young age of 2 and has oved it ever since! In 2020 and 2021 Emily completed two years of fulltime dance training at Village Nation in Alexandria which included attaining her Diploma of Musical Theatre. Emily has performed in a variety of professional dance gigs including recently working on a professional dance contract in Singapore. Emily is currently studying to become a primary teacher and also teaches dancing at various studios on the Central Coast. Emily is also featuring in the upcoming Gosford Musical Society production of the Wizard of Oz! Emily says that she is honoured and excited to be choreographing for this amazing event for such an amazing cause, and we are delighted to welcome her to the dance family.

Emily will be choreographing and performing a Lyrical routine with her star, Kelley Seaton!



Nicole Seggie

With 15 years’ experience and training, Nicole has taken Central Coast dancers to the next level. Transforming their abilities to include the highest level of technique and acrobatic skills. Nicole trained in full-time dance for 2 years, pursing a professional dance contract in India. Former owner of Elite Studios and Studios Co Ordinator, Nicole recently launched Compass Dance Acro a program focused on enhancing strength, flexibility and acrobatic skills in dancers. She is also the co-founder of the Upskill training program, a program that elevates dancers to new heights with a weekly flexibility, strength, technique & acrobatics advancement program.

Nicole has choreographed musicals and been involved with over 40 productions with Gosford Musical Society, and has often been seen backstage supporting the production of Stars of the Central Coast.

 Nicole performed in Stars of the Central Coast back in 2015 with the highest ever STARS fundraiser, Tim Andrews – helping him raise over $114,000, and leading him through a fabulous Jazz Funk routine!

No matter where you are at, beginner or advanced, Nicole loves helping people learn and achieve new goals.

 We are absolutely delighted that Nicole will be back front and centre on the stage this year, with her star to choreograph and perform a 90’s routine with her star, Ryan Wilson!

Lauren Blomdahl

Lauren moved to Sydney from the Central Coast at 17 years old 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 in Macau.

Lauren has been in TV commercials including Bonds, K-Mart, Cadbury, Woman's Day and Ministry of Sound and danced her way into the movies – Happy Feet and Son of Mask.  She has appeared on the Today Show and Sunrise and Australia's Got Talent with Femme Fatales and has performed at the MTV Awards Australia, Australian Idol Grand 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 alongside renowned artists including PINK, Jessica Mauboy, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Kelly Clarkson and Marvin Priest. She was also a featured dancer in music videos for Australian musicians.  Lauren now loves and has so much fun giving back all of her knowledge and experience through her passion for teaching and choreography and is looking forward to what Milk has in store for 2024!

Lauren was part of Stars of the Central Coast in 2021 and we are delighted to have her back this year to choreograph and perform a STREET routine with her star, Amy Michael!



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 16. Over the last 11 years as a choreographer, Lara has taught classes from the Central Coast to the Mid North Coast and is currently choreographing her second musical with Gosford Musical Society. Lara’s professional career started as a TV Reporter with NBN News, and Lara is about to take a big leap into events to take up a new role as an Event Manager for JC Entertainment & Events (keeping it in the dance family) ?

Lara 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. Lara joined our dance family in 2021 and brings a fantastic positivity and energy to our professional dance team!

This year, Lara will be partnered with star Gary Burns to perform a JAZZ routine!

Lauren Miller

Meet Lauren! Lauren has been dancing since she was 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 27 years, Lauren has performed in musical theatre with Gosford Musical Society and has choreographed blockbusters such as Chicago, A Chorus Line, Hairspray, Mary Poppins, Shrek - The Musical just to name a few. She is currently choreographing The Wizard of Oz with her fellow Stars teacher, Lara Coffey.

Lauren lost her father to cancer 19 years ago and is so honoured to be a part of such a great cause yet again.

Lauren has been a part of our dance family for many years, bringing amazing routines to the stage year in year out, and this year, she will be partnered with Dr Kelly Needham to perform a Broadway routine!


