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Our Team
Meet our fabulous, dedicated and professional teachers.
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Lauren Choukri - Dance Souk Owner
With over 25 years experience as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, teacher trainer & adjudicator Lauren is now the proud owner of Dance Souk. With credits such as teaching & choreographing for Dancing with the Stars - Australia, training National American Style Smooth & Rhythm Amateur Dance champions, winning choreographic awards, numerous television appearances and performing in & producing stage shows internationally, she is equally passionate about sharing her dance knowledge with students of all ages and abilities.
Known for her technical, inspiring and fun teaching style Lauren is excited to be able to offer Private lessons, Group classes, Workshops and social events in a range of dance styles including American style Smooth, Rhythm, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Mambo, Two Step, Tap & Jazz.
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Vlad Jelinek - Dance Souk Instructor
Vlad has decades of dance experience to share. Having grown up in the Czech Republic, he was initially trained in Internatiional Style, but gained competitive experence in both International and American style. He has a fun, caring and joyful teaching approach, which is infectious. With a young family and a corporate career, Dance Souk has been privileged to have Vlad on our teaching team for several years.
Vlad is available for a limited number of Private lessons in a range of dance styles including American style Smooth, Rhythm and Quickstep.
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Josh Proctor - Dance Souk Instructor
With experience in teaching dance in a wide range of styles and a natural talent for performing, Josh has a fun, light hearted yet thorough teaching style. His creative spirit and passion for all forms of dance and entertaining, brings a special energy to the teaching team. His Ballet and Cabaret classes are a real hit! Josh also is available for Private lessons and Group classes in a range of dance styles including American style Smooth, Rhythm, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Mambo, Two Step, Tap & Jazz.