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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 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. 

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Janine Ban

ARTISTIC

DIRECTOR

BALLET

Simone jackson-pike

DIRECTOR

ARTISTIC

BALLET

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kathryn harris

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CONTEMPORARY

& MODERN

NICOLE MURRAY

MANAGING DIRECTOR

DIRECTORS

ADMIN STAFF

CHRISTINE DANIELS

BUSINESS MANAGER

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KATRINA FISHER

COSTUME COORDINATOR

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MELLINDA GOVAN

ADMIN ASSISTANT

LAURA MORTIMER

ADMIN ASSISTANT

NELWYN MACNULTY

RECEPTION

MAUREEN SLATER

RECEPTION

ACADEMIC TEACHERS
(ELITE PROGRAM)

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DI LANGFORD

TANIA  THOMAS

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floeur alder

CONTEMPORARY / BALLET

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PENNY BISHOP

BALLET

DARYL BRANDWOOD

CONTEMPORARY / BALLET

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JACINTA EHLERS

BALLET

TEACHERS

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.

BENJAMIN FRANZEN

BALLET / CHARACTER

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MAY GREENBERG

CONTEMPORARY / BALLET

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BALLET

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STORM HELMORE

CONTEMPORARY

JUANITA
HALLEY-WRIGHT

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EMILY HOWARD

JAZZ

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GENEVIEVE MACNULTY

BALLET / MODERN

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EKA Perunicic

BALLET

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LAURA PEDRO

BALLET / PBT / CHARACTER

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GEORGIA PISCONERI

CONTEMPORARY / MODERN

JAYNE SMEULDERS

BALLET

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TANIA THOMAS

BALLET

DAWN WELLER

BALLET

"Dancers are made, not born."

- MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV

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

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

PSB Elite

For more information on the PSB Elite Program look here or ring Christine Daniels on 9203 6175

 

LINKS

The Perth School of Ballet acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of this land. We wish to acknowledge the strength of their continuing culture and offer our respects to Elders past and present.

CONTACT

The Perth School of Ballet

info@perthschoolofballet.com.au

(08) 9203 6175

term dates

Term 3: 20 July to 26 September

Term 4: 12 October to 12 December