Barre Fitness Instructors at the Wellness Centre Wollongong
Miriam has a great passion for dance and has been in the industry for the past 15 years.
Throughout her dance career she has been trained in a variety of styles, including Ballet,
Jazz, Contemporary, Hip hop and Latin. She first started her RAD Ballet training at the age of
7, at Lynette Whitley’s School of Dance.
Miriam has performed numerous repertoire pieces from classics such as Sleeping Beauty,
The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Snow Queen and Alice in Wonderland.
In 2012, Miriam became a certified Zumba instru ctor. She taught different styles including Salsa, Merengue, Flamenco, Reggaeton, Cumbia and Tango.Miriam has also studied at the ‘Academy of Music and Performing Arts’, graduatin g with aBa chelor of Dance, majoring in Ballet. She is currently teaching at PDA school of Dance in Mossvale.
Miriam is a certified barreattack teacher, her classes combine a strong foundation of ballettechnique with high intensity w orkouts. She is so excited to be bringing her love of danceand fitness to the Wellness Centre. Check out some more images of Miriam in her spare time HERE
Arkie is our (and Wollongong's) longest serving Barre Attack instructor (5 years) in the Illawarra and completed her Barre Attack instructors certification in 2013, as well as her Advanced Level 1 Barre Training with Renee Scott (Barre Attack founder). Arkie also completed her ADAP ballet qualifications in 2011-2012 through N.R.G Studios.
Arkie’s passion for dance started at age 7 when she started basic dance lessons (Jazz and Ballet). By age 10 Arkie was also trained in Modern/Lyrical and Contemporary dance as well.
Arkie began solo dance, cheerleading and acrobatics training at N.R.G Studios, and by age 13 Arkie had won National level cheerleading & dance competitions with her team (audition selected performance troupe).
Having these national titles gave Arkie and her team the opportunities to represent Australia in Jazz dance in 2012 (although did not compete due to an injury 1 week out from competition) and 2014 where her team placed 6th in the world, and 3rd best country in their section.
Arkie also performed as a Junior/Intermediate Cheerleader for the Hawks NBL during the 2009-2011 seasons.
Arkie aims to compliment the Wellness Centre Barre Attack And DanceFIT classes with a strong focus on technique (to prevent injury), as well as tailoring the movements (and terminology) to suit all ages, fitness and dance experience levels (NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)- whilst having a great deal of fun at the same time!
“Don’t dance for the audience, dance for yourself” - Bob Fosse