Full Time Academy Overview:

The Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy was established as a selective program, providing specialised coaching for dedicated and talented students wishing to pursue a professional career in ballet. Many of the Academy’s students have gained success in world competitions such as the Prix de Lausanne, Genee International Ballet Competition and Youth America Grand Prix.

The Academy offers holiday school workshops and master classes with local and international guest teachers. Students of the Academy have the opportunity to perform annually with THE SYDNEY CITY YOUTH BALLET COMPANY as well as join the Tanya Pearson overseas audition tour.


Transition Course - This course is designed to expose young dancers, who demonstrate elite talent and potential for classical ballet, to the rigours of full time training whilst being sensitive to the students age, growing bodies as well as the importance of maintaining their regular academic studies.  The Transition course is offered after school hours (Wednesdays in 2017) and encompasses Classical Technique Classes, Pointe Classes, and Contemporary.  The Transition program is designed as a full year program, however younger students may be required to attend 2 years of the Transition program before being eligible to audition for the Full Time Course.

Full Time Dancers Course - A 2-3 year course providing intensive coaching in classical ballet (RAD, Cecchetti and Vaganova syllabi), contemporary, pas de deux, repertoire, pilates, coaching, Progressing Ballet Technique.

Pre Professional Course – The TPCCA Pre Professional Course is designed for students having already completed a minimum of 2 years of full time training. It is structured to provide the necessary coaching and guidance to prepare a student for company level auditions and entry.

Course Subjects:

Classes offered in classical ballet (RAD, Cecchetti & Vaganova Syllabi), open classes, character, pas de deux, contemporary, pointe classes, boys coaching, repertoire, dance history, anatomy, dance psychology, health and nutrition, Pilates, limber/stretch and conditioning, Progressing Ballet Technique and private coaching for competitions.

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