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Kristie Shanahan

Kristie started dancing when she moved to the Central Coast at the age of 4. Training in all styles of dance, she performed competitively in a troupe and as a soloist and started teaching in her teens. She then danced recreationally whilst studying after a move to Sydney.


Kristie is a professional Graphic Designer and whilst living in London, worked in Advertising for many of the West End’s most well known and loved shows. Despite a hiatus from Dance, her love of the art remained. 


Kristie first came to SSOPA as a parent, bringing her then 2 year old to preschool classes. She loved the program, the team and our amazing families. Before long she was the assistant teacher and then the teacher.  Kristie loves seeing her students make beautiful friendships, build their skills and grow their confidence. She brings fun and enthusiasm to every class with a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of glitter.

This is a place to be motivated to achieve your goals, to strive for excellence, to make friends forever and always call SSOPA your family.