Jana Kolacz

_IGP0358 (2) (1)Commencing dancing at age four, Jana studied the RAD and CSTD syllabi, studying ballet, jazz, tap and theatrical styles. Her love for dance and movement then led her to also train in contemporary dance and hip hop. Jana worked casually in corporate dance promotions whilst completing a double degree of Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics, Safety and Health at Latrobe University. Jana then went on to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Education and more recently a Level 1 accredited mat Pilates course. In 2015 and 2016, Jana was recruited as a Wakakirri Specialist, assisting local High Schools with their performance pieces. Jana is a registered member of Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD).

Whilst she loves performing, her major passion is in choreography and teaching dance. Jana has taught at various dance schools around Melbourne and Geelong for the past 17 years, and is excited to be entering her fourth year as Director of DanceWorks Geelong.