Teachers

 
 
 

Daina Hogan, Principal - Drama

Daina is well qualified to head the team at Fun Time Performers, having successfully studied and completed:

  • Bachelor of Education – Southern Cross University

  • Ballet – Senior Level exams – Royal Academy of Ballet

  • Speech and Drama – Performer’s Certificate – Trinity College London

  • Singing – Senior Examinations - Trinity College London

Daina also studied a Bachelor of Theatre at James Cook University.

Daina worked with Warner Bros, which saw her travel both nationally, and internationally hosting, dancing, and singing in many shows.  She has performed in a number of musicals and clubs throughout Australia.  However, her greatest love is working with children. 

As Principal of Fun Time Performers Daina’s passion is to provide a safe and happy environment for children who wish to experience the joy and benefits of the performing arts.

Kathryn Banks - Singing

Katie has a Diploma of Education and has completed ATCL through Trinity Guildhall College, London.  Katie has been singing and performing from the age of 16. At the age of 22, she was performing at various venues in Sydney. Katie started teaching singing (privately) over 10 years ago and for the past 7 years has been teaching singing at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School.

Her experiences include:

  • Involvement with the year 5/6 performing arts programme

  • Specialising in Modern, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Musical Theatre

  • Preparing students for eisteddfods and exams

Katie is excited to be involved with Fun Time Performers for another year.

Jessica Stafford - Dance

Jessica started dancing at the age of 4 and has been teaching all styles of dance for the last 20 years, including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre.  Jessica has worked as a promotional dancer and  actor for film and television commercials.  In 2017 she completed her Bachelor of Arts/Education  at Southern Cross University and has also completed a Bachelor of Theatre through the University of New England.  Jessica has a long list of dancing credits including:

  •  Australasian Ballroom Dancing Champion.

  •  Receiving an Honours with Distinction in Major 2 Ballet exam through the Australian Dance Assessment Program.

  • Certificate IV in Performing Arts through Brent Street Studios, Sydney.

Jessica is excited to be joining the Fun Time Performers team and can't wait to share her expertise and love of dance with the children.

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