La Vérité Dance Projects is the brainchild of Stephanie Georges, an Australian dance teacher, choreographer and performer. After starting dance lessons at 2 ½ years of age, her professional training at elite Victorian academies allowed her to absorb the lessons from some of the world’s leading dance teachers, whilst shaping her vision for La Vérité.
Her experiences throughout these formative years left her with the realization that the performing arts demands vulnerability, and when in the right hands, gives us a unique opportunity to nurture the very human needs of personal discovery and development. While performance and teaching prowess are a common product of the system, it is also important to allow for the opportunity to understand and explore.
Stephanie’s ambition to acknowledge these intricacies has inevitably formed her reputation as a unique and inspiring teacher. As well as being an accomplished performer, she is also the creative and organisational inspiration behind each of La Vérité’s four Projects, holding the position of Company Director, and fully qualified Creative Arts Therapist (MSc Miecat). Each of these projects, although varied in their goals, draws from the company’s founding vision; to explore the truth behind our lives and the relationships we share.
Harika is a New Zealand dancer and teacher who has been dancing since the age of 10. Specialising in all styles of dance such as contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, ballet and lyrical, Harika gained her degree in Applied Arts (Dance) from Whitireia Performance Centre.
A hugely popular teacher among our students, she has tremendous passion around what dance brings to peoples lives, and relishes the feeling of being able to express emotions through its art, allowing it be felt and shared by everyone.
Starting from age 3, Rachael has trained in all facets of dance training as well as singing, gaining her industry certifications through a Diploma of Musical Theatre at Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance. Rachael continues to study different types of performance, both on and off stage, through makeup artistry and circus arts.
As one of our key teachers at LVDP, she is widely loved among our students with her friendly and calm approach to teaching, she hopes to inspire the new generations of students, wishing for them to feel as passionate and fulfilled by the performing arts as she is.
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Dance Teacher & Program Development
Nicole has been a lifelong dancer with rhythm and movement always being at her core. Starting at the age of 5, she has trained with a range of dance schools, specialising in most styles from classical ballet through to street hip hop.
This solid foundation of training led Nicole to perform with multiple Melbourne-based dance companies, including contemporary company, Yellow Wheel, and Jalwa Dance Company, which specialised in Bollywood, belly dancing, fire twirling and Latin dance styles.
Nicole is also a qualified primary-school teacher and has been working as the Performing Arts Specialist at a primary school in Melbourne’s southeast since 2018. In this role, Nicole co-ordinated the dance, drama and music program for Prep-Year 6 students.
We are thrilled to have Nicole in the LVDP team as she applies her wealth of knowledge from experiences in the performance and education industry to La Verite Dance Projects
Ben is the co-owner of LVDP and Stephanie Georges’ partner. Trained primarily in Argentine Tango, he has been dancing for over 10 years, exploring various styles along the way while also fulfilling the role of Account Manager.