Ausdance National has a dedicated new National Council made up of highly experienced and skilled individuals who have taken charge of your national peak body and are continuing its work.
Hear from National board member Kathy Baykitch about how she got started in dance and why she believes a national dance advocacy organisation is important for Australian dance.
How did you get started in dance?
After seeing my first ballet performance at four years old, I was so inspired, my parents decided to enrol me in classes at a local ballet school. I started classical ballet training when I was five and discovered modern dance in my early teen years. I went on to pursue tertiary dance studies and moved into various roles in the dance sector.
What was the first Ausdance National project or activity in which you participated?
Australian Dance Week
What is the key benefit that Ausdance membership offers to its members?
Ausdance membership offers access to services and information about dance activities, initiatives and industry news. It also provides valuable networking and promotional opportunities and a chance to connect with others and build networks that support dance in its many forms.
Why did you decide to join the Ausdance National Council?
The Ausdance National Council supports and facilitates a range of programs and resources to support the dance sector as a whole. I am passionate about dance, and joining the Ausdance National Council provides an opportunity to play a part in supporting and sustaining the dance sector in Australia.
Why do you believe a national dance advocacy organisation is important for Australian dance?
Ausdance National ensures that the sector as a whole has a voice advocating for the contribution dance, in its many forms, makes to the arts and the world we live in.