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The Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy & Sydney City Youth Ballet Company is located at 75 Chandos St, St Leonards and is one of Australia’s longest running ballet academy’s.

Russian born Tanya Pearson established The Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy (TPCCA) in 1971 under the name of The Northside Ballet Academy.

The Academy and Tanya Pearson’s international reputation has grown ever since – attracting students not only from all over Australia, but gaining a strong reputation and interest from International students.

The Academy offers part time ballet programs to students of all ages from 3 years upwards in RAD syllabus.

The Academy is renowned for its selective Full Time Coaching program catering for students wishing to pursue a career in classical ballet. The full time program includes a Transition Program (13-14yrs), a Full Time Dancers Course (15-16yrs) and a Pre Professional Program (17-18yrs).

The TPCCA Academy Concert, The Wizard of Oz and the Full Time Assessment Performance will take place at SHORE Theatre (Smith Auditorium) on 30th and 31st August. Tickets are on sale from 1 August. For more information visit www.classicalcoaching.com or e-mail Nicole Sharp on admin@classicalcoaching.com.



The Academy also houses The Sydney City Youth Ballet Company which was first established in the early 70’s by Tanya Pearson to provide students with the invaluable experience of performing full length productions in front of a public audience and to bring ballet to the public at affordable prices. The SCYB performs annually at local theatres in Sydney and engages Guest Artists from The Australian Ballet and the Queensland Ballet Companies.  For information on upcoming productions click here.

In 2012 Tanya Pearson was awarded an OAM in honor of her services to ballet world in Australia. In 2014 Tanya Pearson appointed prima ballerina Lucinda Dunn OAM as the new Artistic Director.

Upcoming Events:

  • Sydney City Youth Ballet – to perform THE NUTCRACKER at The Glen St Theatre 16-21 Dec 2014.

For more information visit www.classicalcoaching.com or call (02) 9439 4424.