Academy Faculty


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

Faculty

With backgrounds as professional dancers, choreographers, and coaches in companies across the globe, Queensland Ballet Academy faculty are among the best in the industry. Our faculty has extensive experience in all aspects of dance training across the full spectrum of disciplines, and bring years of professional expertise to their roles.

Students also benefit from an exceptional Performance Health team, while comprehensive administrative and medical teams support the delivery of a seamless curriculum.

#Meet Our Faculty


Christian Tàtchev

Christian Tàtchev

Academy Director

Artistic Staff

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

Academy Ballet Master and Resident Choreographer

Veronika Sheremetieva

Veronika Sheremetieva

Head of Lower School

Louise Deleur

Louise Deleur

Head of Contemporary Dance and Resident Choreographer

Claire Phipps-Males

Claire Phipps-Males

Pre-Professional Program Coordinator

Camilo Ramos

Camilo Ramos

Pre-Professional Program Coordinator

Kym Stokes

Kym Stokes

Foundation Program Coordinator and Academy Teacher

Guy Wheatstone

Guy Wheatstone

Guest Academy Program Coordinator and Academy Teacher

Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards

Academy Teacher

John Sandurski

John Sandurski

Academy Teacher

Tabitha Buttsworth

Tabitha Buttsworth

Academy Teacher

Amelia Waller

Amelia Waller

Associate Teacher

Grant Aris

Grant Aris

Associate Teacher

Clare Morehen

Clare Morehen

Associate Teacher

Paige Ristevski

Associate Teacher

Gary Dionysius

Gary Dionysius

Academy Pianist

Michelle Kim

Michelle Kim

Academy Pianist

Mark Leung

Mark Leung

Academy Pianist

Lucas Lynch

Academy Pianists

Brett Sturdy

Academy Pianists

Catherine Yu

Academy Pianist


Business Staff

Gabrielle Johnston

Gabrielle Johnston

Head of Academy Operations

Kali Harris

Kali Harris

Academy Manager

Nicola Pierrepont

Nicola Pierrepont

Wellbeing Manager

Verity Barnes

Enrolments and Pathways Specialist

Jane Wilkinson

Academy Coordinator

Abbey Brown

Academy Receptionist

Riley van der Werf

Facilities Officer

Stephen Grenfell

Facilities Officer


Performance Health Team

Melissa Tattam

Melissa Tattam

Academy Physiotherapist

Grace Williams

Academy Physiotherapist

Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis

Academy Strength Coach


Facilities

Riley van der Werf

Facilities Officer

Stephen Grenfell

Facilities Officer

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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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