Established in the year 2000 our studio continues to provide a family atmosphere that encourages self-expression and enjoyment in dance and theatre. Students are taught at a level appropriate to their individual potential and ability.
Todays dancer is required to be a triple threat; Dancer, Singer and Actor to be successful. Having a diverse training in all genres allows students greater success in an ever changing industry. Lamont has evolved due to these demands and has introduced a wider and varied selection of the arts to suit and cater the individual student.
Lamont employees are friendly, qualified and professional teachers who provide continuing support to students. We strive to increase each student’s confidence and personal progress via the development of co-ordination, motor skills, creativity, self expression and musicality. Aryana and her staff have a dedicated interest in supporting, nurturing and personalising each individual student with their ambitions and dreams.
Aryana Lamont ARAD
Natalie Sinclair ARAD
Staffs(click for full profile)
Aryana Lamont [Principal]
Aryana Lamont ARAD (Principal) has owned and managed the school since 2000 when it first opened as Lamont Dance Studio. Aryana is delighted to currently have students performing world wide in all area’s of dance and theatre. Our most recent success stories include Hayley Page – Hamburg Ballet Company, Nathan Brook – Queensland Ballet and Jimmy Franklin – Tokyo Disneyland. In recent times Lamont won the Dance of Champions Jury vote held by Sydney Eisteddfod and featured on Channel 10.
Aryana completed her Classical Ballet Training with Ecole Classique, obtaining her Advanced Vocational Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dancing. Trained personally by Principal Prudence Bowen (Dual Examiner for the RAD), Aryana achieved her Royal Academy of Dancing Teachers Certificate in 1992, receiving Distinction for her Children’s Examination. During her time at Ecole Classique she performed various ballets including ‘Graduation Ball’ and ‘Les Sylphides’. She debuted her teaching career with Ecole teaching the Junior Ballet School as well as the Senior and Junior Jazz Classes.
Aryana was sought after for her teaching abilities by various dance schools. She became the Principal Teacher for Helene Ffrance Ballet Academy, taught seven years for the Chambers De Maria Academy and was head teacher for the Jane Stanley School of Dance. She has choreographed for winning eisteddfod groups in the City of Sydney Eisteddfod, for the Gala Performance of the Royal Academy, choreographed and performed for the NSW Sports Awards 2004.
She is responsible for students being accepted into the Australian Ballet School and Interstate Training Program, Queensland Ballet Company, London Contemporary Dance School, Hamburg Ballet School and Company and Victorian College of Fine Arts. Many of Aryana’s students continue their training have been accepted into Full-time Performing Arts Schools throughout Sydney. Aryana continues to support her students by being their RAD Mentor for the Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies.
Life member Royal Academy of Dance
Trained at both The Australian Ballet School and The Royal Ballet School in London. Privately coached for principal roles in The Royal Ballet Company by the famous masters Dame Ninette de Valois, Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Sir Peter Wright. These masters had a profound understanding of the movements of the body and the tremendous power of technique, such an honour to work with them and to in turn hand down this knowledge to the next generation. At the invitation of Dame Peggy Van Praagh returned to Australia as a soloist with The Australian Ballet Company. I resided in the U.S.A. for 10 years, a faculty member of Washington Academy of Performing Arts establishing a curriculum for full time students and an outreach program presented in Elementary schools. Teacher workshops held to improve technical standards across the grades.
Worked extensively with Ib Andersen at Ballet Arizona school and company incorporating a progressive technical program for young children through to advanced students.
Director of Professional Ballet Coaching Academy Australia
Natalie has been a teacher at Lamont Dance studio since it first opened in 2000. She has taught various styles of dance throughout her career but her true passion is Classical Ballet. Natalie completed her Royal Academy of Dance teachers certificate in 2003 and regularly attends courses with the academy. Over the years Natalie has successfully entered many students for their ballet exams and has choreographed winning solos for a number of Sydney eisteddfods.
