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The Hills Dance Factory provides a fun yet professional environment in which all students receive the very best tuition in Ballet, Tap, Modern Lyrical or Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop & Acrobatics. Classes are available for all levels of dance experience across all ages from Tiny Tots to Adults. Our teachers are fully qualified professionals, who each bring with them a wealth of both teaching & performing experience, whilst always encouraging creativity, passion, self-esteem & a sense of achievement.

Please take the time to browse through our website to find out more about The Hills Dance Factory, alternatively you can visit the studio and have a look for yourself.

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  • Dancers are the athletes of God

    Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
  • To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance.

    Aubry Lynch
    Aubrey Lynch
  • Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.

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    Fred Astaire

meet our team

We are very lucky at The Hills Dance Factory to have a wonderful team of teachers, all of whom bring vast & varied experience, exciting ideas to each class & a great enthusiasm for dance. All of our teachers are fully qualified in their field and are passionate & nurturing in their efforts towards helping your child succeed in and enjoy dance. All of our teachers are very approachable and happy to talk about your childs progress at the appropriate time. For full teacher bio's please CLICK HERE or alternatively just click on the photos below.

Gabriela Koumantakis

Studio Principal

Gabriela Koumantakis (A.R.A.D, BA Dance)
Gabriela has danced since the age of four attending Langshaws and The Newtown School of Performing Arts. After graduating from Newtown Gabriela went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) at the University of Western Sydney.

Gabriela began teaching in 1995 (both Ballet & Jazz) and is trained and fully qualified with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) which is the only internationally accredited Ballet syllabus.

Having danced overseas in France and England, and performing at the Sydney Opera House on many occasions with the Sydney Opera and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Gabriela has put her performance shoes aside to teach.

Continue reading Gabriela's full Bio here

Kylie McKenna

Jazz/Hip Hop/Modern

Kylie McKenna
Kylie has built an impressive international career, working as a Performer, Choreographer and Director.

Kylie’s most recent Credits as a Choreographer and Director include Looney Tunes Live - Internationally, Dinosaur Train Live, Chuggington Live, Nickelodeon Live Events, NBL, AFL, Crown Casino Entertainment Complex, Echelon Productions. ARIA award winners Art VS Science, VIC Gov’s Youth Central Campaign, FOX 8, Future Music Festival, Dance Coach to Rebel Wilson, and has most recently worked as assistant Choreographer on her first Feature Film - 'The Moon and the Sun' starring Pierce Brosnan, to be released in 2015.

As a dancer, Kylie has worked Internationally  for leading artists and brands such as Ricki-Lee Coulter, Todd McKenney, Meatloaf, Human Nature, Snoop Dogg,....

Continue reading Kylie's full Bio here

Peta Anderson

Tap/Irish/Jazz

Peta Anderson
Peta started dancing at the age of 3 in Sydney where she attended the McDonald College of the Arts. After finishing high school she went on to complete a diploma in performing arts at DanceWorld Studios Melbourne.

Highlights of her early career include - dancer at the 2000 Olympic opening ceremony, "Lara Croft" in the Lara croft Tomb Raider show Melbourne, featured dancer in a "Silverchair" filmclip, Sony TVC commercial “Sounds of Spain" Adelaide Fringe Festival. Peta went on to tour with "The Rhythms of Ireland" around Australia and New Zealand, then "Dance of Desire" in China before appearing on Ireland's "RTE" TV program "Dance off" where she was chosen to perform as principal dancer in the show "Noctu", which then went on to perform in New York on Broadway, gaining 2 drama desk award nominations. Whilst in New York Peta studied at “Steps on Broadway" and “Broadway Dance Centre".

Continue reading Peta's full Bio here

Victoria Laird

Tiny Tots

Victoria Laird
Victoria has danced in the Hills District since she was 3 years old, studying all forms of dance including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern / Contemporary & Musical Theatre. Victoria has also completed her Royal Academy of Dance training and is fully qualified with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) which is the only internationally accredited Ballet syllabus.

