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BRIE WESTON

Brie is a professionally trained dancer and teacher based in Sydney with skills spanning across jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, tap, acrobatics, musical theatre, ballet and technical training having completed her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management at the Australian College of Dance. 

During her career, Brie has worked professionally since 2011 in a variety of children’s and cabaret shows throughout Australia.  Brie has won a seven National titles at the Showcase National Dance Championships across different genres as well as National Titles in troupe dance including Hollywood Bound National Dance Championships and ADF (Australian Dance Festival).  Brie has found immense success in national Hip Hop Competitions such as Hip Hop International, Australian Hip Hop Championship, Australian Dance Crew Championship and World Supremacy Battlegrounds.

Brie has also been a cast member of a Mo Award winning Best Childrens Show as well as an ACE (Australian Club Entertainment) Award winner.

Brie has regularly works at National Dance Championship competitions as a Stage Manager, Announcer & Adjudicator.

She is also currently Adjudicating at Everybody Sing and Dance Now as well as Ooh La La Dance Extravaganza.

2023- World Supremacy Battlegrounds International – Ignite Division International Champions – Assisted by Oli Vujnovich

2023- World Supremacy Battlegrounds Nationals – Varsity Division Top 10 / Ignite Division National Champions – Assisted by Oli Vujnovich

2023 – National Dancelife Unite – Winner – Choreographer

2023 – National Talent Tribe – Winner – Choreographer

2023- ADF (Australian Dance Festival) Top 3 Australian Best Dance Crew – Co Choreographer with Michael Flores

2022 – ADF (Australian Dance Festival) 3rd Overall – Most Entertaining Award – Performer & Co Choreographer with Jessica Smithson

2022 – World Supremacy Battlegrounds XVIII International – Most Creative Dance Crew Choreography Gold Award – Choreographer

2022 – National Dancelife Unite – Winner – Judges Choice Choreography Award – Choreographer

2021- World Supremacy Battlegrounds National – Varsity Division Winner – Co Choreographer with Winston Sky

Brie has now focused herself working as a freelance dance teacher throughout Sydney and has gained a reputation of being a sought after teacher and choreographer for soloists and troupes alike. Brie’s creative mind in choreography has won many competitions and several of her students have developed under her guidance to the NEXT LEVEL.  Having a following of students wanting more Brie felt it was time to settle her toes into her own studio.

Brie is passionate about personal development and growth both in and outside of dance and can’t wait to continue sharing, progressing and inspiring future generations.

SHELYSE WADLEY

Shelyse began dancing at age 3 at Levings school of dance. In her hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand she trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theatre. Shelyse was also an associate at the New Zealand School of Dance as a contemporary major.

Shelyse has been recognised by the New Zealand Dance Awards Hall of Fame in

2013 – Jazz, Tap & Musical Theatre

2014 & 2015 – Tap

2017 & 2018 – Jazz & Musical Theatre

In 2020, Shelyse studied full time at The Next Step Performing Arts where she received a Diploma of Performing Arts. Here she was able to learn from many of the industries best performers and choreographers.

Performing and teaching are two of Shelyse’s main passions and she can’t wait to share her knowledge and training with more students

CHLOE WATSON

We are thrilled to announce Chloe Watson is returning to Next Level Performing Arts faculty in 2024. Chloe taught our Next Kids Preschool Program, Juniors and Co Choreographer of Senior Lyrical and Jazz Troupe alongside Miss Brie.  

Chloe has trained in Melbourne for 4 years with Dance Prescription .

In 2023 Chloe won Senior Dancer of the Year at the Battle of the Stars at Showcase Australian Dance Championships and was awarded with the title and the opportunity to represent Australia at the International World Movement Dance Competition in Italy.

Chloe Watson just recently became Pre-Pro Protege Champion at Dancelife Unite Australia Nationals winning a trip to Las Vegas and also AAFTA Scholarship Winner! Chloe will live in LA for 3 months as part of American Arts, Film and TV academy. Chloe was chosen as the Directors Choice award and won a scholarship to dance on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships.

During World Dance Movement 2023 in Italy Chloe won Senior Outstanding Technique as well as Senior Performer of the Year. Chloe will be studying full time Dance at Ettingshausens Pro in 2024.

Be taught by Australia’s best dancer!

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OLI VUJNOVICH

Oli, a seasoned dancer with 13 years of training under industry professionals, boasts a diverse skill set encompassing jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, tap, acrobatics, and his forte, hip hop.

As a dancer and teacher, Oli has collaborated with Brie, co-choreographing award-winning hip hop crews – Pocketsized, Klawz & MBLAZN. His journey includes contributions to renowned crews like Prodigez, IVY, and MBLAZN, earning accolades at competitions such as World Supremacy Battlegrounds and DanceLife Unite.

Oli’s ventures extend to the acclaimed hip hop crews; Wolfpack, Convicts, Pretty Boy Swagg, and The Blueprint. Notably, his Wolfpack crew clinched victory in the 2022 WSB Internationals Competition and secured runner-up in 2023, also earning them a Golden Buzzer and semifinalist status in Australia’s Got Talent 2022. They also represented Australia in 2023 at the Hip Hop International Worlds Competition in America.

