Art Dé Dance is a dance school providing the people in the Illawarra and greater regions with professional dance tuition.
We focus on creating a positive and enjoyable
environment for students, parents & guardians,
a professional attitude with quality of service,
industry experience and value for money tuition.
We encourage individual thinking, creativity,
and personal development from all of our students.
Parent's are encouraged to enjoy our tea and coffee facilities, relax whilst your child is in class or take advantage of the many facilities around the area including a post-office, banks and supermarkets as we are located in the heart of Corrimal.
All teachers are checked via the Working with Children's Board and have prior experience in the dance industry or qualified teachers
of their desired craft.
Expression, Creativity and Freedom for the art of dance by
"Art Dé Dance"
With over 10 years teaching experience in the Illawarra, Perth, Sydney and London
Rhiarne has trained and performed with some of the best within Australia's Dance Industry
Trained in the Illawarra and completing all Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examinations with Honours in Advanced, earning her ARAD accreditation. She was also ranked in the top 10% of the state for HSC dance and asked to showcase her choreography and performance assessments in HSC Callback program.
Rhiarne worked as a professional dancer at 18 years of age in Japan, with Dance Encore Productions, contracted in a full scale production.
Returning to Australia Rhiarne studied an Advanced Diploma of Dance at the West Australian Academy of the Performing Arts. Under this course Rhiarne completed subjects with honours accreditation taught by Professionals including Marilyn Jones, Lucette Aldous, Nanette Hassel, Margaret Illman, Justin Rutzok and Sue Peacock.
Professional Experience with the Australian Ballet,
West Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company,
Rhiarne has been delighted to be contracted with Opera Australia for over 7 years and enjoyed performing in Turandot, Jenufa, Alcina, Pearl Fisher's, Lucia di Lammermoor and Orlando and working with directors and choreographers including Neil Armfield, Graeme Murphy,
Kim Walker, Matthew Barclay, Vivienne Newport and Justin Way.
With independent contracts with London Cloud Dance Festival, Short & Sweet, the Australian Institute of Classical Dance and Myer Department Stores Rhiarne has performed everything from Cabaret, Commercial and Classical Dance for events like the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony, Australian Dance Week, Sporting Grand Final Performances,
Opera in the Domain, Myer Fashion Season Launches,
Australian Fashion Week, Festivals and New Year’s Celebrations.
Rhiarne is pleased to be back in the Illawarra to teach and pass on her knowledge to the greater community.