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Release Date:
2010 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course... See more »
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Awards:
4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 76)

Jordan Rodrigues ... Christian Reed (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
Xenia Goodwin ... Tara Webster (65 episodes, 2010-2013)

Alicia Banit ... Kat Karamakov (65 episodes, 2010-2013)

Dena Kaplan ... Abigail Armstrong (65 episodes, 2010-2013)

Tara Morice ... Miss Raine (63 episodes, 2010-2013)

Tom Green ... Samuel Lieberman / ... (52 episodes, 2010-2012)

Tim Pocock ... Ethan Karamakov (52 episodes, 2010-2012)
Isabel Durant ... Grace Whitney (39 episodes, 2012-2013)

Thomas Lacey ... Ben Tickle (39 episodes, 2012-2013)

Kip Gamblin ... Zach (36 episodes, 2012-2013)
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Series Directed by
Ian Watson (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Ian Gilmour (11 episodes, 2010-2013)
Daniel Nettheim (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
Cherie Nowlan (8 episodes, 2010)
Jeffrey Walker (8 episodes, 2010)
Catriona McKenzie (4 episodes, 2010)
Lynn-Maree Danzey (4 episodes, 2012)
Michael James Rowland (3 episodes, 2012)
Ben Chessell (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Samantha Strauss (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
Joanna Werner (26 episodes, 2010)
Greg Waters (6 episodes, 2010-2013)
Liz Doran (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
David Hannam (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Kirsty Fisher (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Josh Mapleston (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Courtney Wise (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Sarah Lambert (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Alicia Walsh (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Sam Carroll (2 episodes, 2010)
Melina Marchetta (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Emily Ballou (2 episodes, 2012)
Keith Thompson (2 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Bernadette O'Mahony .... executive producer (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
Joanna Werner .... executive producer / producer (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ally Henville .... line producer (13 episodes, 2013)
Jessica Leslie .... co-producer (13 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Original Music by
Bryony Marks (26 episodes, 2010)
Leo Agthe (13 episodes, 2013)
Sebastian Oswald (13 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
Martin McGrath (47 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mark Perry (21 episodes, 2010-2013)
Geoffrey Lamb (12 episodes, 2010-2012)
James Manche (4 episodes, 2010)
Simon Martin (4 episodes, 2010)
Henry Dangar (4 episodes, 2013)
Rodrigo Balart (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Casting by
Nathan Lloyd (30 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Production Design by
Murray Picknett (39 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Art Direction by
Victoria Williams (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jan Hurley (39 episodes, 2012-2013)
Nina Edwards (26 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Nikki Gooley .... makeup designer (26 episodes, 2010)
Paige Badenoch .... hair stylist / makeup artist (22 episodes, 2010)
Tamara Callaghan .... assistant makeup artist (13 episodes, 2013)
Carol Cameron .... makeup artist/hair stylist / makeup artist (13 episodes, 2013)
Dalia Fernandez .... makeup designer (13 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Production Management
Catherine Armstrong .... post-production producer (13 episodes, 2013)
David Page .... unit manager (13 episodes, 2013)
Peter Powell .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Grossman .... second assistant director (26 episodes, 2010)
Neil Sharma .... third assistant director (14 episodes, 2012)
Danielle Blake .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 2013)
Ziggy Coolahan .... third assistant director (13 episodes, 2013)
Charles Rotherham .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 2013)
Michael Faranda .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2013)
Maree Cochrane .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Meredith Hussey .... art department coordinator / set dresser (39 episodes, 2012-2013)
Anna De Meyrick .... set/props buyer (26 episodes, 2010)
Dillon Yeats .... stand-by props (26 episodes, 2010)
Simon Way .... standby props (17 episodes, 2012)
Michael Bernauer .... set construction (13 episodes, 2013)
Chris Cleary .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2013)
Martin Earl .... art department runner (13 episodes, 2013)
Christina Norman .... art department coordinator (13 episodes, 2013)
James Sefton .... standby props (13 episodes, 2013)
Catherine Simmons .... set dresser (13 episodes, 2013)
Shane Rahkola .... art assistant (4 episodes, 2013)

