Julie

It is with great delight that I have this opportunity to pass on my acquired knowledge to a younger generation.  Whilst doing the Administration for DEC and running the on-site Dance Boutique, I also teach select classes and private lessons.

My early formative Ballet training began with Carole Speirs and The Dance Education Centre.  Studying R.A.D. to Solo Seal, during this time I competed in various national and international competitions.  Winning the R.A.D. Scholarship I choose to further my training at The Australian Ballet School.  After graduating in only two years I joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet, performing and touring with the company for five years.  During this time I worked with talented choreographers on Classical and Contemporary productions.  The highlight was working with Douglas Wright, one of New Zealand’s most esteemed Contemporary choreographers.

Coming full circle, my young daughter is now showing a passion for dancing.  It is a joy to watch her confidence and ability grow after just a short time at The Dance Education Centre.