Meet the team!



  • Brent Street Performing Arts Certificate,
  • APDA Teaching Certificate
  • NZAMD Solo Certificate
  • Cert 3 in Fitness
  • Dancer for Princess Cruise lines
  • Trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Adage, Ballroom & Latin
  • Professional Dancer/Perfomer for Ding Productions
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Growing up in New Zealand I had my heart set on performing and have enjoyed every minute of my career. I started as a dancer, performing on television and stage and by the age of 28, I had travelled to 63 countries. For 10 years I worked professionally in and out of America, Canada, Italy, Singapore and Japan to name a few and was addicted to traveling… and I still am!

One of my greatest achievements to date is running my own business ‘Studio Charli’ which has been very successful helping people achieve fitness goals for the past 10 years.  We have created such a great community and environment and overall a FUN place for people to work out. I find it very enjoyable to go to work everyday as I am so passionate about what I do. It is a great feeling when you hear you have changed someones life for the better and also very humbling to know you have made a difference.

We now have an online platform where you can workout it the comfort of your own home. Join Charli and the girls for a workout like no other CLICK THROUGH TO ONDEMAND PAGE

    I am currently putting together some different class formats and ideas so be sure to join us to see what all the hype is about!

    I also launched a Dance School in 2016 which I’m super proud of as it has already grown so much and I love seeing what the kids achieve week after week.

    Expertise/Training: Personal Coaching/Motivation, Group Coaching, Plate by Zumba Coach, Motivational Speaking, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Group Exercise Instructor, Dancer, Illusionist, Zumba Step, Toning, Sentao, Gold Instructor, Punchfit Boxing Instructor, Brent Street Performing Arts Certificate.

    Professional Memberships: Westpac Ruby Connection (Women in Business), Advanced Life Coaching Institute by Bradley Thompson, BEC Business Enterprise Centre, Adelaide, ZIN Network Member, USA.

    Charity donations and fundraisers to multiple causes including:

    • Multiple Sclerosis Society
    • Maranatha Health
    • Adelaide Zoo
    • Cancer Society
    • Westpac Bank
    • Make a Wish Foundation
    • Colour Run
    • Guide Dogs SA


    Resident Director

    Kim grew up in Tasmania, started dancing from the age of two years and performed her first solo routine. From there, her passion for dance began. In her early teens, she trained and completed exams in styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, singing, speech and drama. She also found a passion for Broadway musical and performed in many amateur and professional events.In her early twenties, she decided to open a Dancing School that continued for 12 or more years; her ambition was and still is to inspire young dancers to learn an incredible skill that would give them confidence and freedom to express themselves through dance and their life.


    Pop Hits, Zumba, Aerobics, Adults Dance Teacher

    Aerobics qualifications – freestyle step, aerobics, toning and stretch.
    Les Mills trained – Body Jam and RPM
    Danced since age 2 – trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Heels and Music Theatre
    The Planet and Heaven Nightclub dancer.

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    I was born in South Africa and started dancing at age 2. Any of dance style and as much of it as I could get was my motto from that young age and has stayed the same throughout my life. Dancing is a passion that completely thrills and excites me and is an absolute part of the person I am. 

    Moving to Australia at age 16 gave me many opportunities to grow and perform and also allowed me to obtain my Aerobics qualifications. I so love the freedom and fun you get in freestyle aerobics or step classes but also loved the Les Mills programs I also qualified for (RPM and Body Jam). 

    I danced at The Planet and Heaven Nightclub for over 15 years, and boy those were super fun times. I have taught lyrical, jazz and heels classes and love being able to give people the ultimate feel good sensations dance can bring. My passion is performing and choreography and I love sharing this with my students. 

    Teaching at Studio Charli has been nothing short of a fun-filled joyride. Charli is so passionate about her studio and the members are all just fabulous. So looking forward to what the future bring at Studio Charli.


    Ready Set Dance – Head Teacher

    Trained in styles such as Jazz, Tap, Ballroom & Latin, she is forever stunned to see the amount of joy and freedom that dance brings to people’s worlds! She is super excited to come onboard as Team Leader for the Ready Set Dance program at Studio Charli and introduce dance to preschoolers! Ellie started competing in Jazz and Tap at 11 yrs old and soon became obsessed. At the age of 20 she started Ballroom & Latin dancing and completed exams and performed several showcases. She teaches Ballroom & Latin social dancing to adults and thoroughly enjoys it. Let’s READY SET DANCE EVERYBODY!



    Christina Sherwood is a registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance.  She furthered her studies with the Royal Academy of Dance in achieving an RAD Teaching Diploma focusing on child psychology and development in Dance.  She then travelled to London to be selected to take part in the B.Phil. (Hons) Degree Programme, Ballet, and Contextual Studies through Durham University.  This was overseen by Faculty of Education staff at RAD Headquarters London.  Christina received her Honours Degree completing her Dissertation in 2002. Her investigation involved The Vaganova Mattered of Patterned Sequentiality versus The Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. A comparative investigation between the two training programs.

    Her teaching experience began in 1983 working with Christine Zajicek (Ecole de Ballet) for 8 years.  In 1990 she opened her own school in Magill which she successfully operated for 30 years, entering students for Ballet Examinations in both Grades and Advanced levels. 

    Christina was appointed as a Practical teaching Supervisor with the RAD in 2005, and a Tutor for the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies where students wishing to become teachers were under her supervision and direction.

    In 2020 Christina decided to semi-retire after losing her husband to a long illness.  She now teaches occasionally and continues to tutor with the Royal Academy of Dance. 

    Her love of Dance and teaching students is still one of her greatest joys.


    Contemporary, Broadway Jazz, Jazz Tech

    Rhys Hayes is an ex professional performer from the UK. He has had training in numerous disciplines from ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, vocals, and acting. Having had an extensive performance career working on TV, stage, and cruise lines all over the world.

    Rhys moved over to choreography and teaching so he could pass on his experiences & knowledge to help build the next generation of performers.

    ‘thank you for creating a safe, fun environment for my daughter to explore dance, I love our dance family’


    Acro, Ballet & Jazz


    Hip Hop


    Acro, Jazz & Hip Hop


    Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary




    Hip Hop

    Studio Charli | Fitness Club

    Studio Charli offers superb Zumba and other dance fitness classes that will rock your world. Typical aerobics classes are old news – Zumba is changing the lives of millions of people all over the world. Join Zumba with Charli and see what the hype is all about.

    Zumba is so much more than just a workout. It combines hypnotic rhythms and easy-to-follow sexy moves that create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Add some Latin flavour and a little bit of Charli’s spice into the mix – the result is an intense and incredibly fun Zumba class that will blow you away! Enjoy your workout in a friendly environment; people don’t come here to watch and be seen, but to get a great workout and have a great time.