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FACULTY

Miss Jasmin

Miss Jasmin

Principal & Founder

Jasmin has over 24 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 she 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 Emma

Miss Emma

Classical Ballet, Private Coaching

Miss Emma started ballet at a very young age and studied full time from the age of fifteen. In 2010 Emma toured Europe auditioning for vocational and accepted a position at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague under the direction of Vim Broekx. At the conservatoire Emma was trained under ex soloist of the Paris Opera Ballet Pierre Darde. Miss Emma had the privilege of performing such pieces as 'Jewels' by George Balanchine, Over Grown Path by Juri Kylian, she performed at festival Classique 

dancing 'planets' by Thom Stuart and performed with a junior company ' De Dutch Dance Division' in a soloist roll of their production of 'Abdullah'. Emma is a qualified Royal Academy of Dance teacher after completing her certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies in 2017.

Miss Heidi

Miss Heidi

Classical Ballet, Private Coaching

Heidi Blackburn moved to the Gold Coast at 14 to study classical ballet full-time under RAD examiner and doyen of ballet Prudence Bowen. In 2016, Heidi founded Atelier Australia, a boutique studio that became one of the most successful schools in South/East Queensland. She has had students compete in and reach the finals of international ballet competitions such as the Prix de Lausanne, Genee International Ballet Competition (now known at The

Fonteyn International Ballet Competition) and the Alana Haines Australasian Awards. Her students have gone on to train at the Royal Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, English National Ballet School, John Cranko Schule, Australian Ballet School, Queensland Ballet Academy, Brussels International Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School and the New Zealand School of Dance. 

Miss Naomi

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. 

Mr Robert

Mr Robert

Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Private Coaching

Born in Sydney, Robert Bruist trained pre-professionally in Europe at the Heinz Bosl Stiftung in Munich, Germany. He went on to become Soloist in both the Croatian National Ballet Zagreb and the Leipziger Ballet (Germany) dancing both classical and contemporary choreographies by world renowned choreographers. Robert returned to Australia in 2019 joining the West Australian Ballet performing solo roles in both “in Light and Shadow” by Krzysztof Pastor and “Air and other invisible forces” by

Graeme Murphy. He also created his own choreography for the Genesis season called “Polarity” before retiring from the stage in 2020 to follow his passion for teaching. As a Classical & Contemporary teacher at the he has helped multiple students achieve placements into finishing schools in Australia and aboard. While also teaching at school’s all over Sydney, including Sydney Dance Company. Mr Robert is one of the first fully qualified Rambert Grade’s contemporary teachers in Australia.

Miss Naomi

Miss Naomi

Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Private Coaching

Originally from the UK, Naomi began dancing at 4 years old. She trained intensively with The Royal Ballet School & Hammond School associates and completed her RAD & IDTA Tap and Modern exams to an advanced level with her local dance school. She competed in all styles of dance at national competitions and was invited to attend White lodge, Tring Park & Yorkshire Ballet Seminar summer courses. At age 16, Naomi moved to London to train full time at Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance,

where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. Here she performed and choreographed for shows at The Royal Opera House and Sadlers Wells Theatre as well as experiencing classes with numerous world renown choreographers & teachers. She then danced professionally with contemporary dance company, Phoenix Dance Theatre. In 2016 Naomi qualified with her RAD Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma and has since entered hundreds of dancers into exams, producing excellent results. She has also attained her Progressing Ballet Technique and Rambert Grades certifications. Naomi has been teaching international students in Dubai for the last 7 years and has only recently moved to Sydney. She has a wealth of knowledge to pass on and can’t wait to get started with the wonderful students at Mosman Dance Academy.

Miss Rhiannon

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.

Mr Mark

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!

Miss Tessa

Miss Tessa

Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Private Coaching

Miss Tessa started ballet at age 3 and began training at Mosman Dance Academy in 2011. She has completed all of her RAD examinations and achieved distinctions in all examinations up to Advanced 1. At the age of 8, Tessa was accepted into the Australian Ballet School interstate training program and continued in this program for 5 years. She has competed as a soloist in various competitions such as Sydney Eisteddfod and has won multiple awards for classical ballet, demi- character, contemporary and lyrical. Miss Tessa has always been passionate about dance, and always wants to share her love of dance with her students. 

Miss Paris

Miss Paris

Guest Teacher

Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Private Coaching, Choreography

Paris has over 15 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.

Miss Celine

Miss Celine

Guest Teacher

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 Arisa

Miss Arisa

Guest Teacher

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.

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