Our faculty consists of a hand-picked team to ensure our students are receiving the best training in each style, creating great all-round/versatile performers.
︎︎︎ Jervis Livelo
Jervis Livelo is a performer/choreographer who graduated from ED5INTERNATIONAL in 2017, receiving his Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts under the guidance of William A Forsythe. Jervis began his journey in the streets of Liverpool, within the Hip-Hop crew scene as a self taught dancer and began training in 2014 which led to him competing Nationally and Internationally representing Australia. He then attended ED5INTERNATIONAL which played a vital part in broadening his capabilities as a performer and artist.
Jervis’ performance credits include; Vera Blue, Guy Sebastian, Morisette Amon, Casey Donovan, Mitch Tambo, Paulini, Chloe Dallimore, Hip Hop International (San Diego), Dirty Dancing (The Immersive Cinema Experience), Sissy Ball by Red Bull Music, The Voice Australia, Dance Boss, Westfields’ 2019 Spring Campaign, Ebay TVC, Guy Sebastians music video “Choir” and Channel 7’s “The All New Monty: Guys and Gals” with Todd Mckenney.
Jervis’ choreography credits include choreographing for Australian and International artists and corporations; Morisette Amon, Yuki Ito, Gary Valenciano and Lara Andallo. Corporate clients include Afterpay, Arnotts, Red Bull, Twin Pecks Cabaret, The 20/20 Cricket Thunderettes (with William A Forsythe) and more.
︎︎︎ Robert Mejica
Robert is a Sydney based performer who began his journey being part of the grand finalist hip hop group in AGT (Australia’s got talent) Kookies N Kream who have performed internationally and nationally accompanying artists such as Justin Bieber and Timomatic.
Expanding his horizons he attended full time at ED5INTERNATIONAL graduating in 2015, receiving his diploma of performing arts under the guidance of William A Forsythe. In 2018 Robert aimed to further his dance ability and understanding of the industry taking part in the The Dream Show Business directed and guided by Marko Panzic and Katie Sanchez. Here Robert honed his talents under the guidance of internationally acclaimed choreographers such as Lee Daniel and Caetlyn Watson.
Roberts credits include: Hip Hop internationals, World Supreme Battlegrounds (2012-13), Airbnb Dancer (2015), Optus Endless entertainment TVC (2016), Telstra TVC (2018), Daihatsu Corporate Dancer (2018), Packemin Production of Miss Saigon (2017) and Guy Sebastian “Choir” music video and The Voice on stage performance (2019)
︎︎︎ Jessica Smithson
Jessica Smithson completed her certificate IV in performing arts at Brent Street Studios. Last year, to further her training she attended the Dream Dance Company Show Business Course mentored by Marko Panzic.
Jessica made her professional theatre debut in "Billy Elliot the Musical" in 2008 as ballet girl 'Tina Harmer'. In 2008 she performed at the Helpmann awards with the cast of Billy Elliot.
Jessica is represented by Australia's leading entertainment and talent agency, Jeep Management. Her performance credits include; Performing numerously for Ricki Lee and Samantha Jade.
Jessica has recently appeared in Samanthas Jades new film clip “Bounce” and Guy Sebastians new film clip “Let me drink”. Jessica has danced for Jack Vidgen and Cody Simpson at the “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards” in 2011. She also danced for Nathaniel Willemse for the “Staff Gala Awards Night” and featured in Timomatics Film Clip “WaterFalls". She has appeared on X factor, Young Talent time, Australias Got Talent and Everybody Dance Now as a contestant with Brent Street's group “SILIZUIM”. In 2016 Jessica performed in Packemin Productions "West Side Story" as 'Susan', a member of the Jets ensemble. She regularly performs in a number of corporate gigs, including The Mercedes Benz Car launch, Harley Davidson Launch and the Australian Glee Premiere.
︎︎︎ Ryan Smith
Ryan is a Sydney based performer and choreographer who completed his fulltime studies at Ev & Bow in 2014 recieving his Cert IV in Elite Dance then graduated from ED5INTERNATIONAL in 2017 recieving his Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre.
In 2013 Ryan travelled to the USA to partake in the “Performing in America Workshop” where he was invited to perform in the Montgomery Ballet Company’s Production of “Don Quixote”.
Ryan has worked for choreographers William Alexander Forsythe, Marko Panzic, Sarah Boulter, Stephen Tannos, Adam Blanch, Larissa McGowan, Christopher Durack Horsey, Virginia Ferris and more. Ryan’s television work includes So You Think You Can Dance (assistant choreographer), Eurovision, Sunrise and Carols in the Domain. Ryan has done international television commercials for prestigious companies such as Apple and Telstra. As well as appearing in the feature film “Ellie, Abbie & Ellies Dead Aunt”. Most recently Ryan has completed a contract onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise lines “Radiance of the Seas” as a featured dancer.
