Lauren Viera

Guest Teacher - Ballet

Lauren completed major examinations in RAD, BBO and National Character, while being taught by her Mother, June Vieira. After receiving a scholarship from Tanya Pearson to attend Ecole Ballet Studio’s in Sydney, under the direction or Jane Allyn, Ashley Killar and Kit Lethby, Lauren was invited to commence the full time training course. Here she completed her RAD Advanced Exam and performed soloist roles in many works and numerous times at the Bodies Festival and the Sydney Opera House. Lauren was soon accepted into the English National Ballet School and Munich Ballet Academy. After moving to Germany, Lauren completed her 3 year Diploma in Professional Classical Ballet.

Lauren was taught by world reknowned teachers, including Prof. Heinz Manniegal, the late Prof. Alexander Prokofiev (who trained with Rudolph Nureyev), the late Prof. Konstanza Vernon (director) and prima ballerina Elena Pankova. She also performed many times at the Munich State Opera House including La Bayadere with the Bavarian State Ballet Company. Lauren then decided to join her fiancé at Circus Krone, where she danced soloist roles and was able to perform with elephants for nearly 4 years. After moving back to Australia, Lauren has had 2 beautiful children and established her own ballet school in Canberra. This year she will complete her RAD Teachers course and has been invited to examine the Khorobushka National Character Syllabus.

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