About Our School

Mission:
Our mission is to inspire youth and contribute to not just the Australian dance community but as well as globally by providing the best care and dance opportunities.

Vision:
As one of the most progressive, small dance school in Western Sydney, Kookies N Kream Dance School seeks to uphold its safe learning environment, quality of teaching, and sense of community and pride.

Meet the kookie and the kream

Kookies N Kream Dance School is run by husband and wife, Jet and Mims Valencia

Jethro Valencia aka Jet , is the lead hip hop choreographer and director of Kookies N Kream. Learning as a freestyle dancer in the mean streets of Sydney, made Jet’s transition to choreography authentic and unique. Over the course of more than 10 years, national and international titles were synonymous to his name.

A graduate of Bachelor's Degree in Creative Arts, Jet has found her passion in coaching and later on in teaching. His creativity and consistency has set foot in Australia's Got Talent Grand Finals for 2 years, 2012 and 2019 with his home grown kids crew Lil Kookies.

"I have been dreaming about Kookies n Kream dance school since Australia's Got Talent. I'm so happy to say it's now a reality. And now it begins… let's get our dancing shoes on and have a boogie with the Kookie".



Miriam Yousif-Valenca is the lead ballet teacher and Studio Manager of the Kookies N Kream Dance School. Known to her students as Miss Mims, she is trained in the worldwide renown UK's Royal Academy of Dance ballet, jazz, contemporary and street / hip hop. Her portfolio of clientele includes international artists Apl de Ap from Black Eyed Peas, Far East Movement, Jennifer Lopez and Australians X Factor Nathaniel and The Voice winner, Anja.

A graduate of Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, major in Public Relations and Advertising, Miss Mims has found her passion in teaching instead. She earned her teaching training from a preschool dance franchise Rhythm Factory, Royal Academy of Dance and The Addlib (Philippines dance company).

“Everyone has an inner dancer in us. I can't wait to help mould little dancers to become the not just great dancers but the best




Melissa Newman From a background in dance and gymnastics, Mel has developed a passion for movement and has spent the past 7 years teaching Acrobatics to children aged 4 to 18. She is certified through with internationally recognised Acrobatic Arts program and has completed additional training in Aerials and Back Handsprings. With a strong focus on developing the fundamentals, she enjoys watching students progress from beginner to more advanced skills through increasing balance, strength and flexibility.

Miss Mel as to what her students call her is teaching acrobatics and contemporary on Thursdays.

Amin Taylor Amin is one of the members of Kookies N Kream adult crew who has competed hip hop national and international. Amin's first love is breakdance, at the age of 9, he started to learn the basic and grew an expert to the craft.

Amin teaches break dance every Friday.

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Kookies n Kream reached the pinnacle of street dance after successfully reaching the Grand finals of Seven Network’s Australia’s Got Talent. And after wining national and international titles, they are proud to open the doors to their very own dance school. Fresh from their global tours with Justin Bieber, Ciara, Ryan Leslie, Jay Sean, Dami Im, Timomatic and Justice Crew, their dream of bringing love and passion for dance to Western Sydney is here.

 
“To all the other crews in this country, that is how you put on a performance.”

Brian McFadden, Australia’s Got Talent Judge.