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.

 
 
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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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  • PSB Founder
  • Dance Instructor for over 25 yrs
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Janine Ban

ARTISTIC

DIRECTOR

BALLET

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DIRECTOR

ARTISTIC

BALLET

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  • Dance Instructor for over 20 yrs
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kathryn harris

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CONTEMPORARY

& MODERN

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NICOLE MURRAY

MANAGING DIRECTOR

DIRECTORS

ADMIN STAFF

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CHRISTINE DANIELS

BUSINESS MANAGER

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LAURA MORTIMER

ADMIN ASSISTANT

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HOLLY DANIELS

ADMIN ASSISTANT

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KATRINA FISHER

COSTUME

CO-ORDINATOR

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NELWYN MACNULTY

RECEPTION

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JANINE LINDSAY

RECEPTION

ACADEMIC TEACHERS
(professional training PROGRAM)

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DI LANGFORD

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TANIA  THOMAS

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  • Tas Dance
  • Churchill Fellowship
  • Strutt Dance, Co3
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CONTEMPORARY / BALLET

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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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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.

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BENJAMIN FRANZEN

BALLET / CHARACTER

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BALLET

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  • CSTD Diploma, Modern Jazz

EMILY HOWARD

JAZZ

JUANITA
HALLEY-WRIGHT

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MEG LEVERINGTON

BALLET

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LAURA PEDRO

BALLET / PBT / CHARACTER

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  • Advanced Diploma of Dance

EKA Perunicic

BALLET

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  • B.A. (Dance); A.I.S.T.D

GEORGIA PISCONERI

CONTEMPORARY / MODERN

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BRIANNA SCOTFORD

BALLET

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TANIA THOMAS

BALLET

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  • Founding Director – State Theatre Dance Company, Sth Africa
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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 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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