Bec Grulke ... Owner/Principal/Director
Bec began her dance training at an early age where she studied various styles of dance. Due to the constant moving of her family, she has gained the skill of being able to interpret the different techniques of various teachers. Through many years of schooling , Rebekah excelled in the area of drama which has furthered her experience with emoting in the performance of dance. Bec completed a 2 year full time dance course, during this she was introduced to contemporary dance and different ways of connecting through the body. During her full time training, Bec was asked to perform as a soloist in PROJECTion Dance Company’s tour to New Zealand. In December 2010, Rebekah graduated from her 2 year course and was offered a contract with PROJECTion Dance. Bec's favourite style of dance is Lyrical. Many of her troupes and soloists have had incredible results with eisteddfods and competitions throughout the region and down near Melbourne. She loves working with children and sharing her passion for all thing dance.
Elli Knobloch ... Teacher/Junior School
I’ve Been dancing at Hume Dance School for three years. When I moved to HDS I knew I wanted to start teaching. I started student teaching with Bec in 2017 and that’s when I released I wanted to do it as a living.
Previously I danced at RAPA for 10 years until I decided to explore for more opportunity’s.
I received the HDS role model award in 2017 as well as completing my Certificate 2 in dance. I’m currently studying towards my cert 3 at Wodonga Senior Secondary College along with my VCE.
I have completed up to grade 3 RAD ballet exams and about to start my intermediate exam.
In the 12 years I have danced, I have trained and competed in Jazz, Hiphop, Modern, Lyrical, Classical Ballet, Neo Classical, Demi Character, Tap, Musical Theatre and Contemporary.
Early this year I will be heading to Florida, America to perform at Disney World and onboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise. I’ll be also attending workshops though out this amazing experience.
I look forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge to all the students of HDS.
Yvette Hawkins ... Teacher
Dancing has been a huge part of Yvettes life for the past 20+ years. Her favourite styles are Ballet, Tap and Jazz. She loves that it brings people together and lifelong friendships can be made. Outside of dancing, Yvette is a librarian. The past 2 years teaching at Hume for Yvette has been a blast and she cannot wait to see what great this all the students will do.
Jeremy Leek ... Tumbling/Acro Coach
My name is Jeremy, I'm 18 and I coach tumbling acro.I love tumbling acro because it was my first introduction to gymnatics about four years ago, and I've been coaching it for the past two years.I love coaching because I like seeing kids improving and enjoying themselves at the same time, their smiles make it all worth it.
Alyssa Kupa ... Teacher
I started dancing when I was 5 but later took a break to play sports then started getting back into dancing in 2014 when I started cheerleading at HDS, then began competing not long after. This will be my second season with HDS.I just completed my VCE and have my cert III in Dance. This year I am studying my Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Studio Management. I have been teaching hip hop at different studios in the area for the past two years as it’s my favourite style.I work well with kids and in 2017 I was a finalist at the Red Carpet Youth Awards in the Performing Arts and Youth Ambassador sections for my dance teaching work. I’m looking forward to getting the chance to teach at another school because each studio has a different environment.
Bronwyn Robertson ... Ballroom
Teachers / Student Teachers:
Rose Osborne, Harris Riddell, Isabella Butterworth
Admin Manager & Teacher