DE X TRIBE

Introducing our DE.TRIBE for 2017!! 

Last year these 15 dancers showcased their talent as Proteges in our 2016 production of 7 Vices. They’ve now been chosen to become a part of Dance Editorial and represent their dance schools and home cities. As Youth Ambassadors, they are role models within the dance industry and are a part of our ongoing mission to create further opportunities for young dancers.

Our DE.TRIBE represents the cohesion of dance across borders and encourages relationships among all dancers–regardless of their studio.

Meet our DE. TRIBE:

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Name: Airu Matsuda

Dance Style: Hip Hop

Dance Studio Representing: Evolution Performance Centre

 

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I started dancing at the age of 6 where i learnt breakdance. I then started learning hip hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary and tap. I was accepted into the Australian Ballet ITP program for three years, and in that time I appeared in “Coppelia” and “The Silver Rose”. In 2012 I performed with Justice Crew as part of Junior Justice Crew at Reece Mastin’s Show. I am currently in an all boys tap group called “Rhythm Division” and have performed around Sydney with the group.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

I love how Dance Editorial gives everyone an opportunity to obtain knowledge of the dance industry and further their knowledge about the industry. I think it is important in the industry because before we step out into the big world of dance, we can see what lies ahead of us and prepare our selves.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

Three interesting things about me are that I’ve always loved planes and one day i would love to be a pilot or work at the airport. I also love tap and i do not stop tapping, everywhere i go i will be making beats with my feet. Lastly, I have an obsession over Adidas.

 

Check out Airu’s Instagram!

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Name: Alexandra Moore

Dance Style: Dance Hall

Dance Studio Representing: Play the Dance Agency

 

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Alex Moore started dancing when she was three years old and it has been her life every since. She was one of the first students to start at PLAY five years ago and has loved every moment since. Her crew were back -to-back champions at the ACT Hip Hop Championships.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

Dance Editorial I think is awesome because they take the time out to really go around and audition all over the country. In Canberra there aren’t as many opportunities as there are in Sydney and Melbourne as we are so much smaller. But there is so much talent here, so coming here and giving us the chance to showcase and show Australia what we have to offer is truly amazing.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

 1. I hate going to bed. I am a major night owl and always struggle getting to sleep at night. I am always running choreography, choreographing in my head or watching my ultimate dance icons videos. But that means I am definitely not a morning person!

2. Outside dance of course, fashion, makeup and rnb music is a major passion of mine. I have an obsession and I spend way too much money on product and clothes!

3. I am an only child and am best friends with my mum. She is my biggest supporter and always has my back. Plus we share the same love for Chris brown, which is always a bonus.

Check out Alex’s Instagram!

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Name: Cameron Brawley

Dance Style: Hip Hop

Dance Studio Representing: Dance Avenue 

 

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I’ve been dancing at Dance Avenue for 7 years.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

I feel Dance Editorial is an amazing opportunity for young aspiring dancers to introduce them to a full time dancer.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

1. As a kid I broke my arm and I was terrified of going to the hospital instead of crying of pain.
2. When I was younger I looked identical to the main child in home alone
3. Only a few years ago I wanted to be a comedian.

Check out Cameron’s Instagram!

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Name: Clare Billson

Dance Style: Jazz

Dance Studio Representing: Premiere Elite

 

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Clare Billson has been dancing since the age of three in all genres of dance. She has participated in many workshops, had the opportunity to perform in shows and guest performances and has competed in many competitions, including one in LA for the World Championships.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

 I love Dance Editorial because I think its great exposure for young dancers like ourselves! There aren’t many companies that create experiences for performers especially our age. And I love that Dance Editorial lets you know events and auditions coming up.

Q.2. What are some unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

I can pop my lats out and I love Vegemite on Weetabix.

Check out Clare’s Instagram!

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Name: Devante Latorre

Dance Style: Dance Hall

Dance Studio Representing: Dance Technique

 

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I have been dancing for 6 years the first 3 years were once a week casual classes and then the last 3 years I have been able to take up unlimited classes and start eisteddfods and solos which means I train about 30 hours + a week.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

I love Dance Editorial, because it’s so unique in it’s entirety. It’s a brilliant platform for young dancers and accomplished performers to come together and support each other. It’s important because the dance world can be super competitive and lose sight of the reason why we dance, dance editorial reminds us why we do what we do.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

3 things that are funny about me is I have a really bad resting bitch face, I wear lots of rings because I love them and I want more, I have a really strong sense of smell and I can smell things from a mile away.

