Karina is the CEO of e.motion21. Karina has been a dedicated member of e.motion21 from 2012, as staff, volunteer, Board Secretary and Board member. Karina is a CPA who has extensive experience in senior positions across the not-for-profit and private sectors, such as Australian Red Cross, e.motion21, Bond Street Group and Man to Man. She is passionate about using her commercial knowledge and experience to lead e.motion21 to realise its vision.
Anna started teaching for e.motion21 in April 2009 as Kew’s first dance teacher and since then has contributed immensely to the organisation as dance teacher, Head of Dance and now Program Coordinator. As a passionate trained dancer she is motivated each week by seeing the immense positive impact the e.motion21 program has on it’s participants and families.
Linda is the Volunteer Coordinator. Born and raised in Ballarat, she is experienced in Performing Arts management having been a Manager at the Royal South Street Society, Australia’s longest running Eisteddfod encompassing over 10,000 performers during 13 weeks of performances annually. Linda has loved dance all her life. She began dancing when she was just six years old and continued classical training and then performing in musical theatre for another eighteen years. “I love the joy and musicality that dance provides and it is a creative outlet I am now able to share with my three daughters”. Linda is thrilled to work for e.motion21 and is looking forward to working with the Ballarat e.motion21 families and within the local community.
Sarah is the NDIS/DHHS Project Officer. She was the Director and owner of her own dance school in Melbourne for nine years. While taking a career break to have her two daughters, she completed a Masters of Arts and Cultural Management at The University of Melbourne. Since moving regionally Sarah has looked to work in a way that provides a benefit to the community in which she now lives and has worked at Courthouse Arts, The Loft Dance Studio and the Geelong Region Local Learning and Employment Network. Having taught dance to hundreds of children, Sarah firmly believes that art, and in particular dance, is more than the aesthetic and she is very excited to be joining the passionate team at e.motion21 to work to enable children and young adults with Down Syndrome to enjoy all the benefits this wonderful art form has to offer.
Bianca is the Bookkeeper for e.motion21. Bianca has a background in accounting in the not-for-profit and financial services sectors that spans 18 years. In 2010 Bianca became a mother and left her career in accounting for the Australian Red Cross to concentrate on raising her daughter, Ava. In 2013 Bianca took on the role of Bookkeeper for e.motion21 volunteering in the office, at our annual concert and at other key events.
Daniella is both the Event Manager and a Dance Teacher at e.motion21. Dedicated to the notion that quality dance education should be accessible to all members of the community, Daniella has extensive experience in dance and outreach projects around the world. Her dance teaching portfolio includes work with Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia, Melbourne City Council, Inner City Inner Child (Washington DC), Stories in Action (Auckland NZ) and Creative Mentorship with Future Foundations. Holding a Bachelor of Performing Arts and a Diploma of Children’s Services, Daniella infuses her practice with both a passion for dance and refined understanding of childhood development and pedagogy.
Inbar is the Artistic Director for e.motion21. She has a long & varied association with dance, across genres and continents, and as a child spent too much time in Lycra. Inbar is also the founder & director of The Yellow Dance Spot, a unique dance school for children. A mother to two girls, she studied psychology and has developed and delivered dance & education based programs for some of Melbourne’s most respected arts institutions including The National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art & ArtPlay. Inbar is passionate about the arts & education and the role of both for healthy minds, bodies, & communities. She’s thrilled to be part of the e.motion21 team.’