meet The Accent Team

TRISHA MAHONEY
PRINCIPAL

Trisha began dancing at the age of 4 and trained in many genre of dance, performing and competing in Adelaide and interstate.  Her main passion was Classical Ballet and contemporary and won many classical scholarships.She was a member of the South Australian Childrens Ballet company for 3 years and also toured with them to the Riverland.
After completing year 12 at school, including SACE dance she then went onto full time dance at Adelaide college of Arts, where she attained a Certificate in Dance.

Recently Trisha successfully completed a Diploma in Dance teaching and Management with the Australian Teachers of Dancing.

Her passion and love for teaching others and sharing her skills has drawn her to dance teaching, which she has been doing for over 30 years and also to open her own studio where she can offer an all round experience for her students. As well as helping them attain their own dreams and goals.

ANGELA PIKE
SENIOR TEACHER

Angie has amazing patience and wonderful skills of teaching our under 5 and under 6 troupe, as well as many solos and duos.

 

Angie has been teaching dance for over 15 years and has been with Accent since its inception in 2006. 

 

She is also a primary school teacher.

SORAYA KAZEMI
SENIOR TEACHER

Soraya began dancing at the age of five and has been with Accent since its inception. She has completed her major Classical ballet (Boro), Tap and Hip Hop (ATOD) exams.

 

She has now continued her love of choreography and teaching and has attended dance workshops and conventions including the Australian Dance Festival and READY SET DANCE conference in Sydney and ATOD teachers conference in Melbourne. 

 

Soraya has a love of all things artistic and creative. This can be seen through not only her love for dance, but also in her career as a professional Makeup Artist and current studies in a Diploma of Interior Design. Soraya manages all media and marketing for Accent.

MADELINE EDWARDS
SENIOR TEACHER

Madeline trained at Adelaide College of Arts before commencing her work with Daniel Ja-ber (Artistic Director of Leigh Warren Dance).

In 2010, Madeline was awarded a mentor-ship opportunity by Carclew Youth Arts and The Helpmann Academy to travel to Malaysia with Daniel to participate in a 3 month residency at Rimbun Dahan, for the creation and performance of WG Spiel. She was then invited back to Malaysia to perform in Bodies Across Boundaries, a program of new work by both Malaysian and Australian choreographers.

As the recipient of Ausdance SA’s Outlet Dance Award and an Arts SA Professional Development grant, Madeline travelled to Vienna in 2011 to attend ImPuls Tanz, the world-wide leader in contemporary dance festivals and was selected to perform Alvin Ailey Amer-ican Dance Theatre repertoire in the closing ceremony. 

Madeline has performed in Jaber’s Rodent Boy, L’Affichage, Agile and Shades which will premiere this year.

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