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Estelle Vermuelen A.C.B.A

Estelle was born in South Africa, and became passionate about ballet when taken to her first class at the age of five. She subsequently went on to study at the Pretoria based arts high school, with ballet as her main subject, before joining the State Theatre Ballet Company and the South African Ballet Theatre company.

After moving to New Zealand in 2005, Estelle danced with Company Z Dance, before opening her own ballet school, which she ran for approximately eight years. During this time, she coached students from Pre-Primary to the Advanced 2 level in the Cecchetti method, in addition to obtaining her Maestro Enricho Cecchetti Diploma (under the tutorage of Mr. Athol Willoughby O.A.M.) and Associate Teacher qualification.

Estelle is delighted to be teaching again, with the opportunity to pass on the rich history of the Cecchetti method to a new generation of dancers.