Wollongong | Kiama | Coledale

Miss Zoe's School of Dance - a dance school for all ages & abilities

Our Staff

Miss Zoe 

(Principal - Wollongong/Kiama/Coledale Studios)

Miss Zoe established Miss Zoe’s School of Dance in late 2006 and currently teaches most of the weekly classes. Miss Zoe has danced for the past 30 years and has experience in a variety of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. She has been teaching for the past 21 years and has experience in all styles but specialises in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop. Miss Zoe has taught dance to people of all ages and abilities as well as to intellectually and physically disabled people for the dance school along with The House With No Steps.

In 2018 & 2019 Miss Zoe was selected as a Finalist in the Most Outstanding Business Person of the Year category at the Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards. The dance school was also been nominated as a Finalist in the business category in 2017 & 2020 and we won the Most Outstanding Dance Studio Category in both 2018 and 2019. In 2020 & 2019 we were also named as a Finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards.

Miss Zoe has her current First Aid Certificate and worked for years as a preschool teacher and hockey coach. Miss Zoe has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at the University of New England. Miss Zoe is also a passionate advocate for all things health & fitness & started Fitness classes for all ages in 2017. She is also currently writing a health food cook book!

Under Miss Zoe's guidance her students have successfully auditioned for Wollongong Highschool of the Performing Arts, competed in local eisteddfods and competitions, performed at a variety of fetes, festivals, and community events, and enjoyed numerous successful end of year and mid year concert days. Miss Zoe's focus is on fun, fitness, and inclusion of all ages, body types, and abilities - no pressure is put on students and everyone has an equal opportunity to perform. Miss Zoe loves what she does and feels privileged to teach you and your children.

Before opening Miss Zoe’s School of Dance, Miss Zoe taught at Vincentia School of Dance 2001-2003; Vincentia Public School, NSW, 2002-2004; Jervis Bay Public School, NSW, 2002 (Wakakiri Performance); and the University of Wollongong Dance Club 2004-2006. Miss Zoe also held executive positions in the University of Wollongong Dance Club in 2004/05.

Miss Zoe completed HSC Dance in 2003 as well as performances for the HSC Dance CD-ROM for students in 2004. Vincentia High School’s Excellence in the Arts Award was won by Miss Zoe in 2001 and 2003 for her contribution to dance within the school. Miss Zoe has attended numerous dance camps and workshops over the years; as well as performing in eisteddfods, half-time entertainment for the Wollongong Hawks, Southern Stars, Dance Festivals, and more. In 2009 Miss Zoe was nominated for a Top Gong Award for her work in the performance industry and encouraging success in young girls.

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Contact Miss Zoe: misszoe@misszoesschoolofdance.com

Miss Madison (Wollongong/Coledale/Kiama Studios - Head Teacher at Coledale Studio)

Miss Madison has been dancing on the South Coast for 18 years across almost every style. In 2017 she moved to Wollongong and became a student at Miss Zoe’s School of Dance. Miss Madison quickly proved to be a lovely dancer and was keen to help out when needed.

2018 saw Miss Madison join the teaching team at Miss Zoe’s whilst completing a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management at Ettingshausen’s in Sydney. She successfully completed this course and in 2019 took on the Head Teacher role at our new Coledale Studio along with teaching across our Wollongong and Kiama Studios. Miss Madison is also qualified in Acrobatic Arts. In 2019 she won Teacher of the Year!

Miss Madison has experience teaching a variety of styles – ballet, jazz, hip hop, tumbling, contemporary, & tap. Her favourite style of dance is lyrical and she is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with all of her students!

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Miss Amy (Wollongong Studio)

Miss Amy joined Miss Zoe’s School of Dance in 2007 (although she has danced with Miss Zoe for all of her life!) and has not only danced at a consistently high level, but has also always helped out with book-keeping, make-up, performances, rehearsals, etc. In 2008 she was awarded Miss Zoe’s School of Dance Student of the Year.

Miss Amy has been dancing for the past 25 years and has experience in the styles of: Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Modern Expressive, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Miss Amy has been teaching at Miss Zoe's for the last 11 years in the styles of Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary (all ages); as well experience with teaching people with disabilities. Miss Amy teaches private lessons and Pre-Sr Contemporary for Miss Zoe’s School of Dance.

Miss Amy completed HSC Dance in 2007 and won Vincentia High School’s Excellence in the Arts Award in the same year for her contribution to dance and art within the school. Miss Amy has performed with great success in eisteddfods, Southern Stars, Dance Festivals, school ceremonies, and dance performances for both Miss Zoe’s School of Dance and Vincentia School of Dance.

