'Inspiring Passion, Fulfilling Potential'
I am delighted to offer Coaching Programs for students aged 10 years and over.
The Coaching Programs are designed to challenge, inspire and accelerate aspiring students who wish to refine and increase their classical skill levels for a future in classical ballet.
*Acceptance is upon successful audition.
The Vaganova method is the training style most internationally renowned full time ballet schools base their teaching systems. This is not a syllabus of set classes, but a method of teaching that produces the beautiful use of the upper body with liquid like extensions and athleticism, that we see in Companies today.
I feel that it is so important that students wishing to attend one of these prestigious institutions, start to train and gain knowledge of this method at an earlier age.
Body Conditioning/Pilates enables students to gain both anatomical knowledge, increased strength and mobility to engage the correct muscles with postural alignment to acquire a clean and sound technique.
Variation coaching provides students with the vital coordination skills, artistic development and understanding of classical ballet repertoire that are vital for a career in classical ballet.
Pointe classes allow for a methodical and comprehensive approach to strengthening. Students are provided with essential knowledge and skills that allows them greater opportunities in the future.
Specialised Vocational Coaching 2024
Our Specialised Vocational Coaching is designed for students pursuing a career in classical ballet. This program offers students:
Every Coaching Program
Plus Wednesday weekly Classical training
Plus Thursday weekly Classical Coaching
Weekly Contemporary classes and private coaching
Weekly Character classes
Weekly Private Coaching and Choreography for major National and International Competitions (1 hour per week Classical & 30 mins Contemporary).
Approximately 20 hours per week of coaching
Strictly limited to 8 students.
Annual Assessment and Report provided
End of year performance and external performance opportunities throughout the year.
Friday Coaching Program 2024
The Friday Coaching Program runs weekly and is a perfect transitional program for advanced students with the potential of a career in classical dance. It is designed to enable students to develop the technical skills, knowledge and stamina to transition more easily in to full time classical ballet training.
9-9.30am Classical Conditioning/Warm up
9.40-11.30am Technical (Vaganova Based) Class
11.30-12.30pm Pointe/Male Coaching
1-2pm Variations or Repertoire
2-2.30pm Stretch, Performance Rehearsal or Information sessions
When possible, the program will have guest teachers for classes in ballet as well as in contemporary.
*Students are ideally aged 12 years and over.
* Annual assessment and report provided
*End of year performance opportunity
*Letters of recommendation can be provided for schools if required.
11-16yr Coaching Programs 2024
There are multiple coaching programs on offer for aspiring, advanced classical ballet students wishing to increase their classical ballet knowledge, skills and ability.
Mondays (weekly with the option to attend fortnightly)
Body Conditioning, Technical Class, Pointe Class or Variation Coaching
Friday Coaching Program (weekly - please see above)
Body Conditioning, Technical Class, Pointe Class, Variation Coaching
Body Conditioning, Technical Class, Pointe
10-12yrs Coaching Program
This Program is designed for aspiring, young students who wish to increase their classical ballet skills, knowledge and strength.
Technical Class and Body Conditioning
Royal Ballet School
The Australian Ballet School
Dutch National Ballet Academy
English National Ballet School
European School of Ballet
School of American Ballet
Mannheim Academy of Dance (Germany)
New Zealand School of Dance,
John Cranko School of Ballet (Stuttgart)
Zurich Dance Academy (Switzerland)
QLD Pre-Professional Course and the Ballet Academy.
Former students have gone on to perform with companies:
The Australian Ballet
Western Australian Ballet
Bayersishces Staats Theatre (Germany)
Northern Ballet (UK)
English National Ballet
Royal New Zealand Ballet
Past students coached and choreographed for have been placed in the following competitions of note:
Prix de Lausanne 2016,2017,2018 & 2020
The Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards
Alana Haines NZ
Sydney Eisteddfod Elizabeth Albert Scholarship
Sydney Scholarships Awards,
AICD International Scholarships,
Ballet Teachers’ Workshop Finals
Asian Grand Prix
Australian Classical Grand Prix
Australian Classical Challenge
Paris Opera Ballet School Summer Intensive
Royal Ballet School Summer Intensive