BARBARA JAYNE DANCE CENTRE
The Barbara Jayne Dance Centre was established in 1975 under the direction of Ms Barbara Komazec. The Dance Centre has many success stories to its claim and students are trained to a professional level with some students going directly into professional careers. Students are trained in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, musical theatre and hip hop. For the past five years students have been accepted in WAAPA Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, a highly sought after Bachelor of Arts, degree in Musical theatre. Barbara Jayne Dance Centre has been the champion school for the last decade and a half at the SASDS Competitions winning sections in all facets of dance. Some success stories from 2012
Zoë Komazec daughter of Barbara is joining the cast of The Addams Family in Sydney next year. Straight from the Barbara Jayne Dance Centre and into a professional show, students are trained to the highest level of performance and technique. Zoë is part of the ensemble and is covering the role of 'Wednesday'. Also Nadia Komazec has been offered a role in Legally Blonde, she will be joining the cast for the Brisbane and Melbourne season from March onwards. Nadia has just finished playing the role of 'Maggie' in the recent production of A Chorus Line where she travelled to Perth and Brisbane in 2012. Nadia was also trained at the Barbara Jayne Dance Centre and has been working professionally since she finished high school at 17 years of age to join the world cast of The Phantom of the Opera to play the role of 'Meg Giry'.
Not only do the students at BJDC train for musical theatre, the classical ballet training is exceptional. Cristiano Martino, student of BJDC, moved to Melbourne in 2009 to join the Australian Ballet School in Level 5. Cristiano has just graduated from the school achieving the highest marks for his year level attaining Dux of the School. Cristano was also offered a contract to dance professionally.
Stage One and two SACE dance is being offered this year. Students Bridget Hancock and Jaime Foord gained spectacular results in 2012 both receiving perfect scores of 20 for their Dance Studies Stage 2. Both students have been trained at the BJDC in all facets of dance. Barbara Komazec the director of Barbara Jayne Dance Centre says the key is to have a very strong classical background plus all other forms of dance and a good background in singing. Our motto is to Strive for Excellence; the school is situated in Norwood at 56 George Street. Contact Barbara Komazec; (08) 82431259 or 0411493755