Our Team - Dance & Vocal Instructors & Administration

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 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 number of Shopping Centres including Charlestown Square & Westfield Shoppingtown Tuggerah, coordinating Le Chat Noir, Terrigal with Performers on Bastille or special functions / dinner & coordinating the Burlesque Show at The OB Hotel. I have toured around America in 2010 performing and attending workshops at the best studios that America has to offer.

I have competed in many eisteddfods between Sydney and Newcastle, not only myself in group sections though entering many award winning Tap Dance Categories for my Choreography for Group Routines between the ages of 6 -15 years of age. I am known for my “Tap” Teaching and Choreography on the Central Coast. Also mentioning being accepted for an ORAL-B Commerical which was filmed at Stockton Beach, NSW which was broadcasted worldwide in 2011, my experience is forever expanding.

Being a Dance Teacher for over 10 years in a range of styles, freelance dance teaching is what i also have a passion for. I love to educate and instruct at other Dance Schools and Gymnasiums on a regular basis as well as running YFDC, keeping myself busy and in the industry in all aspects of Dance.

At the age of 26, i decided to further my career, branching out within the Wedding Industry and opening my first home business, aiming to share my knowledge & expertise. YFDC since then has helped many Bride and Grooms have a “First Dance” which has never been forgotten, on a different note attending many Bridal Expos annually including Getting Hitched, Linton Gardens, Pullman Magenta Shores, Mecure Raffertys Resort Lake Macquarie, Tempus Two Wedding Festival, just to name a few, hosting Fashion Parades, Shows and Live Demonstrations, teaching and choreographing Bridal Dances including our most popular “Bust Outs,” Bride and Groom Dances, Father Daughter Dances, Bridemaid Dances and everything inbetween, tuition for ANY age to learn how to DANCE at a Wedding being a Bridal Couple or a couple attending a Wedding and filling our timetable to its maximum potential in Wedding Season.

And to top it off in 2016, Term 3 i introduced our first lot of Kids Classes which are expanding in 2017 and have recently been nominated with YFDC in the Central Coast Brides Choice Awards in October.

I’m motivated and passionate about any Bride and Groom whom are willing to take the "spotlight" on the Dance Floor on their Special Day! Or anyone wanting to step out of their comfort zone and to learn what i love to teach – DANCE!!!

Courtney Alarca - Dance Instructor

Courtney began dancing at a young age at a small country dance school, and after moving to the Central Coast, continued her training with a popular local studio, where she completed her BAL jazz exams, receiving honors. Courtney began student teaching at 13, and went on to teach Jazz and Hip Hop from the age of 17. Courtney participated in numerous local and state eisteddfods, Rock Eisteddfods, and showcase performances. Her choreography has seen her students place well in local eisteddfods.

Wanting to extend her skills, Courtney was successful in auditioning for Urban Dance Centre, and trained with respected teachers such as Juliette Verne, Marco Panzic, Jason Winters, Amy Campbell, Tiana Canterbury and Paul Saliba, and completed her full time course in 2009, gaining a Certificate IV in Performing Arts. She has also completed workshops with Napoleon and Tabitha, Michael Schwandt and Benji Schwimmer.

Courtney has performed with renowned music artists including MC Hammer, Israel Cruz and Oz Locos, and was invited to dance as an extra on multiple occasions for Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance, including the 2009 Finale opening performance.

As an adult, Courtney also began training in social/partner dancing, and soon progressed to teaching for a Central Coast social dancing studio.

Courtney is an enthusiastic dance teacher, she is dedicated and has a keen eye for detail.

April Boylan - Dance Instructor

I started my dancing career with The Ritz Dance Company at the age of 4 years old; over the years studying Jazz/Commercial Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Acrobatics & Ballet genres. After competing in many years of eisteddfods, winning awards and achieving the highest honour of Studio Champion at the age of 13, I progressed into the Sydney dance world as a part of the Brent Street performance team, where I studied for 3 years and joined their USA performance team for an amazing American Tour.

My dance qualifications include BAL Ballet exam completing Pre Primary to Grade 2 with Honours results, RAD Ballet exams completing Grade 5 to Intermediate Level with Destinction Results, Glenn Wood Tap exams completing Level 1 to 12 with Gold Award results & ADTS Contemporary exam completing Grade 3 with 97/100 results.

As a child I was lucky enough to briefly experience the professional world of television featuring in Uncle Toby’s, Erina Fair & The Sanctuary T.V. campaigns, short films such as Jamieson Square & Small claims, T.V series All Saints and a 2 year modelling contract with Best & Less.

I began exploring student teaching at the age of 12 and developed into a junior teaching role at the age of 17, where I was given the opportunity to teach and experience a whole new world of dance in the babies classes.

