Scimm Dance Company

SCIMM Dance Company is a professional Melbourne based dance company specialising in a strong technical foundation fused with a commercial flare. Founded by industry professionals Tim Barnes and Scott Pokorny, SCIMM Dance Company is constantly moving forward with a strong, versatile and creative front.

directors of scimm dance company

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Scott was born and raised in the Northern Beaches of Sydney and danced under the wing of his mother Dianne Pokorny, and ex-dancer of the Australian Ballet. Scott danced from the ages of three to fourteen at Northern Districts School Of Ballet, his mother's dance school, studying the Cecchetti Method of ballet along with training in jazz, contemporary and hip hop. At the age of fifteen Scott was accepted into the Australian Ballet School.

As a graduate of the Australian Ballet School, Scott has worked for and performed with numerous choreographers and companies in Australia and overseas including The Australian Ballet, Salsburg Ballet Company and Jack Productions. Scott has taught at numerous dance schools and full time schools in Australia and has worked extensively with Cecchetti Ballet Australia. Scott was selected to be apart of So You Think You Can Dance Australia Top 100 2014.




Tim was born in the country town of Rosedale, Victoria. He had a strong passion for performing as a child and began dancing at the age of 6. Under the direction of Brian Nolan, Timothy trained in classical ballet at the Australian International School of Coaching for 2 years, later graduating from Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance in 2009. 

Timothy was a contestant on "So You Think You Can Dance" Australia 2010 and travelled the world performing for Princess Cruises throughout 2011. He has performed with Melbourne contemporary companies Vertical Shadows and Collaboration the Project and has also worked with MC Hammer, Kimbra and Delta Goodrem. Timothy has extensive experience as a performer, choreographer and as a teacher having taught at many schools throughout Australia.