Director, Choreographer & Coach
Director of Glamourosas and Subsdance Dance Studio, Kate Ticehurst has over 20 years experience as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and performer.
Starting her dance career in Modern Jazz at age 6, Kate has gone on to acquire many years experience teaching adults in over 15 different dance styles including Ballroom/Latin, South American and Brazilian dance.
Kate’s knowledge of the culture behind Brazilian styles and what she shares with her students is what sets her classes at Subsdance aside from the rest. Kate’s students learn quickly and have vast knowledge of the movements and their origin so much so that her students are often asked if they are Brazilian!
Being one of the first influencers to shape the Brazilian Samba scene in Canberra, Kate is regularly asked to judge, teach and perform in Canberra, interstate and internationally.
Coached and Choreographed for Glamourosas Pro Team, Semi-Pro Samba Soloist , Mixed Latin Duets (samba) to receive 1st place at the Australian Latin Dance Championships 2015 and a Pro/am Soloist to receive 2nd Place.
Received award for Outstanding Contribution to the Canberra Latin Dance Scene at Canberra Latin Dance Festival 2015
Received ‘Most Creative’ for Australia’s Best Latin Crew at Sydney Latin Festival 2016 (Co-Choreographed by Kirstie McMillan)
Kate has recently returned from Brazil where she trained and performed in Rio de Janeiro with Brazilian teacher Ana Arruda, and in Carnaval 2015 with school ‘Estacio De Sa’ which also won first place for their division.
With countless performances , workshops, lessons, competitions under her belt she is a Samba devotee and will continue to respectfully teach the culture of Brazilian Dance to Canberran’s and light up your events with Brazilian samba, for years to come.
“The beat of the Samba drums plays a melody to my heart and makes me move. Samba gives me life- ENERGIA! “