Justine holds a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) and Graduate Diploma of Education from QUT. Justine is an affiliate teacher member of ATOD.
Justine grew up in Canberra and studied ballet, jazz, character and contemporary with Dell Brady.
Justine taught at Kelvin Grove High School, Brisbane, which includes the Queensland Dance School of Excellence, before moving back to Canberra to work in the Australian Government Department of Education in policy, programs and research. On the look-out for an age appropriate, non-stressful dance class that would suit her three year old daughter, Justine started Gumnut Dance. Justine’s son started classes in 2014.
‘I strongly believe in the ability of dance education to improve children’s confidence and self-esteem. I’m very proud of the Gumnut Dance program and our team of dedicated teachers. Our learning environment is stress-free, without the pressure of exams, competitions or end of year concerts.’