Beyond group successes, Oli shines as a soloist, securing 3rd place at the 2023 WSB Internationals Competition with his self-choreographed routine. His versatility extends to lyrical achievements, collaborating with Chloe Watson for duo routines that secured victories at Showcase Nationals 2021 & 2022 and DanceLife Unite Nationals 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Returning to Next Level Performing Arts, Oli is enthusiastic about imparting his extensive dance knowledge and passion for various styles to his students.

JOAN BAUTISTA

Joan Bautista began her dancing career at 11 years old, after having competed in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics on an international level. Her ability to translate the skills she has acquired through being part of the NSW state quad has helped her rapidly develop her expertise in the dance industry. Her dance experience and strength covers a wide range of styles including Jazz, Lyrical, Hiphop, Contemporary, Musical theatre, Tap, Acrobatics, Ballet.

Throughout her dancing career, Joan has participated and placed in a number of national level competitions including Showcase Dance, Dance Life Unite and Get the Beat. She has numerously performed across a range of styles as a soloist and as part of a troupe. Joan also has experience participating in inter-school competitions and choreographed winning troupe routines.

Since 2021, Joan has been attending Brent Street’s Performance Training Program and currently part of the Senior elite troupes under the guidance of dance industry professionals such as Lucas Newland, Paris Cavanagh and Cassie Bartho.  

Joan has also trained in singing and acting and performed in musicals under the directorship of Jennifer Murphy. She has taken on lead roles such as Annie and lead orphan, in Annie, Jr; Dorothy and lead munchkin in Wizard of Oz, and dancer in Grease Arena experience to name a few. Most recently, she has been part of Paris Cavanagh’s concept video, ‘HOPE’, collaborating with professional videographers and peers within the industry.

Joan Bautista has a very strong passion for the performing arts and in such a short time in this industry she has excelled and have had experienced a lot of achievements. She is passionate to teach the skills she has developed through the years and help others to not only improve their dancing ability, but also their self-confidence and to find their style.

We are thrilled to have Joan as part of our facility at Next Level Preforming Arts for 2024.

JORGIA SMITH

Jorgia has been dancing since the age of 4. She has spent the majority of her dance career in the commercial style of dance when she was younger and as she got older she explored all styles of dance.

Jorgia has been training in acrobatics since she was 8 and has been taught by industry professionals to help perfect her skills. She has been around LA dancing and performing in 2017 and in 2022 Jorgia completed a one year full time dance course at TNSPA.PRO.

This year she was lucky enough to travel across to Phoenix Arizona with her hip hop crew The Locals and they qualified 4th in the world and finished placing 14th.

Jorgia is still now constantly training and improving and can’t
wait to bring all her knowledge to these fabulous kids at Next Level Preforming Arts in 2024.

SHYJANA TERZIOSKA

We are thrilled to announce that Shyjana will be joining our faculty at Next Level Preforming Arts in 2024 as our signing teacher!

Shyjana is an Australian Singer/Songwriter who has completed Studies at Australian Institute of Music & The National Institute of Dramatic Arts.

Shyjana has 15+ years of Performing Arts Training and 10 years within the entertainment industry

You may also recognise Shyjana as she featured on The Voice Australia (2015 Season 4 & 2023 Season 12) and has the privileged to be trained by Jessie J & Jessica Mauboy. She has also been lucky enough to have collaborated with top industry professionals.

MYLES CRESCINI

Myles has been dancing since he was 3, trained in all styles, with hip hop being his passion. He has competed in both troupe/crew and solo divisions, with much success. He is part of numerous award-winning crews such as Mblazn (back to back National Champs), Klawz (2023 WSB International Champs), Last Minute (2023 WSB International 3rd Place)

In 2023 he was part of the KCC Adult Mega Crew HHI World Championship team, placing 12th overall.

Myles has also been lucky enough to have worked in the industry in various projects, including: Universal Music “Relapse” music Video, Sony Film Festival, “The Dreamers” Marvel Film, Sang-Chi, Sydney Swifts, Sydney Sixers, Modelling and TVC Campaigns Big W, Western Sydney Parklands, K-mart, General Pants Co & Nexcare

Myles has a lifelong passion for hip hop music and dance and loves to explore all styles of hip hop. In his spare time he also loves to play the drums.

ASSISTANT TEACHERS FOR 2024

PAULINE BOLTJES

Pauline organises all Eisteddfods and Festivals for Troupes and Soloists. The behind the scenes efforts to have our students perform regularly on stage never goes unnoticed. Be sure to say “Hi” to Pauline who is regularly at the Studio during the week.

MICHELLE WESTON

Michelle is the Studio’s Office Manager (and Brie’s Mum!) Michelle looks after all things in administration including enrolments and finance. Michelle is super proud of her daughters achievements and her influence creates the family friendly yet professional atmosphere.