Miss Amy is also a practising artist and has a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), University of Wollongong. In 2011 she was the Wollongong Youth centre's Artist in Residence. Miss Amy works as a youth worker and has her current First Aid Certificate. 

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Miss Chelsea (Wollongong Studios)

Miss Chelsea joined Miss Zoe’s School of Dance in 2009 and has experience in the styles of Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Acrobatics, and Contemporary. Miss Chelsea has always been a dedicated member of Miss Zoe’s, attending numerous performances over the years. She has also won a number of trophies at Miss Zoe’s.

2012 was a fantastic year for her, competing in eisteddfods and performing in many fetes. She grew in ability and confidence and this earned her the Most Improved award for 2012. This dedication has continued and she had great success in her first four years of teaching at Miss Zoe’s.

2015 was another great year for Miss Chelsea – it saw her grow in her teaching ability, so much so that she won the 2015 Miss Zoe’s School of Dance Teacher of the Year!

In 2016 Miss Chelsea started teaching private lessons and in 2017 she continued to teach private lessons as well as taking on Intermediate Hip Hop (B). Miss Chelsea is a very talented dancer, teacher, and choreographer. All of her student adore her and she is a great example of what Miss Zoe’s is all about!

Miss Chelsea also performed at a high level in dance at Keira Highschool and is a very mature, responsible member of the Miss Zoe’s team. In 2021 Miss Chelsea will be continuing her admin role.

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Brendan (Wollongong/Kiama Studios)

Brendan joined Miss Zoe's School of Dance in 2012 as a student teacher for tap classes and from there has taught a variety of classes at Miss Zoe’s from jazz/hip hop, to fitness, to private lessons. He previously trained at a number of studios for 16 years covering various styles of dance such as Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Acrobatics and found his niche in Tap. Having competed in both local and national eisteddfods since the age of 5, Brendan has a great amount of experience to offer. He was also very successful at these eisteddfods having achieved a large number of 1st place awards in Wollongong and Sydney and was awarded 2nd place in the Dancer of the Year at the Showcase National Dance Championships. At the age of 12, Brendan was approached by Tap Dogs choreographer/founder Dein Perry and was invited to attend their advanced adult classes.

Brendan has also choreographed and assisted in teaching others ranging from beginners to more experienced tappers. For more than 2 years during high school, Brendan choreographed routines at The Illawarra Grammar School for the senior boys tap troupe. The routines were performed at various school events for charity. Brendan has also taught various levels of the Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus, having completed the final level of the syllabus himself.

Brendan’s students love his enthusiastic, fast-paced teaching style and everyone loves seeing him perform himself! In 2021 Brendan will be co-teaching Advanced Pre-snr Jazz & Hip Hop at Wollongong, and private lessons in Kiama.

Brendan has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wollongong.

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Miss Kenz (Wollongong/Kiama Studio)

Miss Mackenzie (Kenz) has been dancing at Miss Zoe’s School of Dance since 2009 and came to us already with experience under her belt. Miss Kenz has experience in ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary and is a graceful, effortless dancer. Miss Kenz has won numerous trophies at Miss Zoe’s over the years and attended Wollongong Highschool of the Performing Arts, where she has excelled with both dancing and choreographing – so much so that at a young age she was asked to choreograph for and teach students older than her!

2015 saw Miss Kenz join the Miss Zoe’s teaching team and Miss Zoe has not seen anyone take to teaching as easily as her. Straight away Miss Kenz was able to teach warm ups and techniques on her own and showed great confidence. The younger Miss Zoe’s students absolutely love her and she is a great role model for all!

In 2016 Miss Kenz taught private lessons to younger students, a Tiny Dancer Combo Class, as well as assisting with the Junior Jazz/Hip Hop (B) class, and filling in whenever necessary in other classes – her choreography, teaching style, and dedicated to Miss Zoe’s was amazing and this earnt her the 2016 Teacher of the Year!

2017 saw Miss Kenz continuing with her private lesson teaching as well as Intermediate Contemporary A. During this time she achieved full marks in many components of her HSC Dance Major Works! 

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Miss Mia  (Wollongong/Coledale Studio)

Miss Mia started dancing at Miss Zoe’s School of Dance in 2006 – she was one of our original students! Miss Mia has experience in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, and Contemporary and is skilled at all. Miss Mia has won many awards over the years. 

Miss Mia is a dedicated member of Miss Zoe’s and we were thrilled to have her begin her student teaching in 2013. This year she will be taking on a larger role in the studio and is sure to be a hit with the younger children again!

In 2016 Miss Mia started her class choreography with Junior Ballet (A) and thrived! Her confidence grew with both teaching and choreography. 2016 also saw her begin teaching private lessons and taking on the music editing for the dance school.

