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Summer School  January 2016

Julie Wells,      Jake Burden,     Xanthe Geeves    &     Gregor Thieler

Damian Smith Kurt Dwyer-Williams Previous Guest Teachers Jason Winters Amy Hollingsworth Renee Ritchie

 2017 Guest teachers   

2018  Guest teachers  Daniel Convery,  Zara Bartley  &  Kristina Chan

Photos from our 2018 Summer school
With guest teachers  Kristina Chan,  Zara Bartley & Daniel Convery

Brisbane-born Daniel Gaudiello strapped on his first pair of dancing shoes at the age of six at the Johnny Young Talent School, then at Promenade Dance Academy. Later he completed the Queensland Dance School of Excellence and Queensland Ballet professional year before being accepted into The Australian Ballet School, where he participated as an exchange student with The National Ballet School of Canada and the School of American Ballet. Daniel joined The Australian Ballet in 2004 and in early 2007, on scholarship, participated in classes with some of the world's finest ballet companies in London, Amsterdam, Munich and Paris. Daniel made his choreographic debut with a piece calledNotte in Bianco for Bodytorque. To the Pointe in 2009, then South of Eden andTristan and Isolde. Daniel was promoted to principal artist in 2010. He has recently left the Australian Ballet to pursue other ventures. Daniel’s principal roles with The Australian Ballet include both Des Grieux and Lescaut in Kenneth MacMillan’sManon, Basilio in Rudolf Nureyev’s production of Don Quixote (2010), Petrouchka in Petrouchka (2009), the Prince in Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella(2013), Siegfried in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake (2012), Franz in Peggy van Praagh’s Coppélia (2010) and works by Christopher Wheeldon and Jiří Kylián. As a guest artist he has appeared with Houston Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, New Zealand Ballet, Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet and English National Ballet. He was the recipient of the 2011 Australian Dance Award for outstanding performance by a male dancer in Coppélia, a Green Room Award and was nominated for a Helpmann Award in 2010 and 2014.

Photography  Lynette Wills

Daniel Gaudiello  -  You Tube

Cadi McCarthy

Newcastle dance choreographer Cadi McCarthy wins Create NSW Regional Arts Fellowship

Cadi McCarthy pushes Catapult Dance into national spotlight


14th - 18th  January 2019

Join us for an intensive week of Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance with amazing guest teachers

Daniel Gaudiello,  Lana Jones,  Cadi McCarthy & Rebecca Mottin

Registration form  pdf.

Daniel Gaudiello
Former Principal dancer with the Australian Ballet

Cadi McCarthy Choreographer  & Director of Catapult Dance

Lana Jones
Principal Dancer with the Australian Ballet