Our Teachers are the beating heart of Colour of Dance we are very honoured to have; Miss Dass, Miss Holly, Miss Kristy and Miss Caroline on our team. We are registered with the Royal Academy of Dance RAD (Miss Kristy), have studied at the Victorian College of the Arts VCA (Miss Kristy, Miss Dass and Miss Caroline) and have inspiration from performing and studying around the world including; Israel and Europe.
RAD registered Teacher
Kristy has always had a passion for teaching; starting her first dance school at age twelve. Pursuing ballet since age four, Kristy completed her first Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet exam in 1999. In 2010 she undertook the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, qualifying as a registered RAD teacher in 2012. 2014 saw Kristy training full time the Space Dance and Arts Centre in their two-year elite performance program before being accepted into the Bachelor of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) where Kristy trained for two years before starting Colour of Dance. Kristy also enjoys being a mum, is married to Samuel, enjoys exploring the outdoors, arts and craft.
Victorian College of the Arts Honours Graduate
Originally from rural New South Wales, Caroline received her early dance training at Murray Youth Ballet, Albury and the McDonald College, Sydney. She completed a BFA (Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018 continuing her study with Honours in 2019. During this time Caroline has worked with choreographers including Sandra Parker, Siobhan McKenna, Gideon Obarzanek, Lina Limosani and Lee Searle. Constantly seeking to diversify her skills and practice, Caroline has completed intensives and workshops in contemporary and classical dance, Contact Improvisation and Stage Combat, including dancing in Europe and Asia. Caroline has been teaching and choreographing for students from ages 3 to adult in a range of dance styles since 2014, and enjoys sharing her love of dance with her students.
Victorian College of the Arts Graduate
Hadassah, is a recent graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with a passion for all things creative. She has been teaching dance for the past nine years, from children all the way through to adults. She has worked closely with youth and young adults in not-for-profit arts organisations for which she has choreographed full-length dance works, Melbourne Fringe Festival shows, Christmas productions and many other events. In 2017 she was commissioned to choreograph for Act Three’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which was performed in Russia, Finland and Australia, and Waverley Christian College’s production of Carousel. She was awarded the 2018 Choreographic Development Award from the Victorian College of the Arts. Hadassah envisions a world where healing can be achieved through the art form of dance, she can see potential for many to access freedom through this modality.
Contemporary and Hip Hop
Holly has been teaching dance for the past two years and has performed in numerous events with community-based Arts organisations. 2019 saw Holly choreograph her first contemporary work within Footworks’ ‘Walk a Mile’.
Holly continues to take classes in contemporary and ballet and hopes to continue to develop skills to share her love of dance and inspire others in the community to find joy in dance