our beginnings

Welcome to AMS School of Dance.

Our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive learning environment that allows students to develop creativity and a high standard of technical and performance dance skills.

 

Director

Anna Simm

(B.A) Bachelor of Dance | A.R.A.D

(DDTS) Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies-Royal Academy of Dance

Anna has more than 25 years experience in dance and over 10 years in teaching. Her love of dance began at the 'Marie Walton Mahon Dance Academy' in Newcastle, NSW. She trained in a variety of dance styles including R.A.D grade and major examinations, Vaganova Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and National Character.

 

After achieving her Advance 2 Level Certificate (R.A.D), Anna was accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts, School of Dance in 2005. Whilst studying at the V.C.A she worked with choreographers such as Neil Adams, Rochelle Carmichael, Brett Daffy, Becky Hilton, Kage Physical Theatre and Anna Smith.

 

After graduating from the V.C.A in 2007 with a Bachelor of Dance, Anna performed in numerous contemporary works such as 'Dance Miniature' (Melbourne Fringe Festival - 2009), '499th Day' (Liquid Skin Dance Company (Melbourne Fringe Season 2010) as well as performing for the National Gallery of Victoria and Channel 9's the 'Today Show'.

 

More recently, Anna has become a member of 'Kalinka Dance Folk Company' and has appeared in numerous performances around Melbourne. In 2016, Anna achieved a Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies with the 'Royal Academy of Dance', and is a registered R.A.D Teacher. Anna is also a fully accredited KinderBallet teacher.

 

 

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