Melbourne Conservatoire of Ballet
The Melbourne Conservatoire of Ballet (MCB) was formed in 2017 by John Sandurski, who took over responsibility of training the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet’s (ACB) Evening School students. After two successful years of running the Evening program and teaching for the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet’s Half Day and Full-Time Program, John was approached by Christine Walsh to take over operations of the entire school. From 2020, the ACB will transition over their student training program to the MCB. The Melbourne Conservatoire of Ballet will offer complete classical ballet training for all students, from a child studying the Ballet Conservatoire syllabus, to an adolescent studying one of the three Registered Training Organisation (RTO) accredited courses (new RTO awaiting assessment) - CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance, CUA50113 Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) and CUA60113 Advanced Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance).
MCB works closely with the ACB in the artistic direction of the school, and the mentoring and development of students’ career pathways. In addition, MCB provides the dancers for the ACB’s end of year production at the Melbourne Arts Centre.
The Melbourne Conservatoire of Ballet will continue to work in association with the ACB and provide the exceptional training that their students are renowned for receiving. Previous ACB graduates have been accepted in ballet companies across the world, including the Royal Ballet, Houston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Kiev Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Bavarian National Ballet, Deutsche Staatsoper-Berlin, Ballet Ireland, Ballet du Rhin, and Tokyo Ballet. The MCB is proud to continue the tradition of ACB’s acclaimed training and; provide direction and mentorship for the continual development and success for our students.