IC Academy of Dance & Arts was established in 2002 by Irene Caldis-Zarate.

The Academy provides a supportive environment for creativity and excellence in the Arts.

We have a  comprehensive range of classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Funk, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Cheerleading,  Singing, Drama, Troupe, Mum's Fun Dance and Strength & Conditioning. Students also have the opportunity to participate in eisteddfods, shows and concerts.

Private lessons are also offered across all styles.

The Academy facilitates the ideal atmosphere for learning whilst having a great time.

Our objective is to inspire students to express themselves creatively, challenge themselves and grow, and to create a fresh and unique approach to all aspects of the Arts.

For the more serious dancer, the dedication given to proper technique is offered through the Capricorn Ballet & Arts Academy (C.B.A.A.) which enables students to gain qualifications in Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Modern.

IC Academy of Dance & Arts was awarded the Most Outstanding Dance Studio in the Fairfield Region in 2016!


Eugenia Machado - Director

Director and main Instructor of IC Academy of Dance & Arts. Eugenia Machado has been with the Academy since its first year (2002) moving from a dancer/student, to an instructor and now the Director.

A graduate of the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) with a Bachelor of Applied Dance.

Eugenia has been dancing for over 15 years and has been trained in many styles of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Acrobatics. 

Eugenia's firing passion has been growing for many years, and she strives to pass on her passion and love for the arts onto her students.

Kira Newcombe - Executive Assistant

Agustin Machado - Accounts Manager

Adriana Machado - Costume Manager

Irene Zarate - Singing Instructor

Kristy Tait - Instructor

Caroline Hopkins - Instructor

Elma Avdicevic - Instructor

Lisa Devcic - Instructor

Chantelle Landayan - Instructor

Alessandra Rigoli - Instructor