DIRECTOR - Donna Jean Holmes (A.Dip.CBA, CICB.CertIV, ISTD, BAL)

Cecchetti Ballet Aust., Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, Ballet Australasia Ltd, Glenn Wood Tap

Whilst performing professionally back in the late 80's/90's - Director, Donna Jean Holmes originally opened Donna Jean's Danceforce (DJD) in Sydney's Inner West in 1985.  Donna married & had a family & moved her studio out to Minchinbury in the outer west, where they have successfully trained many beautiful dancers over the years.

We are now proudly back in the Inner West suburb of ASHFIELD!!!!

Donna Jean Holmes (Director) is assisted by her daughter Monique (Teacher & Professional Performer) & other talented teachers now training our young dancers of the Inner West.   

DJD has earned a fine reputation for dance and performing arts training.  At DJD we nurture our students love of dance and have a strong history of students staying on for many years - not just learning to dance, but learning wonderful life skills, having loads of fun & making lifelong friends along the way.



  • Professional Musicals -   "MATILDA" - "CATS"  -  "MARY POPPINS" - "BILLY ELLIOT"
  • The Australian Ballet Company  -  "The Nutcracker"
  • The Australian Ballet School - Interstate Training Program

Selective Students.....

  • Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, Dulwich Hill Creative Arts & Nepean Creative & Performing Arts High Schools.
  • National MEDAL Winners - with CECCHETTI Ballet Australia
  • Graduates working in the Entertainment Industry in Theatre, Stage & Television. 




  •  Disneyland, Disneyworld USA
  • Central Park NY   * OVER-ALL WINNERS Ultimate Dance Spectacular
  • WINNERS  Sydney Eisteddfod, the Australian Dance Challenge, South Pacific Dance Championships & More!!!
  • Finalist in 'Sydney's Dance of the Champions' - Channel 10!