Lauren Irwin
Founder & Director

Assoc.Dip.Arts(Dance Instruction), A.C.D.T.A.,A.A.T.D (Classical)

Lauren commenced her classical dance training in Ballarat, studying the Cecchetti method for 13 years. After relocating to Melbourne to pursue studies in dance teaching, she now holds an Associate Diploma of Arts in Dance Instruction and has gained teacher qualifications in the C.D.T.A. (Classical Dance Teachers of Australia) method.She has also completed studies to become a qualified teacher in the Australian Academy of Ballet and Theatrical Dancing (A.A.T.D Classical) method, and since returning to her home town has been accepted into the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) Teaching Certificate Programme where she has so far successfully completed the first two Teaching Seminars.

She has many years of study and 25 years teaching experience behind her, including previously managing her own dance school, teaching in numerous dance schools and council programs throughout Melbourne, regional Victoria and locally before going on to implement, co-ordinate and teach a successful dance program in Mt Helen for six years.  During this time she also travelled regularly to Melbourne to offer dance tuition and to attend seminars and workshops to further her dance education.  She continues to tutor in Dance for the School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences at the University of Ballarat, has coached Ballet and choreographed for competitive gymnasts at a large regional gymnastics club and over the past two years has regularly conducted dance and movement classes for children and adults with special needs.

Lauren’s experience and enthusiasm for dance and teaching ensures the development of a good foundation in dance, a healthy self awareness and an enjoyable experience for children and adults of all ages.  The establishment of Jeté! Exploring Dance in 2008 is further testament to her commitment and dedication to dance and teaching, and she looks forward to sharing enjoyable dance experiences with all her current and new students.