ABOUT US

Our Five Star story

Astrid Chiochiu (ARAD, ATOD affiliate) began dancing at the age of 4. Winning multiple championships and bursaries, Astrid studied with the Queensland Dance School of Excellence, at the age of 16. She owned and operated a RAD ballet school for 6 years. Astrid went on to represent Australia as a Professional Dancer throughout Europe, where she met her husband Anatolie. For 11 years Astrid danced throughout Europe, Asia and the United States and has held positions of Company Manager, Soloist, Lead Adagio Act and Line Captain for various International Companies. The past 5 years Astrid has been training other Professional Dancers in LA and Las Vegas for Production Shows. Astrid has been an Assistant Director, Choreographer, Talent Scout and Trainer for NYK and Crystal Cruises. Now having began her family, Astrid is excited to teach in Australia again and pass on her international knowledge and experience to her students.

Dancing together Astrid and Anatolie elegantly create a true story of ‘When I fall in Love’ The image captured here of Anatolie lifting Astrid effortlessly, has been transformed into the now Five Star Dance Academy logo. A love of dance and love in life captured.

Watch the video that inspired our Five Star Dance Academy logo brand. Here 2 students show the five star lift with ease and grace.

Astrid and Anatolie now have 2 beautiful children Annika and Stefan who have also embraced the dancing world with the same passion as their parents. A Five Star Dancing family.

Five Star Dance Academy is conveniently located in the North Lakes Business Park. We also boast an elegant reception and waiting area, as well as convenient on-site toilet facilities.

Our 3 custom built studios are quality equipped with…

  • fully sprung timber floors
  • wall mounted ballet braces
  • wall to wall mirrors
  • reverse cycle air conditioning
  • fully sound proofed walls
  • acoustic lined ceiling
  • wall mounted speakers
  • professional, built sound system

Five Star Dance Academy has a Dance Store within the building, where you can purchase all your dancing necessities. Students are required to wear the academy uniform, which is also used for examinations.