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Meet the Team

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Principal 

Allanis Steffens

Growing up I learnt Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet & Acrobatics. During this time I have competed all over South East Queensland in competitions both as a soloist and in groups.

I have been fortunate enough to travel overseas performing at Disney land in their Main Street Parade both in Hong Kong & America. While overseas I also attended multiple workshops at Abbey Lee Dance Company, Millennium Dance Complex, Jean M Wong School of Ballet and Anaheim Disneyland.

I have my Cert III in Dance, Acrobatic Arts Qualification and Cert III & IV in Fitness which has enabled me to become a Dance Teacher, qualified Acrobatics Teacher and Personal Trainer.

Sarah Milligan 

Hip Hop & Jazz Instructor 

Sarah's been a teacher at Mayhem Dance Academy since it commencement back in 2015. I have over 15 years dance experience learning Jazz, Hip Hop & Contemporary. During this time I have completed levels 1-8 Jazz examinations through The Southern Federation of Dance. I have also choreographed & competed in many eisteddfods around the region including solos, duos and group dances. I have always been passionate about dance and hope I can continue to share my passion with the students at Mayhem in 2022.

Baylee Thrupp

Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre & Tap Instructor

Baylee started her dancing journey in 2007 making it her 16th year involved in the performing arts industry. She has found a real love for teaching which she has been sharing with her kids for over 5 years now. Baylee has attended her Cert 3 in dance and she is a qualified Acrobatic Arts teacher. Baylee is excited to further her knowledge by studying her cert 4 in dance teaching in 2022. Some of Baylee's highlights are performing in Hong Kong Disneyland in 2018, performing in Creative Generation as a senior featured dancer in 2017 and 2018 as well as completing a Summer Intensive at Brent Street in Sydney in 2019. She has competed all around Queensland in solos and groups as well as completing her CSTD tap, ballet & jazz exams.

Dakota Dolan
Student Teacher

Dakota (or Kota) has been dancing for 13 years and started out at “The Grid” with many of the other older Mayhem students and have been with “Mayhem Dance Academy” since its inception in 2015.

I love to Dance and have been partaking in weekly classes of jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, open commercial, acro and several different styles of hip hop. I have done Hip hop ever sinse I first started and it is my strongest genera.

I love being part of the “Mayhem Family”. The studio & dancing is my happy place and I am inspired more everyday.  One of my favourite memories is Cruising with the Mayhem Team on The Royal Caribbean “Explorer of the Seas” preforming onboard to the guests and participating in the many workshops throughout the 11 day cruise.

I have been assisting teaching and with choreography for the last 4 years now and love to watch the students grow and to share my extensive passion for dance with others in a positive & inclusive environment.  

For me Mayhem is not just a dance studio, it is a family. I have formed many special lifelong friendships and memories with the “Mayhem Family” and look forward to creating many more.

Hannah Budde
Westbrook 

I have been a part of the dance world for roughly for 20 years. Throughout this time, I have learnt and taught several genres including Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Ballet, and Hip Hop. I have been a part of Mayhem since 2016 and it is where I found my true passion for sharing my love of dance with others through teaching. I have completed my Bachelor in Primary Education and have taught dance in several schools as well as Mayhem. I aim to help my students build their confidence and become passionate performers.

Gian 
Guest Instructor
 

Gian has been apart of Mayhem Dance Academy for 5 years now. In these years he has performed in Creative Generation State Schools on stage. Gian loves teaching his boys crew class on Wednesday afternoons and looks forward to growing it in 2022. He loves all styles of dance, but his main style is Variation HipHop. You will also find Gian playing volleyball in his spare time! 

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