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Teaching Faculty:

Carly O’Rourke

 

Carly started her dance/singing training when she was 4 years of age at Keane Kids Studios in Ultimo. At the age of 9, she attended the Janice Breen Performance Studio followed by a period with ‘Dynamite’ and a year full time at Brent Street School of the Performing Arts under choreographers such as Kelly Abbey (So You Think You Can Dance) and Dein Perry (Tap Dogs/Bootmen). Carly also attended the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts from year 7. Her vocal training was with Patricia Thompson (Little Patti) and Dianne Donovan, acting/drama with Malcolm Frawley. Carly has appeared on television in Home and Away, A Country Practice, Breakers and in the feature film ‘As Happy as Larry’.

Carly’s stage and theatre credentials include: The opening of the Australian Dance Awards, performances with Warner Bros,  Variety Heart Awards (with Kylie Minogue), Carols in the Domain, NSW State Dance Company (2 years), amateur theatre ‘Annie’ and toured Australia for 12 months as one of the cast in the stage musical ‘Shout’ starring David Campbell.

Carly has also performed at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games in ‘Bootmen’ and the opening of Fox Studios. Carly is an accomplished singer/entertainer and has her own Cabaret Show where she performs at various licensed clubs in NSW (Agent: Skeed Entertainment).

Carly teaches ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, singing and choreographs performance classes. Carly has completed examinations in ballet (R.A.D.) and attained a Certificate IV in Performing Arts majoring in musical theatre and dance.

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Sean Mahony

 

Sean is a graduate of Brent Street School of Performing Arts, and studied contemporary at Victorian College of Arts and The Edge in Los Angeles. Sean also studied music at Sing Over King Sydney.

Some career highlights include the Assasins, Les Miserables and danced with the likes of Deni Hines, Marcia Hines, Tina Arena and The Real Blondes. Sean has performed in Australia and overseas with Rhythm on Tap and The Australian Ballet. He recently travelled overseas for Princess Cruises working on their inaugural seasons with world known choreographers Karen Bruce and Danny Teason. His television credits include The People’s Choice Awards, Carols in the Domain, Home and Away and The Kerry Anne Show.

Sean is very creative, energetic and an excellent choreographer. On Stage Studios is proud to have Sean as part of the teaching staff.

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Lian Halloran

 

Lian is a registered RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) ballet teacher as well as a qualified acrobatics teacher.

She took her first class in 1989 and has not stopped taking classes since. After leaving school, Lian went on to further her training in the performing arts full time at Brent Street Studios.

When she is not taking classes or studying she can be performing at different events all over Sydney.

She loves performing but no matter how far her career leads her, her heart will always be with her students. On Stage Studios is proud to have Lian teaching again in 2016.

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Taylor Buckley

 

Taylor has been dancing and singing at On stage Studios since 2005. She was Intermediate Performer of the Year in 2007 and Senior Performer of the Year in 2010 and Student of the year in 2011

Taylor is a very accomplished and dedicated performer and in 2010 won the senior age group solo singing contest at the Stage Fever Eisteddfod.

Taylor has been a senior performer with the On Stage Studios Show Group and will be assisting and choreographing classes this year. Taylor has studied at Brent Street performing Arts school to further her career in the performing arts.

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Tamara O’Rourke
 

Tamara is a former Student of On Stage Studios with a passion for the Dramatic Arts.

In 2001 Tamara featured in the stage production of Cinderella at the State Theatre alongside Bert Newton. Tamara has featured in many other amateur theatre productions during her short career.

Tamara has a strong creative imagination focusing on expression and communication, both verbally and physically. She is also an accomplished dancer.

Tamara has a Bachelor of Education (Sydney University) majoring in Drama and has furthered her acting interests part time at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) and the Actors Centre Australia.

 

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