Miss Mia completed school at Wollongong Highschool of the Performing Arts and will be studying at Wollongong University.

2021 will see Miss Mia continue with teaching private lessons, younger classes, assisting with Coledale Wednesday morning classes, doing admin & assisting with birthday parties.

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Miss Caitlin (Wollongong Studio)

Miss Caitlin has a number of years experience in dance, with a strong background in tap, as well as participation in jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Over the years she has taken part in a number of performances including competing in eisteddfods with both solo and troupe dances.

Miss Caitlin joined Miss Zoe’s School of Dance in 2014, continuing her tap training. In 2017 she taught all tap classes at the studios and Miss Zoe was very excited to have her on board – her students caught her enthusiasm for tap as well as her lovely smile while performing! She will be continuing to teach tap along with most Saturday classes in 2021.

Miss Caitlin possesses a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and works locally at a day care. She also holds a current First Aid Certificate.

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Miss Han (Wollongong Studio)

Miss Han was one of Miss Zoe’s original students! She started in 2006 and has never missed a beat at Miss Zoe’s – her attendance is impeccable & she is extremely dedicated. She has experience in ballet, pointe, contemporary, hip hop, and jazz. 

Miss Han was a member of the Costume Club and in 2017 commenced her student teaching. Miss Han did student teaching with Junior Jazz (A) & Junior Hip Hop (A) in 2018. Miss Han is an extremely talented dancer and has always been keen to help out at Miss Zoe’s whenever needed. 2015 saw her receive the Miss Zoe’s School of Dance Student of the Year – very well deserved!

2019 saw Miss Han taking on classes herself, this year she will be teaching Junior Jazz, Junior Hip Hop, Intermediate Hip Hop, yoga, and  taking on admin duties.

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Miss Nicole (Wollongong Studio) 

Miss Nicole came to Miss Zoe's in 2017 with over 15 years of dance experience. She won Most Dedicated in Senior Ballet in 2017 and Most Dedicated in Senior Contemporary in 2018. Trained in jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre, Miss Nicole's favourite style to teach is jazz though her favourite to perform is contemporary.

Miss Nicole likes to see her students growing in ability and confidence, and also having fun! She has been teaching for many years and loves passing on her long-standing passion for dance. After teaching casually at Miss Zoe’s in 2018 she joined the team in 2019 and will be continuing with private lessons and some group classes. Miss Nicole will also take on our Acro classes this year!

It is a family affair with Miss Nicole’s two young children also taking classes at Miss Zoe’s – Miss Zoe is thrilled to have her on board!

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Miss Kenzie (Wollongong/Coledale/Kiama studio)


Miss Kenzie joined Miss Zoe’s School of Dance in 2009 and has experience in the styles of Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acrobatics, & solo performances along with experience in ballroom dancing & Latin. Miss Kenzie is a devoted and enthusiastic member of Miss Zoe’s and is always trying her hardest to improve in every lesson. Miss Kenzie performed at a distinguished level of dance at Keira High School by participating in Dance festivals and Southern Stars. Miss Kenzie has helped out at numerous concerts and enjoys taking photos for the dance school. Miss Kenzie holds a current first aid certificate. In 2019 Miss Kenzie took on a teaching role in the dance school and will be continuing her teaching this year across all three studios.

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Miss Helen (Wollongong Studio)

Miss Helen joined Miss Zoe’s School of Dance in 2018, and has been a dedicated member of the Senior Ballet, Pointe and Contemporary classes for the past 3 years. 2021 will see Miss Helen teaching our Irish classes!

She started dancing at age 6 at the Wollongong Academy of Irish Dance, where she danced at State, National and World Championship levels, as well as in the professional Irish Dance Show Gaelforce. She is a qualified T.C.R.G. with over 20 years of experience in teaching Irish Dance to a wide range of ages and levels of ability, in both solo and team categories. Her students have performed at many different events from schools fetes and nursing home displays, to competitions and professional shows. She has also prepared many students for grade examinations and entrance auditions. Choreography is one of her passions and she has developed routines for many different settings and situations including concert performances for many years.

Outside of dancing, Miss Helen has an honours degree in Science/Arts, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Education. She has been a Science teacher at a local high school since 2004, and specialises in boys education.

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Miss Kayla (Wollongong Studio)

Miss Kayla first found her love of singing and music at Miss Zoe's back in 2011. Finding such a caring and nurturing place to grow and have fun with singing helped pave her way to what she is doing today. For the past few years Miss Kayla has been focusing on performing across the Ilawarra and beyond.

