The Balletcoaching Team

Monique Feain

Monique Feain

Director - Ballet

Monique has been teaching for over 25 years and has been successfully coaching ballet students on the Northern Rivers for the past 18 years after running a successful Ballet School in three Sydney locations.  Monique offers expert dance tuition in a disciplined but encouraging, caring and nurturing environment whether for a vocational career in dance or as an enhancement to the overall general future of the recreational student. Monique is registered to enter ballet examination candidates in both RAD and Cecchetti.

Each year students with Monique regularly achieve top Honours in exams, winning and placing in the state, national and international competitions, scholarships and eisteddfods and gain entry to worldwide vocational dance and performance schools and tertiary institutions as well as going on to professional dancing careers.

Monique completed her Ballet training in the Cecchetti Method and RAD (Advanced and Solo Seal) in Sydney and London (at Rambert Ballet School) before embarking on a successful international professional ballet career as a Soloist throughout Europe for over 10 years in Classical Ballet and Musical Theatre.

Upon her return to Australia Monique completed her teaching qualifications where she was awarded The Enrico Cecchetti Diploma and Licentiate Diploma in History and Anatomy studies by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in London and in 2005 Monique was awarded her Cecchetti “Fellow” – the highest teaching qualification awarded by the Cecchetti Society of Australia.

Monique trained under Jan Metcalf FISTD, FCBA. CICB Senior Cecchetti Examiner, Prudence Bowen FRAD Dual RAD Examiner, Valrene Tweedie OAM, and Dame Marie Rambert and was privileged to have coaching from former Cecchetti students Margaret Craske, Nora Roche and Laura Wilson in London.

Monique’s Repertoire Highlights include: Myrtha in Giselle, Lise’s girlfriend in La Fille mal Gardee, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Carmen, The Nutcracker, Ondine, The Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Daphnis and Chloe, Scherezade, Rhapsody in Blue, Salome and Princess Turandot. Singing and dancing roles in musicals and operettas including: A Chorus Line, Can Can, Oliver, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, The Merry Widow, Chicago, Fiddler on the roof, Corousel, Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Anything Goes, Hello Dolly, West Side Story, and many more.

FellowCBA, CICB, ARAD, AIDTA, L(Dip)ISTD. RAD MRT. (Mutually Recognised Teacher) Holder of the Enrico Cecchetti Diploma Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management CUA4021, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 First Aid HLTFA311A Working with Children Check 5E564F/01/11/2012