Check out Devante’s Instagram!

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Name: Gabby Kerr

Dance Style: Dancehall

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I started dancing when I was 3 years old on the central coast, since then I have taken class in all genres of dance developing a great love for every style not just one. I have done troupes, duos and solos all performing very well. I have had many privates with industry professionals such as Morgan Choice. 2015 I moved schools to train in Sydney at Mcdonald College of the performing arts where I won the overall dance soloist senior award. That same year I attended Australian Dance Festival wining the solo from Mitchell Woodcocks class to perform in the prestigious dance around the world competition! This was the highlight of my dance career being able to perform in front of not only amazing dancers but professional choreographers. 2016 I moved to Newtown high school of performing arts whilst starting to attend Brent street, I then started my journey through pre professional and am now awaiting for my journey into the seven vices production.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

Dance Editorial is just purely amazing. Dancing in Australia is quite hard especially for finding information on upcoming dance things and knowing the tricks and news of dancing with all its aspects. Dance editorial provides the dance community to interact and know what is happening in the dance community. I personally believe dance editorial provides a safe place for young aspiring dances to build on confidence and not be scared of failure, they provide aspiring dances to grow and learn from the best of the best and develop a family through dance.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

I want to learn to Salsa Dance
I smell my food a lot
I eat the skin of a kiwi fruit

Check out Gabby’s Instagram!

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Name: Georgia Evans

Dance Style: Hip Hop

Dance Studio Representing: Capital Dance Studios

 

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Georgia Evans has danced since the age of four. She trains everyday of the week and loves dancing hours on end. She has even travelled to Las Vegas for the World International Hip hop Championships.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

Dance Editorial is great for our community because it showcases talents from all around Australia and also brings the dance community together. This helps dancers careers change for the better.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

So I asked my friends… Apparently I am obsessed with Snapchat (that’s probably true), I have a crazy laugh and I love to tell stories (even if no one wants to hear them!).

Check out Georgia’s Instagram!

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Name: Georgina Smith

Dance Style: Hip Hop

Dance Studio Representing: Dance Central

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Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

I love that Dance Editorial is giving so many young dancers a chance for new experiences and to do a professional paid job, things like this rarely ever come around for Canberra dancers, and words can’t describe my appreciation to Dance Editorial for creating a basis for young dancers to start a professional career.  I think Dance Editorial is so important for the Australia dance industry because it helps our community come together to grow as one.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

I have an obsession for lipstick watches, my morning routine when I was younger was getting on top of the car to sing and dance, even if the neighbours were watching and my favourite TV show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

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Check out Georgina’s Instagram!

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Name: Indi Nancarrow

Dance Style: Contemporary

Dance Studio Representing: Premire Elite

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As of 2015, Indi Nancarrow has danced with Premiere Elite as a soloist and group performer competing at eisteddfods between Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney – 7 VICES will be just the beginning of her dance career.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

I love that Dance Editorial is combining local talent to create new and exciting ideas! It’s so great for young, aspiring dancers to have encouragement, inspiration, direction and opportunity to further individual careers & the industry as a whole

Q.2. What are some unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

I am part of a big family, being one of 8!

Check out Indi’s Instagram!

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Name: Kiarrah Williams

Dance Style: Jazz

Dance Studio Representing: Elite Dance Studio

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Kirrah Williams started dancing at the age of three. She joined Elite Dance Studio Canberra in 2013 where she was trained in a variety of styles. She does regular public and corporate performances around Canberra and attends workshops in both Sydney and Canberra. In 2015 Kiarrah and her crew competed in the World Supremacy Battlegrounds finales in Brisbane.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

What I love about Dance Editorial is how they are out to inspire all dancers. It is very important for the dance industry as it brings the Australian dance community together as one. Dance Editorial is encouraging dancers to get motivated and follow their dreams. Dance Editorial is motivating us dancers to push for our goals and be the best we can be.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

I dance in the kitchen all the time! ( I dance everywhere to be honest).
Being the baby girl out of three brothers has taught me to grow up tough. Mum and dad always thought I’d be a Tom Boy, but I am the complete opposite!

Check out Kiarrah’s Instagram!

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Name: Kyra Johnson

Dance Style: Hip Hop

Dance Studio Representing: Dance Energy

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Kyra Johnson has been dancing for the last twelve years and has won many solos. Her favourite style of dance is hip-hop although she is trained in many different styles.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

Dance Editorial is such an amazing experience for young dancers wanting to shine. This is such an amazing way to have a young dancers career change forever.

