Australian Institute of Classical Dance

Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship 2015

The Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship was held at the Hurstville Entertainment Center in Sydney in April 2015.  The event was heavily supported by the dance community around Australia with students from across the country attending.  More…

Victorian Teachers Seminar 2015

Sunday 18th January 2015 saw the first teachers seminar for Victoria and provided teachers with a syllabus refresh before the term officially commenced.

Thank you to examiner Lynette Mirims for taking teachers, many of whom are new to the Borovansky Syllabus, through their paces. Thank you also to Marilyn Jones OBE for her guidance and for answering questions from our teachers.

Jesse Martin


Jesse Martin’s Dance Creation 2014 work

Jesse Martin – Dance Creation 2014 Finalist tells of his experience as a choreographer working with the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne.

“It was a pleasure to work with their students and staff at the Australian Ballet School who are some of the nicest people I have ever worked with. ” More…


Rochelle Carmichael


Rochelle Carmichael’s Dance Creation works

Rochelle Carmichael was one of the finalists at Dance Creation 2014. Read about her secondment experience at Expressions Dance Company in Brisbane.

“Firstly I would like to thank the AICD Dance Creation team (especially Marilyn Jones &amp and Yvettte Synot) for all of their amazing work to bring opportunities to independent choreographers such as myself.” More…

Isaac Campbell


Isaac Campbell’s Dance Creation 2014 works

Isaac Campbell was a Finalist in the 2014 Dance Creation Choreographic Competition.  Below he provides some feedback on his participation with the Australian Ballet Company.

“When I first heard I was going to visit the Australian Ballet I jumped around the theatre at the Western Australian Academy for Performing Arts in the middle of a lighting plot for the closing season, nearly tripping down the stairs.” More…

2014 Dance Creation Showcase

Dance Creation 2014 Showcase was held at the Coopers Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne on Tuesday 28th October 2014.  It was a wonderful success this year giving choreographic talent a platform to showcase their work to a packed audience, dance company directors and representatives. There were eight pieces selected from the State preliminaries which were held earlier in the year. As a reward for their efforts, we are hoping that they will have the opportunity to work with a major dance company.

The Showcase Choreographers were:

  • Paulina Qinteros
  • Elise May
  • Jesse Martin
  • Lina Limosani
  • Daniel Jaber
  • Rochelle Carmichael
  • Isaac Campbell
  • Stephen Agisilaou

We look forward to watching as the careers of these choreographers unfold into the future.

AICD International Award 2014

The AICD International Awards was held in Adelaide on the weekend of the 11-12 October 2014.  This was a wonderful event, with 66 high quality students competing for first prize. More…

Teachers Scholarship for 2014

The Teachers Scholarship for 2015 was awarded to Courtney Turvey.  Courtney Turvey teaches the Borovansky Syllabus at Ballet Art Katoomba in NSW.

The Teachers Scholarship is awarded to up and coming teachers of the Borovansky Syllabus.  The awardee is given the professional development opportunity, to attend the Australian Ballet School to observe classes for the period of a week all expenses paid.

Our thanks goes to Ms Lisa Pavane, Principle of the Australian Ballet School for her ongoing support of this programme.

Houston Ballet Scholarship 2014

The AICD Houston Ballet Scholarship 2014 in collaboration with Houston Ballet Company was successfully held  on: Tuesday 15 April 2014.

The event was held at the Hurstville Entertainment Centre and drew more than 40 competitors. The 2014 winners were:

  • 1st Prize – Jasmin Forner from The McDonald College
  • 2nd Prize – Antonia Johnson from Studio Tibor
  • Encouragement Award – Sere Shchuller from Susanne Way, Gold Coast

The Scholarship includes: Return airfares to Houston Texas USA,  Free Tuition, Meals and Accommodation.  Our thanks go to the Houston Ballet Academy for their continued support of the ACID.