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Louise Taitz a Chicago Resident emigrated from South Africa where she trained with R.A.D Major examiners Reina Berman and Joyce Myroff with whom she obtained her R.A.D Advanced Ballet Diploma. Louise studied Modern, Spanish and Character Dance in addition to Ballet at the National School of the Arts. After graduation Louise moved to London where she studied with Kathryn Wade at the Royal Ballet School.
Louise's professional career began as a student at the Royal Ballet School before moving to Israel where Louise joined the Israel Classical Ballet Company performing not only the classics but works by Balanchine, Hans van Manon and Spoerli.
Louise also worked in South Africa as a dancer doing Operetta's and Musicals for Pacofs.
Louise opened her first studio in South Africa and is currently the owner and Artistic Director of “On Your Toes Academy of Dance”, Louise's primary teaching focus is on ballet and also choreographs in a variety of styles. Louise has been the recipient of many choreographic and outstanding technique awards.
Louise's has judging experience in the USA, Japan, Portugal and Israel with Amaerican Academy of Ballet, Addiction Dance competition and that's Entertainment Performing Arts Competition.
Louise is the co-founder of “Dance Teachers Forum” a training program for teachers looking to enhance students skills. In 2019 Louise joins Icon Dance Awards as a dance educator.
Louise seeks to impart the very best and highest standards of training to all students. Working as a dance teacher educator Louise seeks to empower teachers and build up knowledge and confidence. When judging Louise strives to give fair and constructive critiques always followed by positive
comments. "Without the teacher there is no student, without the student there is no studio or competition."
South Africa- National School of the Arts
R.A.D. Advanced Ballet studied under major examiners Reina Berman
and Joyce Myroff.
Modern/ Jazz studied under Adele Blank
Contemporary studied under Sandra Rosenberg.
Spanish and Character Dance studied under Theo Dantes
England- Royal Ballet School studied under Kathryn Wade
Dance Teaching Diplomas and Education - R.A.D. Advanced
Dancecor - founding member responsible for creating
April 2017 certified - Progressing Ballet Technique
August 2018 certified - Progressing Ballet Technique
Professional Dance Experience
Royal Ballet - Student dancer with Royal Ballet Artists
Israel Classical Ballet - Full time soloist company member, roles included Classics,
Balanchine, Hans Van Manon, Francis Patrelli, Heinz Spoerli
and original works by company director Berta Yampolsky.
Pacofs South Africa - Guest artist performing Operetta's
American Academy of Ballet ( USA , Portugal, Japan and Israel )
That's Entertainment Performing Arts Competition.
Addiction Dance competition
Co-Founder of the Dance Teachers Forum - a training forum for teachers to
improve and grow their training skills
Teachers Training facilitator for The American Academy of Ballet.
Summer School Intensive Guest Teacher
Online Competition Critiques.
Jan 2018 joined International Dance Acclaim
March 2019 Dance Educator for Icon Dance Awards