Faculty

Simply Ballet exists to educate and inspire students in the art of Classical Ballet.

Helen Cooper - ARAD, RAD RTS, Examiner of the RAD

Helen Cooper undertook her classical ballet training in Sydney, before beginning her performance career as a youth artist with Ballet d’Action. A serious injury meant taking a break from dancing for a number of years - but led to her undertaking her teaching certification in Classical Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance, and becoming an RAD Registered Teacher. In 2007 she returned to dancing and joined Ballet 5:8 in the United States as a Company Artist where she danced Soloist and Principal roles in the company’s original repertoire. In 2011, Helen opened Simply Ballet - a ballet school specifically designed for adults. The school was a success and now incorporates classes for all ages from 3 to 103! In 2015 Helen was privileged to be appointed as an Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance, allowing her to teach and examine around the world.

Amelia Walmsley - BA Contemporary Dance

Dance has been part of Amelia’s life since walking into her first ballet class at age 3. Now, she holds a Bachelor degree in Contemporary Dance and works professionally as both an independent dancer in Adelaide and company dancer in Lewis Major Projects. Amelia unexpectedly discovered a love of not just performing, but teaching dance during her university days, and has since mentored both children and adults in dance through classes, exams and competitions. When not teaching or performing, Amelia can be found painting, or competing in and refereeing fencing tournaments.

Elizabeth Webb

Elizabeth Webb

Elizabeth began her dance training at age 3 in RAD classical ballet, as well as tap, contemporary and jazz - with a particular focus on musical theatre. She began performing at age 11 as a Soloist in the Festival of Music and is currently a regular performer in the local Adelaide musical theatre scene. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys creating costumes, and volunteering as a play therapist at the Women's and Children's Hospital.

We specialise in teaching Classical Ballet – with supplementary classes such as body conditioning, Contemporary, and Jazz also on offer.  Our dedicated focus allows us to offer a range of programs appropriate to different age groups including specific Adult Ballet classes and Silver Swans®.

The school offers the opportunity for students to undertake examinations and class awards through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to help students train in classical ballet technique and feel a sense of achievement.

If you want to learn ballet, you want to learn at Simply Ballet.

To find out more, contact us.

RAD Ballet Genee 2014

Our Vision

To Educate and Inspire

Our Mission

To provide excellence in training and service to students of all ages with a genuine interest in the study of Classical Ballet

Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher

Our values at Simply Ballet

Excellence in Everything

Simply Ballet will provide excellence in training for students, teachers, and staff, in culture and atmosphere, and the client experience.

Celebrate Achievement

Simply Ballet will celebrate that students can achieve their own individual goals.  Achievement will be valued over results and marks, acknowledging the value of the learning process.

Freedom of Choice

Dance training should be at the choice of the student and appropriate to the amount of individual commitment.  Simply Ballet will provide adaptable solutions for clients in response to their goals, and training solutions may be flexible to suit personal circumstances and preferences.

Love of Ballet

Simply Ballet will encourage a love for the art of classical ballet in all students, staff, teachers, and parents involved in the studio.

What do people say about
Simply Ballet?

Selina

"Definitely would recommend these classes to anyone considering trying ballet".

Yuila

"I enjoyed every single class since I've started."

Melinda

"Excellent, friendly class with focus on technique."