Full Time Academy

Full Time Academy Overview 2018

The Tanya Pearson Academy, under the Artistic Direction of Lucinda Dunn OAM, is founded on the traditions and purity of classical ballet technique and artistry. Our highly experienced faculty provide a caring and nurturing environment and are committed to the ongoing development of dancers towards a professional career.

The Academy, founded over 40 years ago by Tanya Pearson OAM is one of Australia’s longest running full time ballet Academy with a strong national and international reputation for its quality of training and student success.

The success of the Full Time Classical Ballet Programme is founded by the traditions of its founder Tanya Pearson OAM and carried on by on the hands-on direction and guidance of its Artistic Director Lucinda Dunn OAM, plus its large faculty of highly experienced and internationally renowned teachers.

The Academy has an extensive history and track record of placing students into the world’s leading selective schools throughout the world as well as directly into Company employment.

Graduates in the past 12 months have successfully gained places into: 

The Australian Ballet Company
West Australian Ballet Company
Melbourne City Ballet Company

Ballett Akademie Munich
English National Ballet School

Hamburg Ballet Academy
Houston Ballet Academy
John Cranko School Stuttgart

Palucca Schule Dresden
Royal Conservatoire of The Hague

San Francisco Ballet School
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Alvin Ailey School NY

The Full Time Classical Ballet and Dancers programs are modelled on international standards of teaching and curriculum to ensure students are trained to highest standard of training, maximising opportunities for a professional career in dance.

Acheivements in this last 12 months include:

2 YAGP NY Finalists 2017

2016 Genee GOLD Medallist

5 Finalists selected for the YAGP New York Finals

Finalist and Runner Up in the 2017 AHA Awards NZ

Winner of the 2017 AICD Houston Ballet Scholarship

4 Semi Finalists and 3 Finalists in the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Classical Ballet Scholarship

Winner of the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Robert & Elizabeth Albert Ballet Scholarship

Recent graduates of the classical ballet programme have all been offered places and scholarships to the world’s leading international selective ballet academies.