Classical and Classical Extension Program
FORMER LEADING SOLOIST & TEACHER FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET COMPANY
Initially from Sydney Justine trained in her early years with Anne Mosdell and then the Halliday School of Dance.
Justine was accepted into the Australian Ballet School under the Directorship of Dame Margaret Scott and after graduating with Distinction was selected to join the Australian Ballet under the Directorship of Maina Gielgud.
She quickly achieved rank of Leading Soloist, working with such greats as Sir Robert Helpmann, Rudolf Nureyev, Galina Ulanova, Anne Woolliams, Yiri Kylian and many others. She has danced Principal and Soloist roles in many ballets including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Merry Widow, les Sylphides, Pas de Quatre, La Bayadere, La Fille Mal Gardee, Four last Songs, Apollo, Gala Performance, Equus and La Sylphide.
Justine was also a Guest Principal Artist for the National Ballet of Canada and the Dancers Company.
Justine has been teaching for 18 years, also taking on the role of Ballet Mistress for the Melbourne Ballet Company in 2006 - 2009 and choreographing “In Memorium” and “Phases” for their opening and subsequent seasons. She has guest taught for the Australian Ballet and currently teaches the Australian Ballet “Studios” program.
Justine is also a Dance Adjudicator and Ballet Examiner and was judge for the Royal Academy of Dance 2018 Isobel Anderson Awards in NSW.
She has also been a guest teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance summer, autumn and winter schools taking masterclasses and repertoire classes in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.