Ballet & Dance Academy

The unique Redlands Ballet and Dance Academy, established in 1998, is a nurturing and challenging environment enabling students to combine academic study with a full ballet and dance program.

Under the leadership of Ms Karen Martin, Director of the Redlands Ballet and Dance Academy, over 250 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 participate in the various programs developing confidence, mental alertness, commitment and exceptional strength of character. Students can either undertake vocational Dance education and training in Secondary School or participate in Ballet and Jazz as a co-curricular activity from Kindergarten to Year 12.

The Academy has provided an important stepping stone for students gaining places in overseas Ballet Schools such as the Royal Ballet School of London, the National Ballet School of Canada, the School of American Ballet as well as our own Australian Ballet School. Graduates of the Academy are now dancing with the New York City Ballet and the Prague State Opera Ballet.

The study of music is incorporated into all classes and instruction in theatre discipline form part of the preparation for the annual performance. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Redlands Gala Arts Festival as well as outside competitions and Eisteddfods.

Range of disciplines available:

  • Classical Ballet
  • National (Character) Dance
  • Graham Technique
  • Jazz Dance
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Pilates