Sue Nairn

Principal/Director: Just For Fun the Dance Company

Sue Nairn is a professional dance educator with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Adelaide and Bachelor of Education specialising in secondary dance schooling from the University of South Australia.

She has been teaching dance for over 20 years and currently manages Just For Fun The Dance Company as well as coordinating the dance programme at Kildare College in Holden Hill. Additionally, Sue is also a qualified Fitness Instructor and Massage Therapist. Specialising in Yoga, she has instructed at numerous health clubs across Adelaide as well as running an open community class at Payneham (listed in the JFF Info Brochure).

Over her fifteen years as Director of JFF, Sue has overseen a diverse assortment of unique performance opportunities for dancers including; the 2013 International Tour of China (Luoyang and Beijing: Cultural Tourism Festivals), 2016 Adelaide Fringe Production ‘Equinox’ as well as leading our regular Performance Teams at sporting events - The Glenelg Cheerleaders (2004 – 2017), Adelaide Lightning Dance Team and more recently the addition of the Adelaide 36ers Dancers.

 

As Principal of Just For Fun the Dance Company, Sue has taught and mentored many of the current JFF teachers and helped to develop their ambitions to pursue dance as a professional avenue.

 

Sue has extensive experience in performance work, teaching and choreography and brings to her practice her skills and passion for all genres of dance.

Bev Nairn

Secretary/Administration

As Secretary at JFF, Bev is often the friendly voice on the other end of the JFF phone.

Bev performs a variety of important clerical and support tasks for JFF involving; weekly desk duties, the collection of dance fees & accountancy, student enrolments, recording of student measurements, ordering dance costumes & costume fittings as well as a multitude of other duties throughout the year. Bev keeps everything in order and is a wealth of information on all things related to JFF.

Bev is always happy to answer any questions and assist you with your queries.

Benita Helmore

Teacher

Benita is currently studying Physiotherapy and working towards a career in Health sciences. As well as study Benita continues to perform in JFF advanced teams dancing in the Adelaide 36ers and Gold Dance squads.  With a strong passion for all genres of dance, Benita is focusing all of her enthusiasm on the WP Bronze # 2 Team this year.

Julia Horne

Teacher

Julia has been teaching dance at JFF for nine years, and is heading into her 21st year as a dancer at the Company. After completing Stage 2 SACE Dance, Julia went on to complete her Bachelor of Education, specialising in Early Childhood & Primary Education. In 2019 Julia will be working along-side Sue at Kildare College specialising in the Year 7/8 Dance curriculum (as well as working as a JFF teacher with our advanced teams). Julia loves performing & teaching dance more than anything else, except for perhaps Harry Potter who she adores! She currently dances in our 36ers and Gold Dance Teams.

Lauren Pryor

Teacher

Lauren has been a dancer at JFF for 17 years. She holds a Bachelor of Education Primary (R-7) & a Bachelor of Arts at Flinders University. Lauren’s passion for dance has seen her participate in many performance opportunities at JFF including dancing in the Adelaide Lightning Dance Team for seven seasons and more recently the Adelaide 36ers Dance Team.

Rachel D’Sena

Teacher

Rachel D’Sena joined our teaching team in 2018 from years of experience dancing in JFF performance and advanced teams.  She is thrilled to be teaching at our Payneham Studio in 2019 and looks forward to sharing her extensive dance knowledge and abilities. Outside of dance, Rachel’s other passions include an acting career with film credits ‘Attrition (2014) & ‘Raising the Bar’ (2016). She is also currently studying a double degree in Sport & Exercise, Nutrition & Food Science. Together with her expertise in film/theatre and dance Rachel is a dynamic member of our JFF Teaching faculty.

Caitlin Koutsikas

Teacher

Caitlin has been dancing for 22 years, 16 of them at JFF. She is a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Education, specialising in Junior Primary. Caitlin began her teaching role at JFF through choreographing for the Glenelg Cheerleaders, of which she was a member for many years. Caitlin has a vibrant personality that she shares with students at classes each week.

Bronnie Carman

Teacher

Bronnie Carman began teaching at JFF in 2017 from years of experience dancing in JFF performance and advanced teams.  With two sisters who are also very loyal JFF dancers, Bronnie has been with the company for 19 years starting when she was only 3 yrs old.  Outside of dance Bronnie is a qualified remedial massage therapist & works on some of Adelaide’s elite athletes (including the Adelaide Crows) through her involvement in sporting organisations. With her warm & gentle personality Bronnie loves teaching children and getting to know our JFF families.

Dionne Balopitos

Teacher

Dionne began teaching at JFF mid way through 2015. She currently works as a Make-Up artist and dances in both our Gold & Adelaide 36ers Dance Teams. Dionne loves providing students with the best dance-education and works to install a genuine sense of passion in each of her dancers.

Renee Edwards

Teacher

Renee has been dancing from a very young age. Coming from a background in Calisthenics she joined JFF in 2009. For the past 17 years Renee has forged a career as a Junior Primary school teacher working in both England and Australia. Renee really enjoys working with children and continues to perform in Just For Fun’s ‘JFH’ Team.

Jessica Ciantar

Teacher

Jess Ciantar began dancing with Deborah Kaye dance studios at age four and her love and zest for dance has grown ever since. After completing Stage 2 SACE Dance at Kildare College, Jess has been kept busy by her little boy, focusing on being an inspiring mum. Jess has experience in teaching many genres of dance including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary & Lyrical. She is passionate about her work and loves leading her students to reach their full potential. Jess is also a dancer in our Gold advanced team.

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PRINCIPAL: Sue Nairn (B.A. Dance, B. Ed)
PHONE: 0400 906 902
EMAIL: info@jffdance.com.au
POSTAL ADDRESS: 15 Harris Road, Vale Park 5081