In 2019 she won the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Unearthed competition which gave her the chance to play at Shoalhaven River Festival. Alongside her performances at local restaurants, cafes, and events, Miss Kayla has performed on local and Sydney radio stations and at a Dragons home game at Win Stadium. She has released two singles, and is currently working on her first album!

Her love and knowledge of singing has made her want to share that joy with others. After beginning teaching at Miss Zoe’s in 2019 she is looking forward to another exciting year in 2021. You are never too old or young to enjoy the gift that is singing!

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Miss Rachel (Kiama Studio)

Miss Rachel joined Miss Zoe’s School of Dance in 2018. She has experience in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz and tap. In 2018 Miss Rachel was awarded the Kiama Studio 2019 Scholarship for her hard work and dedication as a dancer.

2019 saw Miss Rachel join Miss Zoe’s as an Administrator at the Kiama Studio and in 2020 she continued this role as well as teaching our Saturday classes, which she will be continuing in 2021.

Miss Rachel has helped at many concerts with makeup and hair. She is dedicated, passionate and eager to learn and help wherever needed.

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Miss Molly (Wollongong/Kiama Studio)

Miss Molly has been dancing at Miss Zoe’s since 2012 and has always tried her hardest in all aspects of the dance school. Miss Molly attended Wollongong High school of the performing arts studying dance, completing her dance HSC. Miss Molly holds her current first aid certificate. 

In 2015 Miss Molly began student teaching with the preschool fun class, as well as helping out with admin responsibilities. She absolutely fell in love with sharing her passion for dance with others.

2016 lead Miss Molly into helping and teaching private lessons and in 2017 she continued this as well as taking on the responsibility of the preschool fun class. Miss Molly continued teaching until mid 2019, as she decided to take a step back from teaching and dancing to focus on her HSC.

2020 was a gap year for Miss Molly, and she is back in 2021 and will be teaching private lessons at Kiama and beginner Ballet/contemporary at the Wollongong studio.

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Miss Emily (Kiama/Coledale Studio)

Miss Emily joined Miss Zoe's School of Dance in 2020 and will be teaching group and private singing classes to all ages at our Kiama and Coledale Studios!

She began singing at the age of 10, performing in local talent shows and school performances to many audiences. She attended training at Australian Performing Arts Grammar School and is currently studying at the University of Wollongong for a Bachelor of Performance (Dean's Scholar). Miss Emily has performed on national television, singing on The Voice in 2018 at the age of 17 receiving high praise from music legends such as Boy George, Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland, and Joe Jonas.

Miss Emily received vocal training from various teachers including a current Australian cast member of Hamilton, Julian Kuo. Currently, Miss Emily's studies specialize in the training of the voice in speaking and singing. She also plays piano, guitar, and ukulele and would be happy to accompany students during any lessons or performances. 

Miss Emily is very keen to take you on a singing journey to whatever goals you wish to achieve!

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Miss Sasha (Wollongong Studio)

Miss Sasha has been dancing at Miss Zoe’s since 2010 and during that time has won numerous awards. She has experience in jazz, contemporary, ballet, and pointe and is also a keen gymnast. 2018 saw her become a part of Miss Zoe’s Costume Club and helping out around the studios where needed. Sasha is passionate about dance and was excited to start student teaching in 2019 - she is a natural!

Miss Sasha will be continuing to teach the Junior Contemporary class in 2021!

Student Teachers

Miss Laura (Wollongong/Coledale Studios) began dancing at Miss Zoe’s in 2012 and she has experience in ballet, pointe, contemporary, and jazz. Miss Laura is a quiet achiever – always trying her hardest in class and steadily improving. Miss Laura has gained in confidence over the last couple of years and turned into a graceful soloist with many evident skills – she is always practising! Miss Laura began her student teaching with the Saturday Preschool Fun Class in 2018. In 2021 she will be continuing to assist with classes at Wollongong and Coledale.

Miss Mica (Kiama Studio) has been dancing every year of her life since the age of 3 and joined Miss Zoe’s in 2018. Mica has experience in ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre and tap.

Mica loves performing and has danced in many concerts and eisteddfods and is passionate about sharing her love of dance with others. Mica loves helping others to improve their dancing and displays a natural affinity towards younger students, she is always happy, friendly, patient and kind and keen to assist.

Miss Milly (Wollongong Studio) has been at miss Zoe’s since 2007. She has experience in ballet, jazz, hip hop and pointe. She is always trying her hardest to improve in class and be the best dancer she can. In 2017 Milly became part of costume club and has helped by making tutus for our ballet class. Miss Milly is kind and a very dedicated dancer and loves to share her passion for dancing with others.