Elle completed her certificate 4 in performing arts at ed5 International training under William Forsythe and co in 2009. From there Elle danced for Princess Cruise lines and traveled over Central and North America. Commercial credits include dancing with Louis Spense in the 2011 Mardi Gras opening, Kelley Abbey on So You Think You Can Dance Finale, Boys To Men and an extra on Dance Academy series 2. With Elles energy she has also worked in children’s entertainment traveling through Asia for Millennium Entertainment. Along side personal training and swimming teaching Elle now loves to pass on her knowledge, energy and love of dance to all ages of children learning to dance.
Adele Kahler, 24 years of age grew up in Avalon on the Northern Beaches. She has always lived and breathed dance. She trained at Brent Street T.D.H.S throughout her high school years while receiving distinctions in all RAD ballet exams through to Advance 2.
Adele furthered her training fulltime and completed a year of classical/contemporary mentored by Sarah Boulter. 2008 saw Adele graduate from Brent Street’s fulltime performing arts course where she received her certificate 4 in performing arts.
After graduating, Adele worked and performed alongside some industry greats such as: Macy Gray, Kaz James,Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Tina Arena, Kelly Rowland, Toni Lamond, John Paul Young, Guy Sebastion, Paulini and Olivia Newton John.Adele has appeared on various television shows, video clips, movies, charity events and corporate functions. She has also performed numerous times on the Kerri Anne Kennelly Morning Show, Sunrise, MTV, Nickelodeon and FOX 8.
In 2012 Adele spread her wings into the contemporary world where she worked with some renowned Australian contemporary choreographers including: Narrelle Benjamin, Mike Van Loon, Kay Armstrong, MarniePalomares and Anton.
Adele is a very determined choreographer, who has a great eye for detail. She always puts a lot of time into preparation and strives for excellence. Adele desires to create unique pieces that push boundaries and leave a lasting impression.
Katja began her dance training at the age of 3 with the Jess Morrison and Dorris Porter School of Dance. In 2000 when the dance school changed hands and became Lamont Dance Studio, she continued her training under Aryana Lamont in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical and Hip Hop.
Katja attended Mackellar Gils High School and was one of the first students to be involved in an accelerated dance program. Throughout her years at high school, Katja was involved in School Spectacular, Rock Eisteddfod and her schools dance ensembles. In her final year Katja joined the NSW State dance ensemble and received a band 6 for her HSC Dance.
After graduating high school, Katja went on to study full time dance at Ed5 International for 2 years. She graduated Ed5 with a Certificate IV in Performing Arts and a Diploma of Performing Arts and then continued her acting training at NIDA. Her professional credits include ‘Home and Away’, NRL Centenary Opening (choreographed by Dein Perry), Opening Ceremony of the Pacific School Games and the Australian Youth Olympics.
Katja has been teaching at Lamont Dance Studio since graduating high school in 2003. She is a qualified Angelina Ballerina Coaching Academy teacher and is experienced in teaching the Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus and Tapatak Oz Syllabus.
Zoe began her dance training at Lamont Dance Studio at a young age. She engaged in all forms of dance including jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, tap, contemporary and classical ballet. Zoe completed her RAD Advanced II ballet exam in 2009 at the age of 16. As well as performing, Zoe began teaching Pre-Primary and Primary ballet as an assistant under the guidance of Aryana Lamont. After graduating high school, Zoe’s passion for contemporary and ballet saw her complete a year of full time dance at Ev & Bow Full Time Dance Training Centre, where she graduated with a Certificate IV in Dance.
During this time, she also continued to teach junior and senior contemporary groups as well as junior ballet classes at Lamont Dance Studio. Zoe is currently studying a Bachelor of Science/Engineering at the University of Sydney and continues to teach contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and ballet at Lamont Dance Studio.
Georgia is returning to Lamont after several years competing in Gymnastics both for State and Nationals. Georgia reached a Level 9, training for more than 20 hours per week. During 2013 she began as a gymnastics assistant and has always enjoyed passing on her knowledge. Georgia is continuing her passion for acrobatics and has for the past 3 years competed in the World Championships for Cheerleading in Florida USA.