February 29th  | by Stephan Bollinger

Congratulations Georgia!

Our Senior Level student, Georgia Clay (14 years), has been accepted into both the American Ballet Theatre and the Vassiliev Academy Summer Intensives in New York!
We are very proud of you Georgia, and look forward to hearing all about this exciting trip in July.


February 22nd  | by Stephan Bollinger

Congratulations Henriette!

Our Excellence student, Henriette Hartl (16 years), has been invited to the Final Auditions of two prestigious schools: the Royal Ballet School and the English National Ballet School.
This is a wonderful achievement, and thoroughly deserved by a gorgeous student who has worked with sincerity and poise for over eight years at ABDA now.

We wish Henriette an amazing year ahead!


July 20th  | by Stephan Bollinger

The new ABDA Books have arrived!

The wait was certainly worth it; 90 stunning images illustrate and reflect on an outstanding 2013.
This is already our 7th annual “limited edition” photo book. An overview of all previous books, programs and DVDs can be found here.


April 29th  | by Stephan Bollinger

Congratulations Monique

We are very proud of our Excellence student, Monique Boulden (17 years), who has been offered a place in the full-time Diploma program at the ‘Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseilles’ in France!

What an amazing achievement Monique!


April 19th  | by Stephan Bollinger

Marie-Ann Grosskreutz Awards 2014

Congratulations to our beautiful students:
Lauren Crosby (12 years) and Henriette Hartl (14 years)
who were both finalists in the Marie-Ann Grosskreutz Awards, held by the Brisbane City Youth Ballet.

The judge, Ms Anita Young from the Royal Ballet School, awarded an Encouragement Award to Henriette in the Senior section.

Well done Lauren and Hetty!
You were both fine representatives of ABDA!


April 14th  | by Stephan Bollinger

ABDA shines @ Starbound Eisteddfod

Our group dancers and soloists performed beautifully at the first eisteddfod of the year: Starbound Entertainers Festival.
Congratulations to all our group dancers on these wonderful results:

8/under Modern Group – 1st place
10/under Modern Group – 2nd place
12/under Classical Group – 2nd place
Open Age Modern Groups – 1st and 2nd places
Open Age Classical Groups – 1st and 2nd places

Congratulations to our soloists:
Nae, Henriette, Sarah, Maddison, Georgia D, Frances, Georgia W, Lauren, Grace, Ruby, Haylee, Emma, Alissa, Kate, Isabella, Koa.
Collectively they received 4 x 1st, 8 x 2nd, 4 x 3rd and 13 Highly Commended placings.

Special mention to:
Nae Kojima: Intermediate Championship Runner-up and Special Award winner for Best Classical Solo
Henriette Hartl: Intermediate Championship Winner