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About Supersonics

Supersonics specialises in offering Dance & Movement and Fairy Ballet for 2-4yo, Cecchetti Ballet, Acro/Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Song & Dance, Musical Theatre/Glee and Private Singing Lessons.

 

Our Teachers

Sonia Anderson - Managing Director

Sonia Andersen has been involved in the performing arts area for over 15 years, and brings an extensive performance history. Sonia has been involved in live theatre in Okalahoma, South Pacific and Pajama Game, has appeared in Neighbours, Blue Heelers, and various movies and TV commercials. Has sung and danced professionally in many facets, floor shows, festivals, major concert venues, television and involved in Commonwealth Games 2006. "I look forward to sharing my skills and knowledge." Holds a BA in Social Work, Cert IV, Musical Theatre, VCA.

Jeanette Tatton

Jeanette Tatton is a well sought after teacher who has had extensive teaching experience here and interstate, she brings a wealth of experience to the ballet world. L.I.S.T.D Qualified Cecchetti Ballet Teacher (Licentiate) D.F.T.A Members in Jazz Ballet & Tap. Certificate IV in Pilates Instruction (91121NSW) and Matwork Accreditation.

Elizabeth Popovic

Elizabeth Popovic (ACBA-CICB) is an Associate of Cecchetti Ballet Australia and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Literature as well as a Bachelor of Education. She brings to her classes over 20 years of dance training and over a decade of dance teaching experience. She has completed examinations in Cecchetti Ballet, ISTD Modern and CTSD Jazz and is currently working on Advanced 2 and the Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management (Associate Diploma) with Cecchetti Ballet Victoria. Elizabeth has worked at Supersonics since it opened in 2007, and took over the reins of Principal Cecchetti teacher in 2012. She also teaches VCE Dance, Drama and VCAL full time at a local high school.

Holly Colvin

Holly Colvin, graduated in  Musical Theatre, Dance (Elite Performance) and Dance Teaching and Management from Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance. I’ve taught, assisted and choreographed for productions, weddings, school concerts, Eisteddfod’s and competitions. I’m a working performer with credits including The MCG, The AFL Footy Show Grand Final Revue, VDF and much more! I’m a super bubbly gal with a huge passion for children, young adults and dancing!.

Mirrin Keefe

After a promising start in gymnastics, wining a state championship, Mirrin Keefe transitioned across in dance. She has trained in Cecchetti ballet and has received a perfect score (50) in VCE Vet Dance and was chosen to perform her jazz solo at the VCE top class concert, receiving a Premier’s Award in the same year. After graduating  she continued her training at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, receiving a certificate of Performance throughout 2010 and 2011 and finished a graduating program in 2012. In recent years she has enjoyed touring nationally with ‘The Pink Show’ and the ‘Lady Marmalade Show’. Also performing throughout Victoria at various corporate functions, including the AFL grand final breakfast, many fundraisers for charities, and as a resident freestyler for Viper Room Anthems.

 

Most recently Mirrin has begun to explore the world of choreography in her first position as choreographer for Monash University, in the Science Society’s Annual Ball. Mirrin is a consummate professional that understands that learning never finishes, so enjoys extending her training as well as passing on this learning to her students. For Mirrin, teaching has very much become a dual passion with dancing.

Brett Beckhurst

Brett  has dream of becoming a performer , he began his training in Queensland in a small dance school  where he trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Singing, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Hip Hop Lyrical, Commercial and Circus, later to continue training with ADPI (Australian Dance Performance Institute) under direction from Barbra Evan, Helena Moore and Michael Edge. In 2010, he made the big move to Melbourne to complete the Fulltime Preforming Arts course at Patrick Studios Australia under the direction of Todd Patrick. Brett has travel to and performed across Asia on several occasions and his choreography has been utilised around the globe in LIVE broadcasted shows, music videos (VEVO) and concerts.

Brett is proactivity building relationships and connections around the globe. Where he has had the opportunities to meet and work with some International Artists and Performers - Nat Ho, Kris Wu, Jolin Tsai, Yoga Lin, Wilber Pan, Fatai, Jessica Mauboy, J Williams, Zoe Badwi, Jason Dy (The Voice PH, Champion), SONY Music PH and Gforce Dance Centre PH. Brett has worked with The Australian Opera - A Midsummers Night Dream and also had the opportunity to be a part of many Tv Programs and Cooperate gigs in and outside Australia

 

Brett Looks forward in working with our competition teams.

Stephanie Gardiner

Stephanie has been dancing since the age of 3 and trained through the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance until the age of 18. She then went on to train at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, obtaining a Certificate IV in Dance Performance and soon after was offered a scholarship to train at The Edge School of Dance to complete her Diploma in Elite Performance. In 2016, Stephanie moved to Japan for 13 months to perform at Tokyo Disneyland where she danced in numerous of parades and shows as well as performed as some of our favourite Disney characters. Since returning back to Australia in 2017, Stephanie wishes to focus her passion of dance through her teaching in hopes to inspire and educate the younger generation and allowing them to find their passion in dance as well.

 

Stephanie looks forward to teaching at Supersonic's and meeting all the wonderful students.

Stephanie Harrison

Stephanie Harrison specialises in a fusion of technique meets Hip Hop and urban contemporary, bringing dynamic movement, freestyle, structured routines and creativity! EYE CATCHING on stage Stephanie LOVES to perform, create and inspire young individuals by performing and teaching from a place of connection to self, expression, fun and discipline.

She cant wait to inspire our junior competition team!

Claire Henderson

Claire successfully completed stage I and II SACE Dance, as well as obtaining her CSTD Jazz teachers Certificate. Claire also has Certificate III in Fitness. In 2018 she obtained a Certificate IV in dance and then completed her Diploma in Dance at Kelly Aykers. Claire enjoys bringing the best out of her students and looks forward in watching students grow and develop.

Brittany Barnes

Brittany has a very strong passion for dancing and performing. In 2013, Brittany completed her Certificate II in Dance through the VCE VET Dance Program and was offered a position to be a part of the Full Time Course at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance from 2015-2016. By the end of these two years of intense training, Brittany was able to achieve and graduate with her Certificate IV in Dance, Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management, and Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance).

Brittany has performed at numerous corporate, commercial and charity events in many of Melbourne’s most prestigious venues, has appeared on a range of television networks and has choreographed for many school productions, showcases and other dance-related projects. Brittany has been able to dance and work alongside with many industry professionals such as Jason Coleman and Yvette Lee, as well as international choreographers Robin Antin and The Squared Division.

While Brittany still loves to dance and perform herself, she is now very devoted and dedicated to teaching, nurturing and inspiring the next generation of rising performers.

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