Adjudicator 2021

Amanda Pearson
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Amanda Jane Pearson is a member of the Australian Dance Adjudicators Association ( and an Advanced Level Member of ADA (Australasian Dance Association - formally FATD - Federal Association of Teachers of Dance) Amanda Jane has been a member of FATD / ADA for over 40 years completing Examination Grades from Primary through to Advanced level with qualifications in Jazz Ballet, Tap and Classical Ballet. She has a teaching career that spans over 25 years teaching ADA Grades from Pre-Primary through to Advanced level with majority of Students always receiving quality marks in Jazz, Tap & Classical Ballet. Past students have received working contracts on Cruise Ships, Musical Theatre Productions, TV Commercials & Music Videos. Throughout her many years as a Dancer and Choreographer, she has performed at various Queensland Industry Events including a three year contract performing in Warner Brothers Movie World’s Dance Show on the Gold Coast from 1991 - 1994. During her years as an Actress, she appeared in Television Commercials, Stage Productions and a three month contract in Network Ten’s Grundy’s TV Series “Punishment” alongside Barry Crocker, Cornelia Frances and Hollywood Actor, Mel Gibson.


Aside from Amanda Jane's Dance Qualifications, she owns and operates Miss Jane Casting - a TV Commercial Casting Consultancy in Brisbane . Amanda Jane has cast hundreds of National & International Television Commercials and has worked with children in both the TV & Dance industry for over 30 years, she always encourages a positive experience with their learning and performing at all ages and levels. A Mother of two dancing girls, Amanda Jane is blessed to experience the dance industry from all avenues - as a Dance Mum, Dance Teacher and as an Adjudicator. She believes this gives her a wonderful understanding of the Dance Industry and the love, hard work and commitment it takes to be involved with Eisteddfods. Amanda Jane provides honest and helpful critic in a positive and encouraging manner and looks forward to viewing wonderful performances.

Past Adjudicators 


1992 Roslyn Boothroyd

1993 Robyn McCarthy 

1994 Lorraine Dawson

1995 Peter Stock

1996 Christine Waters

1997 Brian Nolan & Wendy Russell-Clarke

1998 Diane Talbot & Michelle Whitford

1999 Christine McCarthy

2000 Sheila Laing

2001 Christine Denny

2002 Wendy Russell-Clarke

2003 Roslyn Boothroyd

2004 Lisa Fernance

2005 Marilyn Morrison

2006 Wendy Laraghy

2007 Loretta Bertei

2008 Ann Butler

2009 Barbara Komazec

2010 Darren Disney

2011 Susan Martin

2012 Christine McCarthy

2013 Fleur Harlick

2014 Donna Lierse

2015 Nathan Sheens & Grant Dale 

2016 Keith Hawley & Katie Kermond

2017 Lisa Maloney

2018 Drew Anthony & Nicky Manego 

2019 Lisa Fernance & Summer Till

2020 No Competition due to Covid-19 Pandemic