Regarded as an industry icon, Kim Adam has established herself as Australia's foremost dance choreographer, mentor and teacher. With an extensive portfolio of work that extends globally, Kim is always pushing the boundaries of the dance discipline and innovating in every performance, masterclass or workshop she is a part of.
Kim's unique ability as a storyteller has seen her work extensively throughout Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Domestically, Kim's work as a choreographer and performer has been highlighted by her work as a founding partner of the Collaboration Project in association with Paul Malek. The Collaboration Project has since received numerous award nominations and wide-spread industry recognition for productions such as Inhale, Beat and Move, Down the Rabbit Hole, Climax, Stratagem, 4 Letters and Yours Truly.
Kims innate ability as a communicator sees her on a daily basis inspiring the next generation of Australian dancers. Working with Australia's elite performing arts schools including PSA, Ministry of Dance, The Space, MDX and Stonnington School of Dance. Furthermore, Kim is regularly invited to teach workshops throughout Australia and to adjudicate eisteddfods.
Kim Adam's ongoing professional performing credits span 15 years in the areas of film, television, music theatre and corporate performances: The Wog Boy 2, Bad Eggs, Walt Disney Special Events, Shared Tables Crown Casino, BHP, Golf Airlines Countdown the Arena Spectacular, Channel 9 Footy Show, Carlton Football Club, Nova Radio, World Cup South Africa Hip Hop, Urban Vibe Hip Hop Challenge and many more.
Tamsin is a singer/songwriter who fluently plays the guitar and piano. Tamsin is currently attending Melbourne University completing a Bachelor of Arts, having achieved honours in Music Performance for contemporary voice, she has also completed the Grade 4 AMEB Classical Voice exam with Honours and the Grade 6 Classical Piano AMEB. Her first recording Home is a stunning pop ballad that also gained her a place as a featured artist on the 'Music matters International Original Artists Youth Charity Album'.
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Chrystal is Director and co-founder of MDX. Her passion to perform and teach is truly reflected in her ability to creatively choreograph and direct performances. She has had 25 years professional experience in the areas of film, television, voice-overs and musical theatre on local and international levels.
Chrystal's craft to teach children has been shaped through her professional stage experience as well as studying a Bachelor of Commerce/Education at Monash University. She has also completed Certificate 4 in Training and Education and the ACB Teachers Training Program in Classical Ballet.
Patricia brings an abundance of professionalism and creative insight to the MDX team.
As co-founder of MDX, Patricia’s experience as a professional performer and extensive experience teaching students of all ages has enabled her to master the teaching techniques and classroom delivery required to produce results.
Motivated by student development, Patricia is an inspirational leader and is truly passionate about the performing arts.
Alister began as a street hip hop dancer practising in his friends garage. After completing Year 12 he enrolled in a 3 year Bachelors Degree of Performing Arts at Victoria University.
Performing with one of the top hip hop crews in Melbourne, Alister represented Australia at San Diego's (USA) Body Rock and twice at the International Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas (USA). Back at home, Alister was also seen modelling and dancing for streetwear label 'Travisty'.
With the drive to become an all-rounded performer, he went on to study at Patrick Studios Australia. Competent in all areas including Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre.
Alister graced the screens in Disney's TV show 'As The Bell Rings' as an actor and featured dancer, along with appearing in 2 music videos which premiered in China, he is also credited as assistant choreographer for Natalie Gauci's 'Dreamer' video clip. His recent achievement is touring the world dancing for Princess Cruises on the Ocean Princess cruise liner, was one of the "major highlights of his career so far".
With over 15 years performing, Alister continues to be a prolific driving force in the dance scene. Starting off as one of the youngest members in the Hip Hop scene in 1999, Alister is now an accomplished choreographer, teacher and mentor in the Dance scene.
Eliza has always had a passion to share her love and knowledge of Classical Ballet with all dance students regardless of their level or previous training. With over 10 years of teaching experience and 20 years of continuous personal training in dance Eliza has performed and taught in Australia, Europe and Asia.
Her elite training started at the Australian Ballet School as a teenager and then The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet where she achieved her Diploma in Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance. She then trained in Amsterdam, Berlin, worked with Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany and Deborah Colker Dance Company in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Locally she has performed on many stages and events including the Sydney Opera House, Hammer Hall, Melbourne State Theatre, NGV, State Library of Victoria, MCG, Melbourne Fashion Week, Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Telstra Stay Connected campaign, Melbourne Fringe Festivals, She Got Game (Melbourne and L.A), The Movement Hip Hop Crew, International Choreolab 2008 World Dance Alliance Global Summit, and is a part of Form One Lane crew.
She has developed a unique ability for dance which has taught her how to break down the standard moulds of dancer versatility. Not only has she achieve professional standards in classical ballet and contemporary dance but is also regarded as one of the best b-girls in Australia. Being able to still switch between the two very different styles has given her new understanding of how differently the body can move and how to far barriers can be pushed.
Eliza is very particular on correct technique and discipline in classes but maintains an open mind towards students that don't want to take classical ballet to the professional level but helps guide their ballet training to help aid their personal direction in dance.
Eliza is a qualified teacher of The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet syllabus and has recently started teaching the Progressing Ballet Technique.