Meet the Team

Kim AnnetteKim Annette is the principal of KADS and began this studio 30 years ago and is so proud of where it is now.  Kim Annette has been teaching and choreographing for over 30 years.  She has choreographed many amateur theatre shows and loves watching her students grow into amazing dancers.  Miss Kim currently works for Princess Cruise Lines as Assistant Cruise Director, she continues to share her love of dance teaching classes and running events on board.

 

Amber OrchardAmber is the Director of KADS and began dancing at the age of 2 years at KADS when the school first opened. Amber has trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and vocal and received a Diploma of Arts majoring in Performing Arts from Danceworld studios in 2003.Amber has taught at many schools over Melbourne and has had some great opportunities to choreograph different events. Amber has been performing in the dance industry both in Australia an overseas for over 10 years in corporate events, music videos and commercials. Highlights of Amber’s career are the 2 years spent at Universal Studios Japan in the roles of Hip and Bride and the Australasian tour of A Chorus Line playing the role of Vicki Vickers and under-studying Sheila, Judy, Kristine and Bebe. Amber has learnt so much from watching her mum run the studio for all those year and is thankful to continue running the family business while Miss Kim is away.  Amber is a passionate teacher and loves watching her students grow.

 

Shea ThomasShea Thomas is not only the Junior Director but also the sister of Amber and has been dancing and choreographing for many years. She completed her Certificate 4 in Performing Arts at Patrick Studios Australia in 2012.  Shea was lucky enough to play the role of Thing 1 in the Australian Tour of Cat in the Hat along with working overseas as Elmo with Sesame Street, Barney and Friends in Egypt and in countless other shows from Singapore to Bahrain. Shea has travelled to Dubai as a Cheerleader for Rugby 7’s and has just returned from working at Motiongate Theme park in Dubai.  Shea is currently studying a Certificate II in Personal Training and looks forward to putting her new training into practise at KADS.