Category: News

CBA Education Series by International Artists: Mr Robert Mills
13 June 2020

We are happy to have Mr Robert Mills share with us his chosen topic “Rond de Jambe”.

Mr Robert is a ballet teacher trained at Australian Ballet School. He was a former professional dancer with West Australian Ballet and Singapore Dance Theatre.

In his video, Mr Robert will talk about how dancers can work multiple parts of their bodies through Ronde de Jambe. He provides in-depth explanation on how to work the supporting leg from foot up to the hip, and how this will enable the working leg to activate correctly. This is supplemented with careful demonstration to help students visualise his explanations accurately.

Thank you Mr Robert for sharing these valuable learning points with our students and teachers!

CBA Repertoire Series #11: Excerpts from La Bayadère
12 June 2020

La Bayadère is a classical ballet well-loved by many. Set in the royal court of ancient India, it tells a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance and justice.

This dance was presented at CBA’s 2nd Year End Performance in 2014. Performed by our Intermediate Foundation – Advanced students, the excerpts include two items and a coda, choreographed to La Bayadère music.

Thank you to Ms Xia and Ms Zhou for choreographing and rehearsing these items!

CBA Repertoire Series #10: When The Wind Blows
11 June 2020

“When the Wind Blows” is a contemporary piece created for our Intermediate and Advanced students.

This item has won:

Overall Champion at GTB Regionals Teen Groups (Gala Championships)
TOP 5 at GTB Regionals Teen Groups (Gala Championships)
1st Prize at Get The Beat Regionals, 15 & Under Group
1st Prize at Masterpiece International Ballet Competition, Senior Group

Thank you Ms Adelene for the beautiful choreography and Ms Xia for coaching the girls!

CBA Repertoire Series #9: Coda – La Esmeralda
09 June 2020

In 2017, we presented excerpts from La Esmeralda for the second half of CBA’s Year End Performance.

4 different dances were performed: a light and fun village dance for our Grade 4-5 students, a group dance choreographed to the music of Diana that included challenging pointe work for our Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate students, an upbeat Tambourine dance for our Advanced students, and a technically demanding Pas de Six for our Elite students.

Today, we are sharing the coda of the item with everyone, and hope you will enjoy it.

Thank you Ms Xia, Ms Ma and Mrs Lee for the joint effort in rehearsing this item! ❤️

CBA Education Series by International Artists: Ms Jacinta Walsh
06 June 2020

We are very happy to have Ms Jacinta Walsh, Artistic Director of Jacinta Walsh Ballet Arts Academy, to share with us her chosen topic of “How to point your feet correctly”.

Ms Jacinta was a former professional dancer in leading European Ballet Companies and has many years of teaching experience as a classical ballet teacher, director and choreographer around the world, such as at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Victorian College of the Arts and School of the Arts (SOTA).

The video includes feet stretching and strengthening exercises. Ms Jacinta has also thoughtfully supplemented the video with anatomic graphics and detailed voice explanations for her teaching points.

We would also like to thank Anabel Ng (CBA student, graduated from John Cranko School, Germany) for the beautiful demonstrations!