Amelia has been heavily involved in dancing from the age of 4 in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Amelia has always been a part of the Performing Arts throughout high school, particularly through her involvement in musicals, Rock Eisteddfod and Dance Companies. She attended Joanne Grace School of Dance when she was 15 to study HSC Dance externally under Joanne’s guidance and experienced success in Composition and Performance, receiving two Callback nominations and a Band 6, achieving a mark of 91.
Amelia has 22 years of dance experience and in 2014 graduated from The University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Dance/ Bachelor of Education. Since graduating with a double degree, Amelia has taught Dance as an elective subject at an HSC level for the past 6 years and is an experienced HSC marker. She is currently employed at a High School in South West Sydney as a full-time Dance teacher. She also choreographs for many extra-curricular dance events, including Wakakirri, In The Spotlight Dance Festival and Bankstown Dance Festival. Her students have gone on to achieve their own successes in HSC Dance, receiving numerous Callback nominations and pleasing results. In 2020, Amelia’s top student achieved a mark of 98 and was ranked 5th in the state.
Amelia danced with Austinmer Dance Theatre as a contemporary dancer, before moving into Commercial Dance with the Penrith Pantherettes as a cheerleader. In recent years, she has joined JLD Entertainment, dancing for the NBL Illawarra Hawks and the NRL Dragons. Amelia also performed as a freestyle dancer for nightlife and in stage shows, with Dancers 4 Events.
She has also appeared on television, recently featuring in the Australian Film Chasing Comets, and previously on The Footy Show and other Fox Sports events. Amelia has also volunteered her time to perform at fundraising events, such as The Stars of Wollongong Dance for Cancer, Santa Claus Pub Crawl for Charity, and Luke Priddis Foundation Charity Auction.
Amelia has followed her passion for Dance and the Performing Arts as a professional dancer and dance educator and will continue to actively participate in opportunities that allow her to grow as a performer and educator. She is the secretary for the Dance Educators Professional Association, creating Professional Development opportunities for other secondary dance teachers, and advocating for the subject and its importance in NSW curriculum. Amelia hopes to continue to share knowledge with her students, sharing her passion for dance with others wherever she goes.
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