Adjudicators

Dance Spectacular will always hire industry professionals to adjudicate throughout the competition. The Adjudicators will be chosen because of their knowledge and expertise within the industry in which entrants are striving to excel in. Our Adjudicators will be encouraging and professional when reporting to the performers and always mindful of the competitors' future goals.

For those who attended last year will remember our wonderful adjudicators, Ms Kelii Grauer, Mrs Kim Hornby and Ms Donna De Poali, who are testaments to the professionalism that will always be presented at Dance Spectacular.

They were amazing.

We are very proud of our achievements over the past 2 years and can't wait to see you all again this year. We wish all the entrants, parents and studio principals and teachers a wonderful and memorable time at this year's Dance and Vocal Spectacular.

Clarke PJ
Miss Kelii Grauer

Kelii's initial exposure started at 16, when she started working professionally as a touring commercial dancer/ singer/ actor. She worked into principal positions in musical theatre productions Bye Bye Birdie, Get Happy and both national and international tours of Saturday Night Fever. She has performed with Kylie Minogue, Human Nature, Vanessa Amorosi, KD Lang, Greenday, Christine Arnu, John Paul Young, Marcia and Deni Hines and is featured in the Van Kelly film clip and as the love interest in Sony's Nick Kingswells music clip. Besides dancing internationally Kelii has had guest roles on TV series Murder Call, Breakers and All Saints and has appeared in many television commercials such as Pizza Hut, Optus, Commonwealth Bank and Onetel. Her career highlights include playing the role of Pearly Queen in Baz Luhrmans production Moulin Rouge and the chorus in Bootmen by Dein Perry. These days Kelii is a little more behind the scenes as an assistant casting director and choreographing different events here in Australia and also Los Angeles. She has recently choreographed the latest Kmart Commercial, the sponsors show for the Rugby 7's game and the shows for Dracula's in Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Kelii is also the founder and lead dance fitness instructor of the online fitness studio, Body Burn Online.

Clarke PJ
Mrs Kim Hornby C.T.Mus A. Cert. Mus. Pedagogy University of Sydney

Kim started her professional stage career at an early age playing Marta in the original Australian Production of the “Sound of Music”. She continued with many productions such as The Fantasticks White Horse Inn, South Pacific, Marriage of Figaro, Madame Butterfly and many more. Kim has worked extensively throughout England, Salzburg, Perugia (Italy) and was fortunate enough to entertain the American Troops at Subic Base (Philippines). Kim has fronted many commercials, both nationally and regionally. Her TV credits are Brian and the Juniors TCN 9 (Melbourne), the Swallows Juniors NBN Television, The Outsiders ABC Television and Romper Room NBN Television, for which she has been recognised as the longest serving presenter in the world for this children’s programme, having been on air continually for the entire 23 years. Kim has worked with many International Artists, such as Warren Mitchell (England), Del Shannon (America), Don Lane, Kamal, Frank Ifield and many more. Her career has spanned five decades and she now teachers’ full time, inspiring young talented people to achieve their goals!!

Clarke PJ
Ms Donna De Poali

With an extensive teaching experience, Donna is a well-respected Choreographer and Teacher within the Performing Arts Industry. Her teaching credits include; - Disneyland Australian Audition Tour - Patrick’s Studios Australia & The Edge Performers School - Scimm Dance Company - Educating Dancers United - Dance World 301: commenced in 1992 & after 7 years she was promoted to the position of Dean of the School. - Bartuccio Dance & Promotion Centre (Prahran) - Lynda Atkinson School of Dance (Sydney) - Brian Nolan Academy of Dance (Melbourne) - Jane Moore Academy of Ballet (Brighton) Incorporated with her teaching Donna has choreographed for events such as the Australian Open Players Function, Opening events of World Congress Centre (Melb), Opening of Bootmen Movie (Melb) & Highpoint Entertainment Complex. She has also been a part of the entertainment production team on the Razzamatazz Product Launch, Victorian Racing Awards, Dance Cancer Initiative, Good Friday Appeal and Top 40 Music Video Clips. A fully registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dancing since 1986, she has worked extensively through Victoria & New South Wales. Donna also holds a Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training. In 1996, she opened her own school in Williamstown ‘Elenya Performing Arts Centre’.

Event Dates

These dates are tentative ONLY and are subject to change dependant on entries.

Solos & Championships
Monday 2nd October to Saturday 7th October
 
Duos / Trios
Monday 2nd October to Saturday 7th October
 
Troupes
  • Saturday 21st October
 
Showcase (evening)
  • Saturday 7th October
  • Fabebook
  • Instagram
  • Comps Online