2017 Telstra Dancer of the Year
Thank you Mr Nolan for all you contributed to my training and dancing! I owe you a great deal for making me stronger, more confident and giving me the passion for dance again. Also for all your generous time in those first 6 months! ❤
Brian Nolan Academy of Dance
Was opened in 1983 by former member of the Australian Ballet Company dancer Brian Nolan. Based in Werribee, the Brian Nolan Academy of Dance has been in operation for 38 years and is one of the oldest dancing schools in Wyndham.
With excellent results both balletically and theatrically the school has established itself as not only one of the leading dancing schools in the western suburbs, but has proven itself time and time again to be one of the leading dancing schools in Victoria.
Brian as the current Chairperson for the Royal Academy of Dance - Victorian and Tasmanian Regional Advisory Panel, allows the school to be rich in the culture and the disciplines of the Royal Academy of Dance. The school also boasts one of the most successful RAD examination studio's in the State with many RAD Scholarship winners including Audrey Nicholls and Kathleen Gorham Awards and Scholarship holders.
The school also has a rich heritage in Eisteddfods and Competitions not only locally but also interstate and internationally, with many winners including two winners of the City of Sydney McDonald's $12,000 Scholarship as well as SODA Scholarship recipients. The school boasts many champions in all genre's both balletically and theatrically.
Highly reputed for producing qualitative balletic dancers, Brian is acknowledged worldwide for his ability to train and coach students who often travel vast distances in order to get the best possible training.
Student of 11 years - Australian Ballet Principal Adam Bull, along with Senior Artist of the Australian Ballet Valerie Tereshchenko, Soloists Laura Tong and Rani Luther are some of the many successful students who have trained with Brian Nolan.
Classes at the BNAD include: Classical Ballet (RAD) and Vaganova based Open Classes, stretching and conditioning, Pointe, Repertoire, Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Tap as well as singing and drama. It is well known that strong ballet technique leads to strong jazz and contemporary abilities and as a result students at the BNAD are very well versed in both. Competition classes and private lessons are available to selected students.
The super friendly staff all have a current Working with Children License are very experienced, very professional and some of the most respected in the Industry.
Specialist Training for boys and girls who are serious about their dancing or just for doing classes for "Fun and Fitness" the Brian Nolan Academy of Dance could be just the place for you!
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As I reflect on my career and this incredible journey I am now on, I look back to where it all began, which was at the Brian Nolan Academy of Dance Studio in Werribee.
Mr Nolan recognised something in me from around 7 years of age, and although it was a bumpy road at times, he pushed, encouraged and coached me beyond what I thought I could do.
My dream was to be a Principal Dancer in the Australian Ballet Company and I must say I am blessed because I am still living my dream!
I am grateful to Mr Nolan for instilling in me the discipline, technique, respect and passion from such an early age and I am thankful to him for fortifying in me the Artist I am today!
Adam Bull Principal Artist- Australian Ballet