Faculty 

 

 

Natalie Bowie

Teacher

From New Zealand, Natalie Bowie studied Classical Ballet from a very young age.  She was a full time Vocational student at the Auckland City Dance Centre, where she studied RAD, Vaganova, Spanish, Ukrainian, Flamenco, and Contemporary dance. Mrs. Bowie has successfully helped dozens of young dancers complete and pass RAD examinations in various levels from Pre-Primary to Advanced 2.  

Gaia Iasi

Teacher

Brazilian, from Sao Paulo, Gaia started dancing when she was a little girl, and in 2001 she auditioned for Bolshoi Theatre School where she obtained a professional graduation degree in Classical Ballet, Repertoire Classical Ballet, Character Dance, Historical Dance, Drama, Tap Dance, Classical Pas de Deux, Musical Literature, Piano and History of Ballet, Theatre and Fine Arts.  She had the honour of being trained by many highly regarded instructors, including  Vladimir Vasiliev and Ekaterina Maximova.  In 2015, Gaia became a Certified Teacher by Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher Certification Program, and she has been teaching Classical Ballet since 2008.

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Guests Teachers

 

 

Tim Terton

Tim Terton worked with the Queensland Ballet Company as an apprentice before moving to Europe where he studied a Bachelor Degree of Dance at the world famous Palucca School and worked as a soloist in the Contemporary Dance Company in Dresden, Germany. Tim's Contemporary technique focuses on finding the fluidity, strength and efficiency in the body throughout all levels including floor work, standing and jumping exercises.

Jake Mclarnon

Born in Perth, Jake completed his training at WAAPA, performing in numerous contemporary and ballet works by renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, Raewyn Hill and Xiaoxing Zhang. Jake joined Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) for its European tour of Garry Stewart’s Proximity then joining the ensemble full time. Other ADT highlights include the Australian season of Garry Stewart’s Proximity, Be Yourself and Birdbrain. In 2015 Jake choreographed for the RAD Festival in Perth and its 80th Anniversary Gala in Adelaide. Jake first performed with EDC as a guest artist for the 2016 remount of When Time Stopsbefore returning to ADT to perform Objekt by Garry Stewart. Jake became a company member later that year. As a choreographer, Jake collaborated with visual artist Matt Sheridan and TWFine Art to create a work for the 2017 Tenerife Festival, and most recently created Isochronism for EDC’s Converge, which was also performed at the 2018 Australian Dance Awards. 

Hao Bin

Hao Bin has been dancing intensively since age 11 and is a specialist in classical ballet. He has danced many of the major roles of classical ballet and has also performed in a numerous contemporary dance pieces. He was former Principal Dancer at The Queensland Ballet (2011-16). Before that he was a Principal Dancer of The National Ballet of China. He is also the National First Class Performer in China. 

Hao Bin is the recipient of numerous international accolades for ballet, including a Jury Special Award at the Third Shanghai International Ballet Competition in 2004 and a nomination for ‘Best Male Dancer of the Year’ in the Prix Benois La Danse in Moscow in 2011. He was named ‘Most Outstanding Dancer’ in Dance Australia’s Critics Survey of 2011. 

He danced the leading role in many performances and has appeared at numerous international ballet galas including John Cranko’s Dance Festival Celebration in Stuttgart Germany in 2007, The 17th International Ballet Gala in Budapest in 2009, The Nijinsky Gala in Hamburg and the ‘German Dance Award 2010’ in Essen, The Dance Salad Festival  at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater in Houston in 2015 and he has performed in many world-famous theatres such as The Royal Opera House, Opéra Garnier, The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, The John F.Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Hamburg State Opera and the Arts Centre Melbourne.

HaoBin has danced many major and leading roles in story ballets such as Onegin, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Giselle, Raymonda, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Romeo and Juliet and King Arthur. He has performed leading roles in new classic ballet repertoires including Carmen, Pink Floyd, Who Cares, The Four Temperaments, Serenade, Five Poems, Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated and Kazimirs Color. He has performed the leading roles in Chinese Ballet Peony Pavilion and many others. 

Hao Bin is now teaching and performing across Australia and China and is also judging at a number of prestigious ballet competitions in Australia and Internationally. This is Hao Bin’s third guest teaching appointment at TDCPS. 

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca was born in Brisbane and trained at Brisbane Academy of Dance. She was a student at Queensland Ballet's Junior Extension Program for 5 years. Rebecca moved to Sydney in 2009 to study full-time ballet at Ecole Ballet and Dance Theatre under the direction of Ashley Killar and Jane Allyn. Rebecca received a scholarship to train in contemporary ballet at Joffrey Ballet School, New York in 2010/2011. She was chosen to be part of Joffrey Ballet School Touring Company and worked with dancers and choreographers such as Davis Robertson, Brian McSween, Matthew Prescott, Daniel Ulbricht, Meg Paul, Leslie Brown and many more. She has since travelled to New Zealand and Melbourne for various commercial dance performances and worked with Liam Burke as his Dance Captain on various projects including guest teacher for RAD scholarship 2013. She is a qualified personal trainer and massage therapist. Rebecca joined Expressions Dance company (Brisbane, Australia)  in 2014 as a full time ensemble dancer, where she is fulfilling her lifelong passion as a contemporary dancer. Add Description here

Kit Lethby

Kit was principal dancer with international companies such as Australian Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Basel Ballet and PACT Ballet. He danced principal roles and worked with Massine, Lifar, Dolin, Tetley, Carter & Darrell and appeared in Gala Performances with Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova & Fernando Bujones.

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