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.
Jazz & Tap
From the age of three, Angela studied ballet, jazz and tap at the Rosie O'Sullivan School of Dance in Cooma and she began assistant teaching at 14. She performed in Strictly Ballroom and 42nd Street in 2017, and competed in Season 1 of Dance Boss in 2018. When Angela is not rehearsing, dancing or teaching, she works full-time at the Department of Finance.
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 indulges her other passion; cheering on her A-League and English Championship football teams.
Ballet & 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.
For Debbie, discovering teaching (quite by accident) was a true 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".
Ballet, Dance Foundations & Jazz
Gabriela began her dance training at the age of five at Classical Ballet Centre Canberra. She remained there until the age of 19, training in ballet, contemporary, jazz and modern. When not teaching, Gabriela can be found studying hard for a double degree in Engineering and Science at the Australian National University.
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 for work, Grace joined 6th Position and quickly fell in love with the friendly, vibrant culture.
Dance Foundations &
Isobel grew up in Canberra and trained at Lisa Clark Dance Centre in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz and musical theatre. 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 our welcoming and inclusive community, which she aims to share with you.
Katherine trained in ballet and contemporary dance at The McDonald College. During this time, she danced with Premier State Ballet Company and studied Royal Academy of Dance vocational levels. 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.
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.
Nicola has a particular affinity with adult learners, having undertaken the majority of her formal dance training as an adult. Beginning her ballet journey journey in earnest whilst at university, she trained primarily at Danceworks Sydney in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Outside of ballet, Nicola is a practising lawyer who enjoys cooking and good books.
Dance Foundations, Jazz & Lyrical
Rhiannon studied ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre, and holds a Royal Academy of Dance Advanced II Certificate and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing Teacher's Certificate in Tap. Rhiannon returned to dance in 2017 and has enjoyed reviving her passion with the 6th Position family.
Genevieve began studying ballet at age seven, but her training was cut short at 14. She rediscovered 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. Genevieve is passionate about dance opportunities for adults and believes everyBODY can dance.
Let us help you discover your inner strength and artistry, at your own pace.