I have had the opportunity to perform in many different events including Westfield Tuggerah, Erina Fair, Rouse Hill Town Centre, The Royal Easter show, Disney Land, Universal Studios, Caribbean Cruises, Showcase (Queensland), 2012 NRL Grand final, Eisteddfods, Westpac helicopter Ball 2012/13/14, Rock Eisteddfod, and participating in many high school dance troupe competitions as well as state dance festival representative dance troupe.

I have danced under and attended many work shops with professional teachers/dancers/choreographers such as Cameron Mitchell, Lucas Newland, Stephen Tannos, Jason Winters, Darren Disney, Bec Morris, Marco Panzic, Lauren Seymore, Caitlin Grey, Adam Parsons and am looking forward to sharing and growing my knowledge in the world of dance.

Olivia Mullane - Dance Instructor

Olivia has been dancing since the age of 3. Olivia's main passion lies in tap, having completed her student teachers diploma in LGTDA. Olivia has competed successfully in many eisteddfods both in solo sections and as a member of troupes since the age of 6. Olivia is trained in Tap, Jazz, Hip hop, contemporary, ballet and singing. Olivia is trained in LGTDA Tap Syllabus, the basics of Glen wood Tap Syllabus and has done technique training in RAD. Olivia started student teaching at the age of 14 teaching at local dance schools.

Olivia has performed in Disneyland California and Universal Studios with her pervious dance school and travelled to Fiji just last year to teach local children and performed for children in local schools. Olivia found this so rewarding, as the children don't get the opportunities afforded to us here in Australia.

Olivia has attended numerous workshops here in Australia and the USA with mentors including Josh Horner, the Dance Academy cast, Tap Dogs, Australian Dance Festival (Timomatic, Marko Panzic) Jesse Rasmussen (Tap Pack) and many more!

Olivia enjoys all styles of dance and she wants to pass on her passion to others and loves seeing children achieve goals.

Shearra - Dance Instructor

Shearra has been dancing since a young age in styles such as Ballet (BAL), Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, and JFH to children as well as adults. Ballet was my passion and I completed my Ballet exams with BAL. She began student teaching at the age of 14 and went on to teach independently at the age of 18 and found my new passion, Hip Hop. Shearra has participated in workshops with choreographers such as Tabitha and Napoleon, Juliette Verne, Michael Schwandt, Donyelle Jones, and Flii Stylz then ceased teaching at 23 to pursue my career and other adventures.

Shearra was able to return to my love for dance in 2016 when I came across a Twerking class at YOUR FIRST DANCE CO. and looking forward to being a part of an incredible team and sharing my unique style and choreography.

Maddi Xuereb - Dance Instructor

YFDC would like to announce our NEWEST Dance Teacher to our Team - Maddi Xuereb.

“She is Currently studying a Diploma of Elite Performance at DARGIE ENTERTAINMENT Full Time along with classical vocal training with Anne Dargie.

Previously I have vocally trained with Ashley George and dance trained at D3 DARREN DISNEY DANCE in all styles of dance. Trained in most levels and excelling in Glenn W Wood Tap including RAD training to Intermediate Foundation.

Maddi has had the opportunity to perform at many different events including Westfield Tuggerah, Erina Fair, The Royal Easter show, Disney Land, Universal Studios, Showcase (Queensland), Eisteddfods between Sydney and Newcastle and participating in many high school dance troupe competitions as well as state dance festival representative dance troupe.

She has danced under and attended many work shops with professional teachers/dancers/choreographers such as Stephen Tannos, Jason Winters, Darren Disney, Marco Panzic, Jesse Rassmussan, Simone Mann plus Many more.

Maddi has known the owner of YFDC, Anne Marie for over 15 years - mainly training her in Tap exam & competition work. Anne Marie is excited to have her on board to broaden her knowledge and to also give her many experiences and opportunities in the Wedding and All over Dance Industry.

Maddi is looking forward to sharing and growing her knowledge in the world of dance from Kids classes to Wedding Dances to choreography work with YFDC.”

Natalie Daniels - Administration

Natalie started dancing when she was four years old, and continued on into her teens, studying jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, and RAD ballet. When studying in her senior years, and then tertiary qualifications she made the choice to leave dance to focus on her career.

It wasn’t until 2016 that she found YOUR FIRST DANCE CO. and was able to return to dancing. YFDC was the perfect fit for an adult ex dancer. A Perfect timetable, and a good level of challenge, whilst maintaining the essence of dance, and also being a genre that she had not tried but always wanted to give a go. It was at this time that she was able to join the team and bring her administrative, written, and marketing capabilities to YFDC, and become a part of this fabulous, and hardworking team.