Some stories from our dancers. See also: our Testimonials. Please contact us with your stories.

Beatrice Tarnawski

July 21, 2018

This is the ballet bio of my grandmother Dulcie Dunlop, who taught ballet in Queensland during the 1920’s & 30’s. It’s from a very old book belonging to my mother. So maybe it’s my grandmother’s genes inspiring me to dance. Dunlop, Dulcie (Mrs. Ladds). One of those people who fought hard for ballet tuition in … Read More

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Jane Wallace

July 21, 2018

After seeing the Australian Ballet perform ‘La Fille Mal Gardee’, with David McAllister and Fiona Tonkin in the principal roles, I begged to start ballet classes at age 4. I soon started training with Tanya Pearson (Sydney) and over 10 years studied RAD ballet, character (under Russian teacher Rita Dubovsky) and contemporary. I did 2 … Read More

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Helene George

July 21, 2018

When the third generation of my family discovered the love of ballet, I found myself standing in line at Bloch Dancewear spell struck by a 2ballerinas flyer promoting adult ballet classes. After 20+ years I have worked my way from totally unfit, gasping for breath in the beginner’s class back up to the advanced class … Read More

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Carla Eakin

July 21, 2018

Why do I love coming to class without fail every Thursday evening come rain, hail or shine, (with the possible exception of unavoidable Mother duties) let me count the ways… My gratitude to the dear friend who introduced me to this class is eternal. That two such exquisitely graceful and utterly gorgeous, talented and accomplished … Read More

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Mayumi Sui

July 21, 2018

When I left Japan I had to stop doing ballet and I was so sad and depressed because the ballet lessons there were one of the things I had a strong attachment to. I had been trying so hard to find an adequate ballet class for adults since 2005. However, I could not find anything … Read More

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Diana Kirk

July 21, 2018

My mother was a dancer in her youth and my father a singer and so I guess the music thing is in my blood. As a child, I attended classes in ballet, tap, acrobatics and highland (no contemporary or jazz in these days). As I am of somewhat short, stocky build, it was never my … Read More

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Sandra Hall

July 21, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful classes. It is great to finally find some exercise that is not just beneficial but totally enjoyable. Ballet was my life for many years starting lessons in Townsville with Robyn Croft and then in Brisbane with Mary Heath. I loved ballet and completed all of my RAD exams … Read More

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Tracey Challenor

July 21, 2018

I started dancing at Caprice Dancing School at the age of eight and continued with ballet all through my teens. At 12, I auditioned for a place with the Australian Youth Ballet and was thrilled to be accepted. I stayed with the company for 5 years and it was to be one of the best … Read More

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Anne McEachen

July 21, 2018

Also, I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the classes – it has been 32 years since I have taken a ballet lesson ( I noticed someone else on your website also hasn’t danced for that long too!).. Ballet was my life from about 4 years old to when I was 15….in … Read More

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Sharyn McIntyre: Ballet is good for you

July 21, 2018

Level One Triathlon Coach, Level One Swim Coach. Ballet Dancer 1964 – 1974. Well what have you noticed about yourself since starting dancing with 2Ballerinas? Are you standing taller, holding your hands differently, marking out steps in the supermarket isle? Are you more hungry, less hungry? Changing shape slightly? Got muscles you forgot you had? … Read More

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Sharyn McIntyre

July 21, 2018

My dancing diary so far… So you were Mummy’s little Ballerina.  The pride of your Father’s eye.  You enjoyed the other little s around you and just loved your teacher.  You were special because you got to wear pretty leotards, pink tights, and georgette skirts.  Your hair was agonizingly knotted up funny. Often!  You weren’t … Read More

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Breanna McGee

July 21, 2018

Here is a brief story of how I came to ballet and back again! I started ballet with Sue Done in Mudgeereeba at the age of 4. Once we moved from the Gold Coast to Brisbane I continued lessons with Sayers Ballet in Kenmore for another 6 years. Overall I enjoyed my time with Sayers, … Read More

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Desleigh Byrne

July 21, 2018

A little over 2 years ago, believing (hoping?) that you’re never too old, I went to my first ballet class, aged in my early sixties. I had always wanted to learn ballet as a child but never had the opportunity. Would I be able to do this? I felt both excited and anxious when I … Read More

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Lou Ruddle

July 21, 2018

It used to seem to be that when one finally physically “hangs up the ballet shoes”, that’s it!   Nowhere even remotely enjoyable to go to maintain (or regain) your fitness level, flexibility or simply just to experience the exhilaration that dance brings… until now. I began classical ballet classes at the age of 6 and … Read More

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Jim Pickles

July 21, 2018

The normal demographic for starting classical ballet is to be young and female. Therefore if you are old and male, it takes a certain amount of courage to start, which I did as an absolute beginner, at the age of 52, 10 years ago. I looked in the yellow pages, rang up the nearest school … Read More

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