Leanne Stojmenov: Giving them a voice

This former Australian Ballet principal artist is now a teacher at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching ballet consistently for three years. I also taught occasionally (when time permitted) during my time as an artist with The Australian Ballet.

What drew you to teaching dance?

I have been taught by so many incredible coaches. Their generosity and care in passing on their knowledge was never lost on me. Spending my days and nights with exceptional artists enriched my experience and life both inside and outside of the studio.

I have a lot to share from my 20 years as a professional ballet dancer. I felt and still feel privileged that I was able to perform and spend my days creating, changing and developing. To pass on some of my knowledge to dancers who are hungry to learn is very rewarding.

Do you specialise in a particular age group?

At WAAPA I teach…

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