Our Coaches are the cornerstones of our success

At Karilee our coaches are the cornerstones of our success.  Not only do they choreograph and train our teams, and develop the skills of our team members, they also provide a caring environment for some very young people.

All Karilee coaches are accredited with Calisthenics ACT Incorporated and have undergone significant training and development over many years to achieve their coaching certification. 

Our teams (except our seniors) generally have a principal coach, an assistant coach and one or two cadets. Cadet are usually dancers from our Intermediate team who are training for their own coaching accreditation.  

Head Coach: Rachel Holdway (email:
For the current coaching positions:  See Teams & Times.

Coaches Code of Conduct

The Karilee Coaches Code of Conduct Information Sheet explains how our coaches get their qualifications and how they honour their training through their commitment to their code of conduct.

Information Sheet - Karilee Coaches


Coaches Awards

2013 Langdon Award

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At the 2013 Cali-ACT Champion Team Competition, Jess Costigan won the 2013 Langdon Award for ACT Young Coach of the Year. Jess was the principle coach for Karilee’s Junior in 2013.