Jake Makaling

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Jake’s interest in Hip-Hop dance started in his early teenage years. He was part of a studio crew and participated in numerous competitions including Crown International Dancesport Championship, where they attained 1st place in the Open Hip-Hop Troupe Division in 2016.

Currently, Jake choreographs and performs for Flare Dance Ensemble, where he has directed various gig pieces, such as for their annual ‘Cocktail Night’. He has also taught at his old high school, Caulfield Grammar School, as a guest instructor. He is just as passionate about teaching as he is with learning and is always willing to share knowledge with others in the Melbourne dance community.

Jake is studying a double degree in Biomedical Science and Engineering (Electrical) at Monash University. He also tutors high school students in Mathematics and Physics. Jake believes in the importance of making room for the things you enjoy – in his case, dance!