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Jane Houlihan (Studio Director)


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2/8 Bromley Road,Emu Plains, NSW 2750

2/125 Russell Street, Emu Plains, NSW 2750


(02) 4735 7797


0416 213 816


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What a line up of GREAT TALENT & EXPERIENCE leading our students journey in 2019!

All are passionate, knowledgable & experienced professionals AND they are 100% ready to guide & extend each of their students potential & inspire their spirits!



Jane & Kevin Houlihan - Studio Directors


Jane's 27 years teaching experience has seen her inspire literally thousands of dancers; With a Bachelor in Teaching Degree & a career as a Professional Dancer for 20 years her knowledge and experience is vast & exceptional. Her own desire to continually learn, grow & be challenged as a dancer & professional is inspiring to her students and colleagues alike. 


Jane & Kevin are passionate about providing a school where their  students can thrive, feel supported, gain excellence in all learning experiences & are surrounded by family - in a home away from home environment. Kevin's extensive corporate experience & Jane’s background in Dance & Education has seen YCD remain true to their vision for 15 years!


They are two of the hardest working people - who are quite simply driven by a strong desire to do GREAT things for their students, families and their community.




Erick Kristianson - 2019 Cheer Director


Direct from the USA with over 20 yrs coaching experience; Erick is credentialed levels 1-5 in Cheer & Tumble. His experience as an International Coach, Varsity Judge, Cheer choreographer & former program owner for 8 years brings incredible expertise to our YCD teaching team ! His athlete have won 50+ U.S National Champion titles and he is passionate in bringing out the best in all Cheerleaders. Having in house training for our Cheer & Tumble coaches has seen our program re-shaped and ready for continued success in 2019.


Sharyn Constable


You will not get a more experienced Ballet professional than Miss Sharyn!! A Registered R.A.D Ballet Teacher & R.A.D Examiner with 40 years + ballet teaching experience. Sharyn travels the world examining R.A.D ballet students & has an exhaustive list of qualifications - way too many to list! Sharyn has lead many dancers to great heights in their professional dance careers & educates R.A.D teachers at professional development seminars. She's the creator of D.O.T.S program (Dance Over The Spectrum). Sharyn is highly respected across the Australian Dance industry & we are blessed to have such experience in our 2019 team!


Angela Corkeron


Miss Angela brings a wealth of knowledge & experience to our 2019 team! Highly qualified as an R.A.D Registered Ballet Teacher & R.A.D CBTS Mentor; ATOD & CSTD Affiliate Teacher & Diploma of Dance Teaching & Progressing Ballet Technique Certified!

Angela is an incredibly passionate & creative dance educator, who continues to train at every opportunity expanding her own knowledge and experience so she can inspire the next generation of dancers to be the best they can be.

Welcome Angela! 


Kylie Simpson


YCD's Tumbling Coach Miss Kylie is also a professional Aerial Artist. She's travelled internationally & nationally to perform & has over 10 years teaching experience. Continually training with the industries best, Kylie has transformed YCD's tumbling program  and is achieving amazing results! Credentialed levels 1 – 4 in tumble, she is a firm believer in teaching safe progressions by building confidence & excellence in technique - before progressing to harder skills. Kylie's educational background in Sports Science brings great knowledge of the human anatomy and injury prevention - something she is also very passionate about! 

Julie Fletcher

With over 25 years teaching experience Miss Julie is a highly experienced dance educator. Her background as a professional performer and teacher both in Australia & Internationally brings high calibre to our 2019 team! Julie has worked closely with our Pre-school & YCD Brightstars programs for nearly 10 years! She is also YCD's head Party host bringing joy to literally thousands of children with her exciting & fun parties!


Kati Manning


Kati has trained extensively in all facets of dance with many of our dance industries most accomplished!

Her passion, enthusiasm & positivity is infectious and with over 9 years teaching experience her classes are inspiring!

Kati continues to train her craft & when she is not sharing her passion with her students in class - she's performing as a professional NRL & NBL Cheerleader/Dancer.

A highly skilled, energetic and compassionate educator who brings the best out in her students always.



Hannah Rannaste


Miss Hannah brings 9 years teaching experience in various genres to our 2019 team! Having trained in New York, London & performing professionally alongside many of the best choreographers & artists in Australia.

Hannah brings a wealth of knowledge, experience & technical expertise to her students! 

Her depth of knowledge, passion for creativity and desire for excellence in technical dance precision makes her an inspiring teacher! 


