Tania’s extensive teaching career spans over 30 years teaching all facets of dance & musical theatre at various metropolitan studios as well as operating Attitudes Dance Studio since 1988.
With students gaining successful employment in Musicals such as Aladdin; Heathers; Grease; We Will Rock You; Burn the Floor; Cats; Guys & Dolls; Westside Story; Wicked; High School Musical; A funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; Jersey Boys; Absinth: Happy Days; Fame; The Lion King; Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde; Funny Girl: Billy Elliot & so much more
Tania’s performance & choreographic history includes Performing in the Penguin Awards HSV7; Back-up Dancer for Kylie Minogue, John Farnham: 92 World Sport; Rembrandts Theatre Restaurant; Moomba Show Boat Royal Command Performance; Choreographing Corporate & Promotional Entertainment; Fashion Launches; Theatre Restaurants; Retro Bands & Pantomimes: Melbourne Hair Expo; Open Tennis Players Ball: Melbourne Military Ball: Receptions Center Floor Shows & Rivers Cruises Melbourne Docklands to name a few.
Tania has adjudicated all over Australia for the past 25 years & enjoys imparting her extensive knowledge in all genera’s of the performing Arts .
Since starting his training in 1989 at Attitudes Dance Studio, in the styles of Jazz, Tap and Neo Classical, Andrew has a number of achievements to his name. After studying Certificate III in performing arts at Bartuccio's Dance and Promotions Centre at the age of 16, it wasn't long before Andrew was dancing professionally. Some of his career highlights include "The Wog Boy" (feature film), "Godspell" (musical) "TV Week Logie Awards" dancing for Ricky Martin, "Moulin Rouge" feature Film) amongst many others.
Andrew was later given a government grant from the St. Kilda Arts Department to set up a dance program for under-privileged children in 1999; this was the first experience Andrew had in teaching children. Andrew continued working as a professional dancer, but after teaching full time at various schools in Melbourne he realised his passion lay in teaching. This led to his decision to open his own school in Melton in 2003. Andrew is frequently invited to choreograph various events and continues to teach for many full-time dance courses throughout Melbourne. With experience from every aspect of dance, Andrew enjoys collaborating with his fellow professionals
Tonille commenced her dance training at a mere age of 2 under the tuition of her Mother and is continuing her extensive Theatrical & Classical studies at Attitudes Dance Studio achieving a Professional Level. Tonille completed her graded RAD Classical examinations to grade 8 receiving a High Distinction in her final exam.
Tonille enjoys the musical theatre world and has had the pleasure of training under the wonderful tuition of Camille Edwards, Leah Zilberman, Elise Brennan, and Esther Stephens Turunga Merito & Rikk Coombs in Musical Theatre/Private Vocal Training /Script Reading/Drama.
Tonille has enjoyed her professional performances so far in numerous corporate & commercial events throughout Melbourne as Dancer Singer & Actor. Tonille has been successful in auditions for casting agents as thus and has enjoyed working as an extra on movie sets such as Nick Giannopoulos Productions of the movie ‘The Wannabies’ and as a commercial jingle singer for David Jones and Myers Christmas commercials. Tonille has also had the pleasure of teaching at various dance schools throughout Melbourne as well as assisting choreographer in Debutant Balls in Victoria
Tonille enjoys sharing her fresh creative styles with the students of Attitudes & loves watching the students grow, shine & suceed.
Amy commenced her formal Theatrical & Classical training at a very early age of 7. Whilst at Attitudes she completed her R.A.D Ballet examinations graded & Vocational Performing Arts Training in Jazz Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Song & Dance, Lyrical & Neo Classical.
Amy became a member of the Advanced Acrobatic Team at Fighting Lions which she maintained for 4 years. Amy was also invited to perform on tour in Queensland at Movie World & Dream World as part of an elite competition team. Amy also performed in the Moomba Parade & Myer Christmas Parade for 3 consecutive years.
In 2015 Amy completed her Acrobatic Training with the Acrobatic Dance Association. Amy is delighted to teach this wonderful dance syllabus developed especially for today’s dancer. Students at Attitudes will be able to partake in the Australian Acrobatic Dance Association Examination levels through Amy’s Guidance and expertise
Amy continues to strive for perfection in performing arts training & is currently performing in the corporate entertainment company ‘SILK ‘Entertainment
Amy enjoys strengthening and teaching all facets of acrobatics to our Attitudes Dancers.
At age 4, Nicholas began his journey towards a professional career in dance. Passionate about Contemporary & Lyrical Dance his impressive work ethic and athletic skills have seen him develop into a powerful Artist. After many years of general practice in various genres he was accepted into the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts secondary School (VCASS) in Melbourne where he studied 2010-2012. At age 17 he was awarded 1st place at the Australian Choreographic Competition for a contemporary work he developed and choreographed on 3 peers.
After additional 2 years of full time, Nic continued his pathway into contemporary dance by participating in the Transit Dance Professional Finishing Course where he was hand selected by Artistic Director Paul Malek to be a founding member of Transit Dance Company. During this appointment he worked with Amy Hollingsworth, Two Bars of Isolation, Daniel Jaber, Under and Paul Malek, Every Inch of Me.
