Our teaching team

Our staff are chosen for their ability to relate to and nurture students. All are accomplished artists who have completed tertiary Dance or Musical Theatre degrees and work in the professional industry as performers, composers or choreographers.

KATRINA POST (Business Owner)
Katrina is a dancer, singer, musician and owner of our performing arts school. She studied dance and violin from a very young age. In Year 10 she gained her AMUS (AMEB) Diploma on violin and the following year completed VCE Music. She attended the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, specialising in dance, and received the Premier’s Award for highest VCE Dance Score. Upon completing a Bachelor of Dance (Victorian College of the Arts) she began work as a contemporary ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer. Her teaching ranged from toddlers’ music (with Mini Maestros) to jazz dance, singing and ballet for budding ballerinas (Jonny Young Talent School, Melbourne Dance Theatre, Kristine Walsh Ballet School and many others). Realising her passion for teaching, she completed a Postgraduate Bachelor of Education, and worked for several years in schools teaching Primary Classroom, Music, Drama and Dance, and as guest choreographer for musicals produced by Primary and Secondary Schools. Katrina opened her first dance school, Stageworks, in Geelong in 2003 and continues to bring the joy of dance, music and drama to toddlers, children and adults through her Alphington and Fitzroy based school. With her gentle, caring and learner centred approach, she is well loved by her students who she hopes will carry on an appreciation of the Arts for life.

Katrina has performed in choreographic works by many choreographers including Robert Ray, Philip Adams, Stephanie Lake, Melbourne Dance Theatre, Martin Sierra, Lucid, Jonathan Taylor, Simone Clifford, Anna Smith, Jane Mortis, Adrian Burnette, Tracey Mitchell, Lindel Freeman. She continues to perform as a violinist and singer.

Qualifications: Postgrad BA Teaching; BA Dance (Victorian College of the Arts); Associate Music Diploma (AMEB, Violin); VCE Dance Styles and VCE Dance) (VCA Secondary School); VCE Music; Cert Kodaly Music; Cert Mini Maestros; Cert Zumba Coaching.

JODIE TOOGOOD is a Contemporary Dancer and Choreographer. She was a founding member of the Austinmer Dance Theatre appearing in festivals Too Soon To Tell, UnCoiled and the Sydney Fringe. Jodie was a member of Twisted Element Dance Company 2012-2013. In 2013, Jodie headed to New York to participate in Story Choreographed by Merce Cunningham as part of the Merce Cunningham Trust's Fellowship program and returned in 2014 for Assemblage and Canfield. Jodie has danced with choreographers Michelle Forte, Angela Hill, Paul Selwyn Norton, Maurice Causey and in April 2014 had her debut with Robert Wood Dance, New York City. Her choreography has been shown in the New Prague Dance Festival, Czech Republic, Indigo Dance Concert, Belgium and The UnCoiled Festival, Australia. Jodie is currently a member of Lionheart Dance Company, Melbourne.
ANNIE AITKEN Annie is a professional Musical Theatre singer, dancer and actress. This year she will perform in the world premier of Muriel’s Wedding. She recently played the lead role ‘Young Nellie Melba’ in Melba (Hayes Theatre Co.) and in 2016 enjoyed the Australia-wide tour of the London Palladium production of The Sound of Music (GFO/Really Useful Group/David Ian Productions) as a member of the ensemble and understudy to the leads, Maria and Liesle. She is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre. She made her professional debut on the Australian main stage in the role of Bunny in the tour of Sweet Charity (Tinderbox/Neil Gooding/Luckiest Productions) directed by Dean Bryant. She went on to play the featured role of Chastity, one of Reno's Angels, in the Opera Australia/GFO production of Anything Goes. She was also in Think Pink's recent production of Nine the musical to raise funds for Breast Cancer and played the Virgin Mary for the City of Perth in their annual Christmas Nativity.

BELINDA JENKIN is a singer, actor, writer and composer. She is a recent graduate of NIDA (Dip.Musical Theatre) and has also studied a Dip. Popular Music Performance. In New York she furthered her training at America's Musical Theatre Conservatory CAP21. Over the last five years Belinda has been performing professionally in both stage and screen and writing new work that has been presented in both Australia and New York. Some of her performance credits include; Eleanor, Summer Heights High (ABC), Magnormos’ Stephen Sondheim Triptych Anyone Can Whistle, K.C Downing, My Favorite Year (APO) Daisy, HouseWarming (TheatreWorks), Sarah, Until Tomorrow (KINCollaborative) and Prick The Musical at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne. Belinda has also taught contemporary and musical theatre singing over the last five years in Melbourne and Sydney helping students improve their skills, prepare them for AMEB exams, assisting them to gain musical scholarships, leading parts in school musicals and acceptance into musical/theatre institutions.

KIM CARR has recently joined us as the Wednesday Hip hop teacher. (Bio coming soon)