2017 SUMMER SCHOOL
Join us for a week of incredible classes with
Australia’s Best Teachers.
Dates: 16th – 20th January, 2017
Suitable for 10+ to Pre-professional
You can register via Trybooking or download and email the attached registration form.
We look forward to seeing you.
Book via: www.trybooking.com/MMRV
MEET OUR GUESTS
KIRSTY MARTIN – BALLET INSTRUCOR – AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL (Level six and four full time). PRINCIPAL DANCER AUSTRALIAN BALLET COMPANY, NETHERLANDS DANS THEATER
KIRSTY trained for three years at The Australian Ballet School, under the direction of Gailene Stock, before graduating in 1995. She then joined the Australian Ballet Company in 1996, where she performed a wide range of classical ballet and contemporary works, before being promoted to soloist in 1998, and to senior artist in 1999. In 2000, joined Nederland’s Dan’s Theater in Den Haag, where Kirsty worked with the renowned choreographer Jiri Kylian and performed an extensive range of contemporary ballets, and worked with choreographers’ such as; Johan Inger, Jorma Elo, Paul Lightfoot and Ohad Naharin.
Kirsty returned to the Australian Ballet Company in 2002, and performed in the world premier season of Graeme Murphy’s ‘Swan Lake’, and the following year was promoted to Principle Artist. She has performed most of the traditional classical ballets, as well as new works throughout her time as a dancer. Kirsty was awarded the prestigious Benois de la Danse award in 2009, and was invited to perform in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre. During her career she became a mother to two beautiful children, and resumed back to the stage each time, and continued for several years balancing a career and motherhood. Kirsty decided to retire in 2011, after having a successful and fulfilling career on the stage.
After some time away from dance, Kirsty has undertaken a teachers’ course (Graduate Diploma In Elite Dance Instruction- Australian ballet school).
In 2013/2014 Kirsty was a part time ballet instructor at The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS), and also The Victorian College of the Arts Tertiary. In 2015. Kisrty was offered a full time position at The Australian Ballet School and is currently enjoying her role as a ballet instructor to both Level six and four full time female students.
Some repertoire highlights include: Stepping Stones 1996 (Jiri Kylian), In The Middle Somewhat Elevated 1996 (William Forsythe, La Bayadere 1998 (Makarova), Manon 1999,2008 (Kenneth Macmillan), The Merry Widow 2000, 2011(Hynde), Bella Figura 2000,2001,2002,2003 (Jiri Kylian), The Three Musketeers 2003 (Alexandre Dumas’s), Swan Lake 2002,2004,2007 (Graeme Murphy), Velocity 2004 (Stanton Welch) Agon 2004 (George Balanchine), The Four Temperaments 2004 (George Balanchine, )Raymonda 2006 (Stephen Baynes), Don Quixote 2007(Nureyev), After The Rain 2007 (Christopher Wheeldon), The Sleeping Beauty (act 3) 2008 ( Stanton Welch), The Nutcracker 2009,2010 (Peter Wright), Madame Butterfly 2011 (Stanton Welch)
DAVID MACK – DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, TEACHER – DANCER WEST AUSTRALIAN BALLET, RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY, PHOENIX DANCE THEATRE, SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY
David began his training in Coffs Harbour with his twin sister in the early 90’s before moving to Melbourne for full-time studies. Here he trained at the Victorian College of the Arts attaining his VCE and a Bachelor of Arts in dance and in 2001 he was awarded the Norma De Gruchy Award for Most Talented Dancer.
After graduating David worked with West Australian Ballet for two years before moving to London to dance with Rambert Dance Company. Here he featured in soloist roles in works by renowned choreographers such as Rafael Bonachela, Wayne McGregor, Christopher Bruce, Fredrick Ashton, Javier de Frutos and Michael Clark.
David then received an invitation by Javier de Frutos to join Phoenix Dance Theatre where the company toured to the Venice Biennale among other countries and received numerous awards for its repertoire. In 2008 David performed in a work by Dam Van Huynh Collision at The Place Prize in London where they were awarded audience favourite every night.
Before the birth of his first son in 2009, David returned to West Australian Ballet as a soloist under the direction of Ivan Cavallari and later Aurelien Scanella. David worked with many incredible choreographers and danced soloist roles in ballets such as Barry Moreland’s Afternoon of a Faun, Ivan Cavallari’s Pinocchio, John Cranko’s Onegin, Glen Tetley’s Voluntaries and Jiri Kylian’s Un Ballo.
After five years with WA ballet he moved on to Sydney Dance Company where he performed and was involved in the creation of much of the company’s current repertoire. In 2015 David worked with Rafael Bonachela and Visual artist and Composer Mira Calix during the Sydney Festival, performing in her installation Inside There Falls. Later that year David was nominated for an Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer in William Forsyth’s Quintett and in 2016 was awarded the Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer for his performance in Quintett and Bonachela’s Frame of Mind.
During his career David has taught company classes for Australian Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company and Phoenix Dance Theatre. He also led workshops and taught ballet and Contemporary master classes at many dance institutions around Australia and the UK including VCASS, Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-professional Year and Northern School of Contemporary Dance to name a few.
CODY MOORE – US CHAMPION GYMNAST, PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH
Cody has had 30 years of gymnastics experience. He started training in the United States at 4 years of age and has never left the sport. Along the way, Cody was a 3 time US Champion and member of the US Senior National Team. Cody was coached by such greats as Valeri Liukin.
During his years as an elite gymnast, Cody also competed in many international competitions including the World Championships, where the team received a silver medal. He was also an apparatus champion at the World University Games and the Pan American Games.
Cody first started coaching at 15 years of age and was able to learn from 2 different US Olympic Team coaches (Barry Weiner and Terry Gray). From his broad personal experiences Cody has developed a sound professional coaching style that allows individual gymnasts to reach their full potential.
He has had numerous successful athletes in the US, including the level 10 US Junior All Around Champion, level 10 US Uneven Bars champion, and level 9 & 10 US Floor Champions.
Cody and his wife Sara, now live in Australia with their young son Rylan. Cody has taken a coaching position at Gosford Gymnastics and is currently coaching Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Cody introduced an International Gymnastics program at Gosford which is flourishing. He now trains gymnasts in IL3 right through to Junior Elite International.