Renee Davey has danced since the age of two at her mother’s studio, Gail Meade Performing Arts. As a student, Renee won numerous state awards and scholarships in Classical, Jazz and Tap. Although she was offered a place as a dancer in Phantom of the Opera in 1995, Renee chose to head to Europe to pursue her love of ballet, where she competed in the Prix De Lausanne in January 96. Following this, Renee was offered a place in the Amsterdam Ballet School but at 17 years old got homesick and chose to return to Australia to begin a teaching career.
Throughout her career as a dance teacher, Renee has prepared students for successful entry into the WA RAD Bursary and the Solo Seal. The students who have benefited from her mentorship over the years, have also met with success in the Sydney Dance Company, Australian Ballet School, Salsburg Ballet Company, the Normandy Dance Group in France, as well as finding employment on cruise ships.
Renee has teaching diplomas in Theatrical, Tap and Classical in the CSTD syllabus and is a fully qualified RAD teacher. She also worked as an examiner for the CSTD, travelling through Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore, where she would both examine students and provide workshops for teachers. Renee has choreographed many shows in Perth, which include CSTD combined ballet items. Her choreography has often been awarded first place in competitions throughout Australia. Renee continues to teach and choreograph at Gail Meade, and is in her fourth year of Teaching Dance at WAAPA.
With 22 years of teaching experience, Renee’s aim is to impart a passion for Dance and instil the discipline and technique that empowers students to attain success and reach fulfilment.