Kate started dancing at the age of 3. She trained in classical ballet for 10 years, completing the Royal Academy of Dance exams to Intermediate. In 2015, Kate moved to The Jazz Factory where she began to pursue other styles of dance which she thoroughly enjoyed. Kate began training for ATOD exams in 2016, completing up to the Intermediate level. She has been competing in eisteddfods for 12 years through The Conlan College, Ravenswood School for Girls and The Jazz Factory. Kate felt very privileged to attend the JF New York Tour in 2017 where she was exposed to a range of new dance and teaching styles. She studied HSC dance which strengthened hew knowledge in safe dance practices as well as further developing her skills in choreography and teaching, receiving nominations for Callback. Kate has loved being an assistant teacher at The Jazz Factory since 2017, developing a passion for teaching dance, and is delighted to continue being apart of The Jazz Factory in 2020.
Kate has been dancing at the Jazz Factory since she was 4 years old. Growing up at the Jazz Factory she has had the opportunity to learn and grow from so many amazing teachers and is beyond excited to start on her journey to teaching alongside them.Her achievements include; Graduating from the Australian Teachers of Dancing Jazz Syllabus (2019), The Mary-Jo Swanson Perpetual Trophy (2017), as well as many awards through representing The Jazz Factory at numerous dance eisteddfods throughout the years.Kate was also fortunate enough to take part In the Jazz Factories inaugural New York City Dance Tour to Broadway Dance Centre in 2017 and again in 2019. Here, she was able to grow as a dancer and expose herself to a myriad of knowledgeable and influential teachers who not only developed her technique and style, but also sparked in her a love for teaching and want to inspire the next generation of young dancers the same way the staff in NYC inspired her.
Claire is a #JFsurvivor, having joined The Jazz Factory at just two years old and continuing until she graduated high school. Having danced with The Jazz Factory for 15 years, Claire’s love for dance blossomed and she was awarded the prestigious Most Promising Dancer award in 2016. Claire has completed up to Intermediate level of the Australian Teachers of Dancing Jazz Moves Syllabus (2017) and has also completed her HSC dance course through Ecole Ballet Studios (2016-2017). Claire was a member of The JF Dance Company for many years, competing as a soloist and in groups at eisteddfods and competitions in jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. Claire was also a part of the JF NYC Dance Tour for two weeks in 2015 and again in 2017. After graduating high school Claire was accepted into the NYC Broadway Dance Centre International Student Visa Program and for three months studied under incredible teachers, gaining a wide variety of skills, knowledge and experience from this opportunity. Having worked as an assistant teacher for many years, Claire is excited to start teaching at The Jazz Factory and pass on her experience and love for dance to her students!
Jordyn has been dancing at the Jazz Factory since the age of 4. She has shown passion and commitment to the Jazz Factory by competing in numerous eisteddfod dances as well as completing her ATOD exams up to the Advanced Level. In 2017, Jordyn travelled with The Jazz Factory to New York, having the opportunity to study at the Broadway Dance Centre for 2 weeks. She truly loved this experience as it provided her with new knowledge which she has taken into her dancing and teaching. In addition, Jordyn has also enjoyed being a part of dance at her high school Brigidine College. Here, Jordyn studied HSC dance, where she has continued to broaden her knowledge on several aspects of dance and teaching. Jordyn has also be a part of several shows at Brigidine including choreographing her year 11 play and taking on singing and dancing roles in several school musicals. Moreover, she has been a member of Brigidine’s Jazz Company team since 2017 which competed and placed at Sydney’s Dance of Champions in 2019. Jordyn started assistant teaching in 2018 which allowed her to find her passion for teaching dance. In 2019, Jordyn worked with Lauren and Brendan Paul in the JF Theatre Company productions of Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella. Jordyn enjoyed this experience very much as it has further encouraged her to pursue dance teaching. Jordyn is highly dedicated in allowing her students to not only extend their knowledge of dance, but also bring joy and smiles to all.
Emily has just completed her HSC at Loreto Kirribilli. She started gymnastics when she was 4 years old and competed in international levels in acrobatic gymnastics until she was 16. Emily danced at The Jazz Factory for 2 years and is also currently an accredited intermediate acrobatic gymnastics coach and has been coaching gymnastics for two years.
Annaliese was a dancer at the Jazz Factory starting at 4 years old and continued until she graduated high school in 2018. Growing up at the Jazz Factory allowed Annaliese’s passion to grow not just in dance, but in acting and singing as well. She performed with the JF Theatre Company as Evillene in The Wiz (2014) and Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2016). She has also been a member of the JF Dance Company for many years, competing both as a soloist and in groups. Annaliese was awarded the Mary-Jo Swanson Most Promising Dancer award in 2015. She also travelled with the Jazz Factory on the 2015 dance tour to NYC. Annaliese has completed her advanced level Australian Teachers of Dancing Jazz Moves Syllabus and came 3rd in the state in HSC dance which lead to her performing in the prestigious Callback 2018. After high school, Annaliese moved to NYC to study in the International Student Visa Program at Broadway Dance Centre. She is currently a second year student at New York University studying musical theatre at the Tisch School of the Arts. From her studies in New York, she has learnt so much about artistry and about being a performer and is overjoyed to be sharing her passion with the Jazz Factory students