For Move With Me Owner Ryan Herbert, dancing was a late in life discovery. Whilst studying Psychology (UWS) & attaining full certification as a Personal Trainer (ACPE), he also decided to broaden his skillset and take up ballroom dancing.
After completing his studies, Ryan received an employment opportunity at one of the most widely recognised international ballroom dance franchises. He was given the opportunity to teach hundreds of people, ranging in difficulty level and dance styles. Ryan was able to perform, compete and train with industry legends. It was here that he found his own niche as an instructor, combining humour and precision to help make dance more accessible.
Ryan was recently awarded American Smooth & Rhythm's top honour: ASDAC TOP TEACHER 2019
Adelina Abushaeva specialises in Latin & Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata and Burlesque Styles. Adelina has an extensive history of dance; both competing and teaching. Her dance training began at a young age in Uzbekistan with a primary focus on Latin & Ballroom Styles. She was a finalist of Latin American and Ballroom International Championships in Uzbekistan, Russia and Kazakhstan.
After moving to Australia in 2006 Adelina has continued to pursue her dance career by achieving Adult A grade level with the DanceSport and now competing at the Professional level. She has also successfully competed at the Australian Salsa Championships in Professional and Pro-Am Divisions.
Matthew has been dancing in the Ballroom and Latin community since the age of 8 years old. Trained in International Styles, Matthew has spent the last 17 years honing his skills in both the Smooth and Rhythm arenas, while also spending the last 10 years teaching students of all ages, both in and out of the dance world. Originally from South West Sydney, Matthew has used his skills to take his students to local competition, while dancing alongside them. Matthew has also danced in Musical Theatre, and used his skills to choreograph for these shows, as well as flash mobs and wedding dances.
Now at 25, under the guidance of MWM Dance Studio, Matthew has expanded into the American Styles; being able to teach what he loves with passion, but also continue to grow as a Ballroom and Latin Dancer.
Nicola has been dancing since the age of 13 in her hometown of Liverpool, UK. Throughout high school and college she studied Performing Arts, and went on to gain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance back in 2009.
Since graduating, Nicola pursued a professional career on stage performing in numerous productions including Little Shop of Horrors, Fame, Bugsy Malone, Snow White, Cinderella and many more. Since moving to Australia 5 years ago, Nicola has continued to push her professional development and immerse herself into the world of Rhythm & Smooth. Her passion for dance is second to her love of teaching, having over 14 years experience in this industry.
Rommel has spent 21 years as a Dance Teacher throughout the Philippines and Australia. He has participated in World DanceSport Federation as a Professional Competitor since 2012. Rommel has also been a Celebrity Instructor at Philippines TV Channel 5 "Shall We Dance: Star Challenge" (Dancing With the Stars alike) between 2008 – 2011.
Following this appearance, Rommel also participated as a Celebrity Instructor at Philippines TV Channel 5 "Celebrity Dance Battle" (Dancing With the Stars alike) between 2012 – 2014.
Tamar knows how to put the fun & energy into dance lessons. Her bubbly personality and practical approach have won her fans with new students and wedding couples. She has been involved in dancing since she was 3 years old and has formal training in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap dance to name a few.
Tamar is also our pocket sized wedding dance specialist; she is an expert choreographer and absolutely loves working with wedding couples to create unique choreography based on who they are and their vision for their perfect wedding day.
Sarah has been dancing since she was 7 years old and is trained in all styles including: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Pointe work, Latin, Ballroom, Hip hop, JFH and more. She completed her Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts in 2019 at ED5 International working with some of the biggest choreographers in Australia.
Sarah has been working in the industry both domestically and internationally for over 8 years now. Internationally she has worked as a dancer and a singer on Royal Caribbean Cruise ‘Voyager of the Seas’, at the Disneyland California Adventure, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Citadel Mall in Anaheim. Domestically she has performed on the Today Show, West Tigers, Arnotts Gala Events, Charity Balls and The Voice Australia.
Under the guidance of Ryan Herbert she has been trained in Latin and Ballroom since 2015 and now teaches private lessons and wedding dances at Move With Me Dance.