Arianna Karailias R.A.D R.T.S - Principal


Arianna is a qualified dance instructor with extensive dance training. Arianna has been involved in dance since the age of five and danced with various establishments including The Dance Class Studio & Illawong Dance Studio.


Her training includes RAD Ballet, Contemporary, FATD Tap, Jazz, Funk, FATD Modern, Spanish Character and Belly Dancing. She has also studied Speech and Drama for seven years with Baracourt Studios, Milperra.  


Arianna has had the opportunity to learn from many talented professionals throughout her career, all of which have aided her and helped nurture her talents as a professional dancer and an instructor.


Arianna completed her RAD Ballet Teachers course in 2009 to become a registered instructor with the Royal Academy of Dance.  


Arianna has performed at the Engadine Musical Society – Wizard of Oz, HairExpo, Major Football Events, Boxing Events, Yellow Pages Launch, Australia Day Celebrations with Human Nature, ‘1001 Arabian Nights’, Cabaret Shows ‘Rocking Around the Country’, ‘Aloha Elvis in Hawaii’ and ‘The Follies’ as well as professional Belly Dancing.

In 2020 Arianna completed her Rhythm Works Inclusive Dance certification course design for those with learning differences and additional needs.  Arianna has also attended the Basic Key Word sign course, completed the Performability Inclusive Dance course, has First Aid Training and over 18 years of experience teaching children.


As principal and proprietor of Illawong Dance Studio (2003 - 2008) and The Dance Empire (2007 – Current), Arianna aims to help nurture the talents of her students in order to achieve the best possible results. She takes great pride in her work and strives to ensure her students receive the best possible advice and training. This is undoubtedly reflected through the high grades attained by her students in both exams and eisteddfods.