About Rowville Ballet Academy

Rowville Ballet Academy, established in 1996, prides itself on being a school of quality and care, encouraging a love of dance in all its students.  With three locations, we invite children from age four and with all abilities to join with us, to be inspired and have their talents nurtured.

 

Headed by Principal Peta Byrne, the Academy staff is a team of professional, caring teachers who are extensively experienced in working with children.  A former professional classical ballet dancer, Peta says dance has brought much joy to her life. She is now thrilled to have the opportunity to pass on the knowledge she has acquired during her career to her students.

 

Peta believes dance provides children with self-discipline, as well as strength of body, mind, character and spirit.  The Academy strives to develop confidence, co-ordination, concentration, expression and musical appreciation, in a nurturing and creative environment. We pride ourselves on offering a 'family' dance studio in Melbourne, with all our teachers making our students and parents feel welcome and at home. Whether your child wants to dance for fun, or wishes to pursue a career in dance, it's very important to us that your child receives the correct dance training from an early age, helping to develop the love of dance and performing.

 

Rowville Ballet Academy offers classes for children aged four and up, in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, classical and lyrical. Annual concerts are presented each year in November.

 

 

Cecchetti Ballet

 

The Cecchetti method is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Italian Master Enrico Cecchetti (1850 - 1928). The training system is especially concerned with anatomy, within the confines of classical ballet technique, seeking to develop the essential characteristics of dance through a strict training regime. Cecchetti trained dancers have achieved places in ballet and dance companies throughout the world, as well as trained Cecchetti dancers have a purity of line and simplicity of style. 

 

 

Click photos to enlarge gallery images of our 2019 classes and students - 

Beginner Ballet Mon
Beginner Ballet Mon
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Beginner Balley FRI
Beginner Balley FRI
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Grade 1 Ballet
Grade 1 Ballet
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Beginner Tap
Beginner Tap
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Teen Tap
Teen Tap
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Teen HH
Teen HH
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Grade 1 Ballet Sat
Grade 1 Ballet Sat
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Teen Jazz
Teen Jazz
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Beginner Jazz
Beginner Jazz
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Senior Jazz 2
Senior Jazz 2
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Grade 3 4 5 Ballet ALTERED
Grade 3 4 5 Ballet ALTERED
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Rascals HH 2
Rascals HH 2
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Rascals HH 1
Rascals HH 1
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Primary Tap
Primary Tap
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Performance Troupe
Performance Troupe
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Open Ballet 2
Open Ballet 2
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Lyrical MON
Lyrical MON
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Grade 4:5 Ballet
Grade 4:5 Ballet
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Teaching Staff

Principal

 

Ms Peta Byrne

Victorian College of the Arts Diploma of Dance

Licentiate Cecchetti Ballet Australia

The Australian Ballet School Adv. Diploma in Teaching

ADMIN STAFF: Kim Ryan

SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE DESIGN: Kim Ryan

Teaching Staff

 

BALLET, PERFORMANCE TROUPE & BEGINNER TAP TEACHER - Peta Byrne (Principal)

TAP AND PRIMARY JAZZ TEACHER - Susan Lewis (C.S.T.D. B Sc)

ADVANCED & SENIOR JAZZ, SENIOR LYRICAL TEACHER - Danielle Baldwin

HIP HOP TEACHER - 

JUNIOR JAZZ - 
INTER LYRICAL & INTER JAZZ TEACHER - Abbey de Laine

Student Teacher

 

Shaye Philpott