Kate is an inspiring and motivating adjudicator in all genres of. She is an advocate for guiding children to develop their intrinsic motivation and focus on their strengths. She gives positive and constructive feedback focusing on the long term development.
Kate has owned her own dance school Dance Dynamics Byron Bay which she recently sold after 23 years. https://youtu.be/QKQsaYohkBw Her dream was to create a school where children could thrive personally, technically and creatively in all genres of dance. Kate has had the pleasure of seeing many of her students move on to careers as professional dancers and/or qualified teachers.
Kate was four years old when she began dancing at the Tessa Maunder Ballet School in Newcastle. By six years of age, she was performing regularly in competitions and events, both as a soloist and as a troupe member in all genres. At fourteen, Kate’s talent for dance was recognised when she was accepted into full-time training at the Marie Walton Academy of Dance (now known as the National College of Dance). In her second year of fulltime, Kate danced with the Australian Ballet Company in their rendition of Swan Lake. She was a commercial Jazz dancer with The World’s Biggest Disco and as well as the stage, she has appeared in several tv commercials for dance, modelling & acting. Kate is a certified Royal Academy of Dance teacher having graduated with distinction.
Determined to understand the power of the mind in order to benefit the development of professional dancers, Kate gained qualifications in NLP-Neuro Semantics and The Demartini Method. She incorporates this knowledge into training teachers instilling communication excellence and leadership in the teaching community.
As well as being a qualified dance teacher with over twenty-five years of teaching experience, Kate is a consultant to teachers and dance schools (both locally and interstate), and a contributor to “Dance life Australia”. Kate is also a proud mother of two.