Welcome to Rize Dance Company. Our Artistic Director, Tahra Neaves and her team of dedicated teachers are committed to building confidence and encouraging creativity through dance, movement and performance.
Our goal is to provide opportunities to prepare dancers for the future. We promote a team environment with emphasis on sportsmanship, while focusing on each student individually to enhance their skills, talents and passion for dance.
Rize provides a positive, supportive and inspiring environment for students to pursue dance as a professional career or for recreational fun. Along the path to learning, we encourage self-respect, discipline, appreciation for the arts and, ultimately, the enjoyment of following your dreams.
A studio firmly established in the industry for 18 years, 2015 sees Rize Dance Company embark on a new journey, under the direction of senior performance teacher, Tahra Neaves.
Known throughout the Australian dance community for diverse, innovative and unique choreography, Tahra’s passion for dance began at a young age and progressed along an expansive path of varying dance genres.
Physical culture lessons led to Competitive Ballroom and Latin dance, before she fell under the spell of Hip Hop and Commercial Jazz. Her enthusiasm for dance didn’t stop her from gaining a BA Arts from University, but it did lead her towards pursuing her passion with the company, Dance Nation.
Before long, she was studying under the tuition of some of the world’s best dancers and choreographers, including Teresa Espinosa (dancer for Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus) and Kevin Maher (dancer for Rihanna, Jason Derulo and Justin Bieber).
Her dance career kicked off with Hip Hop gigs and performing for international brands, such as Cartoon Network, at Warner Village Theme Parks. During her time as a professional performer, she developed a love for choreographing and teaching, which led to yet another twist in her artistic path.
With the aim to encourage and model hard work, creativity and positivity, Tahra began choreographing fulltime in 2004, becoming a respected and sought-after teacher across Queensland dance schools, high schools and fulltime programs.
While helping to nurture the skills of next generation dancers…and adding to an unrivalled collection of colourful dance sneakers…Tahra strives to inspire by demonstrating the right attitude, in order to achieve anything your heart desires.