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2023 Faculty

2023 Faculty

At the College, we pride ourselves in our professional, experienced and distinguished faculty, whose collective knowledge ensures the high standard of teaching and support for its students, enabling the students to excel both within the allied arts and areas outside of dance.

VICTORIA EDWARDSON BA Performing Arts

Born in the United Kingdom, Victoria was accepted into the specialist ballet program at John Curtin College of Arts. During her time at John Curtin, Victoria performed with STEPS Youth Dance Company in Noir Revolvoir. In 2005, she continued her ballet training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), completing an Advanced Diploma in Dance. During this time, Victoria received the Dame Peggy van Praagh Award and the Finlay Award, completed all her major RAD ballet exams including Advanced 2 and was a RAD Bursary exam finalist for WA. In 2008, Victoria joined West Australian Ballet as a Young Artist and was promoted to a full artist in September 2008. In 2013, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts.
Victoria's career highlights include performing the role of one of the step-sisters in Jayne Smeulders’ Cinderella, the lead role in Natalie Weir’s Lacrimosa, lead pas de deux in Kim McCarthy’s 19, the lead in Ivan Cavallari’s Fishy, and choreographing To The Pointe for WA Ballet in their 2016 Ballet at the Quarry Season. After an eight year career with the West Australian Ballet, Victoria retired in 2016. Since then, she has been coaching ballet students throughout Perth, has completed her Stott Pilates training in Matwork and Reformer Pilates and has spent the last three years teaching Pilates and danced-based fitness classes including Reformer Pilates, Matwork Pilates, Barre, Stretch, Cardio Dance and Fit Ball.

MAY GREENBERG BA Dance

May Greenberg is a Perth based, Jerusalem born independent dancer, choreographer, and teacher. May spent the first year post graduating WAAPA in Israel, seconding with various companies including Fresco Dance Company, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, and was a dancer in Batsheva Dance Company’s “Gaga” (improvisation movement language) teacher training course. Throughout various projects, May has participated in various international workshops guided by an array of acclaimed companies. May performed with Brooke Leeder and Dancers in RADAR (2019), Structural Dependency (2018 and Perth Festival 2021), danced Ohad Naharin’s Decadance (2016) and Naharin’s most renowned work Minus 16 at the Australian Dance Awards, toured Natalie Allen’s A Night Out! (2019), had a lead role in the award winning A Midnight Visit (2018), and is in Mitchell Harvey’s development of Circa:Now:Us.
As a choreographer, May has created multiple works for various schools around Perth and loves using all her various experiences to guide and create movement with the upcoming generation of dancers around Perth.

CLAIRE HILL

Claire began her full time classical training with Terri Charlesworth at the Graduate College of Dance in 1996. In 2001, she moved to Munich to complete her training at the Heinz Bosl Stiftung. In 2002, she was invited to take part in the Monaco Dance Forum where she received a bursary for being one of the forum’s most sought after dancers. She received her first contract with Aalto Theater Essen in 2004 where she stayed for one season before moving to Madrid to dance with Nacho Duato’s Compañia Nacional de Danza. In 2010, Claire moved back to Perth to dance with the West Australian Ballet Company where she was promoted to Demi-soloist by Aurelien Scanella. Claire retired in 2010. Her career highlights include dancing the role of Carmen and also Juliet in Edward Clug’s Radio and Juliet.

MILOS MUTAVDZIC

Milos began his training in Perth at the age of three with Kira Bousloff. In 1996, he moved to Melbourne to commence at the Australian Ballet School. In 1998, Milos went to London to compete in the prestigious Adeline Genee Awards where he won the gold medal. The following year, he joined the Australian Ballet Company and in 2003, returned to Perth to join the West Australian Ballet Company. In 2006, Milos moved to Stockholm to join the Royal Swedish Ballet where he stayed for two and a half years before returning to Perth as a Principal Artist to finish his career. Milos retired in 2012. Milos’s career highlights include performing with Sylvie Guillem in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and dancing the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.

MARINA SMITH

Marina began her ballet training in her hometown of Newcastle, before undertaking full-time studies with Prudence Bowen in Sydney. Whilst completing her RAD exams she also performed in productions, competitions and was a member of Sydney City Ballet. Marina has extensive experience working in productions as a dancer and choreographer throughout Australia and Japan. Marina prides herself on the excellent results and wonderful experiences that her students gain from private coaching lessons. Past students have had great success in schools and companies, and it is a great joy to watch them flourish and succeed in their chosen field. As a mother of two, Marina understands the importance of a nurturing environment while focusing on strong foundations and developing each dancers own unique artistic quality.