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 runs an Adults dance/fitness business called Onshore Fitness.

Angela will be partnered with Joe Perricone for a Jazz Dance routine.

Brooke Beaven

Brooke has been dancing her whole life and has grown up pursuing her passion for dance on the Central Coast. Being just 18 years old, almost her whole life has been on the stage.

Her love of performing has led her to receive national titles from some of Australia’s leading performing arts competitions. This year, Brooke has been completing her Diploma of Dance at Brent Street in Sydney, intensively training under the country’s most influential choreographers and mentors. She plans on continuing her training here next year focusing on adding to her skill set in all aspects of performing arts. Brooke has been a part of Stars of the Central Coast for several years now, being featured as a backup dancer in a number of performances.

She is so excited and honoured to be able to produce her own routine this year and to continue being involved in such a wonderful cause that means so much to her.

Brooke will be partnered with David Chaffer for a Fusion Dance routine.

Lauren Miller

Lauren has been dancing since the age of three 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 A Chorus Line, Hairspray and Mary Poppins, Shrek to name a few.

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

Lauren will be partnered with Debbie Dickson for and 80’s routine.

 

Neville Williams-Boney

Neville is a proud Wiradjuri man from Wagga Wagga, who 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, whose main dancing styles are Contemporary Dance, Contemporary Indigenous Dance and Musical Theatre.

Neville 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 took away the winners trophy this year for this his moving Indigenous Dance routine with commentator Steve Allan.

Neville will be partnered with Kim Bailey for a Contemporary Dance routine.

Kate Kelly

Kate has been dancing since she was 10 years old, whether it be in the studio, on the stage or on the D-Floor of a night club. She has had a passion for dancing, but an even bigger passion for working with individuals with disabilities.

Kate worked as a support worker for 4 years, mainly assisting adults with Autism and within that time she managed centres on the Central Coast, in the Hunter region and Ryde. She's now a Trainer and Assessor at The Cerebral Palsy Alliance, training staff in Positive Behaviour Support, Person Centred Active Support and Preventing and Responding to Abuse and Neglect.

When Kate is passionate about something, she puts in 110%! She has loved being a part of Stars since its first year in 2014, and has loved being surrounded by people who are so passionate about making a difference. Every year she dances for the people she's lost, and for the people who are fighting. "This year I would like to dedicate my dance to my beautiful Aunty Marie, who recently lost her battle with Cancer." 

Kate will be dancing with Bev Barendse and performing a Burlesque routine.

Kim Wahana

Kim started dance training 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 her passion for dance by teaching dance fitness throughout various gyms over the past decade. 

Outside of dancing, Kim had a 16-year career at NAB 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. 

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. In 2021 Kim and her disco star Mick Morley took out the People’s Choice Award.  

Having lost her Grandfather and her best friend to cancer, Kim is very passionate about contributing to such a wonderful cause is honoured to return to the stage and be part of Stars of the Central Coast in 2022. 

Kim will be partnered with Ben Ziekenheiner for a Hip Hop routine.

Rudy van der Meer

Dancing has been a part of Rudy’s life for longer than he can remember. For the past twenty years, Rudy has performed in musicals, concerts, eisteddfods, and public shows.

Highlights for him were performing at ARL and NRL Grand Finals and at the Sydney Olympic Games Torch Run. Since moving to the Central Coast in 2010, Rudy has performed with GMS in the ensemble of Jekyll and Hyde and Hairspray. Although he is a skilled all-round dancer. 

Rudy has had many wonderful experiences in his time treading the boards, but the best one for him was meeting his wonderful wife backstage after one of his performances.

Rudy will be partnered with Simone for a Tap Dance routine.

Lara Coffey

From a young age, Lara’s passion has always been dancing to a rocking beat. It started with teaching herself hi-5 dances which quickly progressed to her parents enrolling her at Michelle Maree's School of Dance at the age of 7.

Lara is heading into her 10th year teaching jazz/funk, sharing her love for the sport with students between the ages of 6-25. She has spent majority of her life dancing at eisteddfods across the country and remains extremely competitive to this day. When she isn’t dancing, she is at her full-time role - reporting for NBN News. Starting in Taree 3 years ago, she has returned to the place that has her heart, continuing the same role on the Central Coast.

This is Lara’s second year with Stars of the Central Coast and she is completely honoured to be involved in such a beautiful charity event.

Lara will be partnered with Gary Marshall for a Broadway routine.

Chrissele Amarante

Chrissele started dancing Salsa in 2008 and pursued Latin American DanceSport. 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.

Chrissele is thrilled to be involved with Stars of the Central of the Central Coast for her 2nd year!

Chrissele will be partnered with Haydn Thompson for a Latin Dance routine.

Scott Webster

From a young age, Scott Webster had an affiliation for the performing arts and it was only natural for him to begin his career in this direction from higher education, performing on stage to opening Dance @ Nikki Webster. 

Scott has a well-rounded background in teaching and of the performing arts. Over the past years through his other company Procreate Productions Pty Ltd Scott has developed contracts and become AASC accredited with the Australian Sports commission helping to recognise dance as a sport and teaching dance, acrobatics and musical theatre in centres and schools around Aust. 

Scott moved to Perth to acquire his BA in Music Theatre at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2005. Accumulating certificates in managing behaviour for children between the ages of 5-12, behavioural management, workplace behaviour, first aid, OH&S as well as accreditation by the Australian Sports Commission, Scott is thrilled to be able to offer his skills, experience and expertise towards Dance @ Nikki Webster. 

Scott has performed in highly acclaimed musicals and operas with Opera Australia and Gordon Frost including Les MiserablesWitches of EastwickLittle Shop of HorrorsThe Secret GardenChess and La Boheme to name but a few. Working behind the scenes as the event coordinator for the Brewhaha Inner West Youth Week Festival and Strathfield Carols by Candlelight, and producer of the Western Australian production of Three to Tango, Scott has managed to gain a comprehensive understanding of all facets of the performing arts industry. 

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. 

Scott will be partnered with Lara Keogh for a Musical Theatre routine.

Maria Summer

Mariah Sumner has been a passionate dancer for almost 18 years and a 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.

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 goes towards such an amazing cause. 

Mariah will be dancing a 90’s routine with Claire Braund

Krin Bajough

Krin is the founder and director of Latin Dance Sensation, the largest Latin Dance school on the Central Coast.

As a 5 times Australian Salsa Champion, and the only Australian ever to be selected to represent Australia in two divisions at the World Salsa Championships: ‘Couples On2’ and ‘Teams’, he has travelled worldwide competing, teaching and performing in such events as: The World’s Salsa Open Puerto Rico, World Salsa Championships Las Vegas, The West Coast Salsa Congress Los Angeles ,Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand. Nationally, Krin has performed and taught in Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Byron Bay and many more.

Krin will be dancing Salsa with Jen McNamara

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