Teachers

Desley Donaldson Ballet Academy consist of professional and dedicated teachers who aim to share their love of dance with every student. We are proud to be a family run studio with such high achievements and knowledge over 46 years who are committed to developing every student's ability and technique, in a supportive, positive and motivational environment. All DDBA teachers are fully registered and trained to a high standard, and hold qualifications with internationally recognised dance/arts societies. 

Desley Donaldson LRAD RTS (Principal)

Desley Donaldson LRAD RTS (Principal)

Desley Donaldson LRAD RTS (Principal)

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Former dancer under Charles Lisner in The Queensland Ballet Company and dancer under Phyllis Danaher of Ballet Theatre of Qld; Established teacher in the Albany Creek area for 46 years; Registered teacher and Life Member of the Royal Academy of Dance; member of Ausdance; affiliate member of Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance; Mentor for Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies candidates for Royal Academy of Dance; Principal classical teacher and choreographer.

Katrina Donaldson RAD RTS, ARAD

Desley Donaldson LRAD RTS (Principal)

Desley Donaldson LRAD RTS (Principal)

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Registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and Glenn Wood Tap with extensive experience as a dancer, both in Australia and overseas; Freelance Dancer; Classical, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap teacher and choreographer. Trained with DDBA, QDSE, Australian Ballet School, Jean Wong (Hong Kong), National Theatre Ballet School (Melbourne). Performed with Royal New Zealand Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Australian Ballet, Royal Ballet. Katrina has also recently performed at Disneyland California as part of the main street parade and starred in performances within Disneyland California and Universal Studios Hollywood. Katrina is also the performance group captain for DDBA.