Elevate Academy Faculty

Your mentors

We’re pleased to announce the Elevate Academy faculty for 2019. The faculty’s professional experience in the dance and music industry provides each Elevate Academy 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.

Aron Lyon

PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR
Professional Musician and Teacher

Garry Faumui

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Artist development and manager
Music producer

Xander Jean

DANCE DIRECTOR
TV, film & artist performer
X-Factor, The Voice

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

Tegan Parkinson

DANCE MENTOR
The Village Performing Arts Sydney, Graduate
Musical Theatre

Chris Van Der Wielen

MUSIC MENTOR
Vocals and performance specialist
Professional music instructor

Will Tran

DANCE MENTOR
Canberra Dance Theatre
So You Think You Can Dance

Evelyn Duprai

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

Rachel Lariosa

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

Daniel Tonkovic

MUSIC MENTOR
Live performing artist
Music producer & Teacher

Amber Nichols

MUSIC MENTOR
Independent performing artist
The Voice Finalist

Kieran Crowe

DANCE MENTOR
Australia’s Got Talent Grand Finalist
Live dance theatre producer

Talia Fowler

DANCE MENTOR
Industry performing artist and teacher
Winner of SYTYCD

The Faumuis

MUSIC MENTORS
Independent performing artists
Songwriters/Producers

Racquel Kuhle

DANCE MENTOR
Graduate of Brent Street Sydney

Francis Owusu

The Elevate Academy 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.