La Vérité Dance Projects is the brainchild of Stephanie Georges, an Australian dance teacher, choreographer and performer. After starting dancing at 2 ½ years of age, her professional training at elite Victorian academies allowed her to absorb the lessons from world leading dance teachers, whilst shaping her vision for La Vérité.
Her experiences throughout these formative years left her with the realization that although demanding vulnerability, the performing arts often fails to nurture the very human needs of personal discovery and development. Although performance and teaching prowess was a common product of the system, it so often silenced the opportunity to understand and explore.
Stephanie’s ambition to acknowledge these intricacies of life has inevitably formed her reputation as a unique and inspiring teacher. As well as being an accomplished performer, she is also the creative and organizational inspiration behind each of La Vérité’s four Projects, holding the position of Company Director. 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.
In 2017 we welcomed Chafia Brooks to the LVDP team. With over 10 years experience working professionally in the performing arts industry, her accomplishments as both a dancer and choreographer have allowed her to develop a truly inclusive teaching style. A former member of the highly regarded QL2 Youth Dance Company in Canberra, as well as a QUT graduate in Fine Arts (Bachelors), Chafia’s work is now heavily influenced by the multiple benefits of dance and movement on both personal and community health. Her most recent work with Dance Movement Therapy makes her a truly exciting member of the LVDP team, able to tailor dance and movement training for both performing professionals, as well as the general public.
Harika is a New Zealand dancer and teacher who has been dancing since the age of ten. Specializing 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.
Health & Wellbeing Coordinator
BPsych. MSc (Mental Health Counselling)
Alejandra Perry is LVDP’s Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, and leads the company’s counselling service. With extensive experience in individual, parent-child counselling, and group therapy including co-facilitating dance movement therapy, Alejandra has dedicated her professional career to supporting individuals through difficult life transitions, causes of anxiety and conflict, as well as adjustments to parenthood. As a certified counsellor, registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Alejandra offers a holistic approach to therapy, working alongside dance movement therapists to foster each clients personal growth, self awareness and self acceptance.
Some of the therapeutic theories Alejandra draws from are: