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Ballerinas open school to share their passion

By Laura Buttigieg

Rosetta Cook and Michelle Giammichele have danced their way across the world, from stages in Austria to theatres in the United States.

Now the former ballerinas have landed in Paddington to open a ballet school for adults as a health, fitness and relaxation alternative.

Both are former dancers with the Queensland Ballet.

The duo decided to open 2ballerinas.com when they could not find any classes to attend.

Miss Cook, who has worked as a dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, said dancing helped keep people young and happy.

"There are lots of gyms and aerobics classes but we thought there's a need (for ballet) there." Miss Cook said.

She said classes helped increase strength and fitness, improve posture and were relaxing.

Mrs Giammichele, who danced with the Vienna Ballet Theatre and toured worldwide, said classes were open to all levels.

"We want to capture those people who may have been involved in ballet or dance when they were younger and want to re-light that burning desire to dance again." Mrs Giammichele said.

"It doesn't matter how much or little dancing experience people have."

The school will run ballet and contemporary dance classes for all levels.

The first term runs from April 18 to June 20.

Classes are each Wednesday, from 10am to 11.50am and from 6pm to 7.15pm.

Phone 0428 672 920 or 0411887043 or visit www.2ballerinas.com

Image Caption: Lessons from experts ... Rosetta Cook and Michelle Giammichele.

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