Genevieve de Souza

Stars of The North 2022

High School Teacher

The Cancer Council is the chosen charity that our Year 9 cohort have committed to supporting during their time at Epping Boys High School. As a teacher, I firmly believe in the old adage, ‘Lead by Example’, so what better way to show my students the meaning of community, charity and courage than performing at a public fundraiser in front of a room full of strangers and media! As a Drama teacher, this is also an opportunity to engage with and develop my own performance skills while supporting an incredibly important cause – and hopefully having a whole bunch of fun doing it. 

About Me:

It was an overcast day in the EBHS carpark when the Year 9 Year Advisors approached me; “Hey Miss de Souza, how would you feel about representing the Year 9 Cohort in a Dance Comp to raise money for Cancer Council?” As a High School Drama Teacher with a background in Musical Theatre, this was the single most exciting sentence to ever be uttered on a Friday in the school carpark. You mean a chance to brush off the dance shoes from my younger years, get fit and hone new performance skills? A chance to show all my students that you can harness your creativity to support your community in hugely positive and far-reaching ways? A chance to potentially embarrass myself and be mercilessly teased by the whole school for the rest of my teaching career? Sign me up! I’m beyond excited to be participating in Stars of the North on behalf of the Year 9s of Epping Boys, to connect our great school community to wider community causes and to actively demonstrate to my students that giving starts with throwing away your fear of failure, getting out on that dance floor and embracing those good ol’ fashioned jazz hands.

My dance style in three words: 

Boppy, Theatrical and expressive!

 

Dance teacher:

 

Chelsea Capper

Burns Bay Dance Studioz was founded in Lane Cove 21 years ago.

The teaching team consists of many talented and professional teachers who aim to pass on their knowledge and talent and provide a fun, learning and creative environment through the art form of dance. 

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$515

Mitchell Leggo

A Star you are Miss de Souza, bringing light to many people in need.

$263.75

Leone Ziegler And Pierre Emery

So proud of you wonderful Gen xx Leone and Pierre

$200

Bill And Alex Baker

Great job Gen from Doug and Gen xx

$158.25

Gigi, Eleanor + James

No one can barre-ly compare to you!

$158.25

Joeboy V

Thank you so much for being such a giving, energetic and caring teacher!!

$158.25

Lisa-marie Long

YOU GO QUEEN!

$105.50

Sian L

You are a superstar GDS! A wonderful human and a wonderful cause.

$104.40

Jonathan Rush

$104.40

Jess

Always inspirational watching you lead by example - such a great role model in our community! 💖

$101

Jade Emery

You are an absolute star Gen! Your courage, fortitude and grace to inspire me daily. Biggest love, dance like everyone’s watching!

$100

Anonymous

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D Dziedzic

Thank you so much Ms de Souza - you don't just talk the talk, you truly 'waltz the waltz'!!

$100

Kenya Fernandes

Tris! Someone told me if I threw Darlings into this magic lightning box it would make your healing dance stronger. ‘Tis always better to light a candle than to curse the darkness – you have taught me this! - Rahc

$100

Emma Elsley

Go Gen!

$79.13

Andrew Simpson

$52.75

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Go Gen! You make us all proud!

$52.75

Alex Norden

So damn proud as always! Xx

$52.75

Brigitte Cook

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Anonymous

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Catherine Flynn

You've got this, Gen!!

$52.75

Siobhan James

A brilliant teacher, mentor, and friend <3

$52.75

Meera

What a star!

$52.20

Myself

Starting off the donations to my page! I hope I don't fall flat on my face...

$52.20

Michael Goodyear

$52.20

Jade Boath

You go girl!

$52.20

Claire Pavailler (née Emery-fin)

You are an amazing, inspirational, passionate woman, and I am proud to call you my sister!! Keep fighting all the Good Fights that you fight Gen, you are a Leader and we need more like you!! Claire xoxo

$50

Jo

You never stop inspiring !! I have no doubt you will be incredible and all for such an amazing cause xx

$50

Georgia

Tough challenge for a great cause. I hope there will be a video of your performance at the end to share with your supporters!

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Anonymous

Thank you for your beautiful soul and incredible dancing ❤️❤️❤️

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Helen Sinclair

You have a beautiful generous heart Gen. It's a pleasure to support this cause and support your dancing. You will be fantastic.

$50

Jayden Beale

SO EXCITED FOR YOU GEN!!!

$26.38

Anonymous

🩰

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Jaye Dunn

You’re a legend!

$26.38

Anonymous

Good on you!

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Clive Simmons

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Jake Aghajani

$26.38

The Callow Family

Good luck to you & your Jazz hands! Thanks for supporting a cause that is so important to our family, too.

$26.38

Carla Maliandi

All the best, Miss! Thanks for representing our school. Mateo Eydallin Maliandi

$26.38

Caitlin C

$26.10

Jamila Z

Always going above and beyond the pay grade. EBHS are so lucky to have you. Now go be brilliant! 💃🏻

$26.10

Rach Ball

🥰

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Monica

$25

Emma Wiltshire

$25

Huu Long Bui

Thank you for the great work!

$25

Alexander Andrews

Bring home gold, Miss de Souza!

$21.10

Anonymous

$20.88

Natalie Ryan

$20

Jeremy Kindl

You rock Gen!

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Todd Beilby

Have fun!!