Isabella Viel

Advanced Ballet Technique Teacher

 

Advanced Ballet is the perfect class for those of you looking to learn correct technique, engage creatively and achieve the perfect balance of enjoyment and learning. It is recommended that you have 8+ years of experience take this class. A typical Advance Ballet class will start at the barre, move to the centre where we will do some adage, pirouettes and allegro exercises and also learn some classical variations. My goal is to create a welcoming environment, where you can always feel free to ask me any questions. Advanced Ballet is a great way to strengthen technique and performance while meeting new people and having fun!

 

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Name/Nickname: Bella Viel

Program/Faculty: 2nd year Life Science

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

What does dance mean to me?

You call it dance, I call it life. From watching the older girls dance around on their tippy toes when I was four, to becoming the older girl that the young girls would look up to, inspiration to dance has never been in short supply. Dance has shaped the person I am today and has given me a passion that will last forever.

What is your favourite place to travel to? Byron Bay, Australia. I advise you all to go it’s without a doubt my favourite place in the world.

What is your favourite Netflix show? Friends :)

World of Dance or SYTYCD?

In 2009, my mum was flicking through the tv channels and we came across So you think you can dance and I fell in love with the show. When people asked my best friend what she wanted to do when she was older she would say they wanted to be a prima ballerina at the Royal Ballet School. Me, on the other hand, had the dream of going on So you think you can dance.

Dance Background/Experience

  • Started dancing at the age of 4 at Mosman Dance Academy in Sydney, Australia.

  • 3 years of full-time ballet at Sydney Ballet School.

  • Danced at the Royal Ballet School summer school in London, England and at the Alberta Ballet Summer School in Calgary.

  • Danced on Australia’s Got Talent and Everybody Dance Now.

  • Competed in the Genee International Ballet Competition in Antwerp, Belgium, 2014.

  • In 2015, I had final auditions for the English National Ballet School, the Birmingham Royal Ballet School and the National Ballet School of Canada.

  • Completed all of my Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams with distinctions.

  • Trained in ballet, contemporary and jazz and taught ballet, jazz and contemporary classes for students between the age of 3-12 at my home studio for 3 years.

 

Check out some of Bella's moves to see if Advanced Ballet is right for you!