Anne Marie - Owner/Choreographer


I have been dancing since i was 4 years old. Starting my career off at Johnny Young Talent School and progressing on to Simone's School of Performing Arts. Studying Jazz & Commercial Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Modern for over fifteen years, I have also completed exams in Tap - A.T.O.D & Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus.

I have been dancing since i was 4 years old. Starting my career off at Johnny Young Talent School and progressing on to Simone's School of Performing Arts. Studying all styles including Musical Theatre and Vocal Training to become an all rounder. I have also completed exams in Tap - A.T.O.D & Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus.

I have been a support act for artist Vanessa Amorossi and performed in various places including Disneyland in Anaheim USA, Workshops in Hollywood USA, Sea World Qld, Movie World Qld, Australia's Wonderland, The Royal Easter Show Homebush, ABC Awards Nights at Civic Theatre, Sydney 2000 Olympics - Field of Play with the Tap Dogs, Cheerleading for the North Sydney Bears, Jim Beam Cheerleading Competition Finals, Australian Dance Idol Finals, Global Dance Convention, Choreography for best routine for the Australian Body Building Champions, Cabaret Show for AV Jenning Homes, Sports Fitness Model Competition Semi Finals, Podium Dancer for Boxing Nights at Newcastle Panthers, Cabaret Shows for "Bastille Night" at The Little Frog Restaurant & Le Chat Noir, Terrigal & also performing at a a number of Shopping Centres including Charlestown Square & Westfield Shoppingtown Tuggerah. I have toured around America in 2010 performing and attending workshops at the best studios that America has to offer. Not to mention an ORAL-B Commerical which was filmed at Stockton Beach, NSW which was broadcasted worldwide back in 2011.

I am a freelance dance teacher, for the last 10 years, teaching most styles ranging from 2 ½ Yrs old to Adults.

In 2009, deciding to further my career, branching out within the Wedding Industry and Dance Industry, i opened Your First Dance Co, which i share my knowledge & expertise across the board. In the recent years achieving:
- WINNER of the "Wedding Services Miscellaneous" Cateogory at the Brides Choice Award Central Coast 2016;
- WINNER of the "Dance Studio" Cateogory at the Brides Choice Award Central Coast 2017
- 5 Star Rating - Wedding Supplier – Easy Weddings.com.au 2016 / 2017
- Finalist - Hunter Local Business Award – Performing Arts Category
- “Runner Up” 21st NSW ABIA Bridal Awards 2017
- And recently Finalist out of the 2000 entries in the “Small Business for Champions.”

Your First Dance Co. in 2017 have now branched to Central Coast and Hunter region with 2 x Studios, with 6 x Staff casual Administration, also specialing in:
- Hens Night Out – Specilised and Unique Hens Parties
- Adults Dance Fitness classes which have been my forte since I was 18
- Special Events (contracting dancers within the regions for Dance Employment for Shows that we have created or for events and rest
- Kids Medley Dance Classes
- Private Tuition and more.......

I love taking the focus of the Bride and Groom whom are willing to take the "spotlight" on the Dance Floor for their Special Day!
We can’t wait to see you at YFDC.