Miss Zoe – Principal

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For over 25 years, Zoe have been competing and performing in dance, which has inspired her to provide further experiences to her students. As a result she provides many opportunities for them to be involved in a variety of productions. Zoe is heavily involved in the Illawarra as a choreographer and director in productions such as Southern Stars – The Arena Spectacular, South Coast Dance Festival, school fete performances, school productions and dance workshops. Her students have competed in local Eisteddfods, successfully placing in a range of styles and age troupes.

Zoe has taught at Dancespace 383 from 2006 to present. She established her own classes in a wide variety of dance genres from Tiny Tots to Adults and these classes have grown over the years to a popular size and are a welcome addition to the many competitive studios within the Illawarra. It was only fitting that the evolution of EVOLVE PERFORMANCE STUDIOS coincided with her 10th anniversary year of teaching at Dancespace 383. EVOLVE PERFORMANCE STUDIOS is greatly hosted by Dancespace 383.

Zoe is a qualified Dance Teacher recognised by Asia Pacific Dance Association (APDA) and has compled a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management through the Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD). Over the years, Zoe has expanded her skills and training in Circus skills; namely acrobatics, silk, trapeze and contortion. This has provided her with another avenue to express her passion of human movement and performance. Formally trained in RAD Ballet, FATD Jazz, Contemporary/Modern, Hip Hop and Gymnastics, she has continued her love for dance education and performance in these areas. On a yearly basis, Zoe and her team of teachers director, choreograph and produce a complete two dance showcases for her students to perform to their families and friends.

Zoe’s teaching objective is to provide students with a safe and encouraging environment, in which they can be challenged and achieve to the best of their abilities. She believes that every individual has the potential to achieve and she constantly remind her students that “persistence and patience” is the key to success.

Memorable moment:

“Taking Contemporary dance classes at Broadway Dance Centre in New York City!!! This was one of the best experiences of my life and I cannot wait to go back!”

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours, Class I)

Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management

Dance Teachers Certification (APDA)

First Aid – St John’s Australia (exp. Oct 2019)

Resuscitation Certificate – Royal Life Saving Australia (exp. Dec 2019)

Working With Children # WWC0800622E

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