Yvette Hickey - Founder/Principal

With 2 young children of her own and recognizing her passion for a quality dance program in the early childhood years Yvette decided to create her own preschool dance program.This is how Little Groovers Dance Co. evolved in 2009 and has been continuing to grow ever since.

Yvette has been dancing since the age of three and trained at the Jane Stanley Dance Centre in Sydney studying Classical Ballet (RAD), Jazz, Tap and Contemporary. She has then been teaching dance within these fields for the past 17 years.

Yvette has also completed her Diploma in Children Services and has worked as both a Nanny and Pre-School Teacher, so she has extensive experience with young children.

Chelsea Mayne

Chelsea teaches Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop at Little Groovers. She Started Dancing and Drama at age 3 & has completed CSTD examinations in Jazz, Ballet and Tap over a 12 year period.

During this time she competed in many Eisteddfods including groups, trio’s, duo’s, solo’s and improvisation. She started teaching dance in grade 7 to children aged 3-16 and has been involved in many concerts and musicals through the studio and high school.

She also enjoyed 2 years with the show called “Back to the Tivoli” working as a show girl which traveled from Twin Towns to Brisbane and Toowoomba once a month.

Taytum Atherton

Taytum has always had such a passion for dance since the age of 2. 

When she was 12 years old the Russian Ballet came to the Gold Coast on tour and she was selected to be a part of the performance in “The Nutcracker” She has then continued to dance all styles all the way up until I was 16. She then went off to do Full Time Ballet at The Queensland National Ballet for a year. After that year ended she came back up to the Gold Coast and did 2 more years of Full Time Dance at Ikin Dance Australia completing a certificate 3 and 4 in Dance and Fitness!


She also started helping out her teachers with teaching. She has always LOVED kids so sharing her passion of dance with children was amazing and still is amazing to her. She taught for a year at Anne Kingsford Academy Of Dance in 2018 and taught and assisted at Ikin Dance the two years she was there. She has taught from ages 3-14yrs in most styles... Ballet, Jazz, Jazz technique, Tap, Lyrical and Acrobatics!

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