Victoria has proven herself to be an all round performer. Having been a student teacher at The Hills Dance Factory between 2007 - 2009, 2010 saw Victoria step up into the Teaching ranks working with the Tiny Tot classes as well as helping out with the older Ballet Grades as well as Jazz & Hip Hop classes.

Victoria has been with The Hills Dance Factory from the beginning so we can think of no one better for our youngest students to look up to.

Suzi Ryan

RAD Ballet

Suzi Ryan
Suzi is a professional dance teacher specialising in the Vaganova method with an emphasis on quality and musicality. She has extensive knowledge and experience with all RAD Ballet Grades Pre - Primary to Advanced as well as Open Adult Ballet with a strong emphasis on technique, stretch and conditioning, pointe technique, variations, pas de deux, repertoire and lyrical contemporary.

Suzi has completed an Advanced Diploma in Dance at The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne and has a great deal of both teaching & performing experience, having taught at some of Sydney’s leading schools, including Sydney Dance Company, Newtown School of Performing Arts, Brent St Studios, McDonald Collage to name but a few.

Continue reading Suzi's full Bio here

Jessica Borg

RAD Ballet

Jessica Borg
Jessica has been dancing since the age of 3 attending the Sonja Dene Dance Studios where she gained most of her training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip-hop and Lyrical.

Jessica pursued full-time training for 2 years and received the opportunity to competing in the Youth America Grand Prix, Genee International Competition and tour throughout Europe.

In 2011 Jessica furthered her full-time training at the Vocational Ballet College and Academy Ballet. She then moved to New York City that same year to attend the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School.

After graduating from the school in 1 year, she accepted a contract with the Joffrey Touring Company, NYC. She was a company member for 2 years and had the privilege to travel along the East Coast of America and to Florence, Italy.

Continue reading Jessica's full Bio here

Michelle Reynolds

Acrobatics

Michelle Reynolds
Michelle has been coaching and teaching gymnastic and acrobatics for many years and is a fully qualified Women’s Gymnastics Level 1 Coach & Women’s Gymnastics Level Beginner Judge. Michelle has also obtained her Kindy Gym Certificate and Senior First Aid Certificate. She has completed Bridging, Salto and Tumbling Workshops as well as an Inter - tumbling course.

Michelle has achieved her qualifications through hard work and in return for this work, she has received an ongoing learning experience. I am passionate about my work, the children, and their families. Kindy Gym is my true calling but I also love to teach all forms of gymnastics including acrobatics.

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Classes

THE HILLS DANCE FACTORY OFFERS THE FOLLOWING CLASSES

The Hills Dance Factory offers a number of different styles of dance classes, which have been catered to suit everybody’s various needs. You will receive the very best tuition from our vastly experienced and well-respected teaching team (for more detailed information regarding our teachers, have a look at our teachers page).

We are dedicated to concentrating on technique and ensuring that strong basics are put in place. For this reason we are strong advocates for starting early and experiencing all forms of dance. We believe this will give you a strong foundation on which to build. We also pride ourselves on our interesting & relevant, AGE APPROPRIATE choreography and costumes. We keep up to date with current trends and use the very latest music. To find out more information regarding each style of dance class we offer, please click on the links below.

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Our Studio Space

The Hills Dance Factory operates out of our own professional studios which are located on New Line Rd in Dural (next to Bunnings). We have two fully equipped air-conditioned studios with professional sound systems in both rooms, sprung floors, full size mirrors, barres, as well as a waiting room complete with a shop & kitchette. Parents can have a coffee & read a magazine whilst the kids are in class, and the kids can grab a bite for lunch between classes or a little treat for the way home. Having our own studio space enables us to offer a proper dance environment that just is not possible when dancing in community halls. Students improve greatly when they have a comfortable and safe environment to dance in with things like full mirrors and proper floors to dance on.

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