Miss Keli has been dancing for over 30 years both here in Brisbane and in Melbourne. She has studied various styles of dance including – Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Flamenco and more. Developing her love for teaching at a young age she opened Rising Star Dance (Rising Star
Performance Academy) in 2006 to give local children their chance to dance.
There is nothing better as a teacher than watching your students grow and improve as dancers over the years.
Rising Star Dance is a family run studio with Miss Keli’s husband Darren seeing helping throughout the studio (handyman wise not teaching classes) and their daughters Amee and Kacie as well.
Keli’s parents Brad and Joyann are also heavily involved with RSD so you will see them around throughout year also.
We welcome you to our Rising Star Dance family and can’t wait to share our love and passion for Dance with you all.
Kirsti has extensively trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, and Tap since the age of 2. In 2014, she completed her BFA in Dance with Distinction. Kirsti is currently studying a Master’s of Teaching; bringing a wealth of knowledge for current dance education standards and practices. Kirsti has been part of the Rising Star Dance family for 5 years and loves teaching students in a positive, fun, and supportive environment which Rising Star Dance provides.
“I love sharing my passion for dance with my students every time I come into the studio. I wish to enrich their lives through dance the way it has enriched mine.”
Miss Bianca is currently in her second year of full time dancing where she studies ballet, modern jazz, hip hop, contemporary, acting and signing. Bianca has been apart of Rising Star for 14 years where she started as a student from the age of 5. Bianca now teaches our teens in the styles; hip hop and lyrical/contemporary. She loves to share her knowledge and passion for dance with her students in a fun and positive environment, and to see them grow in movement, knowledge and the love for the art.
Miss Sophie has been dancing for 14 years, starting at the age of 5 when rising star dance opened in 2006. Over the years she has trained in styles such as; jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, lyrical and more. From when she began her journey at the studio her love for dance has only grown. She now teaches our minis jazz and ballet class on a Saturday morning, and says her favourite part is seeing there vibrant smiles walk through the door and excitement towards the class ahead. It is a joy to watch them improve their dance skills throughout the years.
Owain is a Brisbane based Dancer who discovered dance at a young age.
Owain trained at Julie-Ann Lucas school of dance. There he spent almost all of his time dancing, singing and acting his way though high school and into Raw Companies full time dance program in 2015. At Raw Owain’s mind was opened even further to the world of dance. As well as studying styles he already had done before like musical theatre and tap Owain was exposed to new things things like nutrition, flamenco, salsa & aerial arts. After full time Owain was offered a teaching and performing job with Raw and has been working professionally in the industry since then.
Owain has performed in every capital city in Australia, been on international tours to both Canada and the USA with the show “Raw Metal” and in 2017 was lucky enough to go on tour around QLD with the show “Untapped” which finished at Brisbane’s QPAC theatre. Owain has worked with professional artists and companies such as, Timomatic, the Brisbane Broncos, bullets and Lions, Movie-world, isagenix and many more.
Owain is still excited and enthusiastic about his job and loves to spread his energy and knowledge to anyone and everyone he can.