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Guest Educator - Classical Ballet



John Byrne is AQ Dance’s Guest Classical Ballet Instructor – November 2013.

Mr Byrne has had an extensive international career as Dancer, Teacher, Examiner and Director. John has held many prestigious positions, including the Artistic Director and Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in London – UK and Founder-Director of the SCECGS Redland Ballet & Dance Academy in Sydney – Australia.

He has a particular interest and expertise in Postural Alignment and in the Physical basis of Classical Technique.

He is the co-author of a booklet entitled “Body Basics”. This has been a standard reference text for teachers on the RAD’s teaching programmes for many years.

Mr Byrne also choreographed the dances for the RAD Vocational Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate syllabi as well as many other syllabus settings for the RAD Vocational Graded syllabi.

He has been a RAD Vocational Examiner for nearly 20 years.

In 1992, John was made a Fellow (FRAD) – RAD’s highest award for services to dance.

AQ Dance is honored to host Mr Byrne for all his guest instruction sessions at our studio.