MEET THE TEAM
Lauren has an unwavering belief of how dance should be delivered, not just to develop children as dancers but as individuals; giving them passion, skills, values and confidence that they take in to the rest of their lives. Lauren has danced since the age of two and was lucky enough to be trained by one of the most highly regarded russian-style ballet teachers in the UK, Lauren also has extensive psychology experience in child-development, child and adolescent mental health and a Masters in Health Psychology. She understands how dancing shaped her life and is passionate about passing this on to the next generation of children.
Lauren founded EDI in 2017 after the unprecedented success of her pre-school program, Tippy Toes, she is not afraid to do things differently and constantly strives to deliver excellence in dance education.
Lauren is the only registered teacher in WA to deliver the Australian Conservartoire of Ballet's russian-based syllabus through our Elegance program. Lauren is also a certified Acrobatic Arts, Progressing Ballet Technique and Alixa Flexibility instructor.
Lauren's passion for exceptional dance technique delivered a manner that is safe, physically and emotionally is how the school came to be and her belief that dance can and should be for everyone is what motivates the schools growth.
Naomi's passion for dance began at the age of two. Aged fifteen, Naomi was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts gaining a Certificate of Dance in Ballet and Contemporary. She continued her dance studies at WAAPA and in 2002 graduated with a Bachelor in Arts majoring in Dance.
Naomi then went on to realise her dream of teaching, gaining Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood studies.
Naomi is a dynamic and nurturing teacher loves combining her knowledge of teaching and dance. Her classes are always fun, interesting and innovative!
Teamwork makes the dream work and at EDI we dream big!
Our faculty comprises of carefully selected, mature, innovative and experienced teachers who are passionate and dedicated to teaching young dancers. They are experts in their genres and work hard to ensure the best dance experience and outcomes. With many different dance qualifications and certifications, and a commitment to ongoing professional development our teachers work collaboratively to draw on their experiences as professional dancers, early childhood educators and psychologists.
Karen began her ballet training in Perth at the age of seven with the late Eleanor Hay, quickly adding Spanish dance to her education after developing an interest in character styles. Ballet and contemporary were the focus of her training for many years, and she was a long-standing member of STEPS Youth Dance Company from 1997 to 2003. After achieving her ARAD (Royal Academy of Dance Ballet syllabus) in 2001, she continues to teach ballet and Spanish to children of all ages.
Karen has a beautiful calm nature and a genuine investment in helping each child reach their full potential.
Shelley trained in Jazz, Ballet and Gymnastics from the age of four, and continued right through her teen years, adding Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Acrobatics to her repertoire. She completed a Certificate in Dance and rigorous 3 year degree at WAAPA.
Having a hiatus from dance, she pursued other artistic and creative careers, most recently Makeup Artistry, before having two lovely daughters. Shelley is an energetic and charismatic teacher who is enjoying assisting and teaching children, who carry the same effervescence for dance that she has.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to our beautiful Studio Manager Julia!
With 15 years of HR experience and an extraordinary mum to troupe of three beautiful children, Julia is warm, friendly and super organised, she's the lady who keeps the cogs turning at EDI!
Nothing is ever too much trouble for Julia, and she will go out of her way to ensure everyone has a seamless dance experience!
If you have any queries please reach out to Julia who will be happy to look after you!