My name is Janelle and I danced at the Dance Education Centre, having moved from Matamata with my family when I was about ten years old, and have trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary. Both myself and my sister Mylinda competed for many years around New Zealand and enjoyed the full range of study offered at Dance Education Centre.
I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Education at Queensland University of Technology. A highlight was working with several well-known contemporary choreographers in Brisbane during my tertiary study. Following this time of study and performance, I have worked in several secondary schools in Queensland and New Zealand, and currently I am teaching Dance and Drama at Papamoa College. I have two daughters, both learning dance at DEC and enjoying taking advantage of the range of dance styles DEC offers. It is exciting to be on the teaching staff from 2020 with particular interest in teaching contemporary, and I look forward to working with the DEC program to foster excellent dancers continuing the high standard of contemporary technique and developing creativity.