About Pivot Studio

At Pivot Studio we have experienced,professional, patient,open, motivated,enthusiastic and passionate team with the flexibility to facilitate your experience regardless of ages or level of dance background.

Pivot Studio offers dancers or dance tuitions for functions and fun nights out such as Hens & Christmas Parties, new years eve events, birthday parties, Team building and Corporate events.

We also offer an option for children’s birthday parties.

Private tuition in Wedding Dances, Birthday parties, High school dances & Formals is also available upon request.

Meet Our Teachers

Lija Turner-Carroll

Lija Turner-Carroll

Principal

Principal teacher and co- owner of pivot studio has her own unique style of dance drawing on techniques and training in Afro, Jamaican dancehall, hula, tap, jazz, Latin styles and hip hop. She had performed and choreographed throughout Australia with local and international artists in music videos and live performances, such as Lisa Viola, Afro Moses, LL Bock and Elephantman.

Atalie Wilmoth

Atalie Wilmoth

Lyrical Jazz Instructor

Atalie is a professional singer, choreographer, dancer with over 19 years professional performing experience. Former principal and owner of pivot studio teaches many kids jazz/ballet classes, lyrical jazz, burlesque, funk hip hop and Latin styles.

Atalie has performed nationally and internationally at many prestigious events.

Andrew Burrows "Pep-C"

Andrew Burrows "Pep-C"

Hip-Hop Instructor

Pep-C is a singer, songwriter from Newcastle. With a mixture of his wild creativity & passion for music, movement & life Pep-C rolls his skilss as an entertainer into one bundle to create his unique sound and style.

As a young boy Pep-C was introduced to the hip hop scene as a B-Boy and learnt his performance skill through breakdancing, it transitioned into entertaining as a dancer.

Kelsea Winfield

Kelsea Winfield

Jungle Body Instructor

Kelsea has been dancing since she could walk – in fact, she prefers to dance than walk. Her favourite styles are burlesque, hip hop, heels, twerk with a sneaky bit of musical theatre – just for fun! Kelsea studied dance in her HSC, won the RAW division in Rock Eisteddfod, performed with local theatre groups and choreographed routines to suit varied dance levels. Over the past few years, she has lived in England and traveled parts of the US to broaden her skills and culture of dance. Kelsea enjoys seeing the improvement of dance skills and the boost of confidence in all of her students. She has also just started her own business called The Genuine Tribe to empower everyone to be their true selves.

Mary-Anne Hawson

Mary-Anne Hawson

Hula Hips Instructor

Mary-Anne has a Tongan, Welsh background . She has  been dancing different styles of Polynesian dancinjg since the age of 5.

She started to focus on Hula as she entered her late teens, when she began to educate people around Polynesian Culture and how Hula is the telling of stories. Your hips are the ocean, your core is the foundations and your hands gently tell the story.

Debra Rodrigues

Debra Rodrigues

Circus/Aerial Instructor

Debra has 20yrs experience teaching over 3000 students in youth and adult amateur and professional circus and drama companies, festivals and arts programmes.  She specialises in coaching circus conditioning, single static, swinging and dance trapeze, aerial web, tissue, tumbling, clowning, hula hooping and stilt walking. She has trained and worked with members of Circus Oz, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Rock n Roll Circus (now Circa), Legs on The Wall and Chinese hand balancers (Lung Bros). She was artistic director/trainer/performer for The Tasmanian Youth Circus, Bliss Family Circus, Triptoe  Trapeze Trio, Horizon Circus (Tasmania), Circus Kabau (Brisbane) and performed at Out of The Box Children’s Festival, National Circus Festival, Woodford and Illawarra Festivals and has toured extensively as a professional hula hoopist, dancer and comedian with The Australian Touring Theatre Company.

Amaury Lafage

Amaury Lafage

Capoeira Angola Instructor

Born in France and grew up in New-Caledonoia Amaury discovered his love and passion for capoeira when he was 18 anad moved to Sydney to further his training in Capoeira Angola with Maetre Roxinho.

Amaury has taught in High schools, community projects to help the youths of Sydney, detentions centres, people with disability, and indigenous schools arouns redfern as a social tool to help individuals.

Hannah Robertson

Hannah Robertson

Instructor

Raquel Hamilton

Raquel Hamilton

Zumba Instructor

Shaye Le Sage

Shaye Le Sage

Instructor

Sarah Rowlando

Sarah Rowlando

Instructor

Emma Lindsay

Emma Lindsay

Instructor

Larisa Jean

Larisa Jean

Instructor