Faculty

Studio Director
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Shannon Riley trained Brooke Henderson Dance Studios and later at Brent Street graduating full-time with a Certificate IV in Performing Arts. Shannon is managed by one of Sydney's leading agencies T & E Management and has been a professional dancer working in the industry since she was 17. Thereafter, Shannon featured in Baz Lurhman's 'The Great Gatsby' and competed as a top 30 contestant on 'So You Think You Can Dance'. Some of Shannon's other credits include being a dancer for Samantha Jade, The Sneaky Sound System, Olivia Newton John, CXLOE, Elen Levon and on tv shows such as Young Talent Time, Australia's Got Talent and The Footy Show. Shannon has performed at Australian award ceremonies such as AACTA and the ACRAS. Shannon made her stage debut as 'Jessie' by touring with Barney the dinosaur in 'Barney's Birthday Bash' throughout Asia. Later Shannon secured an 8 month contract dancing for Princess Cruises. Some of Shannon's TVC credits include ING Bank, Rebel Sportswear, Nokia, Subway, Pizza Hut, Telstra, NRL and Ladbrokes. Shannon is an eager choreographer and teacher who loves passing on her passion and knowledge to her students. 

Jasmin Burns started dancing with Manly Dance Arts Centre when she was 2 years old and continued until finishing her teachers certificate in RAD ballet and in ISTD modern. Jasmin started her career as a professional dancer at the Sydney Dance Company when she was 17. Later, Jasmin secured several professional contracts performing for Opera Australia touring in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, and extended her career internationally in America when she was hired as a dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines. Thereafter, Jasmin also travelled to Thailand with the Di Heaton Dancers and spent many years dancing on the prestigious 'Sydney Showboat'. Jasmin founded Little Feet Dance Classes in 2008 which later evolved into Narrabeen Dance Academy. She continued to build the successful school for 9 years then she sold it to have more time with her 3 children. Jasmin is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dancing and has 25 years experience in providing quality teaching and care for her students. 

Shannon Riley

Louisa Burns 

Bianca Burmeister 

Jasmin Burns 

Poppy Koulouris

Bianca Burmeister was born and raised on Sydney's northern beaches. She begun her dance journey at age 8 training in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet and Technique under the guidance of Brooke Henderson and Shannon Riley. Bianca excelled in her HSC studies at Brigidine College by receiving call backs for all three of her curriculum dance pieces. After finishing her studies Bianca furthered her training by completing full-time at Ettingshausens Pro in 2020 graduating with a certificate IV in performing arts. It was here that Bianca extended in her performing arts training with commercial, ballroom, acting, singing and becoming a triple threat. Bianca has had the pleasure of working with some of the industry's most elite professionals such as Kelley Abbey, Neale Whittaker, Sela Vai, Julian Callion, Lauren Seymour and Sophie Holloway. Bianca shares a passion for choreographing and performing and continues to refine her tools in the industry as a professional dancer. 

Shannon Carter has trained extensively in all aspects of dance since the age of five. In 2014 Shannon was accepted into a part time/full-time performing arts course at Industry Performing Arts run by Jessica Stokes. Thereafter, Shannon completed her full-time training at Brent Street in 2017 graduating with a diploma performing arts. In 2018 Shannon was accepted into the cast of The Dream Dance Company’s 'Show Business' program created by Marko Panzic and Katie Sanchez. Shannon had the opportunity to work closely with elite industry professional choreographers from around the world. Some of Shannon’s credits include; dancing in the Premiers Gala Concert choreographed by Cameron Mitchell, MEA Reboot conference choreographed by Bec Morris and the Myer Beauty Brigade performing in Westfields around NSW. Shannon has a strong passion for choreographing and aspires to continue her training in the industry as a professional dancer.  

Shannon Carter

Louisa began dancing at the age of three at Danielle’s Studio of Dance on the Gold Coast where she studied RAD Classical Ballet. On moving to Sydney, Louisa continued training at North Shore Dance Academy, The Conlan College and Capital Performance Studios in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Hip Hop and Contemporary, competing in Eisteddfods regularly. Louisa studied HSC Dance at Brigidine College, where she found her love for choreographing. Louisa then continued her dance training full time at Brent Street, graduating with a Diploma of Performing Arts in 2018. Some of Louisa's credits include being a dancer and choreographer for Delta Goodrem’s music video 'Billionaire', dancer for Samantha Jade's music video 'Best Of My Love' and Samantha Jade's performance at the Sydney Mardi Gras, dancer for The Diamond Jubilee Event at the ICC and the Sydney Starlight Foundation Event. Louisa has been fortunate to learn from some of the world’s leading choreographers and loves passing on her passion for dance to her students. 

Nicole Bradford 

Nicole Bradford started dancing at a young age and quickly immersed herself in a love of performing arts. Nicole trained at The Elizabeth McGirr School of Ballet in all aspects of dance and later completed her Royal Academy of Dance qualifications. Following her training, Nicole made her broadway debut in the musical production of '42nd Street' at Her Royal Majesty's Theatre. Some of Nicoles other credits include choreographing for 'The Rugby World Cup Coverage' and 'Identification Promo' on channel 7, the 'Big Brother' finale, 'Gym Jam Club' for channel 10 and Bollywood films 'Mr Feroz Kahn', 'Fire of Love', 'Soldiers' and 'Love Challenge'. After Nicole's extensive professional performing career she started her own business 'Bradford Academy of Dance' and successfully ran her studio for 27 years. Nicole has a fun, nurturing teaching background and has now started a new business called 'Movement Dance Therapy' which is designed for rehabilitating people in aged care.   

Poppy Koulouris is a young and ambitious dancer from Sydney’s North Shore. Dance has been a lifelong passion for Poppy, starting from the age of four, she trained at Noth Shore Dance Academy, Bounce and Plie Groove and Shuffle in various styles including Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Hip Hop and Tap. Poppy has continued her journey of dance through her high school studies at Brigidine College and achieved a Band 6 in HSC Dance, as well as being awarded the 'Shane Grieve Award' for her contribution to Dance. Poppy has competed in many Eisteddfods over the years, and this is where she has found her passion for choreography. Poppy is an active professional dancer who is currently performing in Sydney University’s production 'Elemental'. Poppy has also dedicated time volunteering at 'Arranounbai School For The Disadvantage' where she taught children with disabilities how to dance.