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Instructors

Who We Are

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Annalisa Zoanetti

Director & Teacher

Annalisa Zoanetti's journey into the world of dance began at the tender age of 3, where she embraced the elegance of ballet, the rhythm of jazz, and the precision of tap until she turned 18. Upon conquering all her ballet exams, she embarked on a remarkable transition, focusing her expertise on Latin American dance. At just 19 years old, Annalisa delved into competitive dancing, marking the onset of an illustrious career.  Annalisa graces both national and international stages with her unparalleled talent and partner Sigurdur Thor Sigurdsson. The dynamic duo ranks among the Top 20 globally, maintaining an awe-inspiring undefeated streak in Australia spanning over 11 years. Annalisa offers her expertise for private lessons, workshops, lectures, captivating floorshows, dazzling demonstrations, and adjudicating.

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Siggi Thor

Director & Teacher

Siggi, hailing from Iceland, found his rhythm in dance at the age of 13, thanks to complimentary classes that ignited his love for the art. His journey led him to partner with Annalisa Zoanetti upon his relocation to Australia. Since 2013, their partnership has been a force to be reckoned with, dominating the Australian dance scene as undefeated champions. Together, they proudly hold the esteemed title of Australian Amateru & Professional Latin Champions, captivating audiences with their dynamic performances. Their stellar reputation extends beyond borders, as they continue to ascend the global ranks, currently standing among the top 20 dancers worldwide. Beyond the competition floor, Siggi shares his expertise through a range of offerings, including lessons, workshops, floorshows, and adjudicating, ensuring his legacy in the world of dance endures.

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Madeleine Zoanetti 

Teacher 

Madeleine Zoanetti stands as a pinnacle of excellence in the realm of Australian ballroom dancing, her journey marked by an unwavering commitment to the art form. Transitioning from ballet to mastering an array of disciplines including Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue, and Exhibition dances by the age of 9, she swiftly ascended to claim numerous Australian titles, culminating in her crowning achievement of the world Jive championship.

Beyond her accolades on the dance floor, Madeleine's impact reverberates through her distinguished credentials in teaching and adjudicating, setting her apart as a beacon of expertise and mentorship within the Australian dance community. Her illustrious career extends globally, where she commands respect as an adjudicator in esteemed international competitions, perpetuating the highest standards of excellence and shaping the future of ballroom dancing worldwide.

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James Stout

Teacher 

James Stout is a seasoned professional in Ballroom and Latin American dance, renowned for his grace, passion, and precision. Born to dance, he has achieved remarkable success, competing nationally and internationally, performing on prestigious stages worldwide, and collaborating with renowned choreographers. He's also a dedicated mentor, inspiring aspiring dancers of all ages and levels. James sees dance as more than movement; it's about expression, connection, and joy. Looking forward, he's excited to continue his journey as a dancer, choreographer, and educator at S&A Dance.

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