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The Australian Ballet School Staff

Patron Lady Southey AC
Board of Directors
The Director Lisa Pavane, General Manager Sandra Ball and their staff are accountable to the School’s Board of Directors, which is comprised of the following senior corporate leaders and managers, academics and former dancers.
Chair

Leigh Johns

Deputy Chair

Betty Amsden AO DSJ
Robin Campbell
Paul Cross
Geoffrey Guggenheimer
Jenny Kaye
Sarah Matheson
Geoffrey Rush

Honorary Life Members Julie da Costa OAM, Dip. ABS *
Gordon Tasker AM
Josie Woodgate OAM
Jenny Kaye
Director Lisa Pavane
Dip. ABS, VGCEBI, Grad Cert Professional Ed. & Training *+
General Manager Sandra Ball Ad Dip ABS TC,  Ad Dip Business Management
Ballet Master, Level 8 Coordinator Dale Baker Dip. ABS, Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEBI*+
Student Training Programme
Classical

Dale Baker Dip. ABS, Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEBI*+
Megan Connelly VGCEBI, APMA Level 2 instructor+
Simon Dow Dip. ABS
Jiayin Du Dip. ABS
Michela Kirkaldie Dip. ABS, Grad. Cert. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEBI, APMA Level 2 instructor*+
Irina Konstantinova BA Classical Ballet (USSR), VGCEBI *+
Sergey Konstantinov BA Classical Ballet (USSR), VGCEBI *+
Kirsty Martin Dip. ABS
Joanne Michel Dip. ABS, VGCEBI *+
Christine Vavladellis Adv. Dip. ABS, GDEDI, BAHlthSc (Anatomy & Physiology)
Lynette Wills Adv. Dip. ABS, VGCEDI +

Contemporary Teacher *+ Margaret Wilson Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI APMA Level 2
Character/Folkloric
Christine Howard Dip. ABS, Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI *+
Spanish Guest Teacher Areti Boyaci
Regular Guest Teachers Xiuyun Tang Dip. Beijing Dance Academy
Jiahong Wang Dip. Beijing Dance Academy
Senior Ballet Master Dale Baker Dip. ABS, Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEBI*+
Ballet Mistress Joanne Michel Dip. ABS, VGCEBI *+
Strength and Conditioning Programme  
Strength & Conditioning Coach Katrina Edwards
Dip ABS, Adv Dip Pilates, TAE CLV Training & Assessment,
Principal Trainer membership Pilates Alliance Aust (Level 5)

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sakis Michelis
Adv Dip ABS, APMA Pilates Certification

Vocational Graduate Teacher Training Programme
Executive Head of Teacher Training Sheryl Bates BA, Dip. Ed., Grad. Dip.(Dance & Movement)
Pedagogic Instructor and Specialist Ballet Coach Michela Kirkaldie Dip. ABS, Grad. Cert. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEBI, APMA Level 2 instructor*+
Assistant Coach, Teacher Training Irina Konstantinova BA Classical Ballet (USSR), VGCEBI *+
Online Education Manager

Huda Ali BSc, Dip. Ed.

Music Staff  
Head of Music/Audio Visual Co-ordinator Paul Brickhill B Mus., L Mus. A.
Pianists

Tatiana Levitskaia B.Mus., L.Mus.
Waldemar Lis B Mus.
Neil McNeill B Mus., Dip. Ed.
Izabella Mouguerman M.Mus.
Larissa Oberfeld M.Mus.
Diane Palmer B.Mus., A.Mus.A
Keith Ng

Student Health & Welfare  
Psychologist Consultant Lucinda Sharp BSc.(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS
Kinetic Educator Janet Karin OAM VGCEBI *
Performance and Well-being Psychologist Marina Mateos
M. Psych. (Counselling), M. Psych. (Sport and Exercise)

Consulting Psychologist

Natalie Kyan
BApSc (Psy), PGDipPsy, MApPsych, MAPS MCSEP
Sessional Student Psychologist Kerrin Ford
Physiotherapist Sarah Way Dip. Physiotherapy(CSP), MAPA
Rehabilitation Coaching - Classical Michela Kirkaldie Dip. ABS, Grad. Cert. Ed.
(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEBI,
APMA Level 2 instructor*+
  Megan Connelly VGCEBI, APMA Level 2 instructor+
Rehabilitation Coaching - Contemporary Margaret Wilson Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI APMA Level 2
Dietician Fiona Sutherland B.Sc., M.Nut. & Diet
Sports Physician Dr. Andrew Garnham MB, BS, Dip. RACOG, FACSP
General Practitioner Dr. Vicki Higgins MB, BS
Consultant Paediatrician Dr. James Hu MBBS, FRACP, Cert. Child Psychiatry
Myotherapist Leigh Holliday Ad.Dip. Myotherapy
Connecting to School Community Programme Debra Ferguson BA, Dip.Ed.
Boarding Programme  
Head of Boarding Steven Mckee
Academic Staff  
English Ludi Servadei **
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Huda Ali BA, Dip. Ed.
Anatomy Sarah Way
Career Management Pauline Ryan
Cultural Studies Pauline Ryan
Dance Perspectives Pauline Ryan (Level 6 & 7)
Drama Steven Thorne ** (Levels 6 & 7)
Music Penne Webster (Level 4 & 5)
Alistair Gunn ** (Levels 6 & 7)
Nutrition Fiona Sutherland
Occupational Health and Safety Nicholas Psarros Dip. Prof Pilates Practice (PITC), Certified Gyrotronic trainer, Certified Gyrokinesis trainer + (Level 8 and Teachers Course)
Psychology Natalie Kyan (Performance Psychology) BApSc (Psy), PGDipPsy, MApPsych, MAPS MCSEP
Elizabeth Townsend ** (VCE Level 6 & 7)
Academic Provider Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
VCASS Principal Colin Simpson
VCASS Deputy Principal Hilary Bland
Administration  
Executive Assistant to the Director and International Student Coordinator Marijke Franken BA(Hons)
Executive Assistant to the General Manager and Operations Coordinator Maree Strachan
Finance  
Accountant Mona Yin-Hung Pit
Philanthropy & Development  
Head of Philanthropy Debra Adamidis
Development Manager William Vo
B. Comn, LLB, Grad Dip. Legal Practice (GDLP)
Marketing & Communications  
Marketing & Communications Manager Marcus Bennett
Dip Arts (Graphic Design), Grad Dip (Film & Television), M Arts (Interactive Media)
Front Office  
School Administration Coordinator Christine Howard
Student Administration Coordinator Amanda Georgiou
Administration Assistant and Digital Coordinator Nicholas Forster
Administration Assistant Cassandra Horsman
After School Programme Front Office  
After Hours Student Coordinators Norma Drew
Ian Drew
Nicholas Forster
Cassandra Horsman
   
*Qualified Workplace Assessors
+Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
VGCEBI – Vocational Graduate Certificate in Elite Ballet Instruction
VGCEDI – Vocational Graduate Certificate in Dance Instruction
** VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School) teachers