MEET THE TEAM
Director and Principal Teacher of The Move, Chloe Brook, began her dance journey at a very young age. Chloe had much success as a performer growing up, obtaining numerous awards and scholarships. She has over 18yrs experience teaching and choreographing for studios on the Central Coast and in Sydney.
In 2004, Chloe was granted a 4yr scholarship to study Dance and Physical Education.
Upon completion of her degree, she was given the opportunity to turn her dream into a reality; launching The Move in 2009. The growth of The Move has been exponential, from its humble beginnings, operating at a local primary school hall, to three fully equipped studios in one central location. The studio now boasts an exciting timetable of numerous dance genres, lead by an inspiring and sort after teaching faculty, offering over 70 classes per week!
Chloe knows first hand the amazing affect teachers can have on a student’s future career and life prospects, and aims to impart knowledge, passion and determination in her students, so that they can be confident to reach their full potential, not just in dance but in all facets of life.
Since the age of 4 Hayley Porter has been dancing! Hayley has been part of The Move since the beginning; as a student and then as a highly passionate and inspiring teacher.
Whilst she has extensive training in all dance styles, we see her thrive in Commercial Jazz and Contemporary Dance.
Hayley completed a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Business Management whilst training in Sydney’s elite Brent Street Performing Arts College. Under the guidance of Australia’s leading choreographers such as Lauren Seymour, Cassie Bartho and Neale Whittaker, Hayley has crafted her own style from the influence of these mentors.
Hayley was lead dance captain in the musical ‘Cinderella – The Pantomime’ by GMS. She has travelled with The Move to the United States 3 times to perform at Los Angeles’ Disneyland and Universal Studios; not to mention attending workshops run by some of the world’s finest dance studios: Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios and EDGE Performing Arts Center. In 2018 Hayley was the assistant choreographer and dance captain for The Move USA tour.
In alignment with dance teaching, Hayley is in her final year of studying a bachelor’s degree in Primary Teaching. This has allowed Hayley to better understand and assist with the development of her students in all areas of learning.
Hayley is an asset to The Move team and inspires her students in her role as an educator and performer.
Talisha Marie Yson, training consisting of Cheryl Warwick Dance academy, The Movement Contemporary Youth Program (Jason Winters), Village Performing Arts Central Coast, fulltime at Brent Street (Diploma in Performing Arts) and Dream Dance Company Show Business (Marko Panzic and Katie Sanchez). Also during this training received a Scholarship to the world known ‘Broadway Dance Centre’, and a $40,000 Scholarship to study at AMDA with the choice of Los Angeles or New York City. During this training period Talisha has performed along side some of Australia’s and America’s best such as LIVE guest performance ‘“here”… and now’. Fox Studios - Emma Louise Music video ‘Illuminate’, guest soloist at Stephen Tannos – ‘WE.ARE’ Dance Company. The Voice Finals for team Kelly Rowland, The Premiere Gala at the ICC centre - ABBA tribute (Cameron Mitchell), The Water Aid Ball (Cameron Mitchell), Oriana Siew-Kim Concept Video (The Royal Family – New Zealand), Paris Cavanagh concept video ‘ICON’ and ADF Next Choreographer Piece ‘Fade to Blaq’, Bec Condino ADF Next Choreographer piece ‘Drowning’ and Cj Slatts concept video ‘Telephone’ and ‘Live It Up’. Sony - Isaiah Firebrace music video (season eight X Factor winner) ‘know Me Better’, directed by Sony. Following Talisha’s taining she gained representation from Presley Management – under the guidance of PJ Clarke.
Kelly Brook commenced dancing at a young age, she attended a performing arts high school, The McDonald College of Performing Arts, she then completed a Certificate Lvl 4 in Performing Arts (majoring in dance) at ED5 International under the direction of William A Forsythe.
Kelly has performed in various productions with Sydney Youth Musical Theatre, appeared as a dancer in a number of video clips and was a featured performer in the “Van She” video clip “Kelly”. Kelly’s appearances also include hosting live children shows for Nickelodeon in Australia and Singapore.
Kelly later completed a BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, her skills include Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, singing and acting. Kelly performed in a number of productions while in Singapore including – Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Handful of Keys, The Spitfire Grill, Gypsy and more. She has been fortunate to work and learn from teachers, directors and choreographers from all over the world including Nikki Snelson (original Brooke Wyndham, Legally Blonde Broadway)
Kelly has been fortunate enough to become assistant to Nikki Snelson, with Musical Theatre workshops in Manilla and Sydney.
Recently Kelly has toured around Australia as a dancer and choreographer for sold out, live productions, of hit TV shows; 'Mr Maker' and 'Andy's prehistoric adventures’ !!
We are thrilled to have Miss Ellie join us again in 2020 to encourage and guide our students to achieve their acrobatic goals.
Ellie Kelly has been heavily involved in gymnastics on a local, national and international level for more than 20 years, holding advanced certifications in both coaching and judging. Under her guidance, gymnasts have competed in acrobatics to become state and national champions. With all that experience under her belt, Ellie is bursting in knowledge, techniques and skills to ensure her students at The Move Performance Studio reach their full potential.
Outside of the studio, Ellie works as a Podiatrist on the Central Coast and enjoys sunny days at the beach and keeping up her fitness at bootcamp.
Tenisha Clarke has been dancing and performing over the past 24 years.
She has been trained in various styles of dance and completed numerous RAD ballet exams with outstanding results.
Tenisha has choreographed for Rock Eisteddfods and Wakikiri for local schools on the central coast.
While growing up Tenisha modeled for such names as Mary-Kate and Ashley, Total Girl, Girlfriend, Bonds, Paddle pop and McDonalds.
She has been lucky enough to represent Australia in the dance excellence conference in the United States 4 times and take classes with some of America’s best choreographers and expand her knowledge of dance even further.
Recently Tenisha gained her certification in acrobatic arts and continues to take part in regular professional development.
Tenisha loves sharing her knowledge with the next generation of dancers and is excited to teach Tap and Musical Theatre at The Move this year! Two styles of dance, she is very passionate about.
Introducing Miss Zoe. We are delighted to have Zoe McLennan join our teaching staff this year.
Zoe has recently graduated from Lee Academy full time, receiving her Advanced Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre, plus Certificates I, II, III and IV in Dance (Elite Performance).
She has extensive experience in performing and educating across all styles of dance, but is excited to share her passion for classical ballet with our students.
Georgie is 21 years old and was born on the Central Coast, she has been dancing for 16 years in all genres under the guidance of Darren Disney working with choreographers such as Mathew Gode, Mitchell woodcock and other industry working professionals. She only recently found her passion for hip hop dance when joining Australia’s HHI national winning mega crew “Wolfpack” under the guidance of Chaz Cummings.
Georgie has really gained an understanding and love for the hip hop genre and strives to empower and motivate the younger generation.