ARNA ELMES

CLASSICAL TEACHER

Arna Elmes
ARAD, Associate Diploma Arts (Dance), Diploma Professional Pilates Instruction, PBT
certificate

Arna has been teaching many forms of dance and performance training for a few decades –
from children as young as 2 years of age through to more mature artists of 82 years of age and
everything in-between. As a young girl she trained in Brisbane in ballet, tap, character and contemporary. As a full time
dance student (QUT) she expanded her studies to include jazz, musical theatre, choreography,
folk dancing, stagecraft and drama. Furthering her studies (post her performing career) in aerobics
training, acting, stage direction, pilates and dance conditioning.

Arna has worked professionally in contemporary companies, jazz and theatre productions;
choreographed many professional and pro/am theatre and musical theatre productions, as well as
National conference opening numbers, The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Pantomime (Brisbane),
College productions/performances, dance school productions and eisteddfod performances
(notably at VSSS -Miss Dunn’s mother’s school)

Arna’s greatest dance related achievement has been raising her son Adam (4th of 4 children) who
is now dancing with The Australian Ballet (and who also trained at Tanya Pearson Academy)

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