Studio Owner / Teacher
Rachel is the Director of Unite Dance Studio, and has been teaching dancers throughout Victoria for the past 17 years.
She is dedicated to providing technically exceptional dance training and opportunities for her students to assist them to reach their goals, most importantly in a fun and supportive environment!
Throughout her experience as a dance teacher, Rachel has taught students from as young as 3 years old to adults, ranging from beginner to competition and elite level dancers.
Rachel is also a qualified fitness professional and utilises her knowledge in this area to create safe training practices that develop strong, injury-free dancers.
Rachel has trained extensively in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical and Contemporary dance styles. She has worked and performed professionally in the dance industry over the past 10 years, and has also gained valuable experience through work in the film and television industry.
Rachel is passionate about making a lasting impact in the lives of all of her students, and shares her own knowledge and experiences with those who attend her classes.
The mediocre teacher tells
The good teacher explains
The superior teacher demonstrates
The great teacher inspires.
-William A. Ward
Kobe has been dancing for over 14 years, under the tuition of a wide range of experienced teachers and choreographers, training in Hip Hop & Urban dance styles, Jazz, Contemporary and Cheerleading.
This led her to competing at a State and National level with an Elite Performance and Competition team, along with performances at events such as Dance Cancer Initiative (DCI), cheering at NBL1 Basketball,
and most recently, showcasing at the Victorian Dance Festival.
Kobe began teaching dance students in 2012, and in 2015 started her own competitive dance troupe “Cypher Dance Company”. Over the past 5 years, Cypher has competed at AASCF State and National events, and urban dance competitions including Melbourne’s own Step Off and Heavyweight Urban Dance Competition.
If you have attended one of our showcases in recent years, you would have had the pleasure of witnessing Kobe and her Cypher dance crew on our own stage!
Cypher Dance Company competed for the last time in 2019, which has now given Kobe the extra time each week to be able to undertake a teaching role at Unite Dance Studio.
Kobe continues her own dance training in 2020 as a member of Melbourne’s foremost urban dance company; The Legacy & Co, under the guidance of Arna Singleton a.k.a Robotgirl, and Melissa Tarquinio.
We couldn’t be more excited to warmly welcome Kobe to the Unite Dance Studio team!
Kobe will be teaching the Primary Hip Hop and Junior Hip Hop classes on Wednesdays this year, and we know our students will absolutely love her fun and high energy routines.