Sam Lukins .... buyer (unknown episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Liesl Pieterse .... adr recordist / adr supervisor / ... (52 episodes, 2010-2012)
Adam Connelly .... foley recordist (32 episodes, 2012-2013)
Todd Kirkness .... boom operator (13 episodes, 2013)
Tim Lloyd .... sound recordist (13 episodes, 2013)
Peter Climpson .... sound attachment (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
Judd Wild .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Dugard .... gaffer (39 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tommy Hankinson .... lighting assistant / best boy (38 episodes, 2012-2013)
Peter Giuliani .... lighting assistant (27 episodes, 2012-2013)
Steve Edwards .... best boy (26 episodes, 2012)
Gabriella De Candia .... camera attachment (15 episodes, 2010)
Tony Ousback .... lighting assistant (13 episodes, 2012)
Steve Brack .... still photographer (13 episodes, 2013)
Damian Church .... first assistant camera (13 episodes, 2013)
Simon Harding .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2013)
Massimo Luongo .... lighting assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Mark Rogers .... still photographer (13 episodes, 2013)
Max Seager .... second assistant camera (13 episodes, 2013)
Lionel Tozer .... grip assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Lucinda van de Berkt .... first assistant camera (13 episodes, 2013)
Nick Wright .... grip assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Aaron Rapira .... grip assistant (8 episodes, 2012)
Shane Rahkola .... assistant camera (5 episodes, 2013)
Nicholas Owens .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Hardingham .... electrician (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Edgar Deluen .... camera attachment (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Morgan Smallbone .... extras casting (39 episodes, 2010-2012)
Danielle Tigas .... casting associate (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Nathan Lloyd .... casting (13 episodes, 2013)
Kari Scruby .... extras casting (13 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Owen .... key costume stand-by (23 episodes, 2010)
Kathryn Baker .... costume assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Kirsten Buls .... standby costume (13 episodes, 2013)
Yolanda El Khouri .... costume assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Amanda Irving .... costume supervisor (13 episodes, 2013)
Felice Mercorella .... costume assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Catherine Armstrong .... post-production producer / post-production coordinator / ... (58 episodes, 2010-2013)
Carol Johnston .... post house producer (52 episodes, 2010-2012)
John Kerron .... on-line editor (32 episodes, 2012-2013)
Dee McClelland .... colorist (26 episodes, 2010)
Gonzalo Echeverria .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Music Department
Jess Moore .... music supervisor (39 episodes, 2010-2013)
Madeleine Cocolas .... music supervisor (39 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kai Schoormann .... music supervisor (26 episodes, 2010)
Torei Lista .... music editor (13 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Other crew
Liz Doran .... story editor / story consultant (39 episodes, 2010-2013)
Holly Phillips .... series story editor (26 episodes, 2012)
Rachel Knowles .... head of post production (17 episodes, 2010)
Ben Breen .... production accountant (13 episodes, 2013)
Emily Cameron .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2013)
Trent Clarkson .... unit assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Stephen Colyer .... dance supervisor (13 episodes, 2013)
Alyce Corbett .... Producer's Assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
David Critchley .... script coordinator (13 episodes, 2013)
Rob Durie .... unit assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Sam Faull .... production runner (13 episodes, 2013)
Neil Fraser .... caterer (13 episodes, 2013)
Darren Hanna .... caterer (13 episodes, 2013)
Josh Mapleston .... script editor (13 episodes, 2013)
Helen O'Connor .... drama coach (13 episodes, 2013)
Lily Rolfe .... production secretary (13 episodes, 2013)
Gabrielle Sinclair .... location manager (13 episodes, 2013)
Rachael Vicary .... location assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Morgan Smallbone .... production runner (12 episodes, 2010)
Louise Carey .... continuity (5 episodes, 2013)
Karen Mansfield .... continuity / script supervisor (4 episodes, 2013)
Oksana Sokol .... continuity (4 episodes, 2013)
 

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Australia:24 min
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Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)

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Referenced in I Give It a Year (2013)See more »
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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Dance Academy pirouettes into your heart., 23 August 2010
Author: tide42

Dance Academy is a series about a girl named Tara Webster who wants to be a principal ballet dancer. To chase her dream she auditions to and gets accepted into the prestigious National Academy of Dance located in stunning Sydney, Australia.

The show is predominantly built around cute romantic story lines, though it never succumbs to fluff and is surprisingly complex at times for a show of its genre. And there's enough dancing (ballet primarily as well as some hip-hop) to satisfy the most hardcore dance fan.

Newcomer Xenia Goodwin perfectly embodies the innocence and wide-eyed wonder of Tara Webster. Tara is a girl who is a natural dancer but anything but natural when it comes to dealing with boys. Her dorkiness trying to come to terms with the opposite sex forms much of her story arc.

Alicia Banit plays Katrina "Kat" Karamakov, Tara's fun loving and rebellious BFF with some deep reservations about whether she wants to be in a ballet school. Katrina takes the Academy for granted as just another school to attend rather than a lifelong dream come true as Tara does.

Dena Kaplan portrays Abigail Armstrong, Tara and Kat's frenemy. Abigail is an overachieving ballet student who is obsessed with being a principal dancer and is willing to do anything including back stabbing and sabotage to become one.

Abigail's perfectionist personality forms much of the angst as well as the humor of her character. Kaplan expertly plays a girl who is a conniving bitch yet displays enough vulnerability and gentleness that she remains sympathetic to the audience.

Other characters include Samuel "Sammy" Lieberman; a boy who wants to dance despite objections from his father, Christian Reed; the bad boy of the Academy with a mysterious past and Ethan Karamakov; Kat's older brother and target of Tara's affection.

Finally Tara Morice is a pleasure to watch as the strict and unyielding ballet instructor of the Academy.

Dance Academy is a show that fuses teen romance with some very beautiful dancing in a very entertaining way.

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