Queensland Ballet Academy Faculty


Under the supervision of Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO, and directed by Academy Director, Christian Tátchev, students are professionally trained by a world-class teaching faculty.

Faculty

Queensland Ballet Academy students benefit from the exceptional quality of training provided by our Academy teachers and Performance Health Team, who each bring years of professional experience to their roles. All Academy teachers have extensive experience in all aspects of dance training across the full spectrum of disciplines. With backgrounds as professional dancers, choreographers and trainers in companies across the globe, Queensland Ballet Academy teachers are amongst the best in the world. A comprehensive administrative and medical team support the delivery of a seamless curriculum.

#Meet our faculty


Christian Tátchev

Christian Tátchev

Director of Queensland Ballet Academy

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

Head of Academy Program (Upper School) & Resident Choreographer

Veronika Sheremetieva

Veronika Sheremetieva

Head of Academy Program (Lower School)

Louise Deleur

Louise Deleur

Head of Contemporary Dance & Resident Choreographer

Kym Stokes

Kym Stokes

Foundation Program Coordinator

Elena Kozhemyachenko

Elena Kozhemyachenko

Senior Academy Teacher

Guy Wheatstone

Guy Wheatstone

Academy Teacher & Guest Academy Program Coordinator

Camilo Ramos

Camilo Ramos

Academy Teacher & Pre-Professional Program Coordinator

John Sandurski

Academy Teacher

Tabitha Buttsworth

Tabitha Buttsworth

Academy Teacher

Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards

Academy Teacher

Clare Morehen

Clare Morehen

Academy Teacher

Grant Aris

Associate Teacher

Anthony Lewis

Associate Teacher

Melissa Tattam

Associate Teacher

Amelia Waller

Associate Teacher

Gary Dionysius

Academy Teacher and Pianist

Michelle Kim

Academy Pianist

Mark Leung

Academy Pianist

Nick Tyler

Academy Pianist

Catherine Yu

Academy Pianist

Gabrielle Johnston

Head of Academy Operations

Nicola Pierrepont

Admissions and Wellbeing Manager

Kali Harris

Academy Manager

Jane Wilkinson

Academy Coordinator

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Facilities

Opened in 2020, the Academy's home boasts world class dance studios, performance spaces, wellness spaces and more.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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