' As a teacher I hold tremendous power to make an impact in a child's life. I can bring them joy, be an instrument of inspiration and help them believe that together we can achieve anything,'
GRACE BAKER - Artistic Director
A.C.B.A - C.I.C.B - Ausdance Member
Grace taught her first ballet class at the age of 15 and after a decade of teaching experience, decided it was time to take the leap and open her own school.
Grace was classically trained in the Cecchetti method here in Ballarat and has also studied contemporary, jazz, tap and musical theatre from a young age.
After successfully completing the Cecchetti Ballet examinations including her Intermediate major examination (hons) Grace then obtained her In Associate teaching qualification in 2014.
With performance experience in musical theatre shows such as the role of "Hunyak" in BLOCs 2015 production of Chicago as well as successfully competing in eisteddfods all over the state, Grace brings a wealth of dance experience and knowledge that she can't wait to pass on to her students at EDC.
Throughout her teaching career Grace has had the privilage of teaching at some wonderful dance schools in the Ballarat and Surrounding areas where she has coached many solo students in successful competition performances as well as having a hand in teaching some beautiful students who have now gone on to train professionally.
From that very first ballet class Grace taught 10 years ago she has always known that her true passion within the dance industry was teaching and she is thrilled to invest that passion and enthusiasm in to her students at Elevation Dance Co.
ELIZABETH BROWN - Teacher
Elizabeth started her dance training at the age of 3.
Throughout her 19 years of dance, Elizabeth has trained in styles
such as classical, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre &
Contemporary as well as successfully completeing her Cecchetti
examinations from Primary to Intermidiate Level.
Miss Lizzie has also had the opportunities to compete in many
competitions within Victoria in both solo and troupe work. She has
also been lucky enough to receive various awards
throughout her time.
Elizabeth has also been selected to perform in some of BLOC's
productions such as Cinderlla & Joseph and the Amazing
Technicoloured Dreamcoat. The experiences have both broadened
and priviledge Elizabeth as an artist and dancer.
Throughout her years of classical training, Elizabeth has been fortunate enough to have attended master classes and solo lessons with current and past artists of the Australian Ballet such as Tim Harbour, Lisa Bolte, Amy Harris & Brooke Lockett.
Elizabeth started her teaching career at a local Ballarat dance school where she has had experience teaching Cecchetti grades, Body strengthening and conditioning, contemporary & solo work.
Miss Lizzie is currently completing her final months of her Bachelor of Education (primary) at the Australian Catholic University. Elizabeth is excited to combine her love of educating children and her passion for dance at Elevation Dance Co and is looking forward to being a part of the EDC family!