Staff at Geelong Ballet Centre

Directors:

Natalie Horman

Headshot Ballet Teacher
B.A. Creative Arts (Melbourne), Dip. Ed. (Monash)
C.B.T.S. RAD & RAD Registered Teacher
RAD Ballet Teaching Certificate
RAD Advanced 2
A.M.E.B Grade 8 Piano & Grade 6 Viola

Natalie Horman started dancing with Geelong Ballet Centre at age 4. Natalie’s keen love for dance and music saw her excel in her Ballet classes achieving consistently high exam marks for musicality, technique and expression. Natalie’s love for creativity and the arts has been reflected in the completion of a Bachelor of Creative Arts at Melbourne University. She has also been involved in many performances in local productions such as Fiddler on the Roof and The Producers. After completing her Diploma of Education Secondary (Visual Arts) Natalie decided that Ballet was where her heart lied and commenced her RAD teachers certificate as well as her RAD advanced 2 examination in classical ballet. Natalie is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher who strives for the best for her students.

Stephanie Ruggeri

Headshot Teacher Ballet
B.A. Music Theatre BalIarat
Dance Pro Spectrum Dance
MTeach Deakin Burwood (Dance, Drama)
A.M.E.B Grade 8 Violin & Grade 6 Piano

Stephanie Gainey has been dancing since age 3 at The Geelong Ballet Centre. Stephanie’s love for performance was nurtured as a child at Geelong Ballet Centre, GSODA, School Productions and extra curricular music lessons. This love for performance saw Stephanie as Music Captain in Year 12 for her school, Choreographer of the school musical and inspired her to undertake further study as a performer. Stephanie studied Music Theatre at the University of Ballarat and continued onto a year of full-time dance at Spectrum Dance in Burwood. Following this training Stephanie completed her Masters of Teaching at Deakin University Burwood, where she studied Secondary Dance and Drama. Stephanie commenced teaching at Geelong Ballet Centre in 2007. She has also taught for GSODA junior players, Jammin Danceworks in Camperdown and as a guest artist at various schools in the Geelong area.Stephanie loves sharing her passion for dance, music and performance with the students at Geelong Ballet Centre and is constantly amazed at the talent the students possess.

Teachers:

Margaret S. Kokrhelj

Headshot Teacher Ballet
Adv Diploma Australian Ballet School Teachers Certificate (Distinction)
RAD Teachers Certificate (Distinction)
A.R.A.D & RAD Full Member 

Brigee Bundy

headshot teacher ballet
C.B.T.S RAD

Alla Sabirova

ballet teacher
Ex professional dancer
Moscow Academy of Choreography
Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Moscow Musical Opera & Ballet Theatre (Stanislavsky / Nemerovich-Danchenko.)

Hayley Dickins

headshot teacher ballet
ATOD Qualified Teacher

Abbey Carroll

headshot ballet teacher
Advanced Diploma of Classical Ballet – Australian Ballet School

Jordan Kalos

Headshot Ballet teacher
Diploma of Dance Teaching – Kelly Aykers Dance

Lisa Hanley

Headshot Teacher Singing
Bachelor of Arts Music Theatre – Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Kate Lineker

Headshot Teacher Singing
Bachelor of Arts Music Theatre – Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Amelia Di'Giusto

Headshot Teacher Ballet