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Tegan started dancing at the age of 3 at Dubbo Ballet Studio where she studied Jazz, RAD Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Modern and Hip Hop.    Tegan successfully competed at many eisteddfods and completed her RAD Graded Ballet exams with outstanding results. Tegan also attended yearly workshops at Brent Street Studios.

At 16, Tegan moved to Dubbo City Performing Arts Studio where she both trained and began her teaching career.  Tegan taught Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop and developed a passion for nurturing students and perpetuating their love for dance.  After completing her training with DCPA Tegan continued to teach Hip Hop and Jazz in Dubbo.

Our DU stars are very lucky she has decided to put her Jazz shoes back on and jump back in to the studio (once a dancer, ALWAYS a dancer!)   Tegan is Super excited to be back in the studio shari her passion and knowledge with our gorgeous DU star dancers.


Haley grew up dancing in Mudgee at Dance Unlimited and after being apart of the student body and then faculty for many years had the privilege of stepping in to the role of Principal and owner of the community she absolutely adores.

Haley achieved outstanding results in all her ballet exams and proved to be an animated and exciting performer.

Haley completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree graduating with Honours before her passion for dance and teaching bought her back to Mudgee to complete her Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate.

Haley has trained extensively in all genres of Dance with expertise in Ballet, Acro, strengthening and muscle facilitation.  

Haley is qualified in Pre-pointe and strength assessment and screening and has also completed training in Dance Acrobatics and is passionate about offering students a safe and structured yet exciting environment to develop their creativity and skills.



Haley Priest    Principal   (RAD RTS, AAC1, B.Physio(Hons))

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Claudia has been dancing from a young age and completed her HSC at Mudgee High School in 2018.  Claudia is a very familiar DU face and has been in and around DU and Miss Haley for many years.  Claudia has joined the DU faculty this year and is very excited to work with the some of DU’s young stars.  

Claudia has a passion for teaching and nurturing children and is extending this passion by working in Early childhood education alongside her dance teaching.  She is loving being back in the studio and is loving sharing her passion with our DU star dancers.

Claudia Maher

Morgan started dancing at DU when she was 2 and is currently completing Year 12 at Mudgee High School.

Morgan is a DU Mentored Student Teacher and is loving the challenge and thoroughly enjoying sharing her passion for dance.

Morgan's dancing highlight to date is competing in Wellington, New Zealand in the Alana Haines International Dance Awards last April, being awarded the Senior Scholarship at Dubbo Eisteddfod for 2019 and being offered an interview with the Copenhagen Contemporary Dance Company after successfully auditioning and performing at the Brisbane International Contemporary Dance Prix.


Morgan Hurrell


Former Dance Unlimited Student, Kurt has danced, performed and choreographed for companies and studios all over the world.  He has worked with some of the biggest names in the ballet and contemporary worlds including Nils Christie, Lisa Wilson, Paul Boyd, Janette Mulligan, Li Cuxin and Paul Malek. He performed extensively with the Transit Dance Company in Melbourne (one of the country’s leading contemporary dance institutions) and adjudicates eisteddfods throughout Australia.  Kurt is currently Studio Manager at Melbourne’s esteemed En Pointe Dance Academy. We're extremely lucky to have Kurt come back for choreography and guest teaching!

Kurt Dwyer-Williams  (ARAD)

(Resident Choreographer & Guest Teacher)

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Tegan Stathopoulos

Lucinda grew up dancing at DU from the age of 2.  She moved to Sydney to continue her classical training at McDonald College at the age of 13.  

Lucinda went on to train at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy before successfully auditioning for The Washington Ballet School in Washington DC. Lucinda spent her first year in the Pre-Professional program in 2017-2018 before being promoted to Trainee in the company for the 2018-2019 season.

Lucinda is very excited to be back home am be able to spread her wealth of knowledge with our DU star dancers.



Lucinda Van Raad

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Hannah grew up dancing in Mudgee.  She was an avid performer and quickly began to shine in the genre of Tap.  Hannah's passion for Tap and Tap Dance grew with each year and on completing her schooling she new it was a passion she wanted to pass on to the next generation of dancers.

Hannah is a fully qualified Glenn Wood Tap Teacher and continues to update her skills and continue to grow her passion attending yearly courses, workshops and conferences.

Hannah is very excitied to be continuing to share her passion with the students of DU this year!

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