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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.

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.

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.

RACHEL ANDREW BSc AES

Rachel undertook the later part of her classical ballet training under the direction of Nathan Coppen at The West Australian School of Dance, completing all her RAD Vocational examinations with Distinction. Rachel continued her training in Wellington where she studied at The New Zealand School of Dance, majoring in Contemporary Dance. Whilst in New Zealand, she had the opportunity to perform numerous works including Amber Haines’ Incant, an excerpt of Hofesh Shechter’s Political Mother and Lucy Marinkovich’s Little Gypsies, which was later adapted into a short film. Upon graduating, Rachel returned to Perth to pursue an academic career where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The University of Western Australia, double majoring in Sport Science, Exercise & Health. Rachel is an Accredited Sports Scientist with the Exercise and Sports Science Association and has completed her Foundations of Wellness Coaching accreditation with Wellness Coaching Australia.

JENNY TRAFFORD BA Dip Ed ARAD RAD CBTS AISTD

Ballet and education have been a part of Jenny's world since a very young age. She began her training in Sydney under the guidance of many wonderful teachers including Isobel Anderson and Joan and Monica Halliday, undertaking all RAD examinations including Solo Seal. On completing her training, Jenny enjoyed a career in ballet and contemporary dance both in the UK and Australia, including the London City Ballet. After several years dancing and touring professionally, Jenny began her teacher training completing a Bachelor of Education (Primary), currently she is a registered teacher, mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) holding her Associate status with the RAD and ISTD. Jenny is an active member and supporter of the Perth dance community and has been a part of the WA RAD Regional Advisory Panel for many years.

MAY GREENBERG BA

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 FrescoKibbutz Dance Company, and was a dancer in Batsheva’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 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 has recently been invested in site specific choreography with her two works “How To Digest An Apple” as part of INSITU2018 and “Escapism” as part of SITU8 2020. May loves using all her various experiences to guide and create movement with the upcoming generations of dancers around Perth.

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.