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Xanthe Geeves

Principal & Artistic Director

RAD DDTS Diploma (Distinction), Bachelor of Dance, ARAD Solo Seal, Pilates Teaching Diploma

Xanthe Geeves was born in Sydney, Australia. She started studying classical ballet (RAD) at the age of four with Tanya Pearson and later with Jennifer Ham at Ballet Academy Northside, achieving the highest award of Solo Seal in 1998. She also studied Russian Character Dance, Modern Dance and Jazz Ballet….MORE

Gregor Thieler

Principal & Artistic Director

Bachelor of Dance, Former Soloist & Principal Dancer

Gregor Thieler was born in Berlin, Germany. He started dancing at the age of 8, receiving his State Diploma at the highest level of dance in Classical Ballet, Classical Variation, Pas de Deux, Modern Dance, Jazz Ballet, Improvisation and Spanish Dance from the Palucca School in Dresden, Germany in 2000….MORE

Jennifer Ham

Patron & Ballet Teacher

ARAD Teacher, life RAD member with over 30 years experience

Jennifer Ham studied full-time Classical Ballet at the Scully Borovansky School in Australia, and was awarded her Solo Seal in 1966 by the Royal Academy of Dancing. She was then awarded a full scholarship by The Royal Academy of Dancing to attend the Royal Ballet School in London. In 1968 Jennifer danced as ….MORE

Bronte Kelly

Ballet & Lyrical

Former Principal Dancer of The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Advanced Diploma in Dance

From QLD Australia, Bronte Kelly started dancing at the age of four and went on to train at the Australian Ballet school. After performing the soloist role of girlfriends in the Australian Dancers Company Don Quixote, she went on to accept a Contract with the Royal New Zealand Ballet….MORE

Emily Foley

ARAD Ballet & Pre School Dance

ARAD Teacher (Distinction)

Emily Foley began dancing at the age of 3 years old, her passion for classical ballet became apparent when she auditioned and was successfully accepted into the classical ballet stream at the McDonald College on scholarship…MORE

Leslie Abraham

Open Ballet & HSC Dance - Guest Teacher

Leslie Abraham’s teaching career commenced at The Hammond School in Chester, UK teaching Jazz dance on the vocational course, before achieving a classical ballet teaching qualification with The Royal Academy of Dance. …MORE

Emma Dulvey

Jazz

Emma Dulvey began dancing at the age of four at Ballet Academy Northside where she studied Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Tap. At the age of 15 she started an intensive full time course at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy….MORE

Chloe Bayliss

Ballet - Contemporary - Lyrical & Jazz

On completion of her Diploma of Dance and Performance at the National College of Dance, Newcastle, Chloe began work on the ABC hit series “Dance Academy”, performing the featured role of “Young Natasha”..…MORE

Jess Innes

Guest Artist - Jazz

Jess Innes has over 10 years experience in the industry as a professional dancer, choreographer and instructor. Her expansive list of reputable clients include BONDS, The Kyle and Jackie O Show, ABC, NRL Australia, Iggy Azalea, International Artists G.E.M….MORE

Veronica George

Guest Artist - Musical Theatre & Jazz

Veronica George is a professional Musical Theatre performer. Her versatility is shown through her many credits in Theatre and corporate work including performing alongside Lisa McCune at the Capitol Theatre. …MORE

Dale Pope

Guest Artist - Lyrical

Dale Pope is a Senior Teacher at Sydney Dance Company, has taught for RAD Summer Schools nationally and internationally and when in Sydney guest teaches at several full time performing arts courses. …MORE

Manuela Oliveira

Guest Artist - JFH & Hip Hop

Manuela Oliveira is recognized for her works displayed on TV Shows, TV Commercials, Music Videos and on Stage. Choreography Credit Include: Performance Advisor and Choreographer on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Seasons 1, 2&3 working with …MORE

Andrea Briody

Guest Artist - Ballet

Andrea Briody was born in Ballarat, Victoria and began her dance training in the Cecchetti method at the Carole Oliver School of Ballet before completing her formal training at the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. …MORE

Jason Winters

Guest Artist - Lyrical

From a very early age Jason Winters has always been inspired by the “soundtrack” of life, pushing and pulling his mind and body in many directions. Studying classical piano, percussion, and Acting was the opening of many doors …MORE

Maree Kriketos

Office Manager

Our Office is open on Saturdays from 9.00am-12.00pm.
Maree is more then happy to answer any of your questions.

Sonja Schulze

Physiotherapist

Sonja Schulze is a dance specialist Physiotherapist and owner of Perform Physiotherapy. The dancer’s dream of effortless performance is a journey of understanding of your body and what makes it move. Sonja feels her role is helping you identify and overcome any roadblocks in your path….MORE