Shauna has a special ability to connect with students and help them relax if they are feeling anxious or shy; it’s one of her super powers!
After assisting in the office and learning the ropes, Shauna became our Customer Experience Coordinator in October 2017 and then adopted the Accounts Coordinator Position to her title in 2019. Shauna has a great understanding of our dance school, and as a parent herself she works diligently as a point of contact for parents regarding management of fees and enrolments.
Shauna’s dance journey
Shauna’s love for dance started at a very young age, in a town called East Kilbride, just outside Glasgow in Scotland. There she studied Classical Ballet, Tap and Modern Stage. At age 13, Shauna landed a role in the Nutcracker Suite with the touring company of the London Contemporary Ballet. To add to her accolades, Shauna also danced with Brian Rogers (a well known Choreographer) and Robina Bonsu from the Scottish Ballet. Before leaving Scotland, Shauna qualified as a Tap and Modern Stage Dance Teacher with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA).
Upon reaching the sunny shores of Australia, Shauna began teaching with the Arafura Dance Association in the Northern Territory, before taking a break from teaching to raise her beautiful children Jimmy & Roxy. In addition to her teaching skills, Shauna’s sense of humour and positive outlook are attributes that we love about her!
Hear from Shauna
Q1. What inspires you? Reading. There’s nothing better than a book that resonates with you, shocks you, delights you or inspires you. People. I’m intrigued by what makes people tick and in awe of what people can achieve. Love. I’ve loved and lost love but every day I’m still surrounded by it.
Q2. What song moves you? Better Together – Jack Johnson
Q3. What do you love about your job? The beautiful souls who I get to teach. Some days they teach me more than I teach them. The dynamic team that I work with. A bunch of unique individuals that are creative, kind, bold and best of all, my friends.
I get to dance and teach dance for a living. What’s not to love?
Q4. Describe Dance Kix in one word. Family
Q5. Favourite quote ?
I’m picking this one because I only just read it recently and is so true of life and dance. If we could only live each moment in life the way we do, when we surrender to the music and disappear into dance. ‘As soon as you honour the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out of present moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care and love – even the most simple action’ – Eckhart Tolle.