Meet the ECSD Team

*. Please contact teachers directly for classes. *

Katherine Holmes 

ECSD Founder and teacher 

  • RAD Ballet  (4 yrs - Adults)

  • Glee Club - music theatre (3 yrs - Adults)

  • ISTD Modern / Lyrical / Jazz

  • Tap

Please contact Katherine if you are interested in any of these classes 0n - 

0413 507 696 /

Katherine is an RAD and ISTD trained dancer, and dance teacher. She has danced professionally in Cabaret shows in Japan, and has performed in musicals ( Crazy For you', 'Into the Woods', '42nd Street', 'Bye Bye Birdie' name a few) variety shows and televised awards shows overseas.  Whilst living in Holland for 7 years, Katherine taught ballet, tap and jazz to dutch children and adults - from tiny 2 year olds to grandmothers.  Katherine has been trained and successfully examined at the highest levels in all forms of dance - RAD Ballet, ISTD Modern dance and ISTD Tap dance.  She has also completed high level exams in both Singing and Drama with AMEB and Trinity College London, and has  completed AMEB exams in both Piano and music Theory.  She also holds a bachelor degree in Music Theatre.  Katherine created and co-managed an R&B / Disco band 'Groovecentrix' for some years, and most recently has worked as a fill-in singer for the 'Blues Brothers Tribute Show Australasia Tour', playing the role of 'Twiggy'.  She is also the mother of a  9 year old and 5 year old who both love to dance and sing!

Shane Marshall


  • Breaking

  • Hip Hop

Contact Shane if you interested in these classes - 0452 049 739 /

 Shane has taught and performed both throughout Australia and internationally. Some o f the companies and events he has worked for include 'Silvers Circus', 'Indigenous Hip Hop projects', 'Off the Street Hip Hop', 'Fun Fit', 'Monster Energy', Cultural Infusion', 'Shadow Wars', 'Australian Breakdance Championships, 'Masters Jam', 'Space Jam' and 'Freestyle Session Australia'.

The boys and gals from Emerald City love jamming on with Shane! They are thrilled to have this extremely cool, passionate and good-hearted person leading them

Bethany Adams


  • Contemporary 6 yrs - Adults

  • Contemporary for Seniors

  • Contemporary for Mums & Dads (Bring bubs and kiddies)

  • Baby bundles and Monkey Tots (0-5 yrs)

Please contact Bethany if you are interested in any of these classes on 0423 666 132 /

As a dancer and a teacher, Bethany believes in expression through movement. That there are no wrong moves and that ALL our bodies are capable of moving beautifully as an extension of our feelings, experiences and connections with ourselves, each other and nature. Bethany has danced since a very young age and has trained in many genres from belly dancing to tap, but her real passion is Contemporary Dance. Bethany has performed in multiple musicals and independent and Melbourne based Dance festivals including the Fringe festival. She studied Dance at Deakin University and has a Batchelor of Contemporary Arts. She is also a qualified Teacher ranging from Pre-school to Year 12 and is overjoyed to combine her passions of Teaching and Dance at The Emerald City School of Dance. Bethany has a particular interest in Choreography, Improvisation, Contact Improvisation and Dance movement therapy for Special Needs and Trauma recovery.

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