International Summer School for dance

For Dancers and Dance Teachers

Following the huge success of previous years, The McDonald College International Summer School returns for its 11th year, bringing together distinguished​ industry professionals from around the world, including alumni of the Royal Danish Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Royal Academy of Dance and more. 

McDonald College


This exciting summer school explores classical ballet and contemporary dance complemented by a range of other dance styles and body conditioning. 

Senior Courses
(11 years to Professional level)
McDonald College International Summer SchoolTwo week course: 10-20 January
OR One week course: 10-14 OR 16-20 January
An exciting program of classical ballet, contemporary,
jazz, character, body conditioning and more.

Junior Courses
(7 to 10 years)
Two week course: 10-20 January
OR One week course: 10-14 OR 16-20 January
An enriching program of classical ballet, jazz,
comtemporary, character, exercise program and more.

Dance Teachers
A wonderful opportunity to observe classes with internationally recognised faculty and participate in Teachers’ Workshops during Summer School.

Classical Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Repertoire, Conditioning & Exercise Programs, Partnering, Improvisation, Pilates, Nutrition, Stagecraft/Mime, Character, Musical Appreciation, Boys Coaching & more!

Main Teachers

Fiona Tonkin – Principal Coach of The Australian Ballet

Henning Albrechtsen – Freelance Guest Teacher from Denmark and faculty member of The Royal Danish Ballet School

Steve Rooks – Professor of Dance/Resident Choreographer Vassar College, USA

Jane Devine – Former dancer with The Royal Ballet

Paul Boyd – Former Principal of Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Germany

Terence Kohler – Freelance choreographer from Germany

Nicky Gattorna – Former Soloist with The Royal Ballet

Lindsay Ellman-Brown – Former Professional Dancer The National Ballet of Zimbabwee

Stephen Clarke – International Jazz Choreographer

Olivia Jenkins – Formerly with Stadt Ballett Koblez

Danika Martin – Bachelor or Dance & Education (Dist)

Kate Fitzgerald – Graduate of The Australian Ballet School, Adv. Dip of Dance Teaching

Linda Grotto Fabbro – Former Professional Dancer with Fogolar Furlan Balletto Italian Folk Dance Ensemble

January 10-20, 2017

The McDonald College
17 George Street
North Strathfield 2137


Lisa Haack
Assistant Director
Phone: (02) 9752 0601
Fax: (02) 9752 0802



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