Artistic Director- Martyn Fleming
Principal Director- Tracey Fleming
Patron- Maina Geilgud
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR- MARTYN FLEMING
Martyn had an uncommon start to ballet, when at aged nine whilst riding his bike, was hit by a car, which broke his leg in 3 places. After 1 year in a cast the doctor requested him to start ballet lessons to strengthen the weakened muscles. With no prior desire to dance, Martyn started his first class at Gay Wightman school of dance Melbourne.
At age 15, Martyn was accepted into the Australian Ballet School and graduated into the company in 1979. In 1983 he was promoted to soloist under Artistic Director, Maina Gielgud, where he performed many principal roles, Colas- La Fille ma gardee, Glen Tetley - Gemini and Voluntaries and Tybalt - Romeo and Juliet.
Martyn joined the English National Ballet in 1985 and was in 2 short years promoted to Principal under Artistic Director, Peter Schaufuss. Here he danced a wide range of classical and contemporary works, Prince- Nutcracker, Romeo - Romeo and Juliet, Carmen (Roland Petit), Land with Janette Mulligan (Christopher Bruce).
Martyn join Bejart Ballet Lausanne in 1988, as principal Martyn was one of Maurice Bejarts leading dancers for over 15 years, dancing Bejarts famous repertoires such as Sacra de Printemps, The Fire Bird and had many famous roles created on him. Chereau, Bonaparte Elegie and Ring um de Ring which was performed in the Paris Opera House.
Renowned for his strength, attack and ability to interpret roles, Martyn danced with some of the world’s leading ballerinas, Natalia Makarova, Janette Mulligan, Elizabeth Terabust and Maina Geilgud. Martyn received training and guidance from some of the highest regarded teachers and choreographers and today passes his expertise onto his students and dancers
Qualified Teacher of The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet syllabus (based on the Russian Vaganova method of Classical Ballet)
Australian Ballet School – Diploma of Dance
Vaganova Certificate – Australian Conservatoire of Ballet
British Ballet Organization – Advanced Certificate
Certificate 4 – Assessment and Workplace Training
Soloist and Guest- Artist - Australian Ballet Company
Principal Artist - Bejart Ballet Lausanne
Principal Artist - English National Ballet
pRINCIPAL DIRECTOR- TRACEY FLEMING
Tracey Fleming and Artistic Director Martyn Fleming founded Qld National Ballet School in 2007. Since then they have developed the school into an industry leading full-time training institution and elite training programmes for young students, some of which are now dancing around the world.
Tracey is trained and specializes in the Russian Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet has gained her Senior Level, Russian Vaganova of Classical Ballet Certificate with Distinction and holds a Diploma of Dance endorsed by Qld Ballet Company.
In 2010 Tracey lead the development of the QNB Conditioning Curriculum and development program, along with many industry professionals,Tracey has enjoyed adapting and upskilling this programme to meet current Industry Standards.
Tracey's passion for teaching and training has seen her students suceeding in competitions and performances in not only Australia but World wide. Fully Commiting to every student, Tracey helps them to achieve thier personal goals and guides students to gain places in presigous schools around the world.
Diploma in Dance endorsed by Qld Ballet Company
Senior Certificate- Distinction- Australian Conservatiore of Ballet- Russian Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet.
Qualified Teacher- Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Syllabus- Pre-Primary to Senior Level Certificate
patron- maina geilgud
Trained by the great Russians including Tamara Karsavina and Lubov Egorova, and later Rosella Hightower, Maina Gielgud has had an incredibly diverse career creating works with Maurice Bejart’s XXth Century Ballet, dancing as a principal with London Festival Ballet and Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, as an international guest artist