A.R.A.D & A.T.O.D
With over 20 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 major assessments in HSC Callback program.
Rhiarne worked as a professional dancer at 18 years 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 and Sue Peacock.
Professional Experience with the Australian Ballet,
West Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company. Rhiarne was delighted to be contracted with Opera Australia working with choreographers including Graeme Murphy,Kim Walker, Matthew Barclay, Vivienne Newport in numerous Opera Australia Productions
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.
Jazz and Proficiency Jazz Teacher:
Since dancing from the age of 3 Lauren's passion and commitment for dance has seen her excel both in the studio and outside.
She has recently received Band 6 for HSC Dance 2017 whilst attending St Mary's Collage, and successfully auditioned for Victorian College of Arts BA-dance and entry into Transit contemporary dance full-time course also in Melbourne. She has decided to take a GAP year from studies and we are excited to have Lauren continue her time with us in 2018.
She has successful complete ATOD examinations in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and National Character with results of Honours with Distinction. She has also successfully competed in numerous eisteddfods in the area and also state dance scholarships, receiving commended in ATOD NSW
Representing St Mary's College in their annual productions, dance performances, studying HSC dance and also competing in the National Aerobic Competition held in Melbourne, she credits her dancing with allowing her to gain confidence in public speaking and achieving her goals.
Lauren is looking forward to combining her love of children and dance and creating a fun and exciting class for our students.
Rhiarne & Lauren with Mia Michaels 2017