Meet Donna Halloran - ADCRG
Donna studied Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary and Irish National Dancing.
Donna commenced dancing at four years of age and started Irish Dancing at age eight.
Seven times State and Australian Irish Dancing Champion and fourth in the World Irish Dancing Championships. She also won numerous Ceili titles.
Donna went on to be a professional dancer in corporate work, Television and Film. Donna moved into musical theatre performing in the Stage Show “Sugar Babies”
Donna is a T.C.R.G and A.D.C.R.G in Irish Dancing and has been invited to do workshops and
Adjudicating Nationally and Internationally.
Donna performed with the Wiggles including the “Wiggles Movie”.
The Studio was opened in 1977 and has had many successful students. Over that time the Halloran
School has had 120 Australian National Irish Dancing Champions.
Currently we have 4 students touring the world in Riverdance. Three are performing as the leads.
Our ballet students have a 100% pass rate in their RAD exams and 97% are passing with distinction.
Meet Leanne Halloran - ADCRG
Leanne studied Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern / Contemporary & Irish National Dancing.
A Graduate of the Australian Ballet School, Leanne toured as a member of the Dancers of the Australian Ballet and then a soloist and principal with the Sydney City Ballet.
Three times State and National champion in Irish Dancing, Leanne was placed 5th in the World Championships for solo dancing and won World titles in Ceili team dancing. Performing for 2 seasons at Australia’s Wonderland, Leanne moved into musical theatre cast in the musical 'Sugar Babies'. Leanne continued touring nationally in the musicals 'Nine', 'Evita', 'Hunting of the Snark', 'Worlds Greatest Dance Spectacular', and 'Phantom of the Opera'.
Leanne was Choreographer and Performer with 'The Wiggles' choreographing many Music Videos and TV Shows and the 'Wiggles Movie' feature film.
Leanne is a TCRG and ADCRG in Irish Dancing and has been invited to judge both Nationally and Internationally. Leanne has been involved as a teacher with the Halloran Dance School for 35yrs and students have been successful in all forms of dance and gone on to professional careers in Ballet, Theatre and Irish dancing and many have become successful teachers themselves.
Meet Kate Halloran - TCRG
Kate studied Irish National Dancing, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Contemporary.
Kate commenced dancing at two years of age and continued training until sitting her Irish teachers exam in 2007.
After representing The Halloran Dance School, for many years in both national and international competitions, Kate went on to study a Bachelor of Education Primary. She graduated in 2005 and has been teaching in schools full time ever since. She also teaches dance to the students at school as part of a Creative Arts Program.
Kate is a T.C.R.G in Irish Dancing and has been teaching both Irish and Ballet at the Halloran Dance School since the age of 15. Kate has performed in a variety of things over her dancing career, including many Wiggles videos, The Wiggles Movie, the Irish dancing stage show “Haste to the Wedding” and Christmas at the Opera House pantomimes.
Kate loves working at the studio and hopes to be involved with the Halloran Dance School for many more years to come.
Meet Holly Bishop
Meet Ashlee Winmill
Ashlee Winmill has been teaching for 7 years alongside her professional performance career. She loves that she can continue her passion and love for performing whilst passing on her knowledge of the industry to the next generation of performers.
Training with Premiere Elite on the Central Coast, Ashlee studied weekly in RAD Classical, Modern Lyrical, Contemporary & Jazz then furthered her studies by completing 1 year of fulltime training with the school.
Ashlee has travelled the world performing professionally in various shows including Royal Caribbean International Cruiselines (Mariner of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas), Venetian Entertainment (Sands Casino, Macau) and The Pallazzo group (Crazy Palace, Germany) as well as an ongoing production company dancer for Dargie Entertainment here in Sydney.
Meet Chelsey Priadko
Chelsey started dancing at 1 1/2 years old and is trained in Irish dancing, jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary and musical theatre and continues to train at the Halloran School of Dance.
Chelsey has won 5 NSW state Irish dancing titles, has ranked top 3 at nationals and has represented the Halloran school of dance at the North American Irish Dance Championships and the World Irish Dance Championships where she placed 24th.
Chelsey has performed as a dancer with the Wiggles, completed numerous tours around Australia,
New Zealand and China as a dancer/lead dancer in dance shows Celtic Illusion and Eclipse, and has also completed all of her RAD ballet examinations.
Chelsey is also currently completing a Bachelor of health science; Occupational Therapy at The University of Sydney.
Chelsey has been teaching for The Halloran School of Dance for 8 years and is excited to continue her involvement with the studio.
Meet Morgan Crammond
Morgan commenced Irish Dancing at three years of age and has been competing at a national level for 18 years. Morgan is also trained, and continues to train, in Classical Ballet and Contemporary with the Halloran School of Dance.
Representing the Halloran School of Dance in Irish competition, Morgan has achieved three National titles, a top ten ranking at the World Championships and Third in the North American Nationals in 2017. Morgan's success in dancing achievements continued in 2018. She is now the North American and Great Britain Champion in her age group. Morgan has now also achieved three winning titles in the Australian International Oireachtas Championships.
Alongside her competitive Irish dancing, Morgan is also currently studying a Bachelor of Dance Education at the Australian College of Physical Education.
She has been working at the studio for three years and looks forward to her continued involvement with the Halloran School of Dance.
Meet Isabella Fitzpatrick
Isabella began dancing at the age of 4 at the Halloran School of Dance and is trained in Irish dancing, classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, and musical theatre.
Representing the Halloran School in competitive Irish dance, Isabella has won 10 state titles and 7 national titles as well as placing 8th at the North American nationals in 2013 and competing at the world championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
Isabella has completed her RAD ballet examinations up to Advanced foundation and hopes to complete both Advanced 1 & 2.
Alongside her dance life, Isabella has recently graduated from Year 12 at Our Lady Of Mercy Collage with plans to study nursing at university as well as hoping to peruse a career in dance.
Isabella is excited to begin her involvement as a teacher with the Halloran School Of dance.