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Louise Taitz

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."

Dance Education

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

                                                                          S.A.D.T.A

                                                                          Dancecor - founding member responsible for creating

                                                                                             Jazz curriculum.

 

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

 

Judging Experience

American Academy of Ballet ( USA , Portugal, Japan and Israel )

That's Entertainment Performing Arts Competition.

Addiction Dance competition

 

Other

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