Teachers

Isabelle Ryan

Isabelle trained in all aspects of dance from a young age. She danced professionally in musical theatre and television over a period of 15 years, dancing in shows such as Funny Girl, No No Nanette, Promises Promises, Irene, The Black and White Minstrel Show, The Wiz, just to name a few.

Isabelle went on to teach professional actors in both jazz and tap. At that point she realised her passion lay in teaching tap and she started teaching adult beginners….the rest is history. She has been successfully running her own school since 1980.

Along with running her own school, Isabelle has also taught at many other dance schools including the Victorian College of the Arts (Dance and Drama), Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, National Theatre Ballet School and many more.

Megan Ellis

Megan has trained in tap and jazz dance and has been teaching with Isabelle for 20+ years. After teaching at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (Dance) for over 15 years, Megan resigned her position in early 2013 to explore other opportunities. Megan has also been a teacher and guest assessor at the Victorian College of the Arts Tertiary school and many other dance schools in Melbourne including National Theatre Ballet School, Thelma Williams School of Dance, Bev Palmer School of Dance.

In addition to her training in Melbourne, she has undertaken training in both LA and New York with some renown tappers including Savion Glover, Germaine Salsberg, Shea Sullivan and Lynn Schwab.

Megan has choreographed for television, movies, major events and live theatre. Megan’s passion is in choreography and passing on the art of tap to both adults and children

Markham Gannan

Markham’s professional credits are many and varied, they include: The Australasian Tour of CATS, where he completed his appointment as Assistant Resident Director, Hello Dolly, Me and My Girl, Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Singin’ in the Rain, Dirty Dancing, Fiddler on the Roof, Showboat, Mamma Mia and many many more. Markham has also worked in TV and film including Dein Perry’s feature film Bootmen. Markham was the acrobatics teacher for the prestigious Brent Street Studios and guests as a teacher and assessor for the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (Dance).

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