We are guided by the belief that dance students in WA deserve the best on offer. Whether they are committed to a professional career or simply love to have fun dancing, we want their dedication rewarded with the knowledge that their training here is on par with the rest of Australia and the world.
The Perth School of Ballet is the combined vision of Founding Directors Janine Ban & Simone Jackson-Pike. From the very beginning, their aim was to provide dance education in Western Australia that is world-class and that is also for everyone.
Joined in 2000 by Kathryn Harris (Artistic Director, Contemporary) and in 2004 by Nicole Murray (Managing Director), PSB is now one of the leading dance schools in Australia.
While PSB has enjoyed international success, with students accepted in companies and international schools in Canada, England, France and more (see Alumni), we have not forgotten our original vision: for everyone.
We are delighted to have served the WA community since 1966 – first as The Bonny Parker School of Classical Ballet, then as PSB. Our dream is to continue to inspire and train young dancers for decades to come.
MEET OUR team
We are proud of the dedicated team of people who share our vision and our passion.
(professional training PROGRAM)
CONTEMPORARY / BALLET
Our teachers are a combination of accredited dance teachers with decades of experience, world-renowned dance artists, and up-and-coming artists and teachers. Together, they bring out the best in each student in an environment that is respectful and nurturing.
BALLET / CHARACTER
BALLET / PBT / CHARACTER
CONTEMPORARY / MODERN
"Dancers are made, not born."
- MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV
We are proud of the success many of our students have had over the years. Here we showcase some of their achievements
Bayerisches Staatsballet, Germany
Oper Frankfurt, Germany
Opera Slaska, Poland
Victoria Ballet, Canada
Victoria State Ballet, Australia
West Australian Ballet
Zurich Ballet, Switzerland
Alberta Ballet School, Canada
English National Ballet School, UK
Joffrey Ballet School, New York USA
Paris Opera Ballet School, France
Sydney Dance Company PPY, Australia
The Royal Ballet School, UK
The Australian Ballet School
Queensland Ballet Academy, Australia
Victorian College of the Arts, Australia
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Semi-Finalists & Finalists, Alana Haines Australasian Awards, New Zealand
Finalists & Prizewinners, CICB International Ballet Competition, Worlwide
Finalists & Prizewinners,
Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland
Finalists & Prizewinners,
Youth America Grand Prix, USA
Finalists & Scholarship Winners,
RAD WA Festival, Australia
Finalists & Gold/Silver Medal Winners, Lucie Saronova Memorial Award, Australia
Cecchetti Ballet Australia Associates, Associate Diplomas & Licentiates
ISTD Modern Theatre Associates
& Associate Diplomas