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Dance Director Renee Post has an enormous passion and love for this creative art form and with her extensive training, knowledge and experience she has formed learning centres to teach a variety of what “the arts” has to offer. Renee’s aim and vision is to provide a fun environment focusing on correct technique training for a future career in the arts or just for enjoyment.
Having begun her own dance lessons from the tender age of 2 years, by 5 years old she was able to claim to be the youngest competitor on televisions Young Talent Time. In 1995 Renee was the Overall SA Dance Champion and had roles in a multitude of TV commercials and leading roles in musicals. Her professional career lead her to working for organizations such as Disney, Warner Bros., International Grand Prix Assoc., and many more.
As a young adult Renee expanded her passion for Dance and her studies included international instruction from world renown choreographers in New York, Los Angeles and London. This lead to forming a career in teaching and studio directorship by obtaining formally recognized certifications:
Renee generously shares the knowledge she has gained from her vast experience and is a positive role model and mentor to her staff and students.
Amelia continues to be involved with Thats Dancing as an administrative assistant with various roles in the Dance Shop and behind the scenes organisation. Whilst beginning her 2021 studies in Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University, Amelia is also looking forward to passing on her skills and expertise in dance to the next generation of junior dance students.
Her Sunday mornings are spent singing for the congregation at Aberfoyle Hub Catholic Church which brings her joy.
Abbey is currently in 2nd year of University. Studying a Bachelor of Primary education majoring in Music. Hoping to one day inspire the next generation to pursue the arts.
Favourite style is contemporary/lyrical.
Abbeys favourite dance memory was the first time she saw one of her choreographed routines performed on stage at the end of year concert.
She looks forward to mirroring this experience with THDA this year.
She has also been an aggregate soloist winner in both jazz and lyrical solos, placing in the top 10 with her self-choreographed solo at the Dance Life Unit Competition in 2018. One of her proudest dance moments was receiving a standing ovation on the first show of the 2019 Radiance of the Seas Cruise, a performance she helped choreograph alongside Renee.
Jasmine describes dance teaching as one of her greatest achievements, finding it greatly rewarding to aid her students in their dance development and watch them grow over the years. The pure passion and joy she receives from her teaching have inspired her to complete a double degree in Bachelor of Arts and Primary Education.