Meet the Teachers
Our philosophy is every adult and everyBODY should have the opportunity to discover their inner strength and artistry through dance. Our teachers' mission is simple: they are here to help you become the best dancer you can be, regardless of which walk of life you come from.
Lyrical / Contemporary & Tap
Amy is trained in tap, jazz, contemporary and ballet. In 2017, she became an associate of the Trinity College London with a diploma in Musical Theatre. Outside of dancing, Amy is earning a double degree in Languages and Criminology, while also teaching at Canberra Youth Theatre, and acting in and directing theatre shows throughout Canberra.
Jazz & Tap
Angela studied ballet, jazz and tap at the Rosie O'Sullivan School of Dance, and began teaching at 14. She regularly performs in musicals across Canberra, including Strictly Ballroom and 42nd Street, and was a 2018 competitor on Dance Boss, screened on Seven Network. When Angela is not dancing, she works full-time in the Department of Finance.
Annika has completed Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training with Yoga Trinity and holds a Diploma of Fitness, giving her a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. She teaches in various yoga studios across Canberra, and runs independent athlete specific yoga workshops. You can find out more about Annika here.
Lyrical / Contemporary, Ballet & Pilates
Ashlee is an independent dance artist and educator, and a graduate of the Victoria College of the Arts. She has performed and presented work across Australia and New Zealand, and has worked with Liquid Skin and Mirramu Dance Company. Ashlee is also a qualified Pilates instructor with a Diploma in Pilates Instruction.
Belinda and ballet are lifelong companions, having danced from the age of six. She has achieved her Advanced Certificate from the Australian Institute of Classical Dance and previously taught ballet to children and adults in Perth. When not dancing, she can be found cheering on her A-League and English Championship football teams.
Ballet (RAD RTS) & Lyrical / Contemporary
Carys is trained in ballet, contemporary, character, jazz, and musical theatre. In 2016, she obtained her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and became a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. That same year, she graduated with a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics / Juris Doctor.
Bio coming soon!
For Debbie, discovering teaching (quite by accident) was a revelation and has been her passion for over 30 years. She trained with Anne Woolliams and Lucette Aldous at Victorian College of the Arts, and has since taught adults and children of all ages and abilities in a kind, humorous and creative manner. The studio continues to be Debbie's "happy place".
Tap & Jazz
Emily has been dancing around the lounge room and the stage since age four. After competing in eisteddfods for 14 years in both solo and groups in various dance styles Emily decided to further her dance and completed a Certificate IV in performing arts. Moving back to Canberra she has been teaching all over Canberra as well as performing at various corporate and community events around Canberra. Emily is also a qualified photographer and soon to be florist!
Ballet, Dance Foundations, Jazz & Lyrical / Contemporary
Gabi danced at Classical Ballet Centre Canberra until the age of 19, training in ballet, contemporary and jazz. She loves how 6th Position has helped maintain her passion for dance into adulthood. When not teaching, Gabi can be found studying hard for a double degree in Engineering and Science at the Australian National University.
Ballet & Lyrical / Contemporary
Genevieve - better known as Gen - returned to dance as an adult, learning contemporary and falling in love with movement all over again. She later returned to ballet - her big love - and has never looked back. As the founder of 6th Position, Gen is passionate about dance opportunities for adults and believes everyBODY can dance. You can find out more about Gen here.
Lyrical / Contemporary & Jazz
Originally a gymnast, Grace discovered dance as an adult, and it quickly became a passion. Here, she made up for lost time becoming a proficient student and teacher in contemporary, jazz and heels. After moving to Canberra for work, Grace joined 6th Position and fell in love with the friendly, vibrant culture. In April 2020, Grace took on the role of Director at 6th Position.
Katherine studied ballet and contemporary at The McDonald College. During this time, she danced with Premier State Ballet Company. Following a hiatus, Katherine returned to ballet in 2012, training with Anna Myer and Dancers in Boston. When not dancing, Katherine works in international relations and national security.
Let us help you discover your inner strength and artistry, at your own pace.