The Katharine Mantle Performing Arts Academy full time program was established in 2016 as a selective program, providing specialized coaching for dedicated and talented students wishing to pursue a professional career in classical or contemporary dance. Our holistic approach to training each dancer results in a well-trained and healthy dancer.
Since its inaugural year the program has had remarkable success with its graduates being offered placements at – The English National Ballet School, The Hamburg Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The New Zealand School of Dance, WAAPA and Sydney Dance Company PPY.
Current students in 2017 have been given training opportunities at the following- The Royal Ballet School, The English National Ballet School, The Australian Ballet School, The Houston Ballet School, The Bolshoi Ballet School, The Paris Opera Ballet School, Sydney Dance company PPA, Expression Dance Company, New Zealand School of Dance plus many more.
Each student’s journey is individual and we aim to support, guide and assist him or her as they prepare for their future
Acceptance into the programs is via audition only. Applicants will be required to take part in a classical ballet class, contemporary dance class and short interview.

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