ELLICIA MCDONALD

World Bachata Champion

Ellicia McDonald

Ellicia comes from a dance background that started as soon as she could walk, having trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary from 4 years old, with the main focus being ballet, completing her RAD Advanced Ballet Exam, a course that takes a minimum 11 years to complete.

Having successfully won places to join many of Australia’s leading ballet academies, including the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), at 17 years old Ellicia chose instead to start her professional dance career with a 5 month cabaret contract in Japan.  Since this time Ellicia has not looked back, performing and modelling for stage, TV, and film throughout the world. 

Her impressive resume includes working for well-known production companies such as Di Heaton Dancers, Carnival Cruise Lines, WB Productions, G’day Hollywood Productions, Dance Encore, Sydney Dance Company Entertainment;  TV commercials for Nokia, Compaq, Domino’s Pizza, Haier AC, Berger Paints, Onida TV, Rapid Loss,  and Boombox; Run way shows for United Colours of Beneton, Puma, Daks London, Levis, and many Australian and international designers.

Ellicia fell in love with Street Latin in 2009, and with her highly trained background she quickly added the Street Latin styles to her professional repertoire.

Ellicia along with her partner Mitch Bilic have already achieved impressive credentials in such a short span of time- 2013 World Bachata Champions, 2x Australian Salsa Champions (2012/13), 2012 New Zealand Latin Dancesport Champions. 

Mitch and Ellicia are also the pioneers of Bachata Sensual and Bachatango in Australia. Travelling frequently both nationally and internationally as guest instructors and performers and choreographers at many Latin Congresses and Commercial Events, including countries as England, Spain, Germany, Austria, Holland, Wales, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan and throughout Australia.

Ellicia is known for her exquisite technique, her elegant styling and her impressive flexibility. Ellicia loves to be able to transfer to others all she has learnt and be able to share with those the skills they need to become the best dancer they can be.

KEEN FOR A DANCE LESSON WITH ELLICIA!

Let Mitch help you reach your dance goals. Email or call us any time.
Tel: Mitch 0411 445 969

 

or alternatively come and see our weekly classes at 
Ampa – Performing Art Centre
Unit 4, 85-91 O’Riordan St,
Sydney Corporate Park
Alexandria NSW 2015.

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