Cecchetti Ballet is a leader in Australian dance education. It is an energetic organisation truly dedicated to the Art of Ballet. Cecchetti Ballet Australia has been training ballet teachers and students since 1934. It has a proud heritage directly linked to the classical traditions of 19th century Europe. Enrico Cecchetti contributed significantly to the development and strength of Russian ballet. He was a great virtuoso dancer, a world acclaimed teacher and an innovator ahead of his time.
Mission Statement:“The aims of Cecchetti Ballet Australia are to provide our teachers and students with the best ballet education, inspire them to achieve their full potential and foster in them a love and enjoyment of dance.”
Parents and students can be assured that Cecchetti Ballet:
– Maintains and expects high standards in the professional development of its teachers.
– Provides graded developmental syllabi relevant to children of today.
– Delivers flexible assessment and examination options for parents and students, giving them the opportunity to set goals and achieve success.
Cecchetti nurtures artistic creativity in children, artistic awareness, a love of movement and an appreciation of all other art forms, especially music.
Many professional dancers hold their Cecchetti ballet training and the teachers who taught them in high esteem.
Competitions and Awards: Each state holds our prestigious Enrico Cecchetti Medal Awards, culminating in the National Lucie Saronova Memorial Award where finalists from each state compete.
The coveted biennial Valrene Tweedie Scholarship is to assist worthy young dancers in pursuing their dreams.
Another biennial event is our International Scholarship, where our winners are given the opportunity to attend and compete in the International Cecchetti Competition held in Florence, Italy this year.
An Annual Teachers’ Conference and Summer and Winter Schools are held in each State. Several privileged students are selected to attend monthly Scholars Classes given by noted Ballet identities.