FACULTY & STAFF

Miss Jasmin

Principal & Founder

Jasmin has over 20 years experience training students in classical ballet. She has travelled to ballet schools and companies across Europe including The Royal Ballet School, The Royal Ballet Company and The Birmingham Royal Ballet Company for education and training. She has also served on the Royal Academy of Dance Regional Advisory Panel for over 2 years.
At 18, Jasmin founded Mosman Dance Academy which has grown into one of Sydney’s most successful dance schools. In 2011 Jasmin founded Sydney Ballet School, a full-time classical ballet training school, to prepare young ballet dancers for a career in classical ballet. Since then her students have won major international and local classical ballet competitions and have been accepted into The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, The Dutch National Ballet Academy, Queensland Ballet School, Zurich Ballet School and The Australian Ballet School. Jasmin’s passion and dedication to her students enables them to achieve the highest standards in technicality, musicality and artistry.

Miss Celine

Assistant Principal

Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Private Coaching, Choreography

Miss  Celine  has  studied  classical  ballet  since  the  age  of  three  and  trained  with  MDA  for  over  10  years.  She  has  studied  RAD  classical  ballet,  Cecchetti  ballet,  contemporary,  Martha  Graham  contemporary,  jazz  and  hip  hop.  She  has  completed  all  RAD  examinations  up  to  and  including  Advanced  2  with  distinction.  Miss  Celine  also  had  the  valuable  experience  of  studying  classical  ballet  full  time  and  travelled  Europe  auditioning  at  prestige  ballet  and  contemporary  schools.  Junior  soloists  and  groups  trained  by  Miss  Celine  have  won  local  competitions  and  eisteddfods  including  two  gold,  two  silver  and  two  bronze  medals  at  this  years  Sydney  Eisteddfod.

Miss Paris

Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Private Coaching, Choreography

Paris has over 12 years experience in training students in classical ballet and contemporary. Paris holds a Bachelors Degree in Design, and has project managed theatrical and fashion events nationally winning industry awards. She is MDA's head costume and graphic designer. Paris has travelled to European ballet schools where she gained experience and training for classical teaching. In 2011 Paris co-founded Sydney Ballet School with sister Jasmin Bobyk and has trained students who have been accepted into The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, The Dutch National Ballet Academy, Queensland Ballet School, Zurich Ballet School and The Australian Ballet School. Her attention to detail, creativity and choreography enable her students to achieve their personal best and experience international standards in classical and contemporary choreography.

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Miss Arisa

Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Private Coaching

Miss Arisa began her training at Mosman Dance Academy in 2005. During her time at the school she achieved a distinction in all of her RAD examinations and was awarded her Solo Seal. She was also accepted into the Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Training Program at the age of eight and was later offered a scholarship to the school in 2013. The following year she attended the Royal Ballet Summer Intensive. Arisa was a two time semi finalist at the Genée International Competition and a finalist at the Japan Grand Prix. After graduating from Sydney Ballet School in 2016, she would continue her training with the Alberta Ballet School. There she completed Advanced 2 in the Cechetti method and had the chance to perform in the Alberta Ballet Company’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. This year she graduated from their Post Graduate Program.

Miss Naomi

Classical Ballet, Private Coaching

Naomi started ballet at Mosman Dance Academy when she was 5 years old and commenced full time training at Sydney Ballet School in 2014. At the age of 8, she was accepted into the Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Training Program. Naomi has won numerous awards in competitions in Classical, Contemporary and Demi-character dance.  She received the Tessa Maunder Encouragement Award for the most promising female of the year in 2013. She also received the Sydney Eisteddfod Robert and Elizabeth Albert Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship as the runner-up in 2013 and winner in 2014. In 2014 she was accepted into the Royal Ballet School’s International Summer School and was also a finalist at the Japan Grand Prix where she received scholarships to prestigious ballet schools in Europe. Naomi was also selected as a candidate for the Prix de Lausanne in 2014 and 2015. She has achieved high distinctions in all of her Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Examinations up to Advanced 1. 

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Miss Stephanie

Classical Ballet, Private Coaching

Born in Sydney, Stephanie took her first ballet lesson at The Dance Class with Julie Wells.  Over the years she studied with Kim Traynor, Rita Dubovsky and Shane Carroll.  She won the Sydney Eisteddfod Scholarship in 2000 and completed her RAD Solo Seal the same the year.  She competed in the Prix de Lausanne the following year and was awarded a full scholarship to train at the Munich Hochschule for Theatre and Arts. Having worked extensively with the Bayerisches Staatsballet whilst completing her Diploma, she signed a Corps de Ballet contract with the full Company, at the time, the youngest person ever to do so.  She was promoted to soloist in 2008 and performed many principal roles during her time with the Company.  Upon completing her teaching Diploma, she has taught professional dancers and students in Munich, Sydney and Monte Carlo.

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Miss Isabella

Classical Ballet, Private Coaching

Miss Isabella is a Royal Academy of Dance registered teacher that has achieved a distinction in all of her RAD exams up to and including Advanced 2. Isabella studied classical ballet part time and full-time at The McDonald College before going on to study her Diploma in Elite Dance at Ev & Bow Full-time Dance Training Centre. Miss Isabella also trained full-time in London at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and is passionate about sharing her love for classical ballet with her students.

Miss Rhiannon

Hip Hop, Jazz, Private Coaching, Choreography

Miss Rhiannon is a super energetic dancer, singer, actor and Choreographer. Rhiannon’s career highlights include being one of the Top 4 girls on Channel TENs series 1 of Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance, appearing on stage with world class acts such as Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson & Jessica Mauboy, featuring in TV commercials for brands as big as Optus Australia and even releasing pop music as a solo unsigned artist. Miss Rhiannon has taught dance all over Australia for over 8yrs including Sydney Dance Company, Brent Street Studios as well as other major schools in Melbourne, Queensland, Perth & ACT.

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Mr Mark

Tap, Private Coaching

Mr Mark is an accomplished dancer, performing professionally in ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop. Mark has trained in musical theatre completing a Certificate III in Theatre and Screen Performance. Mark is currently studying a Bachelor of Music majoring in musical theatre at the Australian Institute of Music. Mr Mark consistently achieves high results for his Glenn Wood Tap examination students and encourages all dancers to experience the wonderful world of tap!

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Miss Shannon

Acro, Jazz, Private Coaching

Miss Shannon has trained extensively in all aspects of dance since the age of five years old. She completed her fulltime training at Brent Street in 2017 graduating with a diploma of elite performing arts and has taught dance for 5 years. Shannon has recently been apart of The Dream Dance Company’s Show Business program ran by Marko Panzic and Katie Sanchez, working closely with Sarah Alice Burns, Lee Daniel, Caetlyn Watson, Michael Dameski and many more. Shannon’s performances include dancing in the Premiers Gala Concert choreographed by Cameron Mitchell, MEA Reboot conference choreographed by Bec Morris, Myer Beauty Brigade as a dancer and performing in Westfields around NSW. 

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Miss Lia

Acro

Lia has been dancing since age 4 and trained with Mosman Dance Academy since 2017 where she competed both in groups and as a soloist. Lia has completed Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet exams up to the level of Intermediate. She has attended Sydney Dance Company programs with choreographers including Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.