Q.2. What are some unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

I love to surf, I’m crazy obsessed with hip-hop and I want to be apart of the Royal Family when I am older.

Check out Kyra’s Instagram!

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Name: Luella Hogan

Dance Style: Hip Hop

Dance Studio Representing: Q2DANCE

 

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I started dancing at the age of 3. I took up Ballet, Jazz and Tap at Brent St at the age of 5 and then at the age of 7  I was selected for a Hip Hop performance group at Q2 Dance. I have been dancing at Q2 Dance for 6 years now and have built my resume with an abundance of exciting achievements, such as national first places and TV segments.
Some of which include:
1. National title winner for contemporary and lyrical 2015
2. National title winner Jazz u12 2014
3. National title winner for hiphop 2016 – this was a huge achievement for me as my previous dance school didn’t offer any hiphop genres, which numerous were included in my routine e.g. whacking, dance hall, house, locking and such
4. AUS & NZ Top 3 Dancer of the year
5. Filmed an episode for Saturday Disney with Candice Dixon (TV host)
6. Shot an episode for a new kids show on channel go called crunch time
7. On the Morning Show On 7 dancing with Janet Jackson’s dancer ‘Alexandra Carson’
8. 1st place battlegrounds Australia 2012
9. 1st national champion for contemporary duo
10. Starred in a concept video choreographed by Sarah Vai

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

What I love about Dance Editorial is that they celebrate and support each other and appreciate each other’s accomplishments and the hard work it takes to succeed. Dance editorial is important for our industry as through their courses and production, they strive to empower women in the industry as well as in the wider community, and they aim to provide work for dancers and choreographers all over Australia.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

Unusual – I have five dogs… Yes, 5 dogs!
Interesting – I have two mums, Nicole and Q2 Dance founder Shannon Hsu.
Funny – I took a liking to dog food at the age 3 years old… I mean I have a lot of dogs… What do you expect…??

Check out Luella on Instagram!

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Name: Naomi Fetherson

Dance Style: Jazz

Dance Studio Representing: Premiere Elite

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Naomi Fetherson has been dancing since she was three years old in all styles of dance. She has competed at various competitions, qualifying for the last three years in National competitions for jazz, lyrical and contemporary.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

 Dance Editorial is important for the dance industry as it uses dance as a platform to support and highlight important issues in our society such as ending violence against women. It is also somewhere I can go to learn about the dance industry and the latest news as well as being a source of inspiration to encourage young dancers to make the most of opportunities.

Q.2. What are some unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

I really enjoy the challenge of improvisation, I play soccer and love horse riding. I like to crack my knuckles.

Check out Naomi’s Instagram!

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Name: Shania Rae

Dance Style: Dance Hall

Dance Studio Representing: Village PA Central Coast

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Shania Rae took her very first class when she was two years old. Last year she won two scholarships to Pulse on Tour New York and Star Power Dance Competition, she even toured around Australia and performed on a cruise ship. Now she studies dance Fulltime at the Village Performing Arts.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

Dance Editorial is a very inspiring for all dancers out there! It is extremely important to our dance community as it is educating all dancers around the world! I admire the continual support for young dancers.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

I want to travel the world inspiring young dancers,

Check out Shania’s Instagram!

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Name: Talia Godfrey

Dance Style: Hip Hop

Dance Studio Representing: Q2DANCE

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I started dancing at ED5 when I was fours years old, I then moved to Q2 where I found the genre that suits my style. This was proven when I achieved second place in jazz for a solo at the Showcase Nationals in the 14 and under category. I have also been partnered with an amazing dancer for duos, Luella Hogan, we have placed and won many hip hop and jazz eisteddfods and competitions. I also recently completed the Dance Editorial Pre Professional Course. I have been blessed with the number of fabulous teachers that have taught me including Alexandra Carson.

Q.1. What do you love about Dance Editorial and why is Dance Editorial important to you?

Dance Editorial emphasises that it’s not all about the dancing and steps it’s an industry filled amazing talent, diverse elements and celebrating the people, the creative and the opportunities. Dance Editorial encompasses the whole world of dance.

Q.2. What are 3 unusual, interesting or funny things about you?

Some interesting things about me include that I LOVE baking, my nickname is Monkey, I have 3 younger siblings and the most important thing to me is family.

Check out Talia’s Instagram!

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