About Dance Well


The Dance Well Project is an exploration and a celebration of the power of dance. It is about dancing well, whatever your age, stage or level of dance. It’s about learning how to be a healthy and smart dancer. And it’s about the power of dance and community.

Here you’ll find stories, articles, tips and advice – things to help you, challenge you, but most of all inspire you to give dance your all; because at the end of the day it’s all about passion. Just ask Martha Graham:

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham

About Brie

Brie Jessen-Vaughan

Brie Jessen-Vaughan is the founding editor of The Dance Well Project. She is also an intermediate/middle School and dance teacher based in Wellington, New Zealand. By day she is both a classroom teacher and a specialist dance teacher at her school, by night she teaches at her own fledgling studio – The Dance Well Centre.

Brie is passionate about the role of dance in young people’s lives, and is an advocate for the importance of dance wellness education.

Having danced away her teenage years, Brie came back to dance in her early twenties as an adult. Realising her passion for teaching dance, thanks to her own students, she began her own journey back into dance. While not a performer, Brie enjoys the challenge of taking advanced technical class, while sharing her passion and love of dance with her students.

Brie is an experienced classroom dance teacher at middle school level and has been responsible for creating and developing the dance programme at her school. She is particularly passionate about fostering student choreographic confidence and leadership skills through dance opportunities such as Stage Challenge and productions.

The Dance Well Project combines four things Brie loves – dance, writing, photography and social media.


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