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PRINCIPAL

Francesca Montanaro ARAD RAD RTS

Francesca completed her  training at the  Rambert and Central schools  of ballet in London, graduating with majors  in Contemporary and Classical ballet. She then held positions  as  a professional classical dancer in Germany for 14  years. Dancing as a soloist in major classical ballets such as "Graduation Ball', Don Quixote" and Romeo and Juliet. She also choreographed for musical theatre productions such as 'My Fair Lady'. Her last dancing appointment for five years until 1999 was  at the Stralsund  Theatre. She was also appointed  as head of dance for the Conservatorium of Music in Stralsund in 1997. After holidaying in Australia she'd found paradise and just had to move here! In 1999 the opportunity arose and she moved to Australia.

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Merryn Gould

Merryn trained in Sydney and then in Alberta, Canada before being accepted on scholarship to study with Les Grande Ballet Canadiens in Montreal, Canada. She danced with the company for a year before becoming a Senior Soloist with the Ballet Theatre of Boston, USA. On her return to Australia she danced with Opera Australia and taught and danced freelance in the Sydney area. Merryn is a qualified children's Dance Wear Specialist with Bloch's Dancewear and takes particular interest in the Special Needs Class following her studies in Children Services

 

 

Emma Nolan  (student teacher)


Kirsty-Lee   Mears
Emily  McCarthy