Our Adjudicators

Rowena Sanderson B.D.A.  

Dance Adjudicator

Commencing lessons at the age of 2 years under the guidance of her mother Mary Garvie and then  Beverley Rowles, Rowena has been passionate about dance and theatre all of her life.   Studying Ballet, Tap & Jazz for many years, she achieved much success in examinations and eisteddfods throughout the country.

Rowena has been teaching and choreographing for over 30 years and is a registered member of the British Dancing Association (Stage Branch).   For many years, she owned and operated a large, successful Dance Studio in the Wollongong area of NSW where she trained students in R.A.D. Ballet, B.D.A Tap, Modern/Contemporary, National Character and all styles of Jazz, including Hip-Hop & Cabaret.   The Studio was sold to allow more time with her family and also her love of Musical Theatre and adjudicating. She has choreographed and performed in several musicals and was also involved in the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge for many years.   More recently, Rowena was involved with Wakakirri for primary schools.

Rowena has adjudicated numerous eisteddfods and festivals throughout Australia and is very sought after in this field.  She believes in solid technique and strong performance skills.

Many of Rowena’s past students are now dancing, choreographing and teaching professionally, both here and overseas.   Her mother, sister, brother, sister-in-law, husband and son are also qualified dance teachers.   In fact, her whole family is involved in theatre either on stage or in the technical field.

Rowena delights in adjudicating and encouraging the competitors to do the best they can and be proud of their achievements - no matter the result!  

She is really looking forward to adjudicating our 2016 Dance sections.

Troy Castle AmusA (Dist)

School Day Adjudicator