LAINIE FARELLO- Principal Director
As an artiste, a dancer, a teacher and now a Director, I have found that my journey into the kingdom of the Performing Arts with the collaboration and fusion of dance, singing and acting, has shown me just how incredibly diverse and sundry our Theatrical World can truly be!
I am very privileged to hold close to my heart a team of passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated teachers and mentors, who assist me to guide, encourage and develop the students through their chosen art form and onto their own pathway of discovery.
As a musician becomes one with their instrument and the singer’s instrument becomes one with their voice, in the world of dance our instrument is our physique and along with its facility, once trained can be as unique and beautiful as anything the world has to offer.
I am also very fortunate to be able to offer a facility brimming with a diverse and structured agendum, coupled with qualitative and extensive studios, reception and recreational areas all eagerly awaiting the next class and potentially the next super star.
So, for those wishing to join me, I invite you to come along and share in this incredible journey of discovery in the Performing Arts World at Flashdance Performing Arts Studio here in Sunbury and allow us to inspire you to be the next generation of Performing Artists.
Musical Theatre Director
With a Bachelor of Arts in Music from VCA, the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth scholarship, a student of London's Royal Academy of Music and a Churchill Fellow Adam has a passion for sharing his love of music and theatre with the next generation.
Trained as a tripe threat since a young age, Erin has studied Performing Arts at WAPAA and the Neil Semer Vocal Industry in Germany. Erin provided copious amounts of wisdom allowing our students to excel.
Among the 22 graduates from the Australian Ballet School in 2018, Slade provides our students with a safe space to explore Classical Dance and train to further their development with his Pilates Qualification.
After an astounding start to his career as a young boy starring in the Sound of Music, Ned, Self and Les Miserables Jackson is now studying a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Partricks School of the Arts.
With a life long passion for the Performing Arts, Aviva is currently working within the Industry. With an intention to provide quality training, Aviva hopes to see every child grow each week, hitting major milestones.
Terri's 25 year love for the creative arts has led her to a career in teaching Pre-Schoolers the fundamentals and joy of dance. She aims to provide our stduents with a safe and supportive space to explore the arts.
With 44 students accepted into the Australian Ballet School, former Australian Ballet dancer, Brian Nolan is one of Australia's leading pedagogues in Classical Ballet with students winning Awards and Scholarships all over the world. Brian is Vice Chairperson for the Royal Academy of Dance and is on the Advisory Panel for Victoria and Tasmania.
After graduating from VCA Emily made her debut in Bring It On the Musical, before performing on Cruise Ships. While at the beginning of her career, Emily hopes to pass on her passion and knowledge.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science, Estelle completed her Fulll-Time dance course at The Space Dance and Arts Centre. Estelle has since completed 8 contracts on the Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines.
Dance & Vocal
After 17 years of studying the Performing Arts at Flashdance, Emily is now continuing her studies at Showfit. She is hoping that she can inspire our young students just as she was inspired at FDPA.
After studying a Bachelor of Performing Arts at WAPAA, Sage is proud to share her extensive knowledge with Melbourne's leading up and coming artists while working professionally in Musical Theatre.
After graduating from JMC Academy, Dream Dance Show/Business and Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance Donnie provides our students with the knowledge and necessary tools for the commercial industry.
Beginning her dance journey at Flashdance Performing Arts in 2006, Makenzie is a home-grown performer. She now works alongside her former teachers to share her love of the arts and performing.
Dance & Vocal
Starting her career with performances in Eurovision, Jessie went on to perform on the Voice and now, works within the dance industry. She provides our students with a space to learn and grow their confidence.
Quality training from FDPA has given Nathan the opportunity to work industry jobs and begin teaching. Working alongside our team, Nathan hopes to provide his students with the best start to their dance journey.