Cheryl Warwick - STC, RAD TC DIP. (Honours)

Cheryl first opened her dance school in 1986. To date she has trained many young boys and girls and assisted them to move on to successful careers in the dance industry. Many have successful stage careers, have joined ballet companies and are outstanding dance teachers both locally and internationally.

Cheryl learnt RAD classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, tap, character, and drama. She trained fulltime under the expertise of many prominent teachers such as Tanya Pearson, John Byrne, Ann Fraser, and Prudence Bowen. Cheryl also danced with The Sydney City Ballet, before being offered a scholarship at The McDonald College.

Whilst at The McDonald College, Cheryl completed her 2 Unit HSC course, The Art of Classical Ballet, for which she received first place.

Cheryl auditioned and was accepted in the inaugural Student Teachers Course held at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in Sydney. This was the first course of its kind held by the RAD and became the foundation for further teacher training courses held by the RAD. She received tuition from many successful teachers and examiners from around Australia, as well as from London. Cheryl completed this exam as well as her Teachers Certificate for which she received Honours.

She holds her RAD Teachers Diploma, and pursues further training regularly. She is also a registered Mentor for the Teachers Certificate program, helping to mentor other teachers in their pursuit of teaching qualifications.

Nicole Pank trained originally at Central Coast College of Dance for 8 years; then At CWDA for all RAD Vocational Ballet Exams, and in jazz, modern, contemporary for 12 years. Nicole holds her RAD Advanced Certificate.

Danielle Kelly- Trained at CWDA for 18 years in RAD ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern and tap. Holds her RAD Advanced Foundation certificate. Danielle completed the Dance HSC course in 2009 recieving a final score of 94, and was also nominated for Call back. In 2011 she was part of the council funded arts program 'Dance Moves the Central Coast' as a performer in original works created by local choreographers. Danielle is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Hannah Crawley - At 24 years of age, Hannah has been studying and training many styles of dance since she started at Cheryl Warwick's Dance Academy when she was 4 years old. She has had extensive training in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop.

Studying under Dr. John Mullins, Hannah explored her love of teaching and choreography in a Bachelor of Dance Education at the University of New South Wales. During her studies she was lucky enough to train under some of the most prevalent and distinguished choreographers in Sydney.

In 2010 Hannah was fortunate enough to be offered a 6 month contract to dance in Bollywood films. At the completion of her dance contract, she was offered to lengthen her stay in India to work exclusively as the assistant choreographer to Bollywood heavyweight Ahmed Khan.

Hannah, is still an active student of all styles of dance and is taking classes regularly in Sydney.

Emily Gale- Has trained as a gymnast since the age of 4 and has been dancing at CWDA since the age of 11. 

During Emily's many years of gymnastics she has competed all around Australia and received many titles. The most significant, being named NSW vice team captain for 2013 and receiving a gold medal at the Australian National Championships. Emily also holds her accreditation for gymnastics coaching.

As well as gymnastics, Emily has also been very involved in dance and has trained in the areas of jazz, contemporary, hip hop and technique classes. She also completed dance as one of her subjects during the course of the HSC with a very high score.

Amy Miller has trained at CWDA for 15 years in RAD ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern and tap. As well as receiving distinction for all ballet exams taken from Primary to Advanced Foundation she also was given a 94 for her HSC dance course in 2010 with two call back nominations. 

Amy has been a committed dancer from an early age travelling to Melbourne for many years to attend The Australian Ballet Summer Schools, as well as solo Eisteddfods from the age of six. In 2013 Amy studied Fashion Marketing in Milan, Italy and is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Communication majoring in Public Relations at The University ofNewcastle.

Emilie Yeates began her dance training at the age of five. She attended Vogue Dance Studio, Friction Dance Co. and Instyle Performing Arts in Sydney. 

During this time Emilie has had extensive training in jazz, R.A.D ballet, contemporary, lyrical & musical theatre, whilst specialising in Glenn Wood Tap. Over the years she has been involved in
many of Glenn’s tap workshops and teacher’s workshops.  Emilie has also participated in masterclasses held by Nathan Sheens, a former member of the 'Tap Dogs’.

In 2011, she completed her GWT exams, with a score of 99/100. Emilie has 4 years teaching experience in Sydney dance schools before starting at CWDA.

ASSISTANT TEACHERS:- Cassie Fuller & Ella Sbrugnera