Elevate Faculty

We’re pleased to announce the Elevate faculty for 2019. The faculty’s professional experience in the dance and music industry provides each Elevate member with a unique and personal experience that will accelerate their growth.

Our faculty includes special guest mentors who are currently celebrated and respected performers in Australia and around the world. These are dance and singing artist and TV celebrity Timomatic, The Voice finalist Amber Nichols and US Grammy award singer/producer Tony Rich.

Elevate Music Faculty

Aron Lyon

MUSIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Professional Musician and Teacher

Timomatic

DANCE & MUSIC MENTOR
Multi-platinum recording artist
Australia’s Got Talent Judge
SYTYCD finalist

Tony Rich

MUSIC MENTOR
US Grammy Award singer/producer
Artist development

Chris Van Der Wielen

MUSIC MENTOR
Vocals and performance specialist
Professional music instructor

Daniel Tonkovic

MUSIC MENTOR
Live performing artist
Music producer & teacher

Evelyn Duprai

MUSIC MENTOR
Independent performing artist
Australian Idol & TV networks
Author of “Beyond your Voice”

Amber Nichols

MUSIC MENTOR
Independent performing artist
The Voice finalist

Garry Faumui

MUSIC DIRECTOR ELEVATE MUSIC 2017-2018
Artist development and manager
Music producer

Elevate Dance Faculty

Xander Jean

DANCE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
TV, film & stage artist
Performer X-Factor, The Voice

Timomatic

DANCE & MUSIC MENTOR
Multi-platinum recording artist
Australia’s Got Talent Judge
SYTYCD finalist

Mitchell Cridland

DANCE MENTOR
KB Dance Coach
Elevate Alumni 2017-2018
International Dancer L.A

Rachel Lariosa

DANCE MENTOR
KB Senior Dance Coach
International Dancer L.A.

Tegan Parkinson

DANCE MENTOR
The Village Performing Arts Sydney, Graduate
Musical Theatre

Ashleigh McAlister

DANCE MENTOR
Graduate of Victorian College of the Arts

Will Tran

DANCE MENTOR
Canberra Dance Theatre
So You Think You Can Dance

Francis Owusu

Elevate is headed by Principal Director and ACT Local Hero Francis Owusu. Francis is a passionate communicator with a proven record of empowering young people and supporting them to fulfill their potential. Francis is also credited with mentoring and developing some of Australia’s biggest dance and musical talent including Timomatic and Justice Crew.