Dance Teacher and Dance Choreographer Australias

Dance Teacher & Choreographer

Numerous students have been nurtured by Chris over her extensive teaching career. From humble beginnings with a studio class of just five students, Chris developed a teaching style that reflected not only her passion for perfection and love of the ever-evolving art form of dance, but also her ability to mentor and positively challenge students to meet their highest potential. Chris’s protégés have landed long term contracts with some of the most prestigious international production companies in the world including Disney and Universal Studios together with Royal Caribbean, Carnival & P&O Cruise Lines, Bor Productions and gigs on Broadway and in Las Vegas.

Trained and qualified in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, National Character, Vocal Production, Modeling and Drama, Chris is well known for her ability to extend her students’ technical competency in record time. Her choreography is exciting and known for its intricate and highly technical elements.  Numerous soloists and troupes have gained exceptional exam and competition results over many years.  Chris has studied multiple syllabi in dance – RAD (Royal Academy of Dance), BBO (British Ballet Organization), BAL (Ballet Australia Limited), BDA (British Dance Association), and her favorite – CDA (Contemporary Dance Association – Australia). From this extensive understanding of training methods, she has created her own.

Chris has combined her long term teaching experience, technical knowledge and unique understanding of the development stages of young dancers into two exceptional training programs – her  Dance Syllabus (ADTS) for technical instruction of Jazz/Contemporary elements and also her ‘Triple Threat Dancer’ instructional DVD for Beginners to Intermediate level dancers. For more details on either of these programs, contact chris@dancelife.com.au.

About Chris Duncan – Editor & Managing Director

Chris Duncan
Chris has been involved in the Dance and Performing Arts Industry for a lifetime. From successful beginnings as a Teacher/Studio Director of Dance, Chris has transitioned to the roles of Agent, Manager, Adjudicator and Producer of Dance related media and competitions. Chris currently represents some of Australia's top Dance Celebrities and also manages her own boutique agency – CJ DUNCAN MANAGEMENT.

About Clint Salter – Founder

Clint Salter
At just 25 years old, Clint Salter has already established two successful businesses around his life-long passion for dance. The first venture was a Sydney dance studio that he opened while still at high school, and continued to operate for five years. The other business is an online and offline brand that not only promotes, but brings together the Australian dance and performing arts community – DanceLife.

Judge & Adjudicator

Judge and Adjudicator
Complete professionalism and dedication to positive feedback for competitors is at the forefront of Chris's criteria as a judge and adjudicator of eisteddfods and talent quests. Effective, knowledgeable honesty that gives industry insight on technique, choreography, presentation and performance quality is delivered in a nurturing and compassionate manner to all competitors. Her successful teaching background combined with her professional Agent's 'eye' and knowledge of the Industry allow Chris to give highly effective and constructive adjudications to all competitors.

Agent, Manager & Producer

Business Coach and Mentor
After many years of successfully teaching Dance and Performing Arts, Chris decided in 2008 that a change was in order, sold her studio and embarked upon her new career as an Agent, Manager and Producer of Dance-related concepts.