TPCCA Welcomes Marie Walton Mahon RAD RTS

Posted November 12th, 2015 in General, Part Time Academy News by Classical Coaching

Marie Walton Mahon RAD RTS will join the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy as Artistic Advisor of the TPCCA Part Time School in 2016.


Marie, who is so deeply respected by the Academy’s Founder and Director Tanya Pearson, will bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and leadership skills to the TPCCA team. She is a highly respected teacher with over 40 years’ experience and she has trained many professional dancers and teachers worldwide.


Marie is currently a Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Graded Examiner, Registered Teacher and Life Member, a Continuing Professional Development Tutor for the Faculty of Education and she is on the Freelance Faculty for Student Courses, Classes and Events. Marie ia qualified with a Diploma in Dance teaching and management as well as Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Marie will be working closely with the Academy’s Artistic Director Lucinda Dunn to uphold the traditions and values of Tanya Pearson OAM and to provide the best possible standard of classical ballet training to its students, from Tiny Tots through to Advanced II levels.


Marie will take on the majority of the vocational level teaching in 2016 and will also implement her 3 levels of Progressing Ballet Technique into the students curriculum.


Marie will mentor and support the teaching faculty across the 3 levels of the Part Time School:


Junior School –        Tiny Tots to Grade 2

Middle School –        Grades 3 to 5

Vocational School – Intermediate Foundation to Advanced II


The new 2016 part time schedule which be revealed shortly. To receive a copy of this schedule please email [email protected]


Posted October 28th, 2015 in Full Time Academy News, General, Part Time Academy News, Tanya Pearson Seminars by Classical Coaching

Bookings now open for the TPCCA JANUARY SENIOR SUMMER SCHOOL with Lucinda Dunn OAM, Marie Walton Mahon ARAD RAD RTS and Guest Teacher Darren Mcintyre, PLUS TPCCA Full Time Faculty Members Catherine Edwards, Katie Pianoff and Lorena Otes.



Posted September 4th, 2015 in Full Time Academy News, General, Performances, Sydney City Youth Ballet by Classical Coaching

As the first production under the helm of newly appointed Artistic Director Lucinda Dunn OAM, the Sydney City Youth Ballet presents THE NUTCRACKER at The Concourse Chatswood from Tuesday 15 December to Sunday 20 December 2015.


With matinee and evening performances, THE NUTCRACKER will feature special guest performances from members of The Australian Ballet, Chengwu Guo and Ako Kondo!


Told in two acts of 45 minutes each, THE NUTCRACKER follows the story of the beautiful Clara who is given a Nutcracker doll by her Uncle for Christmas.


When Clara falls asleep on Christmas Eve she dreams her Nutcracker fights the Evil Rat King and his army of mice, before transforming into a handsome prince and whisking her away to the land of the beautiful sweets.


On the magical journey she encounters dancing snowflakes, chefs, cheeky clowns, Russian acrobats and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, before waking up on Christmas morning wondering if it was all a dream.


THE NUTCRACKER is the Sydney City Youth Ballet’s first production under the direction of Lucinda Dunn OAM. Lucinda was appointed as the company’s Artistic Director in January 2015 and is one of Australia’s longest serving and most celebrated prima ballerinas.


A fabulous way to celebrate the festive season, THE NUTCRACKER is perfect entertainment for the whole family! 


Tickets on sale from Friday 4 September: $35.00 – $45.00

Groups (+10): $25.00

The Concourse Box Office: 1300 795 012 or

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