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 every one of our students to their next level of their personal development through dance.


Cristina Iordache


Rey Yeo


Alizee Valery

Professional Dancer

Alexandra Moffitt

Professional Dancer


Sydney Dance Rhythms’ mission is to improve the health, fitness and mindset of the local community and motivate, inspire, and educate everyone from young children to grandparents to be the best they can be through dance. Dance is not about being better than other people, but feeling the best inside.



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.


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.



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.


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.



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“Sydney Dance Rhythms have provided our school with great value and quality dance-fitness classes over the past two years. The energetic dance program known as ZumbAtomic covers a variety of dance skills including Hip Hop and Zumba. The sessions which incorporate fitness as well as dance certainly engage and motivate the students as well as develop their fitness level. Cristina and her staff are qualified professionals who have experience in dancing and teaching young children to grandparents.”


Principal at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Summer Hill

"I highly recommend Cristina and Sydney Dance Rhythms to anyone interested in wanting their children to participate and excel in dance. My daughter Elena who is 6 was fortunate to have a full term of dance as part of her school curriculum and absolutely loved it and flourished under the instruction of "Miss Cristina". She now attends a weekly jazz dance class and is thoroughly enjoying learning new routines and participating in a fun team environment. My daughter has been to other dance schools in the last 3 years but Sydney Dance Rhythms is definitely the one she has most enjoyed and looks forward to attending every week!"


Elena’s mum (Jazz Dance Class)

“I took my very first dance lessons with Cristina and it was amazing! I learned how to Salsa 6 months ago and I still remember the steps she taught me. I met great people while taking the course and at the end the whole class we went out to for an authentic Salsa night in Sydney. We all got to put our moves to the test, have fun and see how much more we can improve by watching everyone else at the club. Overall, it was a great and affordable opportunity in a relaxed, comfortable environment that everyone should take advantage of sooner than later!”


Latin Dance Class

“My daughter, Lizzie, has enjoyed participating in the Creative Dance Classes running on Saturday mornings. She loves pretending to be animals, doing silly falls, learning a little routine, pretending to sleep and wake like a flower. As a parent, I enjoy seeing the creative play, freeze, circuit, pompoms, the mix of boys and girls and parent involvement.”


Lizzie’s mum (Creative Dance Class)

“My daughter loves the Hip Hop classes. The teacher is wonderful, very friendly and easy going and my child loves her style of teaching.”


Ella’s mum ( Hip Hop Class)

“Our wedding was very memorable and I'm proud to say the bridal dance was the highlight of the night.  We had such great fun with you during the dance lessons, and you gave us so much confidence for our dance. You pushed us hard to do a dance that we didn't even think we had the capabilities to do.”


Wedding Dance Lessons

“It was fantastic having Sydney Dance Rhythms dancers demonstrate and then dance with the members of our senior’s club last week. Our members were very excited to get a chance to dance as most of them have not danced in a long while. It stirred up some lovely memories for them and started conversations about the past. Your friendliness and warmth drew our members into participating and it was a surprise to see some of our frailer seniors take to the floor. The music was well balanced and the variety was enjoyed by all. Our members have agreed that it would be wonderful to have you back again and we look forward to another session of dance and enjoyment.”


Manager at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home