Autumn Ballet School 2019

Dates for Autumn School 2019 are Tuesday 23rd April to Saturday 27th April (running the second week due to Alana Haines Awards over Easter)

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We are delight to be able to provide an Autumn Ballet School holiday option for all students from any ballet/dance school, aged 8 and/or Grade 2 and above, to attend a week long programme during the second week of the April holidays (23rd to 27th April including Anzac Day).

Classes will run from approximately 9am until 3:45 pm for Seniors, 9am until 2:30pm for Intermediates and 10am to 2:15 for Juniors ,Tuesday to Saturday.

Optional RAD syllabus classes will be offered for Grade 5 to Advanced 2 and will be scheduled for after the times stated above for the Seniors and Intermediates.

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2 x Autumn School 2020 – Juniors and Intermediates

1 x aDvANCE Programme 2019 – Seniors

  • 14 years plus – 1 week immersion into the Full time programme – (Sunday to Thursday) or
  • 13 years  – 1 week immersion into the Part time  2 day programme – (Sunday and Monday)

More to be announced


Our Tutors will include: (further Tutors to be advised)


Jacob Chown

Born and raised in Australia, Jacob was a state champion trampolinist at the age of six.  He trained in gymnastics at the West Australia Institute of Sport from the age of 6 to 9 and them moved into Ballet.  He graduated from the Australia Ballet School with an Advanced Diploma in Dance and in 2006 at the age of 18 joined the Royal NZ Ballet.

Some of Jacob’s classic featured roles included Basilio in Don Quiote, James in La Sylphide, Zoltan in Coppelia and Hilarion in Giselle.  He worked with many international choreographers and traveled the world performing with the Royal NZ Ballet.

Jacob was also a feature dancer on the TV3 programme “The Secret Lives of Dancers.  He also played the role  Hilarion in the movie Giselle directed by Toa Fraser and choreographed by Ethan Stiefel and Hohan Kobborg.



Kathryn-Crawford-HeadshotKathryn Crawford

Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. Kathryn Crawford has been dancing most of her life.  Miss Kathryn trained at the Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts under John Ottmann, while attending various summer programs on scholarship, including the Goh Ballet Academy, Banff Centre of Fine Arts, and Ballet British Columbia Summer Intensive. Upon graduating,  Miss Kathryn was a part of the Ballet B.C. Mentor Program for 2 years, where she had the opportunity to perform featured roles in works by Emily Molnar, John Alleyne, Simone Orlando, and James Gnam among others. As a dancer, she has worked with Ballet B.C., the plastic orchid factory, Judith Marcuse Projects and had the opportunity to work with Melanie Demers, Louise Bedard and Austin McCormick while participating in the Springboard Professional Project in Montreal. Miss Kathryn’s career has taken her across North America and to Asia, where she performed in the Bangkok International Festival with Move: the Company. Kathryn also had a principal role in the short dance film, ‘Time Before the Light’, directed by Ryan Copple. Kathryn’s choreography has been featured in Vancouver at events such as Dances for a Small Stage, as well as winning awards at competitions throughout the greater Vancouver area. Kathryn recently completed a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, focusing on injury prevention, anatomy and physiology. Kathryn is a passionate and engaging tutor who continues to dance and share her love of the art form with students.


Tutors may be available for private lessons – more to come on that.