Principal & Managing Director
A registered teacher in RAD ballet and CSTD jazz & tap dance Cheryl trained from an early age in classical, theatrical, modern contemporary & musical theatre with Gwen Mackey and Helen Bienke. Cheryl danced with the regional touring South Australian Ballet Company followed by work as an independent artist in London UK then returned to Adelaide and gained qualifications as an aerobics teacher & gym instructor. During her dance career Cheryl has been an active committee member for Ausdance, a state panel member for the Royal Academy of Dance and The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance.
Cheryl has maintained her personal artistic development with study at The Centre for The Performing Arts graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Acting and further study with AFTRS (short course certificates in film making). She has written and directed a short film documentary pilot about dance for children. Professional acting performances include Outdoor Shakespeare, Wind in The Willows with Australian Shakespeare Company, with The Bakehouse, Holden Street Theatres, Leigh Warren & Dancers, Praxis Theatre Company, Brand X Theatre Company and Poor Yorick for The Adelaide Fringe. In 2011 Cheryl travelled to Massachusetts in USA to study with Shakespeare & Company. In 2012 Cheryl received and Arts SA grant and in 2013 directed 'Shakespeare On Love' at Carclew.
Senior Teacher, Administration Manager
Kristen starting dance in ballet, jazz and tap at the age of 4 showing star potential and a standard of excellence. Kristen studied contemporary dance at Charles Campbell High School receiving the highest mark in the state for Year 12 dance. In 2011 she was awarded Honours for her Jazz and Tap medal exams for the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD).
Kristen has been teaching Intermediate & Senior Jazz and Tap classes for many years and her choreography has been successful at state dance eisteddfods. Kristen has mentored many student teachers and continues to coach tap medal students to teacher certificate level. Kristen is a choreographer and performer for the CBDS team in the People's Choice Credit Union Christmas Pageant with many years experience. Outside of the studio Kristen works as a nurse.
Erin Zilm AAC1
Senior Teacher, Marketing & Social Media Manager
Erin has been dancing for over 30 years in a variety of styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Ballroom. With over a decade of teaching experience in a number of studios around Adelaide, Erin is currently an instructor with Dancify, teaching in kindergartens and schools around South Australia. She completed her advanced Theatrical exam in 2001, and is an qualified Acro teacher through Acrobatic Arts. Erin has choreographed high-placing routines for dance eisteddfods, as well as various corporate and community performances, and the Credit Union Christmas Pageant.
Erin has been a 'Junglette' dancer for Adelaide party band Jungle Jooce, and performs interactive stage shows for children with Patch The Heart Lion. Erin particularly enjoys Broadway and Hip Hop styles, and is strongly influenced by movie musicals and musical theatre. Having been born with congenital heart disease and undergoing open heart surgery as an infant, Erin is now an ambassador for HeartKids SA/NT, an organisation supporting children with CHD and their families. As part of her ongoing fundraising efforts for HeartKids, she completed the Marathon de Paris in 2016.
Laura has been dancing at CBDS since she was 7 and still an active member of the studio, participating in Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet and Contemporary lessons. Laura began assisting classes in 2005 and commenced teaching in 2009. She has completed her RAD Ballet exams up to Intermediate level and has also been successful in CSTD Jazz and Tap Exams throughout her time at the studio.
Laure enjoys teaching ballet, tap and jazz, and her bubbly personality makes her a favourite among students. She performed in the CBDS 'Dance Around The World Tour' USA Tour troupe at Disneyland & Universal Studios, Adelaide's Longest Lunch, and the Credit Union Christmas Pageant.
Laura has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia and began practising as a physio in 2015.
Stephanie graduated from Adelaide College of Arts (AC Arts) in 2007. Dancing from the age of 4 years Stephanie trained at Cheryl Bradley Dance Studios (CBDS) in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary, completing her RAD Grade 8 ballet certificate and Intermediate Vocational Certificate.
Stephanie's performance credits include ‘The Boy From OZ’ (with Hugh Jackman), commercial television, live performance fashion productions, corporate and gala events. The Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Arts and SALA Festivals. Stephanie worked in USA at for Camp America, for 2 years in Florida, performing and teaching dance and music, specialising in the special needs program. In 2015 Stephanie travelled again to USA to perform in Los Angeles at Disneyland and Universal Studios.
Stephanie has been fortunate to have worked with professional dance choreographers including Leanne Ringlestein & Peter Sheedy (Leigh Warren & Dancers), Xiao-Xiong (The Australian Ballet), Troy Mundy & Aidan Munn (Australian Dance Theatre). Stephanie has studied theory and keyboard for Australian Music Examinations. Stephanie is also a qualified State Swim instructor at Clovercrest Swim Centre.
Kelly has been teaching at the studio for several years and enjoys working with children of all age groups. She has been dancing for 20 years and has spent 9 of those at CBDS because she loves the community spirit. Kelly's performance credits include the CBDS 'Dance Around The World Tour' USA Tour troupe at Disneyland & Universal Studios, the HeartKids SA/NT Tiny Tickers Ball, and the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. Kelly's tap choreography has seen success at dance competitions in SA, most recently her senior tap troupe placed third at the 2016 SASDS Eisteddfod.
Outside of dance Kelly is studying a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management and is an avid netball player.
Karlee Naumann began dance at CBDS in 2009 after she was scouted in a school dance workshop program for 'Fresh Bread’ youth Dance Company by Ausdance SA. Karlee studied for Bachelor of Dance Performance at the Adelaide College of the Arts and is currently studying Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Karlee has been teaching at CBDS since 2014, in addition to teaching dance for Down Syndrome SA and working as a disability support worker.
Karlee has completed CSTD Modern Jazz exams to Grade 6 and RAD Ballet exams to Grade 8. Performance credits include CanDance For A Cure in 2010; Fresh Bred Youth Dance Ensemble 2009, 2010, and 2011; Singapore Youth Arts Festival 2011; Australian Dance Festival 2012.
Monique Wheare AAC1
Monique has been studying dance at CBDS since 2002 and studied dance at Kildare College. Monique participated in the student teacher apprenticeship program for 5 years, and has been teaching Hip Hop and Jazz since 2015. Monique particularly enjoys teaching Hip Hop and is a Hip Hop teacher at Ardtornish Primary School. Monique received her Acro teacher accreditation in 2016. Monique has completed her CSTD Modern Jazz exams to Grade 8 and CSTD Tap Medals to Senior Gold Bar.
Monique's performance credits include Candance for a Cure at The Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, RT Cruise for Kids charity fundraising event and HeartKids SA/NT Tiny Tickers Ball. In 2015 Monique performed at Disneyland and Universal Studios as part of the CBDS 'Dance Around The World' USA Tour troupe. Monique has participated in professional development masterclasses with renowned Hip Hop and Tap choreographers including Jesse Rasmussen.