Australian Institute of Classical Dance (AICD)
Recently upgraded to reflect contemporary Australian dance teaching methods.
The AICD is a not for profit organisation that provides training, assessments and other services to classical ballet teachers and students. Our goal is to ensure that high quality classical ballet training is available to the broadest number of young Australian dancers possible. An integral part of the AICD approach is the Borovansky Syllabus.
The syllabus, originated from the school of Xenia Borovansky – the Russian-born wife of Edouard Borovansky, who came to Australia with the Covent Garden Russian Ballet in 1939. He went on to found the Borovansky Ballet Company – the precursor of the Australian Ballet. The Borovansky Syllabus, which has been upgraded by the AICD to reflect contemporary Australian dance teaching methods, caters for students from primary through to solo seal.
The key features of our approach are maintaining a high standard of tradition and technique as well as developing a sense of performance in students. Teachers’ and pupils’ artistry is encouraged through minimum prescribed detail of port de bra thus allowing the individual freedom of expression and interpretation. For more information and a preview of the Borovansky Syllabus, please visit the website.
Director: Marilyn Jones, OBE Former international ballerina and Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet Company. Founder of The Australian Institute of Classical Dance in 1992 as the main project of her Australian Creative Fellowship.
President: Paul Hamilton MSC – Former dancer with the Australian Ballet Company and General Manager CSC Australia.
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