Miss Lilly-Rose (Kiama Studio)

Miss Lilly-Rose has been dancing since 2010 and joined Miss Zoe’s in 2018. Lilly-Rose loves doing all different styles of dance including jazz, hip hop, ballet and contemporary. She is a quiet student who is always willing to help wherever she can. Miss Lilly-Rose has a natural ability with younger children, being extremely encouraging and patient when helping them. Miss Lilly-Rose always strives to be a positive role model for the younger students to look up to and will be assisting with the Wednesday Preschool Fun Class.

Miss Chloe (Wollongong Studio)

Miss Chloe has been dancing since 2010, starting at Miss Zoe’s in 2011. She has experience in ballet, pointe, jazz, broadway jazz, contemporary, hip hop and solo performances. Miss Chloe successfully auditioned for WHSPA & in 2019 she was selected to work with the Australian Institute of Performing Arts in their Film Stream Class. Attending MZSOD has given Miss Chloe confidence to perform in different facets of the Arts. In 2013 she was awarded the Star Potential award and has received numerous class awards over the years. Miss Chloe is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with the Tiny Dancers!

Miss Jemma (Kiama Studio) joined Miss Zoe’s School of Dance when it opened in Kiama in 2018 and was awarded the first Kiama Student Of The Year. Jemma started dancing in 2013 when she was 5 years old and has loved dancing ever since. Jemma is an enthusiastic and passionate dancer and has experience in Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz and solo performances. Jemma loves to choreograph dance routines and is very excited to start her journey as a student teacher at Miss Zoe’s School of Dance in 2021. 

Miss Issy (Wollongong Studio) has been dancing at Miss Zoe’s since 2011. She has experience in ballet, jazz, broadway jazz, contemporary, acrobatics and solo performances. Miss Issy loves all the opportunities to perform including fetes, flash mobs and concerts. She works hard in her own lessons, always striving to do her personal best and was awarded the Most Improved student award in 2018. Miss Issy is looking forward to helping out other students now as she starts her third year as a student teacher.

Miss Bridie (Wollongong Studio)

Miss Bridie has been dancing at Miss Zoe’s since 2009. She has experience in jazz, hip hop, acrobatics and solo performance. Miss Bridie has won many dedicated awards and always strives to do better than her last performance. In 2018 she started helping out with the Miss Zoe’s Costume Club and loves helping people wherever possible Miss Bridie is looking forward to student teaching again this year in the Under 10’s Acrobatics class.

Miss Riley (Wollongong Studio) has been dancing for the past 9 years She has experience in jazz, hip hop, contemporary and ballet. She always tries her best in class and loves to help around the studio. Miss Riley Is a very dedicated member of the Miss Zoe’s family and she has performed at many fetes and community events as a soloist and part of a group. In 2019 she was awarded Student of The Year as well as many other class awards over the years. Miss Riley is very excited to be student teaching in the Monday Preschool Fun Class and Junior Ballet (B).

Max (Kiama Studio)

Max joined Miss Zoe’s School of Dance when it opened in Kiama in 2018. Best MOVE yet coming to this dance school (pun intended). Max started dancing when he was 5 years old, with his favourite styles being hip hop and jazz. Max won the Kiama Studio Student of the Year in 2019. Max aspires to be the best assistant he can be when working with the Tiny Dancers as they develop their passion and love of dance. Max is beyond excited and cannot wait to continue student teaching in 2021.

Cooper (Kiama Studio)
Cooper started at Miss Zoe’s in 2018 but his passion for dancing started at an early age. He has been dancing since he was in Kindergarten. He has competed in eisteddfods with a troupe group at local and national levels and has danced at the Showcase Australian Dance Championships and Get the Beat National Dance Championships. Cooper is a dedicated dancer and is always inspiring to improve his skills and knowledge of dance. Cooper enjoys all foundations and disciplines of dancing. He has an outgoing bubbly personality, is kind hearted, encouraging and enjoys helping others. Dancing allows Cooper to be able to express himself, and it’s in the studio that Cooper is in his ‘happy place’ and he has found his second home at Miss Zoe’s School of Dance. Cooper is excited to be continuing student teaching, and is looking forward to sharing his passion of dance with other students.

Miss Jazlyn (Wollongong Studio)
began dancing at Miss Zoe’s in 2011. Jazlyn has experience in Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary and gymnastics. Over the years, Jazlyn has won numerous awards such as 2016 most improved, 2017 scholarship and 2020 Student Of The Year. Miss Jazlyn loves any chance to perform and aspires to be the best dancer she can be. Miss Jazlyn is looking forward to helping the studio and hopes to pass on her passion for dance.