THE SYDNEY DANCE RHYTHMS INSTRUCTORS
Since its establishment, SDR has expanded to include new instructors. Their involvement with SDR contributes to the development of students, bringing out their best and developing confident dancers who benefit from adding rhythm into their lives.
SDR instructors pour their hearts into each lesson and go the extra mile for their students. At SDR, we believe the most important thing is to guide each and every one of our students to their next level of their personal development through dance.
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Cristina started developing her dancing skills in Ballroom, Latin and Street Latin in 1998 in her homeland of Romania where she also competed and performed.
Cristina continued improving her dancing skills under many of the top Ballroom and Latin instructors in Australia and during this time she volunteered to teach so she may share her passion and love of dance with others.
Whilst volunteering, Cristina decided to establish her own school - SDR was founded on this dream. Today she continues her quest for self-improvement whilst sharing her knowledge and her love of dance with her students.
Cristina was a highly qualified school teacher in Romania, and is highly proficient at the delivery of instructions. Furthermore, being a highly competent dancer, she is able to effectively communicate and instruct any combination of Ballroom and Latin Dances.
Cristina specialises in wedding or bridal lessons, and caters for all levels of ability at the same time providing the stage for a memorable wedding performance.
She is also a Zumba and ZumbAtomic certified instructor.
Alexandra started her dance training at the age of three, and her love for performing has expanded over the years. From a young age, she has studied the disciplines of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre, as well as choreography at various events and competitions.
Trained under some of Sydney’s Top Choreographers, Alexandra has completed all her necessary Ballet Examinations and has also competed in various competitions and eisteddfods. Her professional involvement in the performing arts includes travelling to the United States where she competed in National championships and performances at DisneyLand Anaheim, as well as many highly successful eisteddfods locally.
Alexandra is a recent I love Dance ‘’Junior Sweetheart”; an Internationally recognised dance title highly known across the globe and was also nominated for Callback in 2016. She is incredibly excited to share her passion and love for dance with as many individuals as she can, and hopes to make a lasting impact in the lives and careers of all her dancers.
Alizee is an accomplished French dancer born in Martinique, who has travelled the world performing and sharing her passion of dance with people from different walks of life. Alizee is a perfectionist, and always trying to keep up to date with dance trends, technique and teaching methods, therefore, two years ago she started a Bachelor of Dance in Australia.
Alizee is highly experienced in a range of dance styles from jazz, contemporary, ballet, belly dance, gymnastics and more.
She enjoys working with children and helping them express themselves through dance while keeping healthy.
Claudiu started practising traditional Romanian dances since teenage years in his hometown Brasov in Romania.
What started as a challenge soon became a great passion and a desire to learn and understand more about what traditional dances represent and their importance in the national identity.
Over the years, he has been part of several folklore ensembles where he gained a great understanding and knowledge about the complexity and the variety of dances that are representative to different regions of the country.
While moving to Australia a few years ago together with his wife who also practised traditional Romanian dances, the passion has remained and he is happy to share it with anyone interested to learn a new and versatile dance skill and at the same time to discover a part of Romanian culture and tradition.
Rey enjoys competing in Latin ballroom events; and he enjoys making sense of movement and tries to explain them in step by step logical sequence.
An advocate for all-round health and fitness, Rey specialises in refining dance choreography to get the extra edge in producing sharp figures and strong lines.