Former members

Many past members of the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company have gone on to professional careers in dance and entertainment related fields in Australia and overseas.


victoria Adams

Victoria attended Norwood Ballet Centre before continuing study at Terry Simpson Studios. As a member of the SACBC she performed as Elsa during the 2013 production of a A Frozen Tale. After finishing year 12, Victoria gained positions at ballet schools in Belgium, Germany, England and Scotland before choosing a position at the New Zealand School of Dance. Victoria has gone onto dance in ‘Saltarello’ choreographed by Christopher Hampson in New Zealand.


Natanya Andonas

Natanya trained in Adelaide and completed her advance certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance. She danced with the Rex Reid Ballet in Victoria and left Australia to dance with the Weiner Ballet Theatre of Germany where she was a leading dancer. Natanya is now teaching in Adelaide with the Vivienne Winter school of Ballet.


lizzie Chittleborough

Lizzie trained with Jaqueline Tucker and at Dancecraft in Adelaide.  She danced with the SACBC for six years, four as principal dancer.  She gained her Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the Queensland University of Technology and went on to dance with Expressions Dance Company in Queensland.


chylie cooper

Chylie trained with Jaqueline Tucker in Adelaide and then gained a Bachelor of Arts majoring in dance at the Perth Academy of Performing Arts. She danced with the SACBC for six years, becoming principal dancer for the last three years. In 1996 Chylie performed at the Seoul Festival in South Korea with the WA Academy and also performed with the Rex Reid Dance Company and Dance Theatre Victoria. She joined Bill Pengelly's Australian Dance Theatre and danced with ADT for three years.  She is now a member of Graeme Murphy's Sydney Dance Company. 


Amy doughty

Amy was with SACBC for six years and trained at Ecole de Ballet with Jacqueline Tucker going onto to gain her Solo Seal certificate (RAD) and Diploma in Dance during which time she won an International scholarship to study in Hong Kong. In 1997 she traveled to England to compete in the Genee International Ballet Competition. Amy then joined the Ballet Cymru (Welsh Ballet) in 1996 where she has danced a variety of roles with the company and became Ballet Mistress in 2001. In 2012 she moved into the role as Assistant Artistic Director of Ballet Cymru. Amy now teaches and choreographs throughout the UK and internationally including summer schools in Adelaide. She has published articles for Dance Europe and Dance Australia magazines as well as become a playwright.


Luke Ingham

Luke trained at the Pierrot School of Ballet in Adelaide. He danced with the SACBC for one year before gaining a place at the Australian Ballet School at the age of 15. Luke was accepted into The Australian Ballet in 2004, and in 2005 danced with the Company in Cardiff and London, in Graeme Murphy’s “Swan Lake”. Luke won the Gary Norman Achievement Award in 2002 and the Friends of The Australian Ballet Scholarship in 2003. As a corps de ballet member with the Australian Ballet at 21 years old, Luke undertook a study tour of America's leading ballet companies with thanks to the Young and Emerging Artist fund. After working up to soloist with the Australian Ballet he then moved into Stanton Welch’s Houston Ballet in 2011. Luke then joined the San Francisco Ballet as a soloist in 2012 and was promoted to principal dancer in 2014.


Daniel Jaber

Daniel had received only jazz dance training before he joined SACBC in 1998, when he started his classical training with Beverley Waters and various studios in Adelaide. His tertiary dance training was with the Queensland University of Technology and with the Adelaide Centre for the Arts. Daniel joined Garry Stewart’s Australian Dance Theatre in 2003, at 17 years old and remained with the ADT for five years. He has kindly appeared as a Guest Artist with SACBC, dancing his own choreography. Daniel now works as an independent performer and teacher throughout Australasia and Europe.


Laura Rabone

Laura trained with Robert Okell, Beverley Waters and Vivienne Winter.  She danced with the SACBC for eight years, four of them as principal dancer.  While studying for her Physiotherapy Degree, Laura was an assistant teacher for Vivienne Winter and also a Guest Artist for the SACBC.  She worked as a resident Physiotherapist with The Australian Ballet and has also worked with the Nederlands Dance Company.


Danielle Rowe

Danielle trained at the Cheryl Bradley Dance Studios and completed the Advanced Certificate RAD. She danced with the SACBC for four years. Danielle gained a place in the Australian Ballet School, performing with the Dancers Company in her final year.  Danielle was accepted into The Australian Ballet in 2001. She won the Telstra People’s Choice Award in both 2003, 2005 and in 2008 and became a principal artist with the company. She toured with The Australian Ballet to the UK, dancing in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake in 2005. In 2011, she joined the Houston Ballet as a first soloist and was promoted to principal dancer in the same year. In 2012 she joined Nederland Dans Theater. In 2009, Rowe won the Walter Bourke prize, for which she travelled to New York to perform with Christopher Wheeldon's dance company Morphoses. Danielle won a Helpmann Award for her performance in Dyad 1929 by Wayne McGregor in 2010. In 2012, she was named one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine.


Remi Wortmeyer

Remi was a member of SACBC for 5 years before he secured a place at the Australian Ballet School. Remi trained with Elayne Cherry at the Pierrot School of Ballet together with Beverley Waters and with Terry Simpson. He gained a place in the Australian Ballet School and toured with the Dancers Company in his final year, then graduated into The Australian Ballet where he got promoted to Choryphee. In 2005 Remi won the inaugural Walter Bourke Award which is designed to enable the winner to take an extended overseas placement with another company. Remi is dancing with the American Ballet Theatre in New York.