Meet our team

Ms Alison McEwen (Director/Owner)

Ms Alison McEwen

  • Created ONE2STEP Dance Academy in 2010 
  • Teaching Degree in Secondary Education (PE/Health and Inclusive Education) at University of Canberra
  • Diploma in Children’s Services and Certificate lll in Early Childhood
  • Certificate lV in Dance and Business Management
  • Certificate III in Fitness/Personal Training
  • Holds a current First Aid Certificate
  • Member of Zumba Instructors Network (ZIN)
  • Has completed Certificates as a Zumba and ZumbAtomic Instructor  
  • Trained in the styles of Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern and Tap and dancing for over 24 years
Ms Stephanie Dyer

Ms Stephanie Burke

  • Has been teaching at ONE2STEP since 2011
  • Has over 26 years dance experience as well as being a member of performance Troupe and a Soloist
  • Traveled to regional and outer-state Performance Troupe Eisteddfods 
  • Trained in the styles of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Latin American and Ballroom
  • Achieved BAL accreditation in Tap and Jazz with honours
  • Achieved RAD Grade 6 and Majors: Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate
  • Achieved FATD Silver level in Ballroom and Latin Styles
  • Has had a professional teaching career dancing in Taiwan for Di Heaton Dancers and onboard Carnival Cruise Lines throughout Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Dominican Republic, Canada and East & West Coasts of USA
  • Currently teaches our Tap and Jazz classes
Miss Jemma Nisbett

Miss Jemma Nisbett

  • Has been teaching at ONE2STEP since 2017
  • Has over 15 years dance experience and is still training in her main style – Hip Hop
  • Competed in many eisteddfods as a student of ONE2STEP
  • Currently a crew member of an all girl competitive hip hop crew, MERCY
  • Has traveled to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney competing in national and international Hip Hop competitions 
  • Placed 2nd in Open division at Battlegrounds International 2016
  • Placed 1st in Open Division at Australian Dance Crew Championship, nationals
  • Has danced and trained at vairous locations throughout the US
  • Has performed at Disneyland and Hollywood Boulevard 
  • Was a member of Erindale College’s Talented Dance Program
  • Teaches all our Hip Hop classes
Miss Claire Harb

Miss Claire Harb

  • Has been teaching at ONE2STEP since 2014
  • Has been dancing since the age of 3 – trained in Tap, Jazz and Ballet
  • Completed BAL Tap, Jazz and Ballet examinations and advanced grades of Glen Wood Tap Syllabus
  • Has taught at various Canberra locations for 13 years
  • Competed in Troupes and as a soloist 
  • Certified Barre and Pilates Instructor
  • Claire holds an Advanced Diploma in Media Production and spends her days working in Television
  • Claire also does a lot of work for a national children’s charity
  • Teaches our Saturday classes
Ms Megan Reeves

Ms Megan Reeves

  • Has been teaching at ONE2STEP since 2016
  • Has over 24 years experience in the dance industry – 15 years as a student and 9 years teaching 
  • Trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop, as well as Ballroom and Latin Styles 
  • Competitive dancer in the above styles as a troupe member and soloist 
  • Competitive dancer in Ballroom and Latin styles 
  • Has completed final grades in BAL and Jazz exams and Grade 6 in RAD Ballet exams 
  • Has competed nationally at many eisteddfods and dance championships 
  • Was awarded most promising Tap dancer in NSW 
  • Currently teaches our Tap and Jazz classes
Girl Dancing

Ms Nicole Murphy

  • Has been teaching at ONE2STEP since 2017
  • Bachelor in Creative Arts (Music & Theatre)/Law (Hons) and AMUSA in Voice, AMEB
  • Has taught voice, musical theatre and has led singing groups for over 20 years
  • Trained with acclaimed vocal teachers, Myra Lambert and Maree Ryan 
  • Has performed professionally in Australia and overseas, in many genres: opera, classical, theatre, cabaret, jazz, folk and chamber vocal work
  • Has performed with the Australian Opera (Turandot, Fiddler on the Roof, Othello and Cavalleria Rusticani/ Pagliacci), Gary Ginivan Productions (Peter Rabbit & Winnie the Pooh), Walt Disney Sepcial Events touring South East Asia, and with various musical theatre and cabaret groups.
  • Teaches our Musical Theatre classes
Ms Sarah Cook

Ms Sarah Cook

  • Bachelor of Education – University of Canberra
  • Minor in Inclusive Education – accommodating the diversity of students with additional needs
  • Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies – Royal Academy of Dance
  • Has over 9 years teaching experience in dance and early childhood
  • 19 years of dance experience, troupe member and soloist
  • Trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern and Contemporary
  • Achieved RAD Grade 8 and Majors: Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced – BAL Tap & Jazz Honours
  • Betsy Sawer Memorial Award Grade 4 second place, Grade 6 first place
  • Member of Zumba Instructor Network
  • Affiliate Member Royal Academy of Dance
  • Current First Aid Certificate 
Girl Dancing

Miss Ellie Haynes

  • Has been teaching dance since 2015
  • Has 18 years dance experience in a range of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop and Contemporary
  • Competed in Troupes for 15 years
  • Achieved RAD Grade 8 and Majors: Intermediate and Intermediate Foundation
  • Achieved Glenn Wood Tap examinations up to Level 10
  • Currently studying her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (RAD)
  • Currently teaches ballet at One2Step
Girl Dancing

Ms Montana Cloos

Mrs Michaela Fogarty (Office Manager)

Mrs Michaela Fogarty

  • Has been managing ONE2STEP from its founding days. 
  • Bachelor in Early Childhood Teaching
  • Advanced Diploma in Community Services Management 
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 
  • Current First Aid Certificate 
  • Has been working in business management for nearly 40 years
  • Involved in Early Childhood Education in Bungendore for over 22 years 
  • Performed many backstage roles for countless performances and productions. 
  • Currently ONE2STEPs Office Manager