Annette Roselli

Miss Annette began her ballet training in New Zealand and continued it at the New Zealand Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School, London, studying under teachers such as Maryon Lane, Julia Farron, Lynn Wallis & Ronald Emblem.

Her first professional job was with “Northern Ballet Company” based in Manchester, England. She was there for 4 years and worked with teachers Alicia Markova, Eileen Ward and Robert Mead amongst others. She danced at many theatres including The Sadlers Wells Theatre in London and toured throughout Great Britain, Hong Kong and Italy.

Miss Annette then joined the National Ballet of Israel for 2 years, touring throughout the country.

She moved to South Africa in 1986 and joined NAPAC Ballet Company where she danced soloist and principal roles, for 4 years. Principal roles included Poll in “Pineapple Poll”, the lead in “La Valse” and “Transfigured Night” and soloist roles in “Romeo and Juliet”, “Coppelia” and “Giselle” among others. She performed the “Le Corsaire” pas de deux and solos with Vincent Hantam, a guest artist from the Scottish Ballet and worked with choreographers such as Andre Prokovsky, Jack Carter, Ashley Killar, Veronica Paeper and Patricia Neary from New York City Ballet. A foot injury forced her to retire from dancing and she began teaching. She then qualified as an aerobics instructor as well as a Royal Academy of Dance teacher. Miss Annette ran and owned 2 ballet studios in South Africa over the next 4 years.

After immigrating to Sydney in 1994, she began teaching ballet at various schools and pre-schools. Within a year she had built up a register of over 200 pupils. She moved to Melbourne in 1996 where she continued teaching and also dancing herself. The family moved to Brisbane in September, 1999 and she set up the studio at Moreton Bay College in May 2000.

Since starting the studio, many pupils from the Annette Roselli Ballet Academy have achieved enormous success. The studio has consistently gained high exam results, including marks in the high 90s and 100% in various R.A.D. exams. Pupils have achieved outstanding success at eisteddfods, often winning the classical section in various age groups. Awards pupils have won include Grand Champion, Most Promising Classical Dancer, Most Promising Dancer Any Age, Overall Excellence in Junior Performance, Overall Excellence in Senior Performances, Most Outstanding Competitor, etc. Pupils have also won many bursaries and scholarships including Australian Ballet School Summer School and various R.A.D. Scholarships. They have won interstate awards including S.O.D.A and McDonalds Performing Arts Challenge (Sydney). Pupils have been accepted for full time training at the Royal Ballet School, London and the Australian Ballet School as well as furthering their dance studies at university. Several pupils have also been accepted into the Australian Ballet School Interstate/International Programme (ITP).

Annette Roselli Dance Academy is based at Tingalpa.

ARDA's studio in Tingalpa
1/27 Millennium Place, Tingalpa

Ph: 0400 664 661

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