Bergen Lavelle

Owner - Director

 

Bergen Lavelle started dancing at the age of 3, and completed all grades within the RAD all with distinctions by the age of 9. During this time Bergen also won many championships & scholarships in many Eisteddfords.

At the age of 11 Bergen won a scholarship to attend The Australian Ballet School over the summer, hand picked by Lisa Pavane & Greg Horsman, both of whom are Ex Principals dancers of the Australian Ballet and Ex Senior Principals of the English National Ballet.

And at age 12 was chosen by Ballet Master Anthony Shearsmith of the Queensland Ballets Company to perform with them in the season of Coppelia.

 

Bergen Later studied full time dancing under Marie Walton Mahon and also had coaching by Mr Edward Miller, former dancer of the Royal Ballet Company.

In this time Bergen completed all the Russian Vagonova Classical Ballet Syllabus Exams, earning an A+ for all levels, winning the Russian Vaganova Scholaship in both 1996 & 1997. This is the same year Bergen won the A.L Murphy Scholarship and was in the final 20 in the Pearl Pollard Scholarship. Bergen has also completed all levels of the Khorobushka National Character syllabus,  And All RAD Exam up to Advanced before moving to Munich Germany on full scholarship to further her career by the age of 14.

While in Europe Bergen dance in many different countries including France, London, Germany and many more before moving back to Australia bringing her knowledge of dance with her.

Bergen has been teaching and passing on her passion and knowledge of dance for a number of years now and is an accredited Classical Ballet teacher with the Australian Institute Of Classical Dance as well as the British ballet organisation. She is currently studying a diploma of dance teaching studies with the Royal Academy of Dance and is certified in Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT).

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