Posted February 22nd, 2018 in Full Time Academy News, General, Part Time Academy News, Tanya Pearson Seminars by Classical Coaching

Bookings are now open for the Tanya Pearson Academy April Senior Holiday Workshop

Mon 23, Tue 24, Thu 26 and Fri 27 April 2018

With Lucinda Dunn, Adam Blanch, Catherine Edwards, Jacqueline Clarke Mitchell, Lorena Otes, Gilli OConnell and Deb Wright.

A comprehensive 4 day workshop for both Intermediate and Advanced Levels students offering classes in Classical Ballet, RAD Syllabus, Pointe, Repertoire, Variations, Anatomy, Contemporary.

Register your interest now and email [email protected] for an enrolment form. Limited places available.


Recent Academy Highlights and Achievements

Posted February 15th, 2018 in General by Classical Coaching

We recognise and celebrate some recent achievements by our Academy students over the past 12 months.

  • Pre Professional student offered full contract with The Australian Ballet – Cameron Holmes
  • Former student offered full contract with The Australian Ballet – Katherine Sonnekus
  • Prix de Lausanne 2018 Semi Finalist – Audrey Freeman
  • Winner of the 2017 YAGP Paris – Audrey Freeman
  • 19 Academy Full Time students Graduating to worlds leading Selective Academies
  • 2 students received Solo Seal 2017 – Janae Kerr and Tyla Steinbach
  • Winner of the 2017 Cecchetti International Ballet Competition in Florence – Cameron Holmes
  • 4 Semi Finalists , 3 Finalists and Runner Up Winner (Cameron Holmes) in 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Ballet Scholarship
  • Winner of the 2017 Robert & Elizabeth Albert Scholarship 2017 – Grace Carroll
  • Winner of the 2017 Tessa Maunder Encouragement Award, Sydney Eisteddfod – Lucinda Worthing Shore
  • Winner of the 2017 AICD Houston Ballet Summer School Scholarship – Pearl Arrowsmith
  • Grand Finalist at the 2017 YAGP NY Finals – Audrey Freeman
  • 5 Quarter Finalists and 3 Finalists 2017 & Overall Runner Up Winner of Supreme Section at the Alana Haines Competition 2017 – Cameron Holmes
  • 11 Finalists of the 2017 Joan & Monica Halliday and RAD Isobel Anderson Awards.


Academy student Cameron Holmes, offered contract with the Australian Ballet

Posted February 15th, 2018 in Full Time Academy News, General, Performances, Sydney City Youth Ballet by Classical Coaching

Pre Professional student Cameron Holmes (recently turned 19)  has been offered a corps de ballet contract with The Australian Ballet, commencing immediately.

Cameron has been training full time at The Tanya Pearson Academy since the start of 2016 under Artistic Director Lucinda Dunn and full time teaching faculty. It has been his number 1 goal since joining the Academy to remain dancing professionally in Australia, passing up opportunities to study  overseas and trusting in the training he was receiving at the Academy to pursue this goal.

In 2017 Cameron embraced the opportunity to perform as an extra with the Australian Ballet in their 2017 Sydney season of The Story of Clara. Company and was then offered the opportunity to perform as The Prince in their recent touring season of “StoryTime – A Sleeping Beauty”.

Some of Cameron’s recent highlights whilst being at the Tanya Pearson Academy include winning the 2017  Cecchetti International Ballet Competition in Florence, being Runner Up Winner of the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Ballet Scholarship, being overall winner of the 2017 Alana Haines Competition in NZ. In September 2017 Cameron also performed Le Corsaire Pas de Deux at the Sydney City Youth Ballet’s season of TOGETHER LIVE.

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