Ballet - Royal Academy of Dance
Alida Endrigo trained at the Borovansky Ballet Academy for 8 years to Advanced level Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus and Russian technique (Vaganova Method) under Madame Xenia Borovansky, Madame Janina Cunova and Mr Martin Rubinstein. Alida then continued her studies with Ms Gabrielle Gregoris, Soloist at the Bucharest opera Ballet for 2 years. In 1972 she completed her studies at the London Dance Centre, Covent Garden with Dame Anna Northcote, Maria Fay and Bryan Shaw of the Royal Ballet. Jazz training was with Betty Pounder and Janette Liddell in Melbourne and Matt Mattox in London. She also spent 2 years studying Afro-Primitive dance with Antonio Rodrigues. Alida danced professionally both in Australia and overseas and has been teaching since 1980. A fully registered teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance and has recently retired after 10 years as a member of the Royal Academy of Dance Victorian Panel. Her former students have been successful in auditioning for the Australian Ballet School, the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary College, Melbourne City Ballet, Professional Engagements and International Dance Scholarships.
Ballet & Contemporary
Kealy grew up in Oak Park, Melbourne. She started dancing at the the age of 3 at Clifton Dance Studio until the age of 12 when she received a 6 year scholarship to the Victorian College of Arts Secondary School (VCASS). Kealy then decided to move to Sydney to attend Tanya Pearsons Classical Coaching Academy for formal training. Kealy then embarked on a journey to Hungary to study with the Hungarian School of Dance for six months before returning to Australia to complete her Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). After graduating Kealy straight away was offered a contract as a Junior Artist with Melbourne City Ballet in 2014. Kealy was promoted to Company Artist in 2015 and has featured in many soloist roles. Kealy’s most significant role to date has been Dorothy is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Kealy is now performing in the International show Beats on Pointe as well as dancing with The National Dance Theatre of Australia.
Pre- Primary Ballet
Olivia grew up on the Gold Coast, Queensland. She started her dance training at the age of eight at her local dance school, Danielle's Studio of Dance. In 2013 was accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) where she spent two years studying and training. Graduating in 2015 with her Diploma in Dance. Olivia then relocated back to Australia to join Melbourne City Ballet as a Finishing Year in 2016. She was promoted to Emerging Artist in 2017 and then to Junior Artist in 2018.
Some performance highlights include; Dancing in NZSD’s Graduation performance of George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto and Joseph Mazilier’s Paquita. Dancing and touring in MCB’s Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Madame Butterfly, Mid Summer Nights Dream and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz are just some of her favourite! Olivia is excited to announce that she will be returning to MCB in 2019 as a Junior Artist.
Lyrical & Acrobatics
Tamara trained as an elite, competitive gymnast in Queensland for 6 years before transitioning into the world of dance and Acrobatics. In 2011 she went on to full time training with En Pointe Classical Ballet Coaching where she was apart of Queensland Ballets Junior Extension program and Brisbane City Youth Ballet, whilst also furthering her training in and assistant teaching Acrobatics with Just Acrobatics. In 2014 Tamara graduated from the Queensland Dance School of Excellence. During this time Tamara finished her RAD Advanced 2 with Distinction and was apart of Queensland Ballets Cinderella and American Ballet Theaters Swan Lake. In 2015 Tamara moved to Wellington where she graduated as a Classical Major from the New Zealand School of Dance. Tamara danced extensively in Melbourne City Ballet company productions throughout 2017, before being promoted to an Emerging Artist Company member in 2018. Over this time she performed around Australia in the company’s tour of Madame Butterly, A Midsummer Nights Dream and as the soloist role ‘Fortune Teller’ in Carmen. During this time Tamara also attained her Teaching Certificate with Acrobatic Arts, Diploma of Dance with ATOD, as well as teaching classes across Melbourne in Acrobatics, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Solo coaching and Choreography. Tamara will be joining Masters of Choreography for their tour of Beats on Pointe in 2019.
Jazz & Tap
Tiarn has worked within the performing arts industry for over 15 years, beginning her career within dance as a teacher and choreographer at the young age of 13 years old. Her passion for teaching and choreography lead her to complete training in all genres of dance, through various syllabi including ADA, ATOD, CSTD and RAD, eventually leading to the completion of a Diploma of Dance through the Australasian Dance Association in 2008. Developing her skills further, she went to university to study a Diploma of Live Production and Bachelor of Creative Arts (Design and Dance). This has allowed her to continue her experience within backstage development of live shows, through stage management, lighting, set, and sound design, along with the creative aspects of choreography and direction. Tiarn loves having the opportunity to pass her years of experience, knowledge and love of dance onto the next generation of performing artists at Clifton Dance Studio.