Our Team

Passionate about imparting their love for dance and cheer onto young dancers and cheerleaders within the Penrith region, the teachers at Excite Dance and Cheer are committed to ensuring each students experience is a positive one. Excite Dance and Cheer teachers are experienced, dedicated and qualified in the genres they teach providing your child with sound quality dance and cheer tuition.

Kerry Richardson

Principal Teacher

There is no other thrill than seeing a young dancers eyes light up when they finally master a skill.  It could be an aerial trick, pirouette, a cartwheel or skipping.  I am so lucky to be a part of so many firsts in our young dancer’s lives.

Evangeline Doust

Classical Ballet
RAD Registered Teacher

It means everything to me to see the passion the dancers have for learning. If you have a passion for dance, there is never a limit to what you can achieve.

Ashleigh Tavaras


I am so invested and passionate about my students and their growth, it is so exciting being apart of their journey!

Jake Murray


I focus on progression and development. I aim for my students to be better than last week... whilst having fun ;)

Kate Lazare


I love the feeling my students get when they achieve a skill they have been working so hard to master. The joy and excitement on their faces shows me how much they love what they do and how hard they worked to achieve this skill.

Brooke Bowne

Allstar Cheer

I love seeing the friendships and comradery amongst the teams that form over the year. Cheerleading is such an inclusive sport where every person makes such an impact on a routine so the teams naturally form such great bonds because of that. I love being a part of that, as well as helping the kids push themselves to achieve more than what they thought they could.

Giuliana Carniato

Technique & Lyrical

Coming soon...

Angela Sciacchitano

Hip Hop & Jazz

Seeing our young dancers achieving their goals as well as learning important life skills such as team work and commitment is a feeling that never seems to fade. 

Emilia Brunetto

Jazz, Technique & Lyrical

I love seeing the kids improve throughout the year, the end of year concert is always my favourite time of the year. Seeing how proud the kids are and their parents makes me feel so happy. 

Jess Yates

Allstar Cheer & Dance

I feel inspired and very lucky to be sharing what I love with others. I enjoy seeing students overcome fears and push themselves to levels they never thought were possible. 

Keira Wall

Tumbling & Allstar Cheer

I love being part of the kids progress towards a new skill. I love watching the journey and seeing how excited they are when they achieve something they have been working towards. It’s so rewarding as a coach.

Natalie Smith

Lyrical & Jazz

I love the feeling of making a difference and leaving a positive influence on the students. I also love being able to channel my creativity through choreography.

Lachlan Dearing

Hip Hop & Musical Theatre

Coming soon...

Natalie Harvey

Little Dynamites

I love feeling the positive energy and kindness that all my students give me once

they enter the room.

Imogen Scully


I love seeing the hard work and dedication that the students put into achieving a new skill. I love seeing how far students come and enjoy seeing the friendships that form on the cheer teams.

Shania Clark


I love seeing everyone’s face when they come into class, students always have stories about their day. I enjoy being a part of their development, seeing them grow in cheerleading and gaining new tumbling skills is always amazing to watch.

Hayley Barnes

Little Dynamites

I love to see the faces of my dancers when they achieve their goals.

Christelle Boi

Little Dynamites

I feel excited to see what the future holds for all students. Each and every week my dancer's come into class with new skills and ambition to learn more. This makes me feel so grateful and lucky.

In addition to our regular teaching faculty we regularly hold workshops with leading industry choreographers and teachers within the industry.