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Meet Our Team

Inspiring Educators 

Kathryne Eden


Kathryne graduated for the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Dance and Bachelor of Education. While in Sydney she worked with industry greats including Sandy Sellers, Georgie Sheppard, Patrick Harding-Irmer, David Spurgeon and more. 

​Returning to Canberra, she gained Cert IV in Fitness (FIA), ATOD Affiliate Membership, and Glenn Wood Tap registered teacher., and qualified Gold Ready Set Dance, Ready Set Ballet, Ready Set Acro and Ready Set Move registered teacher. Kathryne also worked with the Canberra Cannons and Canberra Raiders as a cheerleader and Dance Captain. She has also choreographed musicals for Karabar High School, Junior and Senior Dance Ensembles for Queanbeyan Performing Arts Festival, choreographed for Southern Stars and School Spectacular. Kathryne has received 12 CAT Award Nominations over the years for costume design, choreography and ensembles. 

Kathryne is the Artistic Director for Tap for the International Performing Arts and Theatre, and is currently writing the new Tap Syllabus.

Kathryne believes in providing her students with learning and performance opportunities both in and out of the studio. She is dedicated to ensuring her students achieve a high technical standard while developing their own personal style through creative expression to create the next generation of choreographers and dancers.

​She is passionate about animal conservation and is currently completing a Bachelor of Behavioural Science.

Amy Perkins


Amy is excited to be a part of the teaching team at Eden Dance Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Primary Education from the University of Canberra and currently teaches Kindergarten at a local primary school. Her love of teaching the Performing Arts shows through in her commitment to her students, being the Performing Arts Co-ordinator for the primary school. Additionally, Amy has also been one of the choreographers for the NSW public school’s Queanbeyan district Junior Elite dance team. Through this she has given her students additional opportunities with extra-curricular studies to Dance, Act and Sing at a district level.

Amy has been dancing since the early age of 3. She is trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. She completed Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) exams from pre-primary through to Intermediate levels in Jazz, Tap and Ballet. Amy has experience in Cheerleading, and was a performer with the Canberra Raiders cheer team The Raiderettes for 4 years. 

As a child, Amy competed nationally as a soloist, duo partner and was a member of the troupe team. She was very passionate about entertaining and performing from the moment she stepped on the stage.

Amy began teaching at EDA as a teenager and has continued to show her passion throughout the years for Jazz, Tap and junior Troupe teams. She enjoys working closely with children to develop and pursue their love and passion for the Arts.


Kristy Griffin

Kristy is a graduate of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, receiving a full scholarship to complete a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. She also holds an MBA (Arts & Cultural Management), Grad. Dip. Ed (Dance & Drama) and is a graduate of Brent Street Studios. She has been a nominee for the SIA Theatre Award and the Green Room Awards. Kristy has worked with Melbourne Cabaret Festival, AKA Australia, Disney, and Singapore Repertory Theatre among many others. Kristy has been a faculty member at prestigious performing arts training institutions including Ministry of Dance, Brent Street Studios and LASALLE College of the Arts. Professional theatre credits have included Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Singapore), national tour as Sally in The Cat in the Hat, and Woman 2 /

Choreographer in Edges: A Song Cycle, Swing at Universal Studios Singapore, and developing and touring Asia in the title role in a new musical - Goldlilocks, with West End team Anthony Drewe and George Stiles.

An award-winning theatre artist, Kristy has worked in most facets of theatre including direction, production management and producing, her focus off the stage being choreography. Kristy has choreographed countless musicals and won several awards and is a state choreographer for the Australian Girls Choir (ACT). She has directed several plays and musicals, a highlight being The Importance of Being Earnest at the Malthouse Theatre. Kristy’s governance experience extends to several Melbourne theatre organisations. She has established a career in arts programming through roles at the City of Whittlesea, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, and the Canberra Theatre Centre.


Alison Cronan

Alison graduated from the University of Newcastle and the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education. Her performance experience spans many years in Musical Theatre, vocal groups, choirs and bands. She has taught music at Karabar High School for many years with highlights including the academic and musical success of many students, the many international Marching Band tours and her role as a conductor at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Alison believes that music, and singing in particular, are good for the brain, the heart and the soul and brings great pleasure and enrichment to life.


Caitie Nilon

Caitie is a dedicated and talented dancer who has taken every opportunity to learn and perform since this passion was ignited at age 3. Dancing at EDA, with the NSW State Dance Company, Schools Spectacular, sitting exams with ATOD, Glen Wood and the RAD, competing, attending workshops and intensives here and in LA in order to build skills, meet dancers who share her passion and find her unique style. In recent years she has found a love of choreography and teaching. She enjoys seeing her vision come to life at the hands of the talented dancers she teachers. Her love of teaching Caitie stems from seeing dancers achieve, grow and find their individuality. Caitie is currently living in Sydney and studying Screen Acting at Screenwise. She choreographs groups and solos for EDA students.

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