A.T.O.D affiliated member 2009-current
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 with Beverly Rolwes and Linda Shaw completing all Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examinations with Honours in Advanced 2, 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 whilst attending Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts and receiving !st in dance from year 7-12.
Rhiarne first worked as a professional dancer at 18 years in Japan, with Dance Encore Productions, contracted in a full scale showgirl and entertainment production.
Returning to Australia Rhiarne studied an Advanced Diploma of Dance at the West Australian Academy of the Performing Arts, during this course Rhiarne completed subjects with honours accreditation taught by Professionals including Marilyn Jones, Lucette Aldous and Sue Peacock and Nanette Hassle.
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.
Certificates include Cert IV dance teaching and management,
Cert III Dancing teaching with inclusive practices, Cert III Develop Improvisational skills.
Cert IV Small Business management,
Cert IV Training and Assessment.
First Aid and WWC
Since dancing from the age of 3 Lauren's passion and commitment for dance has seen her excel both in the studio and outside.
Currently studying a Bachelor of Arts Dance Major with Melbourne Uni and VCA
Receiving 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 Lauren has also 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. Receiving 3rd in the State 2018.
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 er goals.
Rhiarne & Lauren with Mia Michaels 2017