Ryan will performing in Opera Australia’s “La Traviata” in 2020.
︎︎︎ Tony Oxybel
Tony Oxybel is a street dancer originating from the suburbs of Paris, France. Deeply soaked in both his African and Caribbean cultures, he has acquired knowledge and strong basis over Afro and Dancehall.
He then mainly focused on street dancing with crews, family and friends during his youth. Getting in touch with contemporary at uni, he then arrived in Australia in 2019 where he started teaching Afro classes as well as open choreo pieces.
Slowly growing interest towards the industry, he is, before anything, eager to share knowledge on his own culture in hopes to contribute to making Afro a better known discipline down under.
︎︎︎ Mariah Gonzalez
Mariah Gonzalez; singer, actor, dancer based in Sydney and alumni from Australia’s leading performing arts school, Brent Street. At 5 years of age she began her training in performing arts, training in all styles of dance, in singing and acting. For the past 5 years, she has trained and developed her vocals under the direction of the ‘La Voce - contemporary school of singing’.
Passionate about the arts and skilled in a variety of genres, her talents saw her work professionally across TV and Musical Theatre at a young age. Professional TV credits include feature spots in TVC’s for major brands including Mc Donald’s, Big W, LCM, ABC, Optus, Nickelodeon and Disney. Mariah was more noticeably featured as the voice of Didi (a puppet) in the Nick Jnr Show ‘Didi and B’ for 3 years.
In 2014, she made her first musical debut joining the cast of ‘The King And I’ with Opera Australia playing the role of Princess Kanika in the children’s ensemble. Mariah is delighted and grateful to be in production, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and looks forward to the future ahead.
︎︎︎ Michael Boyle
Michael is a dancer and performer based in Sydney. He started dance and gymnastics training at the age of 7 at ED5International Junior School and Sydney Olympic Park. He also participated in the Australian Ballet School Interstate program for several years. After school Michael went on to complete an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts at ED5 International’s Full-time course (2017- 2018).
He studied under William A Forsythe, Leslie Bell, Phillip Filo, Nathan Sheens, Ed Wightman and Kim Traynor. He has also done further Acting courses at The Actor’s Pulse and under Nigel Turner-Carroll. Michael has worked commercially alongside Stars like Marsha Hines, Paulini, Alfie Acurie, Lucy Durack and Mini Cooper. He has worked in Film and Televisions a part of ‘Ellie Abbie and Ellie’s dead Aunt’ as well as a featured role on ABC’s Tom Ballad’s Tonightly and In Tinder’s Represent Love campaign.
He most recently returned from a 12 month contract at Tokyo’s Disney Sea in the show Big Band Beat where he worked as a Featured Dancer and Soloist Tapper. As well as being a performer and dance teacher, Michael is also as a Qualified Competitive Gymnastics Coach.
︎︎︎ Emma Bennett
Emma has loved dancing for as long as she can remember, starting lessons at the age of 5 and hasn’t stopped ever since. She completed her ballet exams through the Borovansky syllabus, and has experience in many styles including lyrical, contemporary, jazz and tap. She is currently attending classes at Composed The Studio, and her commitment to learning means her passion for dance continues to grow with every class she takes.
During her years at high school, she danced competitively both individually and in troupes, and performed in musicals and drama productions including Legally Blonde, The Wizard of Oz and Strictly Ballroom.
Emma has been teaching and fostering a love of dance in younger students over the past 6 years, and can’t wait to continue her teaching journey as part of the Composed family.
︎︎︎ Sasha Lian-Diniz
Sasha's passion for the arts began at age 3 with her first lesson at the Janice Breen Performance Studio in Sydney. In 2015 Sasha attained her Certificate IV in performing arts at Brent Street Studios.
Upon completing her training, she explored many avenues of show business including performing at sea for Norwegian Cruise Lines, corporate events for Toyota, Mazda and Optus and appearing on Channel 7’s Carols by Candlelight.
In 2017 Sasha made her musical theatre debut in the Australian Premiere of The Bodyguard - The Musical and in 2019 performed in the Australian Tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical. Currently Sasha is touring with Drummer Queens.
Sasha has also represented Australia at the World Championships of Performing Arts in L.A. and is a rhythmic gymnastics National Champion, representing Australia in New Zealand and the USA. She also has her own active wear label called Sashed The Label.
︎︎︎ Vanessa Wong
Vanessa Wong is a dancer currently attending and teaching at Composed The Studio. She began competitively dancing at age 10 to progressively develop her performing arts, consisting of many styles of dance including hiphop, contemporary, lyrical, jazz & ballet.
For the past four years she has been trained by co-owner Robert Mejica and is now currently taught and guided by the founder Jervis Livelo also. Vanessa is certainly looking forward broadening her skills within the arts in the years to come.