Currently Nic was selected by MASTERS OF CHOREOGRAPHY'S Jennifer Peric and Milorad Peric to be part of the Beats on Pointe Australian Tour and Raise The Barre Australian Tour. Here he will work with ballet choreographer Emma Vaiano and street choreographer Phill Haddad.
Nic is a well-rounded performer in the Melbourne dance scene working on various productions and events over the past 3 years.
Nics passion to pass on his knowledge and develop his choreographic prowess with schools and companies around Australia
Sophie started dancing in England at the age of 7 where she trained in the British Ballet Organisation syllabus. She was awarded a full scholarship for her vocational training at Preston Dance College (United Kingdom) where she obtained a Diploma in Dance Education (Ballet and National) as well as a Diploma in Elite Dance Performance.
Sophie’s professional credits in England include ‘Liberace’ and touring cast ‘Night Fever’ along with production dancer on multiple mega-liners with Costa Cruises, from New York to the Mediterranean.
Sophie moved to Melbourne, Australia where she completed the highest level of Advanced 2 in Imperial Classical Ballet.
Sophie has entered students (male and female) in over 500 ballet examinations in the past 6 years alone.
This year she will continue working with the prestigious Anna Tetlow (Royal Ballet; London City Ballet), to complete her Garuda Pilates teacher training.
Sophie holds a Licentiate with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and looks forward to teaching R.A.D and imparting all her extensive classical Knowledge to our Attitudes students
Doria is no stranger to the Stage. Starting her dance training in all facets of the performing arts, at a mere young age of 5 at Attitudes Dance Studio under the guidance and tuition of Tania Attad-O’Dwyer. Doria completed her RAD Classical Dance Examinations with honours. Doria has won numerous tap eisteddfods across Victoria, including Tap Championships at highly established competitions. With a wonderful accolade of prizes including highest scoring in 2018. In 2017 Doria made her adult professional teaching debut in Classical, Jazz & Tap at Attitudes Dance Studio. Later Doria continued her professional teaching career by working at several metropolitan dance studios
Doria’s credits include, Tap lecturer and demonstrator at the Southern Federation Tap Championship Scholarship classes, with the role of designing classes for young tap dancers. Her performance credits include DCI Dance for Cancer, Cabaret, and Corporate Events for SILK Entertainment as well as substitute & guest teaching throughout Melbourne.
She is excited to pass on all her expertise to the students of Attitudes Dance Studio & continues in striving for perfection in the performing arts. Doria enjoys passing on a solid theoretical and practical foundation in performance & choreography to all students in the field of the Performing Arts.
Elise began her training at Edwards & Shaw Studios at a very young age. Later she went on to continue her intensive training in Classical & Theatrical Performing Arts with Tania at ATTITUDES Dance Studio. There she completed her R.A.D Examinations to Grade 8 with Honors. Elise is a graduate of a Bachelor Degree in Music Theatre from the University of Ballarat Arts Academy- Federation University. Since graduating she appeared in many vocal productions and also spent time singing back-up and touring with James Reyne for his latest album, 'TCB'. Her Professional Musical Theatre Debute was in the hit production of Guys & Dolls the Donmar Warehouse/Ambassador production as Mimi, and cover for Miss Adelaide- lead roll. Elise went onto many professional musical productions & starred in Jersey Boys as the wife of Frankie Valli, Mary Delgado; Understudied and played the lead role of Paula Pokrifki in An Officer and a Gentleman. She also had the privilege of working with Geoffrey Rush in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Elise played the role of Catherine in the Magnormos production of Pippin and most recently had the pleasure of working on a workshop production of a new musical based on the life and music of The Seekers. Elise also works extensively as a singer and corporate performer both as a solo artist and with groups The Dream Divas, directed by Debra Byrne and The Jingle Belles, a Christmas inspired trio, VAMP The Songs of Kander & Ebbs, Ruby’s Music Room and At The Hop, a 50’s tribute show. In 2015 Elise was offered the Assistant Choreographic roll & Assistant Director in StageArts production of Saturday Night Fevers 2016 release. Elise is passionate about sharing her experiences with the our students and imparts a wealth of Musical Knowledge
Bernard is graduate of WAAPA.
Prior, Bernard appeared on BLUE HEELERS and the ABC children's series NOAH AND SASKIA. While at WAAPA he performed in THE GOODFIGHT, including the tour to the New York Music Theatre Festival. Bernard Performed in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival season of SHANE WARNE: THE MUSICAL,
Bernard has appeared in many musicals including Opera Australia's MY FAIR LADY, JERSEY BOYS, playing Joe Pesci and understudying and performing the role of Frankie Valli. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN and most recently Bernard has just finished the Australian tour of THE LION KING performing the roles of Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu and Ed throughout.
Bernard has featured in ad campaigns for Target, BUPA and RACV. Bernard has continued training over the years at the Howard Fine Acting School, Gary May Voice Studios and as a writer at AFTRS
Most recently Bernard was honored to land the lead role of Frankie Valli in the Australian tour of JERSEY BOYS.
Bernard continues to strive for perfection in the performing arts and thoroughly enjoys strengthening and teaching all facets of vocals to our Attitudes Dancers