Mia De Vries & Amanda Ackerman

Stars of Wollongong

Mia and Amanda / The Fox & The Hair / The Secret Fox Education

Mia says she’s always been the one that has minded the drinks and handbags BUT never made it to the dance floor…. Not for long! 

Mia is a local Hair Wizard from The Fox & The Hair and runs livestream education through The Secret Fox. She says owning a small business makes you good at finding solutions, but cancer is one problem that she wants to do something about. She knows all too well there’s no quick fix and people need loads of support. Mia lost her Dad  to cancer when she was a child and recently lost her brother in law at just 47 years of age. 

Dancing with Mia is her salon wing woman Amanda Ackerman - here's the thing, Amanda can dance, Mia can't!  

Massive thank you to Miss Tarah  from TJS Dance Academy for taking on the challenge to teach us our routine! And a massive thank you to YOU for your support - let's face it! We are gonna need all the help we can get! LOL

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Meet Tarah... Our Dance Teacher


Tarah has been training in Performing Arts from the age of five in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical and Demi Character. She completed her HSC through distance education at the Brent Street Talent Development Academy, receiving a mark of 92 in her HSC dance. In 2013 she completed her Certificate IV in full-time dance at Brent Street, and at 17 she was asked to be represented by the top agent in Sydney “Jeep Management”. Tarah was accepted and is enrolled with the Royal Academy of Dance to complete her Certificate in Ballet Studies in 2021. 

 Tarah has worked actively as a professional dancer for the past 8 years working for the top choreographers in Australia. As a performer her credits include dancing  for artists such as: DUA LIPA, RICKY MARTIN, JESSIE J, KYLIE MINOGUE, JAMES ARTHUR, REDFOO, DANNI MINOGUE, JESSICA MAUBOY, VERA BLUE, SAMANTHA JADE, HILARY DUFF, CONRAD SEWELL, PEKING DUK, AND THE INXS SHOW
Just recently she has been selected as a dancer in Baz Lurmans new movie about Elvis Presley ‘Kat King’ due to film in December. She has been a dancer on The Voice Australia for the past 5 years, also performing regularly on X Factor, Australia’s Got Talent, SYTYCD Top 40, Dance Academy 1,2 and 3, Puberty Blues (featured role season 2 Mello Yello Model), and been a main dancer in James Arthur’s music video (You Deserve Better), Samantha Jade’s film clip (Sweet Talk), Redfoo’s music video (Let’s Get Ridiculous), Carmad’s music video (On Fire), and has performed at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week twice. 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Dianne Richardson

All the best with your dance routine. Make sure you enjoy yourself.



Go girls make us proud


Grace De Vries Velanoski

Goodluck Mia I know you will do an amazing job. So proud of you and I know dad and Rob will be so proud of you.


Salon Kiin

Good luck!! Sounds like a blast!! Love Maria xx


Nora And Andres



Lucy Hunt

YASSSS Dancing Queens!!! So proud of you two putting yourselves out there and for such an amazing cause!!!


Kirstie & Brett Stafford

Go Team🌻


Alex Blake

Hey Mia - you will be amazing. Lots of love, Alex.


Susan Phillipson

So excited to hear about it all Mia and Amanda


Kat Hayek

Go Fox Ladies !!! 🦊


Jonce, Dana, Sylvia And Suzi Goreski

You are both beautiful hearted ladies


Joseph Jaque

I can’t wait to see more spirit fingers 👐


Ashley Seisun


Sharon Behl-shanks

Hair team is the dream team. I feel a win coming on ...


Nadine Melinz

Cannot wait to see you two shine 🤗🤗


Ty Trinh

Goodluck! Such a good cause.


Emma B

Have fun & good luck !😉



Good luck!!



You will kill it! 💕


Maria Luisa Weinert

Goodluck Mia, such a beautiful thing to do. From Maria and Michael Weinert.


Kat Korlimbinis

Good luck Mia and Amanda! Love Kat


Inka Ackerman

Good luck


Emily Harding


Kate Smith

So inspiring Mia! Something I know takes you way out of your comfort zone, and something I could never do! All for a great cause! Good luck!


Holly Sassall

Rip s**t up!!!!! Go you!!!!


Anne Harding


Renata Bruynzeel

Go girls!


Liz P


Samantha Conridge

Goodluck ladies. I’m sure you will be amazing 🤩


Aimee Mancini

Good luck girls. There's definately enough sass between the two of you to rock a stage! 💃💃


Phil Ackerman

Best of luck Mia


Laura May


Madison Neal

My girls!!!!!


Catherine Jakobsen

Goodluck ladies!


Suzy Stroemer

What a beautiful thing you are doing Mia. Lots of love to you all from the Stroemer’s xx


Amy Hains




Jayden Veljanoski



You got this 💃🏻


Danica Krcoski


Anastasia Korlimbinis

Good luck girls!


Janice Venables

Good luck!!!


Annie Marquez

Goodluck Mia