SKYE ASHLEY HARRISON
A former professional ballerina Skye began her dance training at the Sharon Hardy School of Dance in Campbelltown at 3.5 years of age. By age 11, her National Character teacher Rita Dubovsky transferred Skye to begin her training with The Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy in St Leonards. At age 14 she began her professional training as a full time student under Tanya Pearson, which led her to audition for overseas schools in Europe by 15. Skye accepted a place with the Ballettschule of the Hamburg Ballet, John Neumeier and commenced her training in Hamburg, Germany at age 16.
Touring with the company to Japan and successfully being involved with the company's productions of Swan Lake and La Bayadere the following year she was offered a full contract with the Hamburg Ballet Company.
Skye performed in over 50 different productions in the Corps De Ballet as well as some Soloist roles with the company including traditional classical productions, neo-classical pieces and contemporary works. She has travelled all over the world with the Hamburg Ballet performing in Theatres and Opera Houses in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Athens, Barcelona, Baden Baden and Vienna just to mention a few.
At 22 years of age and after 6 years of professional dancing Skye returned home to pursue a career in teaching dance. Since then she has been sort out to teach in various prestigious schools throughout Sydney and specializes in Classical Ballet technique, Stretch and Strengthening, National Character, Neo-Classical and Choreography. Many students who have trained with Skye have gone on to train or dance professionally in Australia and overseas.
Skye has been teaching at The Macarthur Ballet and Dance Studio for over 4 years and enjoys passing on her knowledge and love of dance to the students in the Macarthur region.