Principals - Donna & Leanne Halloran

Donna Halloran

Donna studied Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz Modern/Contemporary & 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 & Internationally
Donna performed with the Wiggles including the “Wiggles Movie”.
The Studio was opened in 1977 and has had many successful students.
The Studio has produced many Australian Champions and had many years of 100 percent of the ballet grades have achieved a Distinction in their Ballet exams.




Leanne Halloran

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 & then a soloist & 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 & won World titles in Ceili team dancing. Performing for 2 seasons at Australia,s Wonderland,Leanne moved 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' , & '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 30 yrs 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.

Kate Halloran

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.

Alicia Bryant

Alicia has completed a Full Time Performing Arts Course at Brent Street School of Performing Arts.  Alicia has had 16 years training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary and Irish Dance.

She is five times Australian and State Irish Dancing champion and has competed internationally on numerous occasions.

She is currently studying for her Bachelor in Education and also works in the entertainment industry dancing for events such as awards nights, music videos and has appeared in a number of advertisements.

Ben Murray

Ben Murray’s career has taken him all over the globe including Broadway, Las Vegas and London’s West End. He is one of Australia’s most sought after and versatile male dancer/choreographers, best known for his unique commercial jazz choreography and ballroom dance expertise. Ben is probably best known for his 13 year stint as ‘Benny’ from THE WIGGLES, where he was also choreographer and dance captain.
Ben is now the Co-Director of Dargie Entertainment, one of Sydney's biggest live entertainment production companies and agencies. He produces entertainment for corporate events and venues here and overseas. He also manages some of Sydney's best dancers, singers, triple threats and circus acts as part of Dargie Entertainment the Agency.

Cassandra Halloran


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