Ballet

A graceful and structured dance technique that can benefit anyone of any age. It provides strength and flexibility and is also a great technique to supplement other dance styles.

Explanation of Ballet Levels

Introduction to Ballet 10 week course – This course is designed specifically for adult beginners. We have been running this course since 2007 and it is proven to be the best place for adult learners of any age to start their dance journey.

This course provides a comprehensive foundation of ballet technique with a focus on co ordination, balance and how to to develop core strength and flexibility. Often people choose to do a course twice before moving to level 1.

We generally have 3 Intro to Ballet courses running at the same time so If you want to fast track you can do more than one class a week, just purchase another card when the course card runs out.

Ballet Level 1 – a beginner level class for those who have had a little ballet experience. It is a follow on from Introduction to Ballet. It’s a good place to start back if you did ballet as a child, or have done beginners ballet elsewhere. Its also good if you just want to go back to basics.

Ballet Level 2  – suitable for those that have done ballet for approximately one to two years. It is also a good place to start back if you did ballet as a child. It can be good class to come to if you did quite a lot of ballet when you were young and you want to come back slowly.

Ballet Level 3 – a medium level class is for those that have done ballet for two, three years or more.

Ballet Level 4 – an advanced class for those with four years of ballet or more.

Beginner Pointe – a 30 minute class is for those who want to try pointe for the first time. If you aren’t sure if you are ready for pointe work just ask your teacher for advice.

Pointe Level 1This class if for those who have started pointe or have done a little pointe in the past.

Pointe Level 2For those with 2 years or more experience with pointe work.

Repertoire – All levels. In this class you will learn sequences adapted from either existing traditional ballets or new choreography. The sequences are taught for approximately 6 weeks before moving on to a new one.

What to wear

Dance or gym wear with soft ballet shoes (flats). Ballet flats come in leather or canvas, with or without split sole. All are fine, whatever feels most comfortable.

Our Ballet Teachers

Current Classes

See our timetable for ballet classes and courses

Anastasia Woolmer

Anastasia graduated from the Australian Ballet School at 18 and began her career at Queensland ballet under Harold Collins, where she spent two years performing around Australia and the USA.

Clare Morehen

At age 15, Clare was accepted into the Royal Ballet School and moved to London to train extensively in classical ballet and complete her Diploma in Dance.

Dale Pengelly

His career started brilliantly with being accepted into the prestigious Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. Dale has been a leading light in the Australian and international theatre scene spanning over three decades.

Edward Dobinson

In 2007 Edward was accepted into the Queensland Dance School of Excellence, was awarded the Cecchetti Queensland Senior Scholarship and competed in the Cecchetti Queensland Medal Test state final.

Graham Fletcher

Graham was accepted into the Queensland Ballet in 1990 and quickly moved through the ranks dancing Principal roles in “Carmen”, “Carmina Burana”, “Scherazade” and had principal roles created on him including “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Tempest”, “Bolero”, “Medea” and “Burning”.

Kathleen Doody

Kathleen commenced her dance training at the Karen Jacobi Dance and Performing Arts Academy in Brisbane. An inaugural member of the Queensland Ballet Junior Extension Program, she was later awarded the Partricia McDonald Memorial Scholarship.

Kim Garreau

Kim commenced her early training at the Qld. Ballet School with teachers Mary Heath and Valerie Lisner before being accepted into the Australian Ballet School at age 15.

Kitty Smith

At age 16 Kitty trained at the National Ballet School in Melbourne for 6 months then at Valerie Tweedie’s in Sydney before being accepted to train at the Australian Ballet School.

Larissa Fletcher

Larissa began her serious dance training with Mary Heath at the Queensland Ballet School and then two years at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence.

Lisa Edwards

Lisa began training at age 5 at The Dance Academy in her hometown of Dubbo, NSW. She graduated from The Australian Ballet school in 1999 and pursued work in Europe.

Michelle White

Michelle is the co-director of 2ballerinas, and a celebrated dancer, performer and teacher. Beginning her career with The Queensland Ballet, Michelle was able to refine herself as an artist at the London City Ballet Company, before returning to a celebrated career at The Queensland Ballet.

Natalie Hammond

In 1994 Natalie graduated from the Australian Ballet School with Honours and whilst studying at the school, Natalie was a silver medalist at the Asia Pacific Ballet Competition in Japan and a bronze medalist at the Adeline Genee Awards in London.

Renee Watt

After graduating from The Brisbane Dance Centre (now ADPI) with a Diploma of Arts (Dance) and Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate, Renee began her professional career dancing and performing at Movie World and in the circus-theatre show, ‘Inneuvre’ at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast.

Riannon McLean

Riannon started her professional dance career with Merenia Gray Dance Company after graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2000.

Rosetta Cook

Rosetta, co-director of 2ballerinas and teacher, has had wide-ranging career as a director / choreographer and performer in dance, theatre, film and opera. An Australian Ballet School graduate, Rosetta was Principal Ballerina with The Queensland Ballet from 1982 – 1992.

Susan Hislop

Susan performed with The QLD Ballet as Beauty in Beauty and the Beast, and in Sleeping Beauty. She was commissioned to choreograph “Giselle” in which Susan performed as a member of the Corps de Ballet, and also worked with Graeme Watson in “Backyard and Beyond” as Lindy Chamberlain.

Tracey-Lee White

After graduating from the Australian Ballet School in 1990, Tracey-Lee joined the Queensland Ballet Company in 1992 dancing many soloist roles including Merthyr, Queen of the Willis, Fanny Ceritto in Pas de Quartre & Big Swans in Swan Lake.

Vanessa Mafe

After graduating from Stuttgart Ballet School in Germany, Vanessa joined The Queensland Ballet under the direction of Harold Collins becoming a featured artist in 1985.

Zoe Doonar

An alumni of the Queensland Ballet’s Pre-Professional Program, Zoe has performed as a Young Artist and Company dancer with the Queensland Ballet since 2016.