Emma Hawthorne

Emma Hawthorne

Trainee Dance Adjudicator

QLD Trainee

Trainee – Dance Adjudicator

Emma Hawthorne is a professional performer and teacher of 20 years. Emma originally trained through the ATOD syllabus in classical ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary. Through her training at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2004, Emma became a triple threat and toured with Musicals including 9 to 5 (GFO), Wicked (GFO), Mamma Mia (Louise Withers), West Side Story (Opera Australia), Hair (Peace Productions), Dusty (The Production Company), Annie (GFO), Dr Zhivago (GFO), West Side Story (West Side Story Australasia), Fiddler on the Roof (TML Productions), Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Three Amigos Productions), Kiss Me Kate (The Production Company), and Godspell: Prepare Ye (Hayden Tee). Emma is also a professional yoga instructor, dance teacher, singing teacher, and choreographer. For the past 12 years, Emma has been a regular teacher at Sydney Dance Company Studios and NIDA. Emma also holds an AMus Certificate in Classical Voice and a Certificate IV in Yoga Teacher Training.

Sarah Bond

Sarah Bond

Trainee - Dance Adjudicator

QLD Trainee, Trainee

Sarah Hall has been involved in dance and dance teaching for nearly 20 years.

She grew up in a small country town in Southwest Victoria, which is where her dance career began. She was taught in the styles of hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, neo-classical, lyrical, broadway, commercial and musical theatre. She completed every style of her examinations through B.A.L (Ballet Australasia Limited) then moved to Melbourne for a short time to pursue a full-time dance career at Patrick Studios Australia before moving to the Queensland College of Dance.

After completing her Diploma in Dance, Sarah wanted to pursue a pathway of teaching and adjudicating which led her to study and complete her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management through B.A.L and a diploma in primary education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. As a member of Ballet Australasia Limited and Australian Dance Adjudicators, Sarah continues to develop her skills and knowledge for both herself and the dance community.

As a free-lance teacher, Sarah has taught dance at schools around the country and continues to create a fun, friendly and knowledgeable environment everywhere she goes.

Her determination, education, knowledge, and love for dance has brought much success and great results in both herself and her students’ competitions, exams and choreographic pieces. She wishes to bring her experience and knowledge of a wide range of dance genres into her adjudicating career through honest, helpful and constructive feedback in a friendly and encouraging manner.