Trainee - Dance Adjudicator
Trainee, VIC Trainee
Lianne Radloff began her Classical Ballet training at the age of 9 under the brilliant guidance of Beverley Rowles in Corrimal NSW studying the RAD Syllabus and completing exams from grade 3 to advance level. During her final years of training, she travelled to Sydney’s North Shore for private tuition with Prudence Bowen.
At the age of 18, Lianne joined Dance Encore Company under the direction of Lesley and Bruce Scott and travelled nationally and internationally for 6 years.
Lianne moved to Melbourne with her young family where she commenced her teaching career, juggling the difficult but rewarding task of teacher/dance mum.
She taught for 2 years at the Melbourne Dance Academy under the direction of Karen Stephens as the Ballet teacher. A further 3 years teaching for Christa Cameron School of Ballet and Tania Attard at Attitudes Performing Arts.
Lianne also became a member of the British Ballet Organisation Australia to enable her to be the primary ballet teacher for Kelly Aykers at Studio 1 Performing Arts.
Lianne’s current long-term position as Senior Ballet teacher of 19 years at Centrestage Performing Arts and SHOWFIT under the direction of Ian and Leanne White. She has choreographed both Solo’s and Troupe ballet routines at competition level with award-winning success.
Lianne has had an outstanding ballet exam result with students receiving as high as 100% and multiple students being accepted into full-time ballet training at the Victorian College of the Arts and The Australian Ballet School, with students then successfully pursuing professional careers both nationally and internationally.
Lianne’s ballet students successfully reached finals in RAD Audrey Nicolls Grade Awards and the Ballet Teachers Workshop Scholarship.
Lianne has also had students perform in professional musicals including Annie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Gypsy. Most recently several students were selected to perform feature roles and ensembles in The Victorian State Youth Ballet in their production of Sleeping Beauty and will return in 2022 for their production of Coppelia.
Lianne has taken it upon herself to learn the art of Tutus in both design and construction. She has made several Tutus for her ballet students to suit the choreography for each individual dancer and routine. This has become very fulfilling to Lianne, as she is able to support her dancers holistically.
Lianne is passionate about creating a positive environment for all her students no matter what their level. Her encouraging and nurturing teaching style enables her to get the best out of her dancers and therefore builds a strong rapport with both students and parents.
Lianne is now looking forward to taking on the role as an adjudicator and to hopefully encourage young students to continue their love of dance and to pass on her many years of knowledge and experience to our dancers of the future.