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about us

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 grew to be one of the leading dance schools in Australia. When Nicole Murray stepped down as Director in early 2022 Janine Lindsay stepped up into a Director role.

While The Perth School of Ballet has enjoyed international success, with students accepted in companies and international schools in Canada, England, France, Monaco 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 The Perth School of Ballet.  Our dream is to continue to inspire and train young dancers for decades to come.

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HISTORY
STAFF
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MEET OUR team

We are proud of the dedicated team of people who share our vision and our passion. 

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  • L.C.I.C.B. Cert IV

Janine Ban

ARTISTIC

DIRECTOR

BALLET

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  • PSB Founder
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DIRECTOR

ARTISTIC

BALLET

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  • Dance Instructor for over 20 yrs
  • A.I.S.T.D.Dip;       B.A.(Ed St)

kathryn harris

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CONTEMPORARY

& MODERN

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JANINE LINDSAY

DIRECTOR

DIRECTORS

TEACHERS

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  • National Ballet of Venezuela
  • Ontario Ballet Theatre, Canada
  • West Australian Ballet
  • A.C.S.C.; MSc (Sprts Sc)

PENNY BISHOP

BALLET

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  • Prix de Lausanne - Prize Winner
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  • West Australian Ballet

JACINTA ELHERS

BALLET

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  • Ad Dip (Classical Dance),
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BENJAMIN FRANZEN

BALLET / CHARACTER

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ELYSE KRIEGER

MODERN

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JACOB CHOWN

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.

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  • Diploma of Dance
  • Advanced Diploma of Dance
  • B.A. (Dance)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Bioscience)

SASKIA HARMAN

BALLET

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  • B.A. (Dance)
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KAREN IMGRUND

BALLET / YOGA / CONTEMPORARY

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  • Lecturer VCA, Chunky Move, LGI

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JO WHITE

CONTEMPORARY / PILATES / YOGA

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  • B.A. (Dance)
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GEORGIA PISCONERI

BALLET / CONTEMPORARY / MODERN

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BRIANNA SCOTFORD

BALLET

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  • L.C.I.C.B. Cert IV

ANGELA CHRISTIAN

BALLET

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  • A.C.B.A. – C.I.C.B
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TANIA THOMAS

BALLET

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ANTONIA VAKOS

BALLET / MODERN

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  • O.M.S.S; A.R.A.D;

DAWN WELLER

BALLET

ACADEMIC TEACHERS
(professional training PROGRAM)

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CHRISTINE DANIELS

BUSINESS MANAGER

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LAURA MORTIMER

ADMIN MANAGER

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SUE NICOLOFF

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  • A.C.B.A. - C.I.C.B.
  • B.A; Grad Dip Ed

TANIA  THOMAS

ADMIN STAFF

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MONIQUE HURT

RECEPTION

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NELWYN MACNULTY

RECEPTION

"Dancers are made, not born."

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ALUMNI

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

CO3, Australia

English National Ballet, UK

Northern Ballet, UK

 

 

 

Scimm Dance Company, Australia

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

Academic Princesse Grace, Monaco

 

 

 

Rambert School, UK

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

PSB PROFESSIONAL 

TRAINING PROGRAM

For more information on the PSB Professional Training Program look here or ring Christine Daniels

on 9203 6175

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