Meet Our Team


Ali Foy (Marcy)

PRINCIPAL

Ali is a driven and enthusiastic dance teacher with over 20 years of dance and performing experience, as well as over 6 years of teaching experience. Ali started her dance training at age 4 and by age 15, had successfully secured a place in the Australian International Ballet Academy at The McDonald College in Sydney. In 2012 she graduated from AIBA and The McDonald College with Distinction.


After graduating high school in 2012, Ali successfully auditioned for Ev & Bow Dance Training Centre. Under the guidance of acclaimed Ev & Bow choreographer Sarah Boulter, she gained her Certificate IV in Dance & Performance. During her dance career, Ali was a member of the Premier State Ballet Company, Locreado Contemporary Dance Company, Sydney Youth Musical Theatre Company and Akjun Ballet Company in New York. She has also appeared as a backup dancer in music videos for Disney and on the television show – The Voice.


Her qualifications include RAD ballet distinction to Advanced 1 level, ADA jazz and tap with honours and distinctions, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop and body conditioning elements and 10 years of experience in musical theatre and as a vocalist.

Sheri Marcy

TEACHER

Sheri is a very enthusiastic and caring dance teacher who has had many years of experience as a dancer and performer. Miss Sheri teaches our Tuesday classes at our Lane Cove studio in 2022!


Sheri began her dance training at the tender age of 2. She trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and musical theatre. Throughout her training, Sheri successfully completed many examinations in both the RAD and FATD syllabus. From 2012 to 2016, Sheri attended the McDonald College After Hours Program, training in Musical Theatre. During her time at the college, Sheri had the opportunity to perform lead roles in many musicals the program hosted.

In 2013, Sheri had the opportunity to be featured in Disney star - Naomi Sequeira's music video "Edge of The Sun".


Sheri also went on to study dance at high school and received exceptional results in HSC Dance at Rosebank College, Five Dock. She has a great passion for dance and loves being able to share it with our students at DAPA.

Rachelle Young

TEACHER

Rachelle is a proud and dedicated teacher to her dance craft. She cares for the dance welfare and fun of her students. Miss Rachelle will be teaching our Monday classes at our Narrabeen studio in 2022!


Prior to completing her teachers exams with ADA, formerly FATD, Rachelle began dance at the age of 3 yrs old she progressed to completing dance examinations with honours and honours plus through out the years.


Rachelle's dance background consists of Jazz(theatrical and lyrical), contemporary, hip hop, ballet and tap. Rachelle also has a social dance background gaining all this experience with Joan Carmody. She has competition and performance experience in eisteddfods and championships.


Scattered through out her years in dance she has made appearances in country music videos, dance promotional work and she also includes choreography, costume design and modelling work(fashion and hair).

Qualifications



All staff have valid NSW Working With Children Checks


All staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19


Active Kids Provider - $200 Rebate per year for primary school students


Creative Kids Provider - $100 Rebate per year for primary school students


Our Mission


At Dance Alley Performing Arts, our goal is to offer a fun and friendly atmosphere while also providing an excellent dance program for all levels where students can improve at their own pace. 


We believe in giving every student an opportunity to learn and perform. We encourage sportsmanship both within the studio and also while participating in competitions. 


Our hope is that DAPA students can utilise skills learnt such as confidence, perseverance and respect not only for dance but throughout their lives.