'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.
* Support from the student's Dance School is highly recommended before applying
*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 way of teaching that produces the beautiful use of the upper body with liquid like extensions, 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 work assists students to gain anatomical knowledge and increased strength to engage the correct muscles to acquire a clean and sound technique.
Variations coaching provide students with the vital coordination skills and artistic development that are aligned with professional training.
Along with a dedicated a pointe class that allows for a methodical and comprehensive approach, students are provided with vital knowledge and skills that allows them greater opportunities in the future.
Full Day - Friday Coaching Program
The Friday Coaching Program runs weekly and is a great taster for advanced students with the potential of a career in dance, heading towards full time training, enabling them to develop the technical skills, knowledge and stamina to transition to full time training.
9-9.45am Classical Conditioning/Warm up
10-11.30am Technical (Vaganova Based) Class
11.30-12.30pm Pointe/Male Coaching
1-2pm Variations or Repertoire
2-2.30pm Stretch or Information sessions
When possible, the program will have guest teachers for classes in ballet as well as in contemporary.
*Students should be aged 12 years and over.
*Private Coaching is available for competition and audition preparation (at an additional fee).
*Letters of recommendation can be provided for schools if required.
10-12 Yrs - Coaching Program 2023
This Coaching Program is designed for advanced, aspiring students aged 10-12 years. The sessions run every fortnight from 9.30-12.15pm on Mondays throughout the term, purposefully planned on Public Holidays and the first day of terms which are frequently Curriculum Days.
Coaching includes: Body conditioning/Pilates, Classical technique class, Beginner Pointe and Variations/Repertoire.
Saturday Coaching 2023
10-12yrs 12-2pm weekly/during the term
Body Conditioning & Classical Technique
12-15yrs 3.30-5.30pm weekly/during the term
Classical Technique & Pointe
Online Coaching Program
Online Coaching on a Sunday, twice a term from 10.30-12.30pm:
Body Conditioning, Technical Class, Pointe/Variations
Students can participate from home (if they have a safe space) or a dance studio.
Former Student Acheivements
Royal Ballet School,
the Australian Ballet School,
Dutch National Ballet Academy,
English National Ballet School,
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 Dance Academy.
And past students have gone on to perform with companies like the Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Western Australian Ballet, Manila Ballet, Bayersishces Staats Theatre (Germany) and Northern Ballet (UK).
Past students coached and choreographed for have been placed in the following competitions of note:
Alana Haines NZ,
Sydney Eisteddfod Elizabeth Albert Scholarship,
Sydney Scholarships Awards,
AICD International Scholarships,
Ballet Teachers’ Workshop Finals
the Asian Grand Prix.
Prix de Lausanne candidates 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2020
Paris Opera Ballet School Summer Intensive
Royal Ballet School (Upper) final round audition.