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About Us

In 2018, our director Meagan Baronas decided to leave her dance specialist teaching role to focus on creating a dance program that Perth had never seen before.

Intricately linked with the performing arts curriculum, health and physical education, digital technology and STEAM outcomes, Make A Move is catered to primary schools who pride themselves on offering creative arts opportunities for their students.

Qualifications

Meagan holds a Bachelor of Education for Kindergarten to Yr 7 (ECU, Western Australia), a Cert IV in Performing Arts (Brent Street, Sydney), and also a Diploma in Dance Teaching with the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (Comdance, Australia).

Experience

For Meagan, dance has been her passion and life for over 29 years. She has over 10 years experience working as a professional dancer, both interstate and overseas.


From 2013, Meagan spent four years dancing internationally in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and throughout the Caribbean.  After returning to Perth and working as a dance specialist teacher at Majella Catholic Primary School, she combined her international dance experience with her love of teaching children, to create the Make A Move Performance Program.  Meagan has also worked at many primary schools in Perth throughout her years as a teacher.

Meet Our Team

Make A Move prides itself on only hiring experienced primary teachers with plenty of dance teaching experience.

DIrector and specialist teacher

Meagan Baronas

Meagan holds a Bachelor in Education (K-7), Cert IV in Performing Arts and a Diploma in Dance Teaching.  She has been dancing since the age of 4 and is trained in various styles.

As well as dancing overseas for many years, Meagan has danced alongside artists such as Jason Derulo, Kelly Rowland, Ricki-Lee Coulter and with local acts such as Circus Joseph Ashton and many more.  Meagan has taught dance for many years at the Cathy Crooks Dance Centre in Bayswater, WA.

specialist teacher

Tiyana Kerimi

Tiyana has her Masters in Education (University of Western Australia) and has been dancing since the age of 4. She has danced as part of elite dance teams here in Perth and has also toured internationally.

Since joining the Make A Move team in 2020, Tiyana has successfully run our program at many schools.

specialist teacher

Amy Gartrell

Amy has her Bachelor in Education (ECU), specialising in Early Childhood Education.

She has been dancing since the age of 5, has danced as part of elite dance teams here in Perth and toured internationally.  She is trained in various styles of dance.

We are lucky to have Amy join our team in 2021.

Interested in joining our expanding team?

Ever pictured yourself in your dream dance teaching job, working with creative students on a daily basis?  Why not join our team!  Leave your details below and we will be in contact with you to set up a meeting.

Is your school ready to Make A Move?