The faculty at 2Step are all seasoned professionals and performers with a commitment to make each dancer the best they can be. Whether you want to dance for fun, fitness or are committed to taking your skills and passion to the highest levels possible, we can help you reach your goals.
Principals, Jazz and Showteams
Sisters Rebecca and Nicole Micallef have been dancing together for 24 years. Performing at eisteddfods and choreographing many award winning eisteddfod routines of their own, Rebecca and Nicole wish to enthuse and inspire the dancing generation of today. Over the years, their ground breaking choreography and style has revolutionised and captivated their audience.
Rebecca and Nicole are very involved in all aspects of the studio from being the Principals of the studio and also teaching all the jazz classes, showteams and private lessons.
Jazz and Showteams
Laura began dancing at the age of 3. She went on to study at ED5 International, completing a Certificate IV in Performing Arts where she had the privilege of working with Australia’s top choreographers.
Throughout her career, Laura has performed at the Australian MTV awards, Dolly Teen Choice Awards, film clips and shows for various artists including- Ricki Lee and Angus & Julia Stone. For the last few years Laura has worked for Princess Cruises, travelling and performing around the world.
Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Showteams
Katie started dancing at the age of 3 in Hervey Bay, QLD. After training at the Australian Dance Performance Institute in Brisbane, she was offered a contract with Carnival Cruise Lines and performed all over the world between 2009 – 2012.
Since moving to Sydney in 2012, Katie has had the pleasure of working with renowned choreographers such as: The Squared Division, Matt Lee, Kate-Wormald, and Leah Howard. She has also featured in Film Clips with Red Foo and Timomatic, performed with Jessie J and Red Foo on X-Factor Australia, was a regular dancer on Australia’s Got Talent, performed alongside Ricky Martin at the 2013 NRL Grand Final and on The Voice Australia 2014, performed with Delta Goodrem at the 2014 Mardis Gras and continues tour with Timomatic.
RAD Classical Ballet
Jodie studied ballet at The Macdonald College of Performing Arts and later finished her training at The Australian Ballet School. During her career, she performed with the Australian Ballet, The Dancers Company and The Premiere State Ballet. The ballets she danced in include Giselle, Graduation Ball, Don Quixote, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Paquita, Suite in Blanc and many others.
Jodie began teaching in 2003 and attained her RAD teachers certificate in 2005. Since beginning teaching, her students have had many successes including several students gaining a place in the Australian Ballet Schools ITP, high distinctions in all levels examined, awards in the ‘Isobelle Anderson Scolarships’ and students that have been selected for main roles with the Australian Ballet, such as ‘Clara’ in Graham Murphy’s ‘Nutcracker’.
Kicks, Leaps and Turns and Open Ballet
Daniel began his dance training with Nicole and Rebecca Micallef at the age of ten, training in Jazz, tap, ballet, and contemporary. Daniel then moved to Alegria Ballet Studios in the heart of Sydney, where he undertook full-time training in classical ballet. Upon completing his course at Alegria, he obtained a scholarship to study at the Miami City Ballet School in Miami, Florida. Daniel furthered his studies at The Washington School of Ballet in Washington, D.C., and was then promoted to the professional company of The Washington Ballet.
Daniel also performed with the Los Angeles Ballet. Notable awards include Gold in Men’s contemporary at the Youth America Grand Prix in 2012, and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner for his portrayal of Edmund in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Recently in 2016, Daniel performed with local Sydney dance company Danza del Arte in La Choreografia, winning the dance award at the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Enza Russo started her training at a young age with Glenda Yee School of Dance. After completing her school years at McDonald College of Performing Arts, with further training at the Musical Theatre Project and completed her Certificate IV Performing Arts (Vocal Major) with ED5 International. She trained her vocals with Patricia Johnson, Sheena Williams and currently with Michael Smith. Her musical style is inspired by the likes of Beyonce, Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Jackson, Alicia keys, Barbra Streisand and Idina Menzel.
This vast range of influences has shaped the performer Enza is today. No stranger to the microphone, she has hosted many children’s shows in Australia for Showtime attractions and Millennium Entertainment. Enza is a passionate singer and songwriter in her own right and is proud of a dream that has now become her career.
Musical Theatre and Showteams
Kelly commenced dancing at a young age, she attended a performing arts high school, The McDonald College of Performing Arts, she then completed a Certificate Lvl 4 in Performing Arts (majoring in dance) at ED5 International under the direction of William A Forsythe.
Kelly has recently completed a BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, her skills include Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, singing and acting. Kelly performed in a number of productions while in Singapore including – Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Handful of Keys, The Spitfire Grill, Gypsy and more and has been fortunate to work with and learn from teachers, directors and choreographers from all over the world including Nikki Snelson (original Brooke Wyndham, Legally Blonde Broadway) Kelly has recently been assistant to Nikki Snelson, with Musical Theatre workshops in Manilla and Sydney.
Glenn Wood Tap, Singing
Stefani commenced dancing at the age of 6 and has 16 years dance experience. She has been trained in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics and singing. Stefani has also successfully completed all levels of the Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus and has graduated a Bachelor of Music at JMC Academy.
Stefani has been a student at 2Step Dance for the past 10 years and is a great example of hard work, determination and is a great role model to all students she teaches. Her talent and experience is a great asset to our school and we have had the pleasure of watching her grow from student to teacher at 2Step Dance.