Laura Pedro

Laura Pedro began her dance training at Pio-X Conservatory of Music and Dance in Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil at age 5 and at 13 years old she received a prestigious scholarship to join the Halina Biernaska Ballet Classic Dance Academy in Sao Paulo, where she completed her studies in dance. She became part of the Pio-X Dance Company in Sao Paulo, and during this time she won many awards in renowned national and international festivals such as Joinville Dance Festival, Festidanca, Passo de Arte, ENDA. She has performed many roles in ballet repertory such as Don Quixote, Le Sylphide, Coppelia, Le Corsaire, Spartacus, Harlequinade, La Esmeralda, Giselle, Black Swan, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet.

Laura is qualified as a Professional Dancer by the Union of Dance Teachers from Sao Paulo State, Brazil and she is a full member of the Royal Ballet Academy.    She has a wide and varied professional resume including company membership with Pio-X Dance Company, UNICIRCO Circus Company as Dancer and Choreographer, entertainer with International Hotels Magic Life Resorts in Turkey and Greece and in Perth, Kuerazo Latin Dance Productions as Choreographer/Artistic Director, guest soloist with Perth City Ballet, Dance Caption and Dancer with ICW Production for the musical “The Phantom of the Opera”.

 

During her years in Brazil, she worked as a teacher and dancer in different schools and with Special Needs Children, and also as a volunteer dance teacher with children from the Sao Paulo slums. In Australia, she currently teaches for Perth Ballet Management, the Principal Academy of Dance and Theatre, Perth School of Ballet and Dance Classique WA, and has had a prestigious internship with TRACKSUIT Cia Dance with Disabilities 2014.   Laura is currently training with Ms Alida Segal to develop the International Character Dance Syllabus based on the work of the renowned Igor Moiseyev Russian Company.

 

Laura brings a wealth of international experience and she is most excited to share this with the students at the Perth Ballet Management classes.

Robyn Cooper

Robyn began her ballet studies in her native New Zealand, completing her BBO exams to Advanced level, and also studying character, modern, folk and show dancing. She taught ballet in Wellington for a number of years, and danced extensively in ballets, musical theatre and corporate shows.   She also performed as a singer, dancer and choreographer with Capital Entertainers and the Henry Rudolph Singers, the latter both locally in NZ and in Australia.

 

After moving to Perth, she directed and choreographed shows for Murray Music and Drama, and after a break for some years while focusing on a corporate career, she went back to ballet and jazz classes, and fell in love with the art form all over again.

 

She has since studied extensively in Perth, the USA and in France, and she firmly believes that dance, and the teaching of dance, involves life-long learning. She resumed teaching ballet in 2011, and has since completed teacher certifications in Ballet Principles in Practice, Progressing Ballet Technique and Elemental Body Alignment System.   She is delighted to be able to share her passion for ballet by creating classes under the banner of Perth Ballet Management.

© 2015 by Robyn Cooper.