An exclusive program designed to expose elite students to the exciting and innovative repertoire performed by high profile companies around the world such as The Royal Ballet and The Paris Opera Ballet.

The Elite Extension Program is a unique course open for all students, male and female, who are currently studying at Intermediate and Advanced levels in NSW.

This course is designed to provide a unique opportunity for dancers to study company repertoire under the expert guidance of high profile industry professionals.

Experience in company repertoire currently performed around the world, equips elite dancers with cutting edge skills, knowledge and insider experience of Professional Company life.

Through learning diverse repertoire, dancers will emerge as versatile artists and have the confidence to enter the profession fully prepared and be one step ahead in auditions.


Paul Knobloch – Ballet Master of The Australian Ballet
Cameron Holmes – Dancer of The Australian Ballet (TPA Graduate)
Juliet Burnett – Former Senior Artist of The Australian Ballet
Victor Zarallo – Former Soloist Sydney Dance Company and Scottish Ballet
Jake Burden – Former Soloist Leipzig Ballet and Magdeburg Ballet, Founder of Ballet Brothers
Ariella Casu – Sydney Dance Company and former Artist with Oslo Dance Ensemble, Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Gartnerplatztheater Munich 
Robert Bruist – Former Soloist Leipzig Ballet, Hnk Zagreb and West Australian Ballet (TPA Graduate) 

The Elite Extension Program – Intermediate Level

Open to students currently studying Intermediate Foundation and or Intermediate level equivalent.

The Elite Extension Program – Advanced Level

Open to students currently studying or achieved Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 & 2 and Solo Seal or equivalent.


Program Schedule – Sundays

12.30-1.00pm Warm Up/Conditioning
1.00-2.30pm Classical Class
2.45-4.30pm Company Repertoire

Dates – Term 2

Sun 25 Apr, Sun 2 May, Sun 9 May

Sun 16 May, Sun 23 May, Sun 30 May 

Sun 6 Jun, Sun 13 Jun, Sun 20 Jun

Student will have the exclusive opportunity to work with special guest teachers every 3 weeks and will learn professional company repertoire currently performed around the world in these 3-week blocks.


Elite Extension Program:

Intermediate Level – $800 ($650 TPA students) per 9-week term (Sunday program) – 4hrs

Advanced Level – $800 ($650 TPA students) per 9-week term (Sunday program) – 4hrs


Audition Requirements

Complete EEP Audition Form – available on our website https://tanyapearsonacademy.com.au/elite-extension-program-eep-form/

Supporting Photos Required:

1x Head Shot 

1x Tendu a Terre a La Seconde 

1x 4th Position Croise (En Pointe for girls) 

1x Arabesque En L’air (side view) 

Non TPA students are welcome to audition for the TPA Elite Extension Program. This program will supplement a students’ existing training program at their current ballet school/Academy.


Requirements by Video Audition: 

Classical solo or syllabus variation 

Contemporary solo or contemporary phrase 

Video submission accepted by Youtube/Vimeo link or DVD.


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