CaSPA’s Creative Ability Program is a collaborative venture between CaSPA and Sydney Catholic Schools’ Diverse Learning Team which recognises the positive impact of the performing arts on students and their wellbeing. Students with special needs grow and achieve by engaging in a variety of arts-based workshops and projects that simultaneously develop specific interests and abilities, increase social interaction and develop interpersonal skills. The program is currently focusing on dance and the freedom it offers students to engage with their personal and expressive self.  

The following primary schools are participating in the 2021 program throughout Terms 1 and 2: 

  • Holy Family Catholic Primary School Menai
  • St Therese Catholic Primary School Lakemba
  • Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School Beverly Hills
  • St Catherine of Sienna Catholic Primary School Prestons

Secondary schools will be invited to participate in Terms 3 and 4.

“The students absolutely adore Sarah. Thank you on the students’ behalf for this wonderful opportunity.”  Teacher

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Sarah Stollery – Industry Specialist Tutor – Dance
Sarah began her training at the young age of three in Jazz, Tap and Classical Ballet. As a student she toured America and England with the Australian Dance Theatre performing in Disneyland (Florida), Universal Studios and Carnegie Hall (NYC).

Upon returning from overseas, Sarah performed at the Opening Ceremony for the Bledisloe Cup at Stadium Australia. She has also performed on numerous occasions for Qantas and Australian Rugby. 

In 2004 Sarah continued her dance studies in America. Whilst in New York in New York, she trained at the Broadway Dance Centre and Steps on Broadway. From New York she flew to Los Angeles to take intensive classes at The Edge Studios. Sarah was awarded a scholarship from Project Moda to train intensively in Los Angeles at The Edge Studios and Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio .

Some credits include; The DIVA Awards, Dance and Hair Expos, The Australian Dance Awards, Dolly Teen Choice, Loreal Fashion Festival Melbourne, dancer for singer/song writer Jade Macrae and Jessica Mauboy. Sarah has also been an assistant choreographer to Ramon Doringo choreographing a stage performance with Katie Underwood, a Mardi Gras performer with Olivia Newton John and Cyndi Lauper, assistant choreographer to Michael Boyd on the first Season of So You Think You Can Dance and Sportsgirl launch, choreographed for aerialists and a stage performance for the Skins Gold Launch in Sydney. Sarah starred in and choreographed the Metamucil TV Commercial for the Top 20 of Season 2 So You Think You Can Dance Australia. Sarah is also a part of Sydney’s all female Hip Hop group Femme Fatales.

More recently Sarah has been performing her style of burlesque as Bindi Boo at the Bar 100 launch party and at Crystal Boudoir (Choreography by Michael Boyd).

Sarah Stollery