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Funky Moves Dance Studio - Teachers


Nina Jeftic

Director of Funky Moves Dance Studio
Performer, Teacher, Model, Mother, Mentor to young aspiring artists.
Nina Jeftic lives and breathes dance. Her energy is infectious and breath taking. With more than 30 years as a high energy professional dancer, acclaimed choreographer and admired teacher, Nina teaches with passion, technique and humour.
Nina’s experience covers: Cecchetti Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical jazz, African, Indian Classical, Afro Jazz , and Funky Tap while her extensive career has seen her work with the likes of Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Whitney Houston.
Nina’s students thrive on her experience and excitement .
Susan Flinn

Susan Flinn

Susan Flinn. Currently I continue to train students in the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet, and have students training up to an
Intermediate Level. I also continue teaching Classical Ballet technique to students with commitment to the principles of Cecchetti
in the local area.
Kirsten Lee Clarke instructor with Funky Moves Dance Studio

Kirsten Lee Clarke

Kirsten Lee Clarke has been an independent dance artist since 2002. She completed her dance training at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre Inc. obtaining Certificate II & IV in Dance, and continues her training in the Cecchetti Method of classical ballet. Kirsten has worked with Michael Hennessey and NORPA as a dancer in Taut, The Dream and Big Feet Little Feet. She was head ballet teacher at the NRCAC Inc. and the principal of her own dance school based in the Federal and Bangalow communities. Her focus has been on bringing dance to the wider community through involvement in community events and festivals such as The Fatherhood Festival and Splendour in the Grass where both she and her students have performed. When it comes to teaching, Kirsten is passionate about sharing her love of dance in a nurturing environment.


Tori Jeftic . Tori started her very first dance lessons at the age of 5. Having participated in workshops with Bangarra Dance Theatre, Tori’s passion for earthy Indigenous Contemporary Dance has blossomed and encouraged her to study classical ballet to Advanced levels to improve her technique to company level.
Tori is an experienced performer at Eisteddfods, and has a passion for sharing her experience and love of dance. Her classes are fun, engaging and full of energy. She teaches Zumba, Hop-Hop, Contemporary and performance preparation
Sol-Chlopicki -dance teacher with Funky Moves Dance Studio

Sol Chlopicki

Sol Chlopicki began his dancing journey at 15 years of age, starting with hip-hop classes in Byron Bay. Adding to his passion for Hip-Hop, Sol went on to learn Salsa, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz and Musical theatre. Sol is a teacher with energy and enthusiasm. He knows what it is like to learn, and loves teaching and sharing his passion.
Adrienne Lester

Adrienne Lester

Adrienne is our new Funky Jazz and Great Gatsby Swing Jazz Teacher!

After being involved in jazz & tap from a young age, Adrienne commenced Ballroom Dancing at 12 years of age and went on to delve into the magical world of musical theatre. Her career has involved childrens' and adult entertainment for Balloon Kings, ABC Rainbow Faces, Starfish Creations and Image Entertainment; she spent 9 years working for Warner Village Theme Parks (Movie World and Sea World) as a Dancer and Costume Character; taught dance, drama & stagecraft to children in a US summer camp for 4 years running; and currently runs, choreographs and performers in the Northern Rivers 'Gypsie Rose Soiree'.

Adrienne's stage performances include in A Chorus Line (Javeenbah Theatre, Gold Coast, 1997) West Side Story (Gold Coast Arts Centre 1998), Iolanthe (Gold Coast Arts Centre, 2004), Blast From The Past (Gold Coast Arts Centre, 2006), and most recently, she performed in the Tipi Forest & Temple Stages of the Splendour In The Grass festival of 2013.
Funky Moves Dance Studio - Teachers