ABOUT Kingaroy Dance Academy
Kirsten Canniford - KDA Studio Owner
Associate Member of ATOD, Cert IV in Dance Teaching & Business Management, Intermediate Classical Ballet ATOD, Elementary Jazz, Blue Card, First Aid Certificate

Kirsten was born and grew up in the town of Kingaroy. Kirsten started dancing lessons in Kingaroy at the age of three years. At eight years old Kirsten was ‘tiny tot leader’ of her dance school, and ever since that day had her eyes set on becoming a dance teacher. As well as competing in many eisteddfod competitions, in 2007, Kirsten was selected and competed in Sydney for her school at the ‘dance Fever’ interstate competition, where she represented QLD. Kirsten studied the FATD (Federal Australian Teachers of Dancing) syllabus and competed in exams for Ballet and Jazz, walking away with top marks of Honours plus.  In 2012, Kirsten began studying the ATOD syllabus (Australian teachers of dancing) and also sat many exams under this syllabus for Jazz, Ballet and Tap. In 2013, Kirsten began teaching where she choreographed concert and eisteddfod routines. She also completed her Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Business Management certificate. In 2015 Kirsten created and became the owner of Kingaroy Dance Academy.
  
   
“Miss Kirsten puts her heart, sole, and energy into this wonderful group of young dancers. She supports, encourages and inspires these young dancers to follow their passion and love of dance. She has created and nurtured not just a wonderful dance school but established a community group where lasting friendships have and will continue to be made.” – Linda Watt

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“Miss Kirsten's tireless devotion to her students, she puts her heart and soul into every thing she does , from classes to Eisteddfod, to concerts. She even organizes fun nights for her students to get together!” – Kim Hughes