Miss Fisher's Ballet Academy prides itself on exceptional tuition, from technique, musicality, flexibility, performance expression and etiquette, all this in a joyful and nurturing environment where every student is valued and included to enjoy the love of dance.
"Ballet is for all; we truly believe there is a dancer in all of us and dance is for life."
Amy has been teaching ballet for more than 10 years, all over Sydney. Amy loves teaching and sharing her passion, love of dance and experiences with all her students, bringing fun and joy to children's lives through the magic of dance with imagination, movement and music.
Amy began her dance training at Danzartz, studying ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, acrobatics, singing and drama. Amy then moved to Ecole Ballet Studios in Lindfield to focus on her ballet training and was a Graduate of the Vocational Full Time Ballet Course. During this time she completed all her RAD exams and Cecchetti exams with high distinctions and was awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award in Melbourne, as well as performing the lead roles in productions of Coppelia, Graduation Ball, Paquita, Concerto and Pineapple Poll.
Amy was a finalist in the International Adeline Genee Awards performing at Sadler's Wells Theatre (London); was awarded the 2nd Scholarship Australian National Lucie Saranova Cecchetti Award (Brisbane); was the Senior Gold Medal Winner at the Enrico Cecchetti Scholarship Foundation of NSW (Sydney); was a finalist in the Supreme Awards Alana Haines Australasian Awards (New Zealand); a finalist in the RAD Isobel Anderson Awards and the Winner of the Senior Classical Championship McDonald’s Performing Arts Challenge.
Awarded a Full Scholarship at the Heinz-Bosl Stiftung Ballet Academy, Munich, Amy continued her ballet training and performed at the renowned Bayerische Staatsoper. Amy's dance studies also took her on a worldwide tour to London, Amsterdam, Athens, Basel, Toronto, Boston, New York and Miami, to work and train with many leading ex-professional dancers. At 18 Amy moved to Nashville Tennessee, to work with the Nashville Ballet, where she performed at the TPAC in Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, as well as outreach performances of Aesop's Fables throughout the state of Tennessee. Amy was also awarded a scholarship to attend the Hungarian National Ballet Summer Program for professional dancers in Budapest performing in Don Quixote,Spartacus and Etudes at the Hungarian Opera House.
On Amy's return to Sydney she attended the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated with a Bachelor of Performance, where she also performed the lead role of Prospera in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Amy toured with Brainstorm Productions travelling around Australia performing anti-bullying theatre to more than 40,000 Primary and High School students. She has also performed in a number of theatre productions in Sydney, including The Velveteen Rabbit Musical Show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the world's second largest annual arts festival. Amy has also done TV Presenting, TV Commercials, Music Theatre, Music Videos and Voice-over.
Amy is a certified teacher in Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) and we are the only studio in the area to be certified.
Amy comes with a wealth of experience in ballet and theatre, which makes her a great teacher. Whether it’s teaching babies or adults, she gives 100% and loves what she does. Amy hopes to see you in the studio.
Geraldine trained at Ecole Ballet Studios in Lindfield. While studying the Vocational Full Time
Ballet Course she completed HSC 2 Unit Classical Ballet, excelling in the Dance Appreciation
component. From 2007-2012 she assisted Ashley Killar with the teaching/administration of
Ecole Ballet Studios’ HSC Dance Program, where she specialised in Dance History and
Geraldine has been Dance Australia magazine’s Sydney correspondent for almost a decade. In this capacity she reviews a wide range of dance performances and interviews industry professionals. She is currently working as a Gallery Host at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and has previous experience working with children as a ballet teaching assistant and as an education officer at Sydney University’s Nicholson Museum. Geraldine is a certified teacher in Progressive Ballet Technique.