Mordialloc Dance Studio Teachers

Emma Green

Dance Coordinator

Emma started dancing at 5 and has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre. When she was sixteen, Emma began training at Patrick Studios Australia where she was in the Senior Elite program for two years. After finishing her VCE, Emma began her Full Time Dance training with PSA in the Performing Arts Course and gained her Certificate 3 and 4 in Dance (2013).

Emma transferred over to the Musical Theatre Course in 2014 and graduated with a Diploma in Musical Theatre at the end of 2015.

Jess Cogley

Jess began training in jazz and tap at the age of 9. Jess obtained her Certificate 3 in Performing Arts (Dance) at Dance World Studios, graduating in 2010, before beginning her full time dance training at Patrick Studios Australia in the Professional Development Course in Performing Art (Dance). Through this course, she trained extensively in jazz, commercial, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, musical theatre, tap as well as singing and acting training.

 Jess is a qualified Physiotherapist.

Tamika Sheehan

Tamika danced at MCC for 6 years before being accepted into full time dance at Spectrum School of Dance in 2019. Tamika worked at MCC as an assistant dance teacher whilst studying her course. Tamika has now been teaching as a dance teacher since 2020 and is also our Gymnastics Co-Ordinator.

Ruby Paterno

Ruby has recently graduated from Transit Dance’s Pre-Professional Contemporary Pathway with a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) and a Certificate IV in dance teaching and management.

In the future, Ruby hopes to pursue a freelance dance and art career, creating contemporary dance works and continue expanding her teaching skills and knowledge.

Tahlia Cengia

Tahlia started dancing from the age of 2 at Broadbent Dance Academy, where she was a part of the competition team. Tahlia starting dancing with MDS at age 16 and is now part of our Teaching team.

Tahlia teaches Sub-Junior Jazz/Tap, Junior Jazz/Tap, Beginner Jazz/Tap and Junior Hip Hop.

Zahra Rumbelow

Zahra been dancing from the age of 7 and has been dancing ever since.

She started her dancing passion with calisthenics which allowed her to compete in a team environment and solo. She studied Dance in her VCE studies.

Zahra’s passion for dance lies in Acro and has been teaching for over 2 years now.

Kathleen Pope

Kathleen has been dancing as a student at Mordialloc for 17 years in a range of classes including Ballet, Jazz, Acro and Contemporary.

Kathleen then found the love of teaching, and has been part of our teaching staff for 4 years. Kathleen teachers our Inter Jazz, Inter Ballet and Junior Ballet/Contemporary.

Tia Roberts
Assistant

Tia has been dancing with MDS for over 8 years. She has been a member of the Elite competition team for 5 years and is still dancing in our Senior classes today. Tia assists with our Sub-Junior ballet/Contemporary, Sub-Junior Hip Hop and Junior Jazz class.

Siena Quill
Assistant

Meg Lewis
Teacher 
Kaila Morrison
Assistant