The team at Coogee Dance Co are committed to providing a safe and nurturing dance experience for all our little dancers. We pride ourselves on being specialists in preschool Dance and offering exceptional tuition for an affordable price. 


Miss Steph

Studio Owner / Principal

Miss Steph has been dancing since the age of 2 and trained at Langshaw Dancity under the professionalism of Bernadette Langshaw-Clark, Karen Mortimer, PJ Clarke & Kate Larter. 

As a dancer she has performed in the Military Tattoo, Vivid Sydney and has been a back up dancer for Australian Idol, The Potbelliez, Bonnie Anderson, Macklemore and Jessica Mauboy. 

Miss Steph is in her 9th Season with the NRL where she has had the opportunity to travel to America to train under some of the biggest NBA and NFL choreographers. She currently cheers as part of the Cronulla Sharks Mermaids and is a former cheerleader for St George Illawarra Dragons, NBL Illawarra Hawks and Sydney Kings.

Throughout her professional years Steph worked hard to be part of the NRL squad performing at multiple Grand Finals and State of Origin Series. She was also titles NRL Cheerleader of the Year in 2012 and Cronulla Sharks Mermaid of the Year in 2017. 

Miss Steph is an Acrobatic Arts registered teacher with certification in AcroDance Preschool and Module 1 teacher having passed all practical examinations and achieving 100% in her written examinations.

When Miss Steph isn't at the studio she is continuing her professional dance career with JLD.entertainment at race days and corporate events. Extending her behavioural studies degree in psychology.

Miss Steph drives Coogee Dance Company to promote a positive learning environment and life long friendships. Student wellbeing and safety is her number one priority. Miss Steph lives her dream of teaching the next generation of dancers in a positive and enjoyable environment. 

Emily Balzan - READY SET DANCE & READY SET BALLET - CDC.Minis Principal

Miss Emily

Preschool Department Coordinator 

Emily began dancing at the age of 5 in genres including, jazz, GWT, hip hop, lyrical/contemporary, RAD ballet, musical theatre, technique and conditioning.

She has recently graduated in 2018 from Ettingshausens Pro where she received her Cert IV in Dance. She worked with many industry influencers including, Kelley Abbey, Cassandra Bartho, Sophie Holloway, Stephen Tannos, Gaynor Hicks, and Carly Cooper-Smith.

Emily has been an extra in ‘The Voice’ and ‘Dance Boss’ 2018 series. She has also been a featured dancer on a Maltese talk show ‘Eli & I’ in 2016. Emily has been involved in many corporate theatre events such as Christmas show parades, charity performances, and productions.

Continuing to grow as a dancer, teacher and choreographer, Emily regularly attends open classes and auditions to gain further experience and knowledge from industry professionals.

Certified in both READY SET DANCE and READY SET BALLET Miss Emily is CDC.Mini's Principal / Co-Ordinator. In this role Emily ensures that the next generation of preschoolers and kindy students are well looked after and transition nicely into Coogee Dance Company's Junior division. 

Emma Atkins - Ready Set Dance & Ready Set Ballet - Coogee Dance Company

Miss Emma


Emma has been dancing since the age of 3, training in all styles. She has successfully completed her RAD Ballet, ISTD Modern and ISTD Tap exams under the direction of Bernadette Langshaw-Clark. 

Emma is furthering her dance training by focusing on completing her RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies as well as her Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management. Miss Emma is a certified Ready Set Dance and Ready Set Ballet teacher. Her bubbly attitude keeps our preschool and kindy division engaged and absolutely loving each lesson. 


Emma loves teaching, inspiring and passing on her knowledge to younger generations of dancers at Coogee Dance Company. She is dedicated to growing as a teacher and being a role model for her students. 

Tiana Tzoukas - Coogee Dance Company


Student Teacher 

Tiana started dancing at the age of 2 and has been student teaching for 4 years. She is one of Miss Steph's Elite competitor's having competed at over 100 solo eisteddfods with a record of 76 placings in a year. 

Tiana has been part of school ensembles as well as having performed at the Sydney Opera House. She is still a dance student and looks forward to a professional dance career in the future under the guidance of Coogee Dance Company's Principal and Studio Owner, Stephanie Buncombe.