Castlereagh School of Performing Arts






About Us
The school was opened in 1975 as "Castlereagh School of Ballet And Theatrical Dance" offering classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz Ballet & Character Dancing.

Since 1977 the students have entered examinations with the Cecchetti Ballet Australia with excellent results.
The school grew rapidly & classes in Irish dancing & Tap were added. & After singing & Drama were added to the curriculum the name was then changed to "Castlereagh School of Performing Arts"

 The school has been responsible for many students going on into the professional world. Some of these students are;
Simone MacKinnon - McCleods Daughters
Anastasia Flewen - Sydney Dance Company
Peta Strachan - Bangarra Dance Company
Ianthe Goodwin - Brick Hill - Q.U.T - dancer England & Germany
Anthony Ashdown - National Theatre Ballet School - dancer Cruise Ships
Emma Jarman - Big Brother Scholarship - King and I
Zuleika Khan - Musical Theatre
& Cabaret - Winner of a Green Room Award

The School And Its Aims
The school's aim is to provide a caring atmosphere in which to train all students to have good technique  enabling them to reach the height  of their potential. The staff provide a safe & encouraging environment for all students whether they wish to perform for pleasure or a career. Children are encouraged to be children & our aim is to provide choreography & costuming appropriate to their age.

Students are welcome to enter competitions if they wish but is not our main focus. Students are encouraged to participate in Winter & Summer Schools, Medal Test Competitions & Choreography Competitions offered by Cecchetti Ballet Australia & to enter the Cecchetti examinations.

Teachers
Principal Jennifer Attrill: L.Dip.C.B.A;C,I.C.B
Teaching experience 37 Years

Winsome Barker: A.C.B.A;C.I.C.B
Teaching experience 20 Years
Winner of Cecchetti Choreography Competition 3 Years Running

Emma Boddington: B.A.(COM),'B.A.(Teaching)

Nicole Hannah: Intermediate Classical Ballet - Cecchetti Method.
Powers Pilates Institute Mat work 1+2 Adv.
Adv Dip Perf Arts Dynamite Studios.
Australian Institute of Fitness instructor Cert 3
Master / Personal Trainer Cert 4
Zumba Instructor - Adults & Children
Vocal Training Australian Opera - Penny Paulakis
 4 yrs Belcanto Method
Currently Singing with "The 10 Sopranos".

Carolyn Stanislas: Artistic Gymnastics level 10 - Coaching Course
Acrobatics level 7 - Tumbling Levels
Teaching - 20 Years
Trained in Classical Vocal Technique - 6 Years
Performing Professionally for 13 Years
Teaching Modern Speach Level Singing for 10 Years


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