Meet our amazing MJDS Team!
Miss Niki has been dance teaching since the age of 16, joining Maxi Jazz Dance Studio in 2013. Starting dance at the age of 4, she has trained in RAD Ballet, Khorabushka Character, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Miss Niki is also certified in Pound Fit; a high energy combination of drumming and cardio (aka: seriously good fun!).
Miss Niki completed her Bachelor of Arts with a Psychology and Sociology major in 2014 . As well as teaching at MJDS, Miss Niki works as a foster care caseworker at Key Assets (The children’s provider in Wallsend). Miss Niki is getting married this year and will be taking a short break overseas between March and April to celebrate this milestone!
FUN FACT: I have danced for 23 years of my life.
FAVOURITE STYLE: I have a passion for contemporary because it gives me a sense of freedom to open up emotionally.
SHORT MESSAGE: I am excited for the year ahead and looking forward to welcoming new faces into our dance family. Our team has been reflecting on our past and looking forward to what is to come this year and we cannot wait to share this with you all!
- First Aid
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology Majors)
- Certified Pound Fit Instructor
- Mental Health First Aid
Hi my name is Maxine Johnson, I have studied since the age of 3. Competing in Latin, Ballroom, New Vogue, and studying in Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary. I am a qualified Adjudicator and coach and have received my ACHPER Certificate (Australian Council for Health and Physical Education)...
I opened Maxi-Jazz in 1987 and have trained many students who have successfully opened their own studios, with Ylanda now at the forefront as part owner and principal, bringing such a passion of dance, new ideas and development to our family friendly studio. It is a new beginning to our studio after 30 years of operation!
FUN FACT: I love spending time with my grandchildren!
FAVOURITE STYLE: I Love it all.
SHORT MESSAGE: No matter what age, ability, gender or physical obstacles, make sure you keep your passion of dance alive by having fun and participating!!