Kirra Bussenschutt has been associated with Ratbag for the past 7 years and is a big part of the company.  Not only does she dance with Ratbag but she also runs her own school at Angle Vale called Audio Visual Dance.

Kirra has taken on the role of our Acro/Stretch teacher working with the Acrobatic Arts syllabus to ensure correct technique and strength for the work ahead.

Kirra is the Assistant Artistic Director of CanDance for a Cure heavily involved with the administration of the company overseeing thousands of registration forms and merchandise.


Rachel Adcroft of Ratbag Productions Dance is a fully qualified teacher with the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance. She has over 15 years teaching and operating a successful dancing school.  As Ratbag operate from the Tea Tree Gully Institute, 33 Walters St Tea Tree Gully we are able to reduce our over head costs which is passed on in our fees structure. There is no enrolment fee and costumes are kept to a minimum.

Over the years we have successfully competed in competitions and have won major awards.  We feel learning the correct technique of dance can still be accomplished in a fun and stress free environment  for both children & parents alike.

We encourage all new students wishing to enrol to come, watch and participate in the first lesson to see if this is the right school for your child.  If after the first lesson you find that Ratbag’s is not the school for your child, Rachel can direct you to a number of schools that will be more what you may be looking for.

Rachel is the Artistic Director/ Founder of CanDance for a Cure. A major concert held to help raise much needed funds for cancer research. All profits go to the CanDance Australia Cancer Research Laboratory in the new RAH Medical and Sciences Building.


Emma Johnston has been dancing from a very young age in all facets of dance. Ratbag are very excited to have Emma moving into a teaching roll as well as being a Inter 2 leader.

Emma has been the Dance Captain for CanDance for a Cure since the beginning, helping to produce the opening ensembles work for this major event and including

co-ordinating the finale with over 1000 dancers.

Both Kirra and Emma are an extremely valued member of the company with amazing work ethics that I am very very proud of.