Louise Smith

(EXAMINER AATBD, TAP. DIP. AATBD, T. Th. DIP. AATBD, JAZZ DIP. AATBD, BALLET DIP AATBD, Adv. BALLET DIP. AATBD)

Louise has been involved in the dance industry for over 40 years and is a registered member of the Australian Academy of Theatrical and Ballet Dancing Inc. (AATBD Inc.).

Louise has been trained in various styles of dance including Classical, Neo-classical, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, National, Theatrical, Hip-hop and Tap.  She has completed AATBD Inc. examinations in Tap, Classical ballet, Jazz and Theatrical, receiving Honours for the majority of these exams and holds full AATBD Inc. Teaching Diplomas in all of these styles.

Louise has completed a Certificate of Dance Teaching at Queensland University of Technology with High Distinctions and also holds a Bachelor of Business with a double major from Deakin University.  Louise has 25 years dance teaching experience and has been the Director of a successful dance school for over 20 years, training students for examinations, competitions and other performances in the fields of Classical, Neo-classical, Jazz and Tap.  She is also a VCE Dance teacher.

Louise currently serves as a Committee Member of the AATBD Inc. and has also been an Examiner of this society for 14 years.   Louise currently works as a Director, Teacher, Examiner and Adjudicator and continues to further her education in the dance industry by participating in various teacher workshops and classes around Australia including with The Australian Ballet and Ausdance VIC.