Artistic Director - Kim Ewing
Kim has been a teacher in the dance industry for 30 years and has been the director at Stage One for 28 years. Kim is trained in all dance genres and her love for children and passion for teaching took her away from performing at a young age. Kim is married to Iain and has 2 sons and 3 step sons. Both of her boys live in Sydney and dance professionally. Kim loves to travel and continues to keep up to date with her craft. She is constantly looking for new things that Stage One can offer and works hard to keep our studio fresh and new. Kim has cut back on her teaching a little in recent years and loves to work hard on the business side of things now running the part time course and preparing students for life in the dance industry. It is her goal to continue to grow Stage One in to an exciting place for children to learn, form friendships and achieve goals.
Claire Carthew – Senior Ballet Teacher
Claire grew up in Victor Harbor and trained in all dance genres with Jan Celienco. Her love of Ballet took her away from the other genres and at 17 she moved to Melbourne to train at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet with Christine Walsh AM. During her time there she had the privilege to be taught by numerous world class teachers. After completing her Diploma Claire travelled to Europe where she based herself in Berlin and became a freelance on the Stage, TV and Film. Claire is also a child care worker and is studying for her diploma in child care. Claire is engaged to Alessandro and they are getting married in 2018.
Emma McGavisk – Senior Teacher
Emma was a former student of Stage One Dance Studio and is trained in all dance genres. Emma competed and performed in and around SA before turning her talents to teaching. Emma has a very creative mind and this comes from her success as a young film maker and editor. Emma has a bachelor of Creative Arts and screen production and is co-owner of Red Fox Films. Emma loves to travel and has spent much of her life exploring the world.
Samantha Adams - Senior Teacher
Samantha started as a student of Stage One and is trained in all dance genres. Sam competed successfully in and around SA in competitions winning both Jazz and Tap championships. Sam moved to Sydney to complete certificate lV in performing arts at Brent Street Studios where she was lucky enough to be taught by Australias best choreographers. Sam’s love for her family saw her return to SA to share her knowledge with the talent in her home town. Sam is also a qualified Pilates instructor and has represented Australia in Korfball.
Emily Crawley – Senior Teacher
Emily is a former student of Stage One and is trained in all dance genres. Emily has performed and competed in and around SA and been to the USA twice with Stage One as a performer and teacher. Emily has recently completed her honours degree in Bachelor of Science in the USA and is returning to Stage One to teach again in 2018.
Tayla Williams – Teacher
Tayla is a former student of Stage One and is trained in all genres. Taylor has performed and competed in SA and danced for Adelaide Entertainment Group in the Adelaide Fringe Festival on four occasions. Tayla is also a trained Pilates instructor and has just completed an intensive course in dance and performing arts at Broadway Dance Centre in New York. Tayla is returning to Stage One as a teacher in 2018 to share her knowledge with our students.
Lucy Proctor – Teacher
Lucy is a former student of Stage One and recently completed the two year traineeship. Lucy is trained in all dance genres and has completed her Certificate lll in dance teaching with the Australian Dance Institute. Lucy is currently studying Criminology at University and especially loves to teach the younger students.
Lily Moran - Teacher
Lily is a current student at Stage One and has just completed her 2 year traineeship. Lily won the Award for trainee of the year in 2016. Lily is a certified Acro Arts teacher and runs our recreation dance program. Lily is still performing and competing and although she loves teaching is not quite ready to hang up her dance shoes yet! Lily is also at University studying a bachelor in Speech Pathology.
Mason Brock – 2nd Year Trainee Teacher
Mason is a current student at Stage One and is in his second year of the traineeship. He is trained in all genres and is currently studying certificate lll in dance teaching with us here at Stage One in conjunction with the Australian Dance Institute. In 2019 Mason hopes to go to NSW to study certificate lV in Performing Arts.
Tahlia Heyward-Ferors – 2nd Year Trainee Teacher
Tahlia is a current student of Stage One and is trained in all dance genres. Tahlia is currently in the final stages of finishing her teachers exams in CSTD Jazz and Tap and won the CSTD award in Contemporary in 2017 for the highest exam score in SA. Tahlia is currently doing year 12 and hopes to go to Uni and study P.E Teaching and Nutrition.
Amanda, Uncle Paul, Nanny De – Admin Staff
These are the faces you will see behind the desk every Saturday. They are there to answer questions and help you with your dance wear needs. Stage One is very grateful to these three who volunteer their time each week to support our dance family.