Elissa Meyer-Thomas MA - Principal
Theatrical & Choroegraphic Director Extrodinaire, Exceptional Multi-tasker, Veteran of Theatre, Event & Television Producing and a Mummy
After many years out of the spotlight, Elissa is back to share all her knowledge and skills with the children at Epic. Elissa'a career was extensive, in television, events and touring of shows until she became a single mum and spent time focusing on being a mum. She has now returned and is blessed to have a wonderful group of students to teach and nurture.
Phoebe Waltham - Principal
Queen Gymnastics & Circus Coach, Mulit-skilled Magic Maker, Kid Magnet
Phoebe has been teaching performing arts, circus and dance collectively for the past 10 years. For the last 4 years she has been coaching children in women’s artistic gymnastics and dance. Phoebe has also been Principal of her own company and studied performing arts at Sandringham College, the Victorian College of the Arts, circus at the National Institute of Circus Arts and studied dance at Box Hill Institute of TAFE. She had the opportunity to be in many performances over the years and enjoyed every single one. Her favourite would be when she got to perform for the royal residents of Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England and the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC. Phoebe and Elissa Meyer-Thomas have previously worked together as teachers/coaches for several other organisations and as heads of their previous entity Funkidance Australia. Together, their teaching is seamless and streamlined. Phoebe is thrilled to be a head coach and principal dance teacher for Epic Dance Studio.
Jessica Smith - Head Dance Instructor
Choreographic Genius, Hip Hop Master, Sassy Latin Superstar, Pocket Rocket.
Jessica is a Professional Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher with extensive experience in all aspects of the dance and entertainment industry.
Jessica's dedication, professionalism, versatility, creativity, attention to details and extensive knowledge of all things dance and performing has been the reason behind Jessica having the opportunity to work in many different events and shows both throughout Australia and Internationally. Jessica has engaged in projects from stage and theatre to television and corporate/commercial events. Jessica has worked alongside Elissa Meyer-Thomas for a period of over ten years as teacher, rehearsal assistant, choreographer, dancer and as a well appreciated and cherished colleague.