Zali Whitaker

Zali Whitaker

Junior Trainee - Dance Adjudicator

NSW Junior Trainee

Junior Trainee Dance Adjudicator

Originally from the Illawarra, with 19 years’ of dance experience, Zali has worked with a variety of professionals in the dance/entertainment industry. She was a professional dancer for the NRL St George Illawarra Dragons and now does a variety of professional dance work where she has made appearances dancing on ‘The Voice 2022 Promo Shoot’ and ‘MAFS Australia’ working alongside celebrities and TV networks.

Zali studied all genres of dance including classical ballet (RAD), tap and modern jazz (CSTD, ADA, ISTD), contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, and musical theatre. She has competed in multiple Eisteddfods across NSW and QLD, and has completed all dance examinations. Her career has led her to perform in a variety of musical theatre shows including; 42nd Street, Phantom of the Opera and Carrie the Musical.

Zali has also had the opportunity to perform at Disneyland Orlando. Not only does Zali continue to dance professionally when she can, she also studied a Bachelor of Nursing and is currently a Registered Nurse as well as teaching students dance. Zali feels fortunate enough to be able to pass on her knowledge and love for dance to the next generations.

Tatjana Reid

Tatjana Reid

Junior Trainee - Dance Adjudicator

NSW Junior Trainee, Trainee

Tatjana Reid’s dance training began at HVT Studio of the Performing Arts under the tutelage of Kristy Mansfield. At the age of 6, began competing in tap solos at eisteddfods, showcases, and international competitions where she was awarded numerous championships and scholarships.

In 2017 Tatjana Reid was a part of the Australian Dance Team, and competed in South Africa at the Commonwealth Dance Championships, receiving two gold medals. She competed in Germany at the World Tap Dance Championships. In 2017 she was a recipient of the 100 years Pullar’s tap scholarship at the Abermain eisteddfod. I was awarded the L.G.T.D.A eisteddfod tap scholarship in 2018. During the completion of my HSC in 2020,

A highlight of Tatjana Reid’s is being trained by former Tap Dog, Thomas Egan, where she was a member of the Tap project for one year. In 2021 she was invited to learn the ‘Tap Affect’ show as a secondment for the first-ever premiere of the show in Sydney.

Tatjana Reid played numerous roles as part of musicals presented by Hunter School of the Performing Arts. She also participated in Starstruck performances, Hunter Dance Festival, Sharp Short Dance, showcases, and dance ensembles. In 2019 and 2020, she was the choreographer and member of the HSPA Tap ensemble where she began teaching high school students tap dance. Her ensemble performed in Parramatta at the Sharp Short Dance Festival and Hunter Dance Festival in 2019.

Tatjana Reid enjoys all styles of dance and has continued to train and enrich her skills by becoming a member of the UON Dance club and undertaking dance classes by Anthony Morigerato. At UON Dance Club, She enjoys socialising with my friends and improving the dominant style of dance, hip-hop.

Tatjana Reid has completed the following accreditations:

  • L.G.T.D.A Tap – 15 levels
  • L.G.T.D.A Junior and Senior teacher exams
  • R.A.D classical to Intermediate level
  • WWCC
  • First AId