Arthur Murray Crows Nest Teachers

Our dedicated and passionate teachers will have you dancing in no time!

Learning to dance with the best

Already experienced dancers, all of our teachers must go through a rigorous training program ensuring they’re amongst the best in the business. Our teachers are always continually learning and improving their technique, often coming in early before the Studio opens to practice on their own time and prepare for your lessons.

Meet the team

Caitlin Arthur Murray Crows Nest

Caitlin

Caitlin has been dancing since she was just 9 years old and teaching since she was 18. In her time with Arthur Murray, she’s honed her skills both here at the Crows Nest studio and abroad, living in Chicago - where she learned most importantly, that deep dish pizza is not for the faint of heart. She’s travelled and performed all over the world but her favourite place to be is in the Studio, helping people to grow and embolden their lives through dancing.

Best dance tip?
Take your dancing out of the ballroom - walk tall down the street, work your hips in supermarket aisles and always dance to buskers (and tip afterwards!).

Nathan Arthur Murray Crows Nest

Nathan

Nathan grew up in New Zealand and started dancing around 25 years ago, taking ballet, jazz and latin american dance lessons. His life-long passion for dance was ignited when he discovered musical theatre and he has appeared in such shows as Westside Story and 42nd Street. He loves to teach and perform and uncover all the different ways people learn.

Best dance tip?
Take your time on the foundations.

Best advice for new students?
Have fun... and never worry about what others think!

Ilia Arthur Murray Crows Nest

Ilia

Ilia grew up in Russia and has been dancing ballroom and latin dancing since he was 6 years old. With numerous international titles to his name, he began teaching at the Crows Nest Studio in 2016, a few short months after he made the move to Australia from Russia! He loves watching and playing different sports and is currently studying Management at Macquarie University.

Best tip for the experienced student?
There's always something new and exciting to learn or work on.

Favourite dance?
Tango and Foxtrot.

Jessica Arthur Murray Crows Nest

Jessica

Jessica has been twinkling her toes and shaking her hips for as long as she can remember. However, it wasn’t until later in life, when she discovered salsa, that her passion for dancing was forever cemented. She soon discovered bachata, brazilian zouk & kizomba and has dedicated her time to travelling around the world and learning from the best. Jessica's passion for dance is absolutely contagious!

Favourite dance?
I tend to be drawn to the Latin club dances, but whatever is playing on the dance floor – I’m there!

Best dance tip?
Breathe! You’ll notice how much of a difference it can make to your dancing.

Amanda Arthur Murray Crows Nest

Amanda

Amanda started dancing ballet at the age of 3 right up until the age of 21. It was at this stage she decided to try something new and move to Australia. Here she learned jazz, contemporary and many of the latin dances.

Favourite dance?
Bachata & Bolero.

Favourite dance movie?
Shall We Dance.

Best piece of advice for the experienced dancer?
We always have something to learn and it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dancing, you can always go back and do the basic steps with better technique - every single time.

Giulio Arthur Murray Crows Nest

Giulio

Giulio grew up in the beautiful region of Tuscany, Italy where he pursued his love of ballet from a very young age. He was exposed to all different styles of dancing growing up, including classical, modern and contemporary but he's never strayed far from his love of timba cubana. Back home in Italy, he even brought home a gold medal competing in the Italian Federation Of Dancesport in the Caribbean Championships category! He has since lived and worked in London, but now calls Australia home.

Favourite song to dance to?
Maykel Blanco, El Bembe.

If you weren't a dancer, what would you be doing?
Jockey/Equestrian (show riding).

Simon Arthur Murray Crows Nest

Simon

Simon has been dancing around ballroom floors since the age of 11. He started out learning international standard ballroom and it’s his love and passion for dancing that continues to inspire him and the students he teaches.

Favourite dance?
Tango.

Best piece of advice for new students?
Posture… posture… posture! And stop looking down at the floor!!

Best piece of advice for the experienced dancer?
Posture (this never goes away)! And… perseverance and fun are the keys to getting the most out of your dancing.

Lucia Arthur Murray Crows Nest

Lucia

Lucia has been dancing up a storm since she was just 7 years old. She started out learning hip hop and break dancing and despite only being with Arthur Murray (overseas) for 5 years, she is an accomplished and professional teacher who loves to see her students grow.

Favourite dance?
Cha Cha, Argentine Tango & Mambo.

Best piece of advice for the experienced dancer?
Have fun! This is for everyone, no matter your ability. Never stop challenging yourself.

If you weren’t a dancer, what would you be doing?
Production design, dressmaker, drummer in a band, graphic designer, life coach.