We are incredibly proud to employ staff who work within our value system
of encouraging students to become the best they can be, in a nurturing and fun environment.
JENNIFER ROSE - PRINCIPAL
Jenny is highly experienced both working with children and in the Performing Arts. She has a passion for providing our school's students with a sense of belonging and inclusion, while teaching students the skills to become the best performer they can be.
She has worked with children for over 20 years and more than 12 of these has been teaching drama, dance and singing. Jenny studied a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University (Dance and Drama) as well as full- time study at 16th Street Acting Studio and Atlantic Theatre School in New York. She has vast experience both on stage and in screen acting. She has also been trained vocally by number of industry professionals across 15 years..
Jenny has also been a dancer for 27 years. She has studied at numerous venues across styles including Classical Ballet, Jazz Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Acrobatics.
Jenny continues to work in the industry, gaining more skills as a represented actor, radio host and presenter.
Jenny and our studio are proud members of the Southern Federation of Dance, the Acrobatic Dance Association and DanceStep Student Teacher Training Program..
KIM - TEACHER
Kim fell in love with dancing at the age of 3 after watching her big sisters dance concert! From then, she always knew that she wanted to be a professional dancer and dance teacher.
She has years of performance experience, but dancing is about so much more than that to her.
It is about challenging yourself, setting and achieving goals, creative processes, self expression, self growth and the trust and friendships your form with your dance family.
This is why she loves teaching. To see her students grow in confidence, achieve their goals and most importantly have fun.
Kim has worked internationally as a dancer, and has just completed her second year of full time training.
She continued her studies at The Space and will be works with a range of teachers and choreographers throughout the year wiht an aim to incorporate what she learns in the current industry to give to her students, to give them a broad learning experience.
EMMA - TEACHER
Emma is so honoured and grateful to introduce herself as a teacher with Confident Kids!
Emma started her dancing journey around the age of 3 when she was a mini. Tap and jazz was her forte all the way through her tots, tweens and teens years. She studied a Cert II & III in Dance and has been trained by incredible teachers.
Her dance styling then began to include other types of dance, specifically hiphop and shuffling. She danced with Jstep Academy for a year and competed with Monsta Crew, which changed her life and outlook on not only hiphop, but dance itself.
Emma lives for dance and teaching. She has taught for some time across Melbourne including diverse groups and performance companies, as well as being a professional commercial dancer. She is also constantly working on new collaborations with other dancers and companies.
She is really looking forward to providing our students with the best possible dance journey and building their confidence not only with their dance, but within themselves.
She is excited to show everyone that you CAN follow your dreams! And that a positive outlook equals a positive outcome.
"Get your dancing shoes on, and let’s hit the floor and I’ll show you some secrets to living a happy and hyped life!" - Emma
TARYN - TEACHER
Taryn has been teaching and working with children for the past 10 years.
She has worked with many dance schools, primary schools and high schools and entertainment companies sharing her love and passion for the arts.
Taryn studied dance and drama at Deakin University before moving to Spectrum Full time Performing arts where she grew as a dancer and performer. She has worked in many gigs around Melbourne, including musicals, music videos and dance shows.
She's currently still training at the Space and Arts centre and is so excited to be apart of the Confidence Kids Team.
CONFIDENT KIDS PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL IS A PROUD REGISTERED AFFILIATE SCHOOL OF THE DANCE STEP TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
ISABELLA - STUDENT TEACHER
Isabella is a second year student with the DanceStep Teacher Program. She has been with our school for over six years focusing her learning on dance.
Isabella is also one of our competition students with impressive results. This includes winning the Southern Federation of Dance Choreography Competition in 2019 for her age in choreographing her own classical work. An incredible skill for such a young dancer.
Her favourite style is classical ballet and hopes to become a fully qualified teacher as she grows.
Her focus is the happiness of her students and ensuring each of them is smiling and having fun. She also loves watching them achieve!
ANIKA - STUDENT TEACHER
Anika is a second year student with the DanceStep Teacher Program. She has been with our school for over five years and has explored classes in dance, singing and drama..