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SCHOOL HOLIDAYWorkshops

Workshops for young and aspiring dance students.

Designed for 7-12 year olds, our School Holiday Workshops invite young and aspiring dance students into the West Australian Ballet Centre to develop their ballet skills in a 1-hour class.

Taught by former West Australian Ballet dancers Brooke Jacobs and Reika Sato, the workshops are a fantastic opportunity for young dancers to keep dancing over the school holidays and to learn new skills.

Book a School Holiday Workshop

Dates

Monday 30 September
10:15am-11:15am (7-9 years)
11:30am-12:30pm (10-12 years)

Wednesday 2 October
10:15am-11:15am (7-9 years)
11:30am-12:30pm (10-12 years)


Cost

$25 - Child

$20 - Junior Members


Where

All sessions are held at the West Australian Ballet Centre, 134 Whatley Crescent, Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, Maylands.


What to wear

Ballet or dance wear and ballet shoes.


Important information

School Holiday Workshops run for 1 hour.

These workshops are recommended for young dancers with some ballet training.

Parents are invited to watch their children in the studio or take a seat in our foyer. Children’s activities will be available to keep siblings busy while you wait.

Please note that payment must be made at the time of booking. West Australian Ballet has a no refund policy.

For more information please contact (08) 9214 0707 or email bjacobs@waballet.com.au

Book a School Holiday Workshop

MEET THE TEACHERS

Rehearsal Director

Reika Sato

Born in Nagano, Japan, Reika graduated from the London Studio Centre and has danced with Cape Town City Ballet and Victor Ullate Ballet. She received 3rd place in the All Japan Ballet Competition and was a finalist in the Cape Town International Ballet Competition. She danced Principal roles with Cape Town City Ballet, including Coppélia and Orpheus in the Underworld and toured all over the world with Victor Ullate Ballet to places such as Israel, Jordan, Peru, Italy, France and Spain.

In September 2014, Reika moved to Perth to join West Australian Ballet where she danced many lead roles including First Violin in Concerto Barocco, Cinderella in Jayne Smeulder’s Cinderella, Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby and Effy in La Sylphide.

Reika has also choreographed for 2018’s Genesis season, creating Kindred with Ana Gallardo Lobaina.

In 2019 Reika retired from dancing and was appointed as the Company’s Assistant Rehearsal Director where she worked with Andries Weidemann on Peter and the Wolf in 2019 and The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie in 2020 for the AWESOME Arts Festival. Other highlights include working with Krzysztof Pastor on Light and Shadow in 2020 and with Natalie Weir on 4Seasons in 2021.

Reika was promoted to the position of Rehearsal Director in December 2021.

Dancer Development Manager

Brooke Jacobs

Born in Narrogin WA, Brooke began her training at the West Australian Conservatoire of Classical Ballet in Perth before moving to Melbourne to train at the Christine Walsh Dance Centre and The Australian Ballet School. Brooke has danced with the English National Ballet, Leipziger Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders and Zuricher Ballet before returning to Australia to dance with West Australian Ballet.

Her roles at West Australian Ballet have included leads in Giselle (2014), La Sylphide (2013) and Cinderella (2015); Juliet in Radio and Juliet (2015), Beauty in Beauty and the Beast (2016), and Jordan in The Great Gatsby (2017).

Since retiring as Principal dancer in 2019, Brooke has been a member of the Access & Outreach team at West Australian Ballet and earlier this year was appointed to Manager of Dancer Development. Brooke specifically manages and teaches for West Australian Ballet's Masterclass program in addition to delivering a multitude of educational programs and opportunities to ensure support for pre-professional and early career dancers through to dancers’ continued development and career progression beyond the stage.