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International Ballet Teacher on Australasian Workshop Tour

  • December 9, 2016

For most young dancers, training at an international dance school seems like a dream that could never come true. But International Ballet Workshops (IBW) is helping to make such dreams a reality. Twice each year, IBW brings elite international ballet teachers to Australia and New Zealand for a series of workshop tours, and each time the guest teacher brings exclusive opportunities for some lucky students.

The Summer 2017 Giselle series tours in January to Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Sydney, Hobart and Auckland, with this year’s guest teacher, Anthony Taylor (England, Germany). A former principal dancer and the Director of Ballet Koblenz for 29 years, Mr. Taylor is now resident classical teacher at Tanzcompagnie Geissen. Having danced Giselle more than any other ballet in his career, he will bring unique insight and expertise to ballet students down under.

“I’m looking forward so much to come to Australia, because over the years I have been particularly impressed with the energy and strength of the work from dancers from down under,” says Taylor. “They are always a pleasure to teach and their application to work is so impressive!”

Having retired from Ballet Koblenz in 2011, Taylor was immediately made resident classical teacher for the Tanzcompagnie Geissen, and receives invitations to teach all over the world – most recently working in Italy, USA and China.

The Workshops are a once-in-a-lifetime experience for ballet dancers wishing to pursue their dreams, as Mr. Taylor will also bring unique international opportunities for senior students. As a result of last year’s Workshops, one young Queensland dancer is now dancing full time at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Canada.

“Living and training in Canada is a dream come true. I never thought I would be capable of leaving Australia, but I feel so accepted and loved here, that the transition has been easy,” says Hartl. “I feel truly blessed that I have the opportunity to attend the RWB School, and I intend to work hard, learn from my remarkable teachers and believe in myself. Perhaps one day, I will have the honour of joining the RWB Company – but for now, I love my life!”

The International Ballet Workshops are always immensely popular and places are filling up quickly. Dancers wishing to register are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Plus, everyone registered by midnight on December 10th will go in the draw to win an amazing dancer’s goodie bag worth $837.00 – including a $200 Capezio voucher!

“If you are attending International Ballet Workshops this year, not only will you experience highly sought-after teachers from around the world, you may have doors opened for you that you never expected. In my case, it was a perfect match,” says Hartl.

“The most valuable thing I took away from my experience at IBW was to trust in others and be your true self – even if that is anxious, nervous or lacking in confidence – because when you trust in others to see the real you, wonderful things happen!”

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The International Ballet Workshops Summer 2017 Giselle series: Every ballet dancer’s dream!

There are still a few spots left in our Gold Coast, Sydney, Hobart and Auckland workshops this January – don’t miss out on a wonderful experience learning from an international ballet master!
For more info or to register: Click Here
Gold Coast: 16-18 January
Sydney: 21-22 January
Hobart: 24-25 January
Auckland: 27-28 January

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