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Noelle Shader - Guest Teacher

The dancers had an exciting week with Noelle Shader visiting as their Guest Teacher. Noelle trained at the School of American Ballet and after graduating joined The New York City Ballet. Noelle moved to Australia in the role of Ballet Mistress with the Western Australian Ballet Company. Later moving to Melbourne as Ballet Mistress of The Australian Ballet where she has been for 23 years. Having Noelle in Alice Springs and teaching the ballet company on Thursday was inspiring and engaging.

Noelle was surprised to see so many dancers in class on Thursday evening and loved their enthusiasm. She had underestimated how advanced they were and asked me if she could come back and spend some more time with the dancers in the near future. During the day Noelle taught the full-time and professional dancers Erin, Tiffanie, Miriam, Gypsy, Scarlett, Tryphena and Jasmine.

It was interesting to talk with Noelle who was very complimentary about the dancers in the company and really enjoyed the classes herself because she had not taught ladies for three months. Noelle has been the rehearsal director for Gary Lang's NT Dance - National Tour which finished here in Alice Springs on the week-end.

Open Days

We have enjoyed having parents, siblings and friends in the studios watching our young dancers in their Open Classes. Their teachers are always a little nervous teaching in front of an audience however they are proud to present their dance class when each student is trying to do their best.

We don't have any 'Open Classes' this week. The lead up to Finke Week-end is very busy for lots of people. The next week of 'Open Classes' will begin on Tuesday 11th June and finish with the Ballet Company's open class on Saturday 15th June. If you are interested in watching our teachers, professional and pre-professional dancers working in class you are more than welcome to come along.

Young students love having their parents watching them do their best.

Studio 1- Australian Dance Academy


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