Mariah Sumner

Mariah Sumner has been a passionate dancer for almost 18 years and an even more dedicated teacher. She has recently opened her own dance company right here on the Central Coast SASS Dance Company. Mariah wants her dance company to be somewhere all dancers can come to not only dance but embrace their confidence and own their sass. As well as teaching and running her own company, Mariah works as a Dance educator through NSW primary schools. She 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 goes towards such an amazing cause.

Mariah has been a part of our dance family for many years and we are delighted to have her back in 2024, choreographing and performing a 00's routine with her star, Josh Rose!

Neville Williams-Boney

Neville Williams-Boney is a proud Wiradjuri man from Wagga Wagga. Neville has pursued his love of performing since the age of 15. He is a 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 has been involved in Stars of the Central Coast for 3 years, taking our the winning trophy twice already!

Kate Kelly

Kate has been involved in Stars since it’s very first year, winning People’s Choice award twice. After a living overseas, missing out on the 10-year spectacular and having serious FOMO, she is back.

Kate works as a Training Facilitator at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, training staff to assist with increasing the quality of life of the individuals they support. Kate’s passion for working in disability sparked when she was a dance teacher, teaching classes for children with autism.

Dance is such a huge part of Kate’s life. She has danced her way through her career from disability support worker, dancing around the house with her clients, to now dancing with her students to break up long sessions in class. 

Kate loves her dance family and can’t wait to be a part of Stars again, and we are so happy she is back.

Kate will perform a Musical Theatre routine with her star, Leesh Cunningham!

Kim Wahana

Kim started training in dance at the age of 7 and choreographed and performed on the stage of the Laycock Theatre and danced at state level during her school years. Kim carried through with sharing her passion for dance by teaching dance fitness for over a decade.

Outside of dancing, Kim had a 16-year career at NAB Head Office and now works locally in the Aged and Ability Care Industry at Home Instead - scheduling in the in-home care and companionship services for those in need.

Having lost her grandfather and her best friend to cancer and Kim’s own personal journey, Kim is very passionate about contributing to such a wonderful cause is so honoured and excited to return to the stage and be part of Stars of the Central Coast again in 2024.

 Kim has been a part of our dance family since 2020 and we love having her!  This year, Kim will be performing a Hip Hop routine with her star, Daniel Drysdale!


Kara Sheenan

Meet Kara the owner of Onshore Fitness. Kara started dancing at the age of 4 at Dance Power on the Central Coast. She then journeyed to Sydney to train at Ed5 International to receive her Cert IV in Dance, and then at Lee Academy where she received her Cert IV in Dance Teaching Management, Diploma of Dance, and an Advanced Diploma of Elite Performance. She then trained and received her Cert III & IV in Fitness / Personal training at TAFE NSW and recently completed her Mat Pilates certification. To top it off, she is also a former gymnastics coach at Kimnastix. Kara has been lucky enough to have performed around the world in many professional shows and corporate and commercial events, working with many artists and choreographers.

She was a Finalist on Australia’s Got Talent and lead dancer in Le Freak the Forbidden Fruit. She has also danced in the Australian Dance Festival, the Peter Allen Tribute Show, Destroy the Disco, Spanglish, and the Mardi Gras. Furthermore, she has danced at Fox Studios, Luna Park Las Vegas, the Crown Jewel in China, the Prudential Singapore awards, Stan Australia, the Sun kitchen grand opening, the Usain bolt debut, SLPL Sri Lankan Cricket, Bollywood, Hong Kong Disney, Avenue of the stars, The Hilton, and the International Convention Centre, just to name a few.

Kara has had some time behind the screen as an actress and stunt double too, appearing on Home and Away, Thor, and Poker face. She was lucky enough to work alongside international and Australian stars Natalie Portman, Mark Wahlberg, Richard Reid, Russell Crowe, Daniel McPherson, and Patrick O’Connor. Her passion is to educate and empower through fitness and wellbeing, with a positive and healthy outlook.

This is Kara's 2nd year as part of our dance family and we just adore her! This year she will choreograph and perform a 80's routine with her star, Dr Andrew Sproll!

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