Karina Canete


Miss Karina is a passionate Cheer Coach - Credentialed Levels 1-4 in Cheer & Tumble. With 8 years coaching experience & 14yrs training as a competitive YCD Cheerleader (up to level 4) - she shares invaluable knowledge with her students through her own athlete experience! Karina has a strong desire to keep learning and extending her own knowledge/experience - to give her students the absolute best.

As a qualified school teacher with a Masters degree in Teaching... Karina brings her career paths together as an inspiring

YCD coach! 


Rebecca Pena

Miss Rebecca's Ballet & Contemporary dance training is extensive having worked alongside some of the most accomplished in the Ballet industry. She graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance achieving a Diploma in Dance Performance (Classical Major) in 2017. Her background in health and fitness, love of children & her knowledge & passion for ballet saw her first year as a teacher at YCD in 2018 an exceptional one!


Siobhan Toft


Miss Siobhan is young, innovative & an inspiring Dance Coach - her training of 16yrs in both Dance and Cheer make her extremely versatile. In 2018 Siobhan won a recognition award for her Pom choreography at AASCF Dance Battle - an incredible achievement for her first year as a competition coach! Having partially completed a degree in Dance - Siobhan is as passionate about learning herself as she is about teaching! 


Tim Drummond

Tim is an amazing talent and a super energetic & inspiring Musical Theatre/Singing teacher. Tim is currently studying a Bachelor in Music with an intention to continue into High School education. He has many Musical Theatre stage credits including "Suessical The Musical". He has also performed internationally as a musician & is a talented song writer!


Bethany Harrison

Bethany recently completed a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at Federation University in Victoria - studying Dance, Acting for stage/screen and Singing. Bethany’s Vocal & Dance training is vast - having worked with many of the best tutors in both Sydney & Melbourne. Bethany has a great passion for Musical Theatre, Singing & Dance of all genres. An all round talent & gifted teacher who we welcome to our 2019 team!


Courtney Jeffery


Miss Courtney has done exceptional work as a Novice Cheer coach since 2017 & will continue to inspire our students with her energy, positivity & expertise!
As a current YCD athlete, she brings much knowledge from personal experience & valuable skills to her classes. A newly trained Ready Set Dance Coach - Courtney is set to have another amazing year teaching & inspiring her students at YCD!


Elizabeth Tester

Trained in all styles of dance, Miss Elizabeth has an exceptional aptitude & talent for Tap! Her attention to detail & extensive knowledge of the Glenn Wood Syllabus has lead her students to gain excellent results in their Tap exams. Elizabeth is mid way through gaining a degree in Primary School education and is excited to extend her teaching repertoire at YCD to Ready Set Dance in 2019!


Oliver Emmingham

Oliver has trained in all styles of dance since age 3 at YCD - with a particular talent for Tap - although exceptional in all! He's received 98%-100% scores for every level in G.W.T Tap exams (up to Level 12) and has lead his own tap students to gain remarkable results in recent years. A newly trained Ready Set Dance Teacher, he is set to continue inspiring our dancers with enthusiasm & expertise! 


Nate Barnes

Nate has spent years working/training with the best of the best in the Australian Hip Hop & Breakdance scene. Winner of many awards, he's currently a member of well known Hip Hop crew 'Kookies'n'Kreme' who were Grand Finalists on Australia's Got Talent! They've also represented Australia internationally for the past two years and currently placed 1st in Oz!

Nate has a passion for strong Hip Hop & Breakdance technique and can't wait to share his knowledge! Welcome Nate! 



Clementine Emmingham

Our 2018 Coach in Training (C.I.T) Miss Clementine has graduated from a year of mentoring with YCD Senior staff & Directors! Clementine is motivated, talented, positive & has proven she's got what it takes to be an inspiring YCD coach!

Having trained in all facets of Dance and Cheer and excelling in all - she has much to share!

We can't wait to continue supporting Clementine with her 2019 classes - she is keen to inspire, continue learning and share her passion!


Abbey Blair

With extensive training in both Dance & Cheer - Abbey will join our Ready Set Dance team & become an assistant Cheer coach in 2019. She brings great motivation, a willingness to learn & many years as a training athlete to our team! Abbey has been a great leader of our Vacation Care workshops & assistant to our teachers in classes previously - she has a wonderful aptitude for leadership and is passionate about being a positive role model!  We look forward to supporting & nurturing Abbey's new journey as a YCD teacher in 2019!