Achievements

Companies Into Which Our Students Have Been Accepted

  • Bolshoi Ballet Company

  • The Queensland Ballet Company

  • Sydney Dance Company

  • Dance North Company

  • Expressions Dance Company

  • Royal Danish Ballet Company

  • Rotherberg Ballet - Sweden

  • Mainz Ballet - Germany

  • 2 Dance Plus

  • Australian Opera Ballet

  • West Australian Ballet Company

  • P.A.C.T. South Africa

  • Leipzig Ballet Company - Germany

  • Hanover Ballet Company - Germany

  • K-Ballet - Japan

  • Ballet Company of Ireland

  • Dance North - Leeds, England

  • Tivoli Ballet - Copenhagen

  • Royal Birmingham Ballet

  • Disney - Tokyo, Hong Kong, and U.S.A.

  • Plus danced with the Australian Ballet , The Royal Ballet, The English National Ballet.

  • Many Musicals including: Grease, My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly, Chorus Line, Rocky Horror Show, Etc

 

Further Training Institutions Into Which Our Students Have Been Accepted

  • Australian Ballet School - Melbourne

  • Victorian College of the Arts - Melbourne

  • Queensland University of Technology - B.A. & A.D.D. & B.F.A. (Dance)

  • National Ballet School - Melbourne

  • Christine Walsh Dance Centre - Melbourne

  • The Queensland Dance School of Excellence (Q.D.S.E.)

  • New Zealand School of Dance

  • West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (W.A.A.P.A.)

  • Sydney Dance Company PPY

  • Queensland Ballet Professional Year

  • Bolshoi Ballet School - Moscow, Russia 

  • Vaganova Academy Of Dance - St. Petersburg, Russia 

"My time at the Sayers Dance Centre was my first real step into the world of ballet. To be a ballerina was my only goal. I was lucky enough to be accepted at the age of 4. I really enjoyed dancing in all the shopping centre performances and of course always looked forward eagerly to the big production at the end of the year. I learnt an incredible amount from both Mrs Sayers and Miss Nadine and I wouldn't have made it so far if it wasn't for them. I am indebted to them for all their help and guidance in preparing me for a ballet career. I was lucky enough to be offered a position straight away with the Leipziger Ballet, Germany.I had a wonderful time in Leipzig and danced in a wide variety of ballets and in many different roles. I even had some wonderful roles created specifically for me by our director and choreographer, the late Uwe Scholz. After which I joined the Hanover Ballet Company. Sayers Dance Centre will always be a part of my life. Whenever we come to Brisbane the trip would not be complete without a visit to the Sayers and a 'catch up' over coffee and cake"

Amy McNutt-Gruener

Leipzig Ballet, Hanover Ballet, Mother

"I'm really proud to have been a student at the Sayers, not only for the exceptional training, but the support that one needs when growing up. Vivianne and Nadine take such an interest in their students and they helped me get where I am today for which I am very grateful. They made me realize that to obtain my dream that one has to put in the work and always respect those around me"

Callum Hastie

Principal Dancer Ballet Mainz Germany, West Australian Ballet, Pact Ballet, South Africa

Testamonials

"Sayers Dance Centre was a very large part of the Cramer family for more than 10 years. From tiny tots right up to RAD exams, our girls enjoyed the classes and the friendships that continue to be part of their lives to this day. Performance opportunities and concert time were always a highlight! Our girls learned not only how to dance in a safe environment and with correct technique, but also learned discipline, structure and how to work with others.

Our eldest daughter is now finishing a teaching degree and is thankful for the opportunity to ‘student teach’ for many years at Sayers.

Our younger daughter is currently in her graduate year at the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne and would not be there if not for the incredible training, nurturing and guidance of Nadine and her faculty.

Sayers is a caring environment with incredible teachers who know your child as the individual that they are, and we could not recommend Sayers more highly."

From the Cramer Family

 

"I can't imagine that we could have ever given our child a greater gift than when we decided to introduce her to dance and the Sayers dance family. 

The once tiny girl, who twirled about the house with swathes of scarves, is now an almost-independent and self-reliant young person. The journey has been one of the most dynamic and stunning transformations I could imagine. While she still dances around the house, the gifts that Sayers has bestowed are far more than ballet. 

Sayers has taught my daughter strength and self confidence. Sayers has taught my daughter resilience and how to handle pressure and disappointment. She does not fear challenges because she sees them as opportunities for growth. Sayers has built her confidence, helped her understand and be sensitive to her own and others' emotions, and has provided her with love and support. Sayers has shown her how to respond to pressure, built a strong and flexible body, promoted friendships, developed grace and taught her to cheer for her friends' triumphs. In turn, when she needed it most, her dance family held her up and surrounded her with the compassion and strength.

Thank you Sayers."

From Karyn Abraham