THURSDAY 7.15PM - 8.30PM
TEACHER: ANDREA DIGHTON
Structured ballet class - Includes barre and centre work focussing on correct classical technique, musicality, artistry and a love of ballet and moving with this quality. The exercises will be developed each week for the duration of the term, adding to participants' movement vocabulary. Some prior experience preferred - beginners welcome to attend and follow along. Come with an open mind and willingness to take on information about this beautiful and unique art form.
Originally from Brisbane, Andrea started dancing at the Desley Donaldson Ballet Academy where she was instilled a love of dance. Andrea studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at Queensland University of Technology graduating with Distinction. She then completed a Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in 2015.
Andrea completed Pilates instructor qualifications in mat work, advanced mat work and small props and spent years freelance teaching in Brisbane. She has performed as an independent artist in events such as Anywhere Theatre Festival, Harvest Rain Theatre Company’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Grease.
Moving to North Queensland in 2014 Andrea coordinated a Performing Arts department at Mio College in the Burdekin Shire delivering a Certificate III in Performing Arts. In 2016 Andrea moved to Townsville and started teaching open classes at Dancenorth before contracting as teaching staff for the Company’s annual regional workshop tour. Andrea made her local choreographic debut creating movement for Townsville Choral Society’s 2018 production of Les Miserablés. Andrea is now associate lecturer in dance at Central QLD University and Acting Education and Outreach Manager at Dancenorth.