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Thursday 14 August 2014 5pm – 7.30pm, West Australian Ballet Centre, 134 Whatley Crescent, Maylands.


West Australian Ballet and Ausdance WA present the second Guest Open Class for 2014 with a teacher of international acclaim, Yannick Boquin. Visiting West Australian Ballet as Guest Teacher, Mr. Boquin was Ballet Master at Vienna Opera Ballet for several years and has taught at some of the worlds leading ballet companies.


The session begins by watching West Australian Ballet rehearsals, followed by Open Class with Mr. Boquin. Participants must be aged 15 years and over and be at an RAD Intermediate/Advanced Foundation level or equivalent.


5.00pm – Arrive, register

5.15pm – Watch company rehearsal
5.45pm – Break/Warm up
6.00pm – Open Class with Yannick Boquin
7.30pm – End


Places are strictly limited, bookings are essential. Contact Ausdance WA on (08) 9322 6101 to secure your place.


$20 Ausdance members / $45 non-members

(If your dance school is a member of Ausdance WA then you are automatically eligible for the Ausdance member rate.)


About Yannick Boquin

Yannick Boquin received his dance education at the Paris Opera Ballet School and the National Conservatoire of Paris. He danced as a principal dancer with Bonn Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Rome Opera Ballet and Deutsche Oper Berlin.


In 2011 he choreographed a two act ballet for the Istanbul State Ballet, “The sufferances of young Werther” (Göethe), which was the performed by The Greek National Ballet in 2014.


Yannick Boquin worked as a Ballet Master with the Vienna Opera Ballet from 2004 until 2006. Since then he worked as a successful teacher with the following companies: Dresden Semper Oper Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Houston Ballet, National Ballet of Prague, National Ballet of Portugal, Stanislavski Theatre Moscow, Greek National Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Staatsoper Berlin, Hong Kong Ballet, Zurich Ballet, Paris Opera and many more.




School Holiday Workshops at West Australian Ballet give dance students the wonderful opportunity take a class with one of our staff, and take a step inside the studios to watch the professional dancers at work. They’re a great way to keep dancing over the holidays, to further your technique, learn new things and make new friends.


Perth ballet students to take a class with visiting ballet teachers from around the globe. The next Guest Open Class will be announced soon. Keep an eye on our website for more info. These classes are open to all dancers aged 15 and above at a RAD Intermediate level or equivalent.


Classes cost $30 for Great Leaps members and $35 for non-members. Parents may stay and watch if desired. Students can book in for one, two or all three days, in the following age groups.


The next School Holiday Workshops will take place 7 > 9 October. Bookings open a month prior. Keep an eye on our website for details.




We believe everyone should have the chance to watch outstanding, professional ballet. With the assistance of Bankwest, Great Leaps is designed to support dance teachers, without adding extra work. Great Leaps is a free membership programme that provides students with easy access to information about WAB, workshop opportunities, and discount tickets to performances. Membership is free, and open to all dance students in WA aged between 5 & 17 years, and all full-time dance students based in WA.


Download the Great Leaps 2014 Information Sheet


Download the Great Leaps 2014 Application Form



New in 2014, WAB’s Masterclass Programme will take ballet students to new heights. The programme is designed to assist in student training more deeply than ever before. Over four evening sessions, students will build on their skills and extend their technique through coaching from WAB’s artistic staff, whilst gaining greater understanding of the workings of a professional ballet company.  Open to two age groups: 13 – 14 year olds and 15 and above, positions are by audition only.


The audition process has closed for 2014. Information regarding the 2015 programme will be available approximately December 2014.