Susan Johnston has established herself as an adjudicator with a wealth of knowledge and experience in all genres of theatrical dance. She was trained in RAD ballet and FATD tap by Miss Edna Storey, Jazz by Ronnie Arnold and her senior ballet examinations were undertaken at the Scully Borovansky School in Sydney. She was a prolific winner in eisteddfods both in Sydney and regional areas of N.S.W. under the guidance of Miss Storey who was also instrumental in preparing her for work as an adjudicator. Susan worked in the cabaret and musical theatre industry in Sydney before opening her own successful dance school there where her students achieved very good results in examinations and competitions.
In her role of adjudicator Susan has been invited to revisit many eisteddfods several times. Some of these include Royal South St Ballarat, Perth, Cairns, Sydney BDA, Ipswich, Beenleigh, Taree and Toowoomba. Of course she has also adjudicated many others both in Australia and internationally such as Tamworth, Gunnedah, Bathurst, Ayr, Townsville, Bendigo and New Zealand to name just a few. She is a long standing member of ADA and now also helps other upcoming adjudicators to achieve their dreams by helping and passing on her knowledge to them.
Susan is renowned as being reliable, fair and able to work to tight scheduling. She is a firm believer that every competitor deserves to be given constructive and encouraging critiques only as she is aware of all the effort expended by teachers, students and parents towards these competitions. Susan considers herself very fortunate to be able to observe and judge young dancers, to watch them develop and grow in their technique and artistry and, most importantly, to have fun along the way.
Phone: 0409 309 637