ABOUT US

OUR TEACHERS

Our teachers are professional and appropriately experienced performing artists and educator. Their aim is to provide a caring, supportive, fun and positive learning

environment while supporting individual creativity and utilising the benefits of a safe and professional dance practice.

OLIVIA CHAMOUN

Singing & Musical Theatre Teacher at Diakosmos Dance Academy

Olivia is a Melbourne based musician and vocal teacher in her final year of a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Voice) at Monash University. Olivia was awarded the prestigious ‘Monash University Jazz Music Scholarship’ at the beginning of 2018, upon entry into her course. Her musical knowledge extends across both classical and contemporary genres, as she also has AMEB certificates on classical piano and classical flute, and performance experience in musical theatre. As well as music, Olivia has a passion for theatre, and spent her final years of high school studying the art of theatre through undertaking VCE Theatre Studies. Olivia is dedicated to creating a positive learning environment for all of her students, and believes in the importance of targeting individual learning needs. She has experience in working with children with special needs and aspires to encourage inclusiveness in her classes. Above all, Olivia aims to guide her students in their vocal and musical development to reach their full potential, and to ensure that through this process, her students are building self confidence and experiencing the joy that music brings. 

Laura started her dance career at Diakosmos at the age of 5.

 

She was invited to join our prestigious Student Scholarship program and became a respected leader in our school.

 

Laura is now an Assistant Teacher and is a valued member of our team.

 LAURA FYFFE

Assistant Teacher at Diakosmos Dance Academy 

EMMA MCDONNELL 

Ballet Teacher at Diakosmos Dance Academy 

Emma was an aspiring ballet teacher from day one, with her ballet teachers always standing out as her number one idols, she had her heart set on imparting her knowledge to future ballerinas. With this in mind Emma has experience in a variety of ballet and dance syllabus, styles and schools. After completing her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet exams until age 14, Emma was introduced to Cecchetti ballet for her Grade 6 exam when she fell in love with the new, exciting style.
In 2010, Emma was accepted into the full time ballet and contemporary program at The Legat School of Dance in Sussex, England. Emma progressed tremendously during this time absorbing all that she could from the new teachers and guest teachers the school kindly selected to broaden the students’ horizons. In 2012, Emma returned to Sydney to complete high school, where she attended Redlands Ballet and Dance Academy, and was taught by highly regarded teachers, including Kim Trainor and Joshua Consandine, and completed Contemporary dance for the HSC exam.
In 2014, Emma proceeded onto University completing a Bachelor of Event Management. During this time she began her Cecchetti Associate studies, completing her Status exam in September 2018. Emma has been honoured to implement the Cecchetti Ballet syllabus into 2 dance schools in 2017 and 2018, one of which was the initiation of ballet into the timetable.
Emma relocated to Melbourne at the beginning of 2019 and has since taught in a variety of recreational and competition schools, assisted examiners at Cecchetti Convention, and commenced her studies towards her next two Cecchetti status exams.

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OUR DANCE STUDIO IN MELBOURNE

St James Parish Centre

4 Newcastle St

Thornbury, VIC

3071

0413 999 845

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We have students from North Melbourne, Preston, Ivanhoe, Brunswick, Clifton Hill, Northcote, Darebin, and Thornbury

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