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Meet our Ambassadors

Dance for Sick Kids has so much support and our ambassadors are determined to make a difference for seriously ill children. 
Read all about our ambassadors and their inspiration for dance below.

Marko Panzic

If you’re from the dance world, Marko Panzic will need no introduction, but for those who aren’t allow us to give you a snippet of his achievements. Marko Panzic is a Creative Director, Choreographer, Producer and founder of The Dream Dance Company.

He first hit TV screens in the original series of “So You Think You Can Dance” and his TV performances since have included; The Aria Awards, The Logies, Australian Idol Grand Final, X Factor, The Voice Australia and many more.

He has worked with a long list of Australian and international recording Artists including Robin Thicke, Ricky Martin, Jason Derulo, Ricki-Lee, Jessica Mauboy, Kylie Minogue, Danni Minogue will.i.am, DJ Havana Brown, Kelly Rowland, Little Mix, Delta Goodrem, Justice Crew, to name a few! It’s safe to say that he is in demand and is widely loved and respected.

We are very grateful for his support of seriously ill children and their families. Marko and the team at The Dream Dance Company bring incredible talent and loads of charisma to Dance for Sick Kids.

Marko and his dream dancers will run a few virtual dance classes between May 15 – 21, so be sure to register now to receive these.

Jarryd Byrne

Dance for Sick Kids is over the moon, to have this year’s Dancing with the Stars champion and lauded professional dancer and choreographer Jarryd Byrne, on board as a campaign Ambassador.

Specialising in Latin American and Ballroom, Jarryd has forged a successful career on both stage and screen. A resident professional on Dancing with the Stars, Jarryd has toured with shows such as; Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Burn The Floor and The Unbelievables. Before winning this year’s mirror ball trophy with celebrity comedian Celia Pacquola, he had been paired with Olympia Vallance, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Jesinta Franklin and Ash Pollard.

His most recent choreography credits include; Dancing With The Stars; Melbourne Theatre Company’s ‘Heisenberg’; Immersive Cinema’s Dirty Dancing; The Unbelievables and White Night Melbourne. Jarryd was also Australia’s representative at last year’s World Latin Dance Championships in Miami.

FIT2MOVE is Jarryd’s successful dance and fitness company of over 10 years, specialising in dance programs for schools and young children. Away from the dance world, Jarryd is also Dad to two young daughters and a super nice human.

Jarryd will be running virtual dance classes online for school aged students, between May 15 – 21, so be sure to sign-up to access these.

Oxygen All Stars

Our mission at Oxygen All Stars is to train the fundamentals of all-star cheerleading and dance with an emphasis on participation, education, safety and fun. We provide a space for our athletes where they learn the important values of friendship, teamwork, physical exercise and leadership.We are a family owned and operated business established in 2008 by Courtney & Ryan Turton. 


We currently hold over 90 Australian National Titles across Cheerleading & internaional, Hong Kong, America and New Zealand.Oxygen All Stars teams compete in All Star Cheerleading competitions across Australia and on an International level.In 2018, 2020 & 2021 we gained a bid to compete at the World Cheerleading Championships in Florida USA. in 2018 Oxygen ranked 22nd in the World out of hundreds of teams.


Since 2014, Oxygen has travelled across 4 countries competing on an international level, gaining in the top 3 in the world. Along with our competitive program, Oxygen runs a highly successful recreational tumble program and in 2019 introduced dance.Ryan and myself want to let you now that on behalf our staff and Oxygen we are excited to be supporting the Ronald McDonald House. We hope that offering some FREE Fun Zoom Sessions between the 15-21st May it helps keep everyone dancing and cheering to raise money for this cause. Be sure to sign-up now to be eligible for these classes!

Big shout out to our Fundraising Stars!

You are making a huge impact for sick kids and their families - it is the reason we're all dancing right?

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