Rowena Sanderson

Rowena Sanderson - Australian Dance Adjudicator

Dance Adjudicator - ADA Secretary

Rowena Sanderson has been passionate about dance and theatre all of her life. Commencing lessons at the age of 2 years under the guidance of her mother Mary Garvie followed by Beverley Rowles and Lois Foster. She studied Ballet, Tap & Jazz for many years, she achieved much success in examinations and eisteddfods throughout the country.


Rowena has been teaching and choreographing for over 30 years and is a registered member of the BDA (British Dancing Association – Stage Branch). For many years, she owned and operated a large, successful Dance Studio in the Wollongong area of NSW where she trained students in R.A.D. Ballet, B.D.A Tap, Modern/Contemporary, National Character and all styles of Jazz.  The Studio was sold to allow more time with her family and also her love of Musical Theatre and Adjudicating.  She has choreographed and performed in several musicals and was also involved in the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge for many years.  More recently, Rowena was involved with Wakakirri for primary schools.

Many of her past students are now dancing, choreographing and teaching professionally, both here and overseas. Her husband, son, mother, sister, brother and sister-in-law are also qualified dance teachers.  In fact, her whole family is involved in theatre either on stage or in the technical field.


Rowena has adjudicated numerous eisteddfods and festivals throughout Australia and is very sought after in this field. She is also on the ‘Showcase and Hollywood Bound’ judging team.  She believes in solid technique and strong performance skills.

Rowena delights in adjudicating and encouraging the competitors to do the best they can and be proud of their achievements –  No matter  the result!


Phone: 0409 566 348