THE TEAM

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.

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Angela

Tap

From the ageof three, Angela studied ballet, jazz and tap at the Rosie O'Sullivan School of Dance in Cooma and she began assistant teaching at 14. Since moving to Canberra in 2017, she has performed in Strictly Ballroom and is currently rehearsing for 42nd Street. When Angela is not rehearsing, dancing or teaching, she works full-time at the Department of Finance.

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Carys

Ballet and Lyrical

Carys began dancing at the age of three and has trained in ballet, contemporary, Spanish dance, character, jazz, tap 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.

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Debbie

Ballet and Pointe

For Debbie, discovering teaching (quite by accident) was a true revelation and has been her passion for over 30 years. She trained under Anne Woolliams 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".

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Elizabeth

Ballet and Lyrical

Elizabeth began studying ballet aged six at Ann Roberts School of Dancing in Townsville. Throughout school and university, she performed with the Townsville Choral Society, North Queensland Opera and Musical Theatre Society, and Ulysses. She regularly teaches and performs throughout Canberra. Elizabeth also holds a PhD in Chemistry!

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Georgina

Irish Dance

Bio coming soon!

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Grace

Jazz (Commercial)

Grace trained as a gymnast from the age of six. As an adult, she discovered The Dance Collective in 2011, and dance quickly became a passion. Here she made up for lost time and inevitably began teaching contemporary, jazz and heels. After moving to Canberra to work for the Department of Health, Grace joined 6th Position and quickly fell in love with the friendly, vibrant culture.

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Isobel

Dance Foundations &
Jazz (Broadway)

Isobel grew up in Canberra and trained at Lisa Clark Dance Centre in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz and musical theatre styles. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology. Isobel initially came to 6th Position as a student and immediately fell in love with the community's welcoming and inclusive nature.

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Lauren

Barre Fitness

Lauren studied dance from an early age and trained at the National Theatre Ballet School. She then went on to study Ancient History and built a career in business management. She is currently undertaking further study in personal training. As a qualified barre fitness instructor, Lauren has a genuine love for helping people and is looking forward to helping you achieve your dancing goals.

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Rhiannon

Lyrical, Dance Foundations & Jazz (Broadway)

Starting at age five, Rhiannon studied ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre in her hometown of Mackay, and obtained her RAD Advanced II and her Teacher's Certificate in tap from the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing. Rhiannon returned to dance in 2017 and has enjoyed reviving her passion with the 6th Position family.

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Genevieve

Director

Genevieve began studying ballet at age seven, but was unable to continue taking lessons at 14. She returned to dance as an adult in 2009, making her first foray into contemporary. In 2011, she returned to ballet and has never looked back. Genevieve is passionate about dance opportunities for adults and strongly believes everyBODY can dance, regardless of which walk of life you come from.

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