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Faculty

Classical ballet: 
Anne Gray
Renee Jarrett
Marie Logan
Cathy Moss
Natasha Polczynski
Megan Taylor

Piano accompanist:
Grant Kennedy

Jazz/Hip Hop:
Rachael Allen
Damien Grima

Contemporary:
Damien Grima
Megan Taylor

Pilates/Stretch:
Marie Logan
Cathy Moss

Guest teachers:
International and Australian guest teachers throughout the year.

ANNE GRAY
Anne Gray gained her Associate Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Teachers Diploma with Distinction, was an Adeline Genee Finalist in 1988 and a Society of Dance Arts (SODA) Finalist in 1987. Anne has extensive international experience dancing at the Joffrey Ballet School, New York and in Monte Carlo, as well as the Sydney Festival Ballet Company. Anne starred in the ballet film, Harlequin, and performed in various television commercials.

In 1992 Anne founded the North Shore Dance Academy, which is now one of Sydney’s leading ballet and dance schools. With her dedication, commitment and first class faculty, Anne has nurtured many students to successful careers in the Australian Ballet and dance companies throughout the world. Actively participating in Australia’s dance community, Anne is an Associate and a Mentor for teacher training for the Royal Academy of Dance.

RACHAEL ALLEN
Rachael completed a Diploma of Dance and has worked in the children's entertainment industry for The Wiggles, Nickelodeon and performed in shows for Carnival Cruise Lines. Rachael has many years of teaching experience.

DAMIEN GRIMA
Damien commenced his dance training in Queensland before moving on to the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. He has extensive and varied experience as a professional dancer, including cruise ships, performing “Copacabana” in England, and for the Potters Theatre Company. He has choreographed pieces for the Short Sweet & Dance Festival and taught Jazz, Contemporary and Ballroom.

RENEE JARRETT ARAD
Renee completed her Adv2 and her RAD Teaching Diploma (Distinction for the Vocationals) and has studied all dance genres specialising in Ballet and National Character. She also has a degree in Biotechnology from UNSW. Renee is passionate about teaching and encourages every student to share their love of dance and is excited to be teaching again at NSDA.

GRANT KENNEDY
Grant studied piano, pipe organ and musical theory during his secondary schooling before embarking on a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at UNSW. During his tertiary study he played piano for NSDA and this re-ignited his passion for classical music and the arts. As a ballet pianist Grant plays for the Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company and the Royal Academy of Dance.

MARIE LOGAN
Marie Logan, ARAD BA CBTS trained at NSDA, gaining extensive experience in all genres of dance representing NSDA in eisteddfod groups and solos. After graduating with her RAD Adv 2, Marie gained her RAD Teaching Qualification (CBTS) while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree at Macquarie University and her Pilates Instructor (Certificate IV in Fitness Pilates) qualification. Marie loved teaching at NSDA before moving to London, gaining further teaching experience. Marie is excited to be back at NSDA and her aim is to inspire a love of dance in students, encouraging them to reach their full potential.

CATHY MOSS
Cathy Moss ARAD completed her RAD Advanced 2 with Distinction and was a scholarship student at the Royal Ballet School, London. She also has a Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. Cathy is passionate about teaching ballet and sharing her love of dance.

NATASHA POLCZYNSKI
Natasha commenced her training at the age of 3 at North Shore Dance Academy. Natasha was a Distinction student, studying Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Pilates and HSC Dance. Natasha represented NSDA in numerous prize winning solo and group eisteddfod dances. She completed her Advanced 2 ARAD and is currently undertaking her RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) to become a qualified RAD ballet teacher. Natasha has gained further experience from intensive summer schools overseas including with the Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

MEGAN TAYLOR
Megan began ballet at the age of 5. She spent 7 years training in Perth at a performing arts school where she did Jazz, Tap and ballet. In Sydney she spent 6 years training at North Shore Dance Academy completing her RAD Advanced 2 exam with Distinction and studying Contemporary, Jazz and Pilates. Megan also represented NSDA in numerous prize winning solo and group eisteddfod dances. She also successfully completed her HSC Dance with a mark of 96 and was selected for "Callbacks" for 2 of her works. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Macquarie University.