About Vogue Performers
Developing Perth's Finest Performing Artists for over 27 years
The aim of Vogue Entertainment is to create an atmosphere of friendship and learning in a happy environment. To provide classes for children of all ages and levels who wish to participate for a hobby full of fun and fitness, or for those who want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Vogue Entertainment is far more than a performing arts school. It is a hub of energy and learning for children and adults who want to be exposed to the real industry. Peer group interaction, physical activity, and self expression are just some of the benefits and outcomes of attending our classes. Our Director and staff have a common goal of passing on their knowledge, and are fully qualified with a wealth of hands-on experience in their area of expertise. Classes include: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Boys only Hip Hop, Jamaican Dancehall, Classical, Lyrical Jazz, Singing, Musical Theatre and Acrobats - for boys and girls, pre-kindy to Adults, beginners to professional.
Not only does Vogue Entertainment studios open the curtains of opportunity to your child as a hobby but it can also be a link to the final stages of successful entry into dance, classical, singing or musical theatre courses available at West Australian Academy of Performing Arts(WAAPA). Which can then lead you to the career of your dreams on the big stage. Many of our students have been successful in being accepted into these coveted courses including: Lucy Durack, Taneel Van Zyl, Allyce Martins, Shane Collard, James Bell, Jamie Ward, Daniella Bernardini, Martine Lewis & Amberly Cull. And now in 2013 Deanna Porrovecchio & Miranda Macpherson.
Leanna Del Basso
The director of Vogue Entertainment,
Leanna Del Basso is a passionate and outstanding teacher of the highest caliber, who always leads by example. Leanna was first given the gift of dance by her parents at the age of nine and was nurtured by great teachers such as Norma Atkinson, Peta Norton and Shirley Halliday. She was successful in gaining the prestigious award of the Australasian Ballerina Cup, Open solo Ballet Dancer, Jazz and Tap Champion, Dancer of the Ballarat Festival, and for many years won Cabaret Jazz Sections ,Tap Championships , Open Ballet scholarships , Demi Characters , National and Neo Classical Awards. To be a leader for so many consecutive years took great passion, dedication and hard work. Leanna gained a C.S.T.D. Diploma in Theatrical Dance, the C.S.T.D. Blue Sash Award which is the final public exam, and the Royal Academy of Dance Adv.
Leanna Del Basso has been involved in the entertainment industry for many years and has worked with both National and international stars such as Human Nature, Kate Ceberano , Todd McKenney, Nathan Cavalieri, Neil Sedaka , Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John, Daryl Somers, and Marcia Hines. She has produced and choreographed for the Burswood Showroom for International Stars of World Magic, Musicals in Concert with Jill Perryman, Channel 7 Telethon Openings and production items, Rally Australia, Johnny Walker Golf Classics, City Of Perth Turning on the Christmas Lights and The City Of Perth Nativity for 13 years, WA Turf Club Spring Carnivals and Perth Cups,the bringing home ceremonies of many Olympic Games, the Butterfly Ball, Diggers n Dealers Ball Kalgoorlie, Industry Export & Import Awards Night, Rigbys Forrest Centre Dinner & Show Nights, Perth Royal Show & Cystic Fibrosis Ball. Leanna was Dance cheer leader and choreographer of the Western Reds for 3 Consecutive years including the Grand Finals in Brisbane and many other opening and closing events and numerous charity balls and productions entertaining the people of Perth. In the Musical theatre side she played Chastity Angel in Anything Goes at His Majesty’s Theatre under direction of John Milson and with her sister Marina has worked as a producer and choreographer of Guys and Dolls, The Pyjama Game and producer of their own musical of Pinocchio for a terrific season at the Regal Theatre. She has been involved with schools as The Performing Arts Producer / Choreographer of performing arts Items for three years in the Catholic Performing Arts Competitions receiving Honours for all three productions.
Leanna has proudly produced many talented stars who have gone on to enjoy wonderful careers in the entertainment industry , including dancers and singers such as Lucy Durack (Wicked, Mama Mia, Strange Bedfellows), Allyce Martins (Hi-5, Wicked), Taneel Van Zyl (Wicked, Dr Zhivago), Michael Johns (American Idol), Justin McNamara (Cats Australia and Germany), Rohan Senior (Chicago West End ,Sunset Boulevard, Chorusline, Joseph and the Technicolour dream coat) , Daniella Bernardini (backing dancer for Prinnie, Jessica Mauboy, Wynter Gordon, dancer in The Great Gatsby),Cristina Federici (Kirov ballet Russia), Shane Collard (Moulin Rouge, Top 20 So You Think You Can Dance UK), and other vocal performers who have gone on to produce cd’s, win ARIA awards, and get record deals in the USA, including Perth’s latest rising star, Veronica Bravo, who has recently been signed to an all-girl group in USA.
Leanna has a confidence in the talent of Western Australian performers in the field of entertainment and the performing arts and this is why so many students of Vogue Entertainment have been so successful and have taken their talents and attained positions in academies throughout Australia including: W.A.A.P.A, N.I.D.A, V.C.A., ED5 International and The Australian Ballet school, or are now terrific teachers themselves sharing the gift of song and dance. This is the reason so many families have joined Vogue Entertainment, the studio with a difference!
Tanya began dancing at the age of 4, and was taught by wonderful teaching greats Norma Atkinson & Peta Norton. At the age of 18 she joined Del Basso Dance Academy, which later became Vogue Entertainment, and in 1994 achieved her C.S.T.D Full Teachers Diploma in Jazz, Tap, and classical Ballet. She teaches various classes at Vogue Entertainment, has an administration role handling accounts, enquiries and emailing newsletters, and is also Production Assistant to Leanna Del Basso. Tanya greatly enjoys teaching dance from tiny tots to teenagers, helping students to build their self-esteem and discover their love of dance.
Annette Qualified in CSTD Jazz, Tap & Acro, Primary Teacher for 9yrs and ran MelMaria Dance program for 2 yrs. Adjudicator for the Creative Dance section of Performing Arts 3 yrs. Performed in a season of Anything Goes directed by John Milson at His Majesty. Western Red Hot Dancer for 3 years .Wildcats Cheerleader for 4 years including numerous Corporate Shows through Vogue Entertainment Australia.
Caitlin began dancing at the age of six and trained in Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet and Spanish dance. She completed all CSTD major ballet exams, theatrical exams, Dorothy Gladstone and Martin Rubinstein Awards and Student Teachers exam. She also competed in CSTD competitions, winning several places over the years. She then turned her focus to Classical Ballet, Contemporary and choreography at W.A.A.P.A where she completed Certificate II and the Advanced Diploma. Here, she was mentored and taught by greats such as Lucette Aldous, Marilyn Jones, Nanette Hassall and Kim McCarthy. Upon graduating the Diploma course, Caitlin continued on to the LINK graduate program where she worked with chorographers such as Phillip Adams, Fiona Cameron and Olivia Millard. Since then Caitlin has participated in classes at Pineapple Studios in London, Sydney Dance Company and Ausdance in Sydney and been part of the STRUT seasons in Perth. She is now combining her passion for fitness and dance and is a personal trainer and fitness instructor. She thoroughly enjoys imparting her knowledge with young dancers and helping them to become the best dancer they can be.
Alicia has been dancing for over 20 years from the young age of 2. Originally from Hobart, Tasmania she attended many different dance schools where she gained a vast range of dance styles. Alicia has competed in dance eisteddfods from the age of 6 where she continuously placed in all her solo items, eventually becoming the champion jazz soloist for 3 years in a row. At the age of 17 Alicia moved to Sydney where she was accepted into the full time dance program at Brent Street. Being so young and still attending school, it was decided that she would complete the TDHS program (talent development high school) instead. This consisted of 3 hours of year 11 schooling then 3 hours of dance, singing and acting each day. Alicia has performed in a range of different shows, starting at the age of 15 in the production Rent the musical in Hobart Tasmania, dancing live on the Kerri-Anne show, back up dancing for hair models in Sydney 2007 and many different shows throughout Perth in the last 3 years. Alicia has been teaching for over 6 years varying in all styles such as classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and lyrical/contemporary.
Courtney commenced dancing at the age of 7, under the CSTD techniques in Acrobats, Jazz, Tap and Ballet. Throughout the years she has participated in examinations, competitions, conventions, theatre productions and corporate events throughout Perth. Dancing has always been her passion, and so at the age of 13 she also took a keen interest in teaching. Over the years she has gained experience by teaching for a variety of schools in Perth specialising in Acrobats, Jazz and Tap. In 2009 Courtney completed her Teachers Certificate in the Australasian Jazz Addict Syllabus.
Damon Ranger, commenced is dance training in Perth Western Australia and began performing professionally at age 16. Damon left his hometown in pursuit of a career on the stage. This decision took Damon across Australia, Asia and beyond. Damon’s dreams of success, determination and love of dance have led him most recently to become a Senior Dance Captain for Carnival Cruise Lines, cruising around the United States, Mexico, The Caribbean and Europe. Damon’s dancing credits include working with ‘Kim Michaels Production’ in Japan, touring with Disney Special Events in Singapore and Australia, teaching a range of disciplines at the ‘Johnny Young Talent School’ on the Gold Coast and dancing for Carnival Cruise Lines based in Miami. A highlight of Damon’s time with Carnival was being invited to be a part of the inaugural cast of The Carnival Conquest and as Inaugural Dance Captain of The Carnival Valor. Damon’s choreography acknowledgments to date include the writing, directing and choreography of children’s stage shows for the ‘Absolutely Fabulous Events and Entertainment’ company in Queensland and for Corporate Entertainment with ‘Bent Knee Creative’ in Perth. Damon has also put his choreography skills to good use with the “Carnival Legends Show” that can be seen on almost all Carnival cruise ships. Recently Damon has created ‘ThE AcRoBaT WoRkShOp’ based in Perth sharing his love of Acrobatic Yoga Flying.
Janelle Vaccaro has travelled the world as a professional dancer & choreographer. She lived & worked in Hollywood for 3 years and career highlights include music videos, TV, choreography & live shows with: LMFAO,ENRIQUE IGLESIAS,LEONA LEWIS,BETTIE PAGE HOLLYWOOD,THE DAILY BUZZ FLORIDA,MAC COSMETICS LAS VEGAS,DDO ARTISTS AGENCY LOS ANGELES,CARNIVAL CHOREOGRAPHER’S BALL LOS ANGELES,CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES USA,GENTING HOTEL MALAYSIA,MICHAEL SCHWANDT (CHOR: LADY GAGA),RICH & TONE (CHOR: MADONNA),ZACH WOODLEY (CHOR: GLEE),JESSICA MAUBOY,ROVE,92.9.
Shenae has been dancing since she learnt how to walk. Showing a natural talent from a young age her parents put her into theatrical dance classes. At 16 Shenae discovered urban choreography. It was a perfect match and there was no turning back. From there she started training nationally and internationally, continuously seeking knowledge from different teachers and different styles. In 2011 she was named as the Dance2XS Perth Executive and Creative Director, and within a year she has seen the crew grow from 15 to 37 dancers. Shenae now teaches full time around Perth in various studios where she passes on the knowledge she has accrued to the next generation of dancers.
Steve’s professional career as a dancer began in 2009. As a young dancer, Steve was exposed to a variety of hip hop styles and gained an appreciation for the art form of urban choreography. With his natural ability to freestyle and his experience as a choreographer, Steve produces a unique form of urban dance that enables him to choreograph across various genres of music. In recent years, he has become part of WA top hip hop crew "theTribe" under the direction of David Win and worldwide "Dance 2XS" in Perth under Shenae Wilkins. Since joining these crews Steve has won Metros Australia's Hottest Dance Crew '11, Groove Battle of the West '11 and Supremacy Battlegrounds '12 and represented WA and Australia against 9 other countries at World Supremacy Battlegrounds '11. He has performed in various gigs such as Tic Tic Tour (Poreotics) , BoomBox Tour, Champions tour (Philippine All Stars), A-Team Tour (Auburn), Josh Brookes (X-Factor), and was selected to present a piece for Perth’s Choreographers Ball 2012. Steve was also features in Mal.Com TV mini series (ABC3) and the Brownes Kick TV commercial and various Telethon performances. He continues to strive to better his ability as a performer by training with some of the worlds best choreographers, such as Brian Puspos (Mos Wanted Crew, ML) Chachi Gonzales (I.AM.ME), Devin Jamieson (Michael Jackson's "This Is It", Usher), Jun Quemado (Mos Wanted Crew), Rie Hata, Mr Wiggles (Electric Boogaloo), Philip Chbeeb (Step up 4, I.Am.Me), Sugar Pop (Electric Boogaloo), Nick Bass (Michael Jackson's "This Is It"), Rob Rich (The LXD, Richboyz), Ben Uili (The Company NZ). As a choreographer he strives to empower all students to become proficient, confident and versatile performers.