En Pointe Classical Ballet Coaching (Qld) prides itself in providing the most qualified, professional and caring teachers, coaches, trainers and tutors for it’s talented young students. All staff have been carefully chosen, to ensure that the high level of nurturing and care that En Pointe creates and desires for its students, is upheld at all times. All staff share similar beliefs, goals and aspirations for the students and this is reflected with outstanding results, that speak for themselves.
All staff share similar beliefs, goals and aspirations
JANE DEVINE: Classical Coach
Formerly with The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and The Royal Ballet School.
Jane was born in Zimbabwe and was accepted into The Royal Ballet School in 1972. In 1973 she won the Adeline Genée Gold Medal and in 1974 was offered a place in The Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden. Whilst there, she worked with some of the great choreographers of the time including, Sir Kenneth McMillan, Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Peter Wright and Glen Tetley. In 1981 she joined English National Ballet where she danced many leading roles including Odille (Swan Lake), Zebiode (Scheherazade), Red lady (Sanguine Fan) etc.
Following her dance career, Jane spent a period of time as the Administrator to the Professional Dancers’s Teachers Course at the Royal Academy of Dancing in London. Royal Society of Arts/Sports Council Course Director - Jane later went on to direct her own fitness company in the UK which encompassed Teacher Training Courses, a Health and Fitness Programme, Seminars and Workshops of continuing education for Fitness Professionals and a Fitness Professionals Recruitment Agency.
Jane was also a Royal Society of Arts Examiner, Freelance Fitness Writer and Freelance Fitness Lecturer and Presenter and was a leader in the fitness industry for 15 years. Coupled with her knowledge of performance at its highest level and the anatomical and physiological aspects that underpin the physicality of ballet, Jane works towards guiding dancers on an educated, responsible and self empowered journey of their own careers.
SANDRA MAJ:: Fitness Instructor
1993 Queensland University of Technology/Dance. Performed with the
Queensland Ballet Company and Expressions Dance Company.
1995 Fitlink Australia and International. International Les Mills Instructor,
Personal Trainer, Nutrition, Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi.
1996 Australian Institute of Applied Sciences. Anatomy and Physiology 1 - 4,
Structural Aligning, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Sports/ Deep Tissue/
Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
1999 Royal Life Saving Society Australia. Swimming Teacher Rescue Award,
Teacher and Coach of Swimming and Water Safety.
2000 Instructor of Martial Arts. Various Styles.
2003 Surf Life Saving Australia. Bronze Medallion, Surf Life Saver.
Present Teacher at En Pointe Classical Ballet School, Group Fitness Instructor
at various Fitness Studios, Therapist for Dementia and Parkinson’s
PAUL BOYD: Classical Coach
Paul has received the German Critics Award for “Best Up and Coming Artist in Europe” and “Best Established Artist in Europe” while as a dancer in Dusseldorf
Guest appearances in America, Israel, Germany, Italy, Monte Carlo, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and France.
In 1993 Paul danced the title role in Youri Vamos’s version of “Spartacus” at the Summer Arts Festival in the Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy.
His extensive repertoire included Principal roles with all the major classics, including Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille Mal Gardee, Nutcracker, Spartacus and Midsummer Nights Dream. Works danced from international choreographers including: Jiri Kylian, Matz Ek, Youri Vamos, Nils Christe, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, Roland Petit, Judith Jamison, Stephan Thoss, Heinz Spoerli, Hans van Mannen, John Butler, Peter Breuer and Natalie Weir.
His own body of choreographic work is now quite extensive including two full length narrative evenings, “St. Francis of Assisi…….in his footsteps” and “Jekyll and Hyde”.
Three of Paul’s choreographic works, “St. Francis of Assisi…….in his footsteps”, “A Twist of Broadway”, and “Scotch On The Rocks” have received Australian Critics Awards.
Choreographic works have now been performed in Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, Covent Garden - London, New York, China and Japan.
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts invited Paul as Guest Choreographer where he created “Tormented Tangos” which was part of the 2004, “Four Colours Dance” programme.
1996 - 2003: Principal Dancer, Company Coach and Choreographer with Queensland Ballet,
2004 - 2005: Freelance Choreographer, Teacher and Coach throughout major Australian cities.
*Guest Teacher/Choreographer with Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
*Guest Choreographer for Royal Ballet School, London
*Guest Teacher for Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf/Duisburg, Germany
*Guest Assessor and Teacher for Graduate College of Dance, Perth, Western
*Guest Choreographer with Australian Ballet’s Bodytorque Season
2006 - *Guest Teacher and Choreographer for Graduate College of Dance, Perth, Western
*Guest Choreographer for Sydney City Youth Ballet with new full length production of
2007 - *Guest Teacher for RAD Adelaide Summer School
*Guest Teacher, Choreographer and Assessor for Graduate College of Dance, Perth
*The Royal Ballet Upper School, London, performed Paul’s work, “In Stillness We
Meet”, in Stuttgart and Dubai
*Guest Choreographer for West Australian Academy for Performing Arts (WAAPA)
*Guest Teacher at “International Sydney Summer School”
*Guest Teacher for Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy, Sydney.
2008 - *Guest Choreographer/Ballet Master for Suzhou Ballet Theatre, China, under the
Direction of Stephen Jefferies
*Guest Choreographer for the Pope 's Vigil Service as part of World Youth Day in July
2008, Sydney, Australia
2009-2010 *Paul was Guest Teacher at the “International Summer School” in Sydney in
conjunction with the McDonald College.
*Choreography was presented in New York at the Youth American Grand Prix
where the work was placed in the top 12 choreographies.
*Guest Teacher/Choreogrpaher with Graduate College of Dance, and WAAPA (West
Australian Academy for Performing Arts), Perth, West Australia.
*Guest Teacher with Hong Kong Ballet
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MARTIN COLLYER: Classical Coach and Contemporary Teacher
Martin began his early dance training in the Cecchetti method with Stephen Ayres, and with London's Central School of Ballet's junior extension program. At the age of sixteen, he commenced full time training at Central, studying the Vaganova method with teachers including Murray Kilgour, Nancy Kilgour, Stephen Williams and Carole Gable. Central's third year saw Martin enjoying the tutelage of Greg Horsman and touring the UK extensively, performing a diverse range of works to critical acclaim. These included the Grand Pas de Deux from act III of "Raymonda" and Bournonville's "Flower Festival in Genzano".
After his first professional engagement with Heinz Spoerli's Zurich Ballet, Martin danced at Anhaltisches theater Dessau and Theater Der Stadt Koblenz, performing a diverse range of roles, from newly created neo-classical works to Bluebird in "Sleeping Beauty" and Hilarion in "Giselle". During this time, he also performed the Black Swan pas de deux in gala performances, toured to Cuba to dance in the 16th prestigious International Ballet Festival of Havana and guested in Japan as Drosselmeyer/ The Prince in "The Nutcracker".
In 2004, Martin moved with his wife, Lisa Maree Edwards, to dance with the Queensland Ballet. In his two and a half years there, Martin created roles in several ballets, including "1001 Nights", "The Nutcracker", and Kim McCarthy's "19", and revisited his early success with "Flower Festival in Genzano".
Classical Coach/Contemporary Teacher