Our team

Lisa Suleiman – Principal

Lisa has been involved in the performing arts industry for over 10 years and has always had a love for dance and teaching. She obtained her ATOD teaching qualifications in ballet, tap and jazz and has since had many successes in her students’ exams, eisteddfods and scholarships.

During 2008 and 2009, Lisa was the Dance Coordinator at Cumberland Hospital, where she taught dance to mental health patients. Lisa also has a love for choreography and musical theatre and has worked with many societies and schools  throughout Sydney putting on musicals and preparing for Rock Eisteddfod. Lisa is also studying a Bachelor of Dance Education at ACPE.

Lisa believes that every student has the potential to excel with hard work and a passion for the arts and loves being able to pass this on to her students.

Ashleigh Baker – Dance

Ashleigh has been dancing for over 10 years and has completed exams in ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop. Ashleigh joined JumpPA 6 years ago to further her dance training and has since trained to be an enthusiastic and fun teacher. Ashleigh has a strong passion for dance and teaching and loves being able to pass it on to her students.

Karen Luu – Dance

Karen has been training with JumpPA for a number of years and before that danced at Dorothy Cowie School of Dancing. Karen is very passionate about dance and has consistently excelled in her dance exams especially in classical ballet. She has a natural affinity with children and ensures that each class has the right combination of fun and discipline. Karen loves challenging her students to be the best dancers they can be.

Steven Barnard – Dance

Hi, I’m Steve. I’ve been dancing since I was 9 years old, studying ballet, and then as a teenager, competing as a ballroom,
Latin American and new vogue dancer. I fell in love with guitar and punk rock in my late teens and spent six years with my band – Crying Out Loud – touring and recording all over the east coast playing big festivals of up to 5,000 people. I then started dance training again, and at 25 (I know, old, right?)
trained performing arts and contemporary dance at Ev and Bow Fulltime Studio.
At the same time I worked on my folk band Arbori, which eventually led to a third band, this time RnB. My love for hip hop began eight years ago when I was the third person to join acclaimed Phly Crew. Phly Crew was a wild adventure of comedy and dance that led me to perform on Australia’s Got Talent, Hip Hop Internationals in Vegas, on P&O cruise ships and train all over the world,
including Germany, Singapore, London and Tokyo, with incredible teachers such as Keone and Mari, Anthony Lee, Chris Martin… The list goes on. As you have read, my background is super diverse and this is onlu the half of it. I hope to bring that diversity and knowledge to my teaching at Jump PA.

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