Natalia Ioane

Natalia enjoys expressing herself through movement and has learned the theory behind it. The written aspect of studies is something she finds valuable as it helps her figure out how things work.

Natalia Ioane, Bachelor of Dance Studies
Natalia Ioane, Bachelor of Dance Studies

“Dance is my way of speaking louder – it’s how I communicate. I assumed dancing was just about moving your body. But when I came to study at the University, my eyes opened up to a broader understanding of this subject. You learn that writing about dance is a crucial part of the degree. Having theory as part of the foundation of learning dance is valuable, as it keeps a record and you find out how things work and the intentions behind them. I enjoy expressing myself through movement and have learned the theory behind it, too.

I love coming to the University because of the people
I get to dance with. I’ve gained brothers and sisters while studying this degree. We’re all doing what we love, and we encourage each other to be the best versions of ourselves.

Natalia Ioane, Bachelor of Dance Studies

“We had the opportunity to go on a dance tour to Australia recently. I was able to interact with the Aboriginal community and see how they incorporate dance into their way of living. This trip encouraged me to reconnect with my Māori roots, it was a real highlight.”