'Miss Josie' has been passionate about music and dance her whole life. After enjoying spontaneous expression to music as a young child, Josie started formal dance lessons when she was five. Beginning with ballet classes before starting her training in tap and jazz at the Hart School of Dance.
She participated in every aspect of HSD: competitions, SDA examinations in both jazz and tap including intermediate solos in both. She enjoyed being part of the performance group and showcasing dance at events, such as ABA Basketball games, The Starlight Room at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Charity Show at Her Majesty’s theatre, Ferny Creek Carols, school productions and other local community events. Her smiling face always a feature at the annual HSD Showtime concerts.
Josie's ability to relate positively to small children started her off in an assistant teaching role at HSD. She loves interacting with the students and working out how to get the best out of each individual. She has completed her Assistant Dance Teaching Certificate (SDA) and is currently working towards her Teaching Diploma in both Jazz & Tap.
Josie has completed her honours degree in Bachelor of Primary and Secondary teaching with a high distinction average majoring in Special Education and is now teaching at a local primary school. She combines her passion for educating the whole child with her experience as dance teacher and her love for dance to develop creative, structured, engaging and fun lessons to support each student’s social, emotional and physical needs.