Isla Folpp


I’ve always had a passion for and fell in love with dance at a young age surprisingly, from watching dance moms. 

 I grew up training in all styles of dance including Jazz, Hip-hop, tap, Ballet, lyrical, contemporary, Musical Theatre and cheer. I started out by doing recreational classes and then moved across to competing at competitions with both group dances and solos.

 I’ve had the privilege of training at numerous studios located within the Upper Hunter and New England regions, as well as attending multiple workshops with high-class dancers and choreographers such as Michael Dameski and Marko Panzic, that have shaped who I am as both a dancer and teacher today.

 During my training I have competed in and won multiple competitions both locally and state-wide, including my most notable achievement winning a bid to compete in Hawaii in 2017 at the Dance and Cheer Global Games.

 I have trained under numerous dance syllabuses including ATOD and Les Griffith tap, ATOD Jazz and ballet, completing up to Gold Star Ballet and Silver Star tap.

 I first developed a passion for teaching and choreographing as an assistance teacher at the age of 14 and finally when I undertook dance in year 9 as part of my school’s elective selections. From this I went on to complete dance for my HSC, where I had to choreograph and teach dances for other students, as well as complete dance appreciation studies. This placed myself with a course mark of 98, ranking myself in first place within the Maitland-Newcastle diocesan.

 After recently moving to Newcastle to study at Bachelor of Biomedical Science, I got the wonderful opportunity to continue my passion for teaching with United Dance.  

 I love all things dance, my 3 dogs and watching the sunset. I am a big foodie and have a soft spot for chicken Pad Thai

 I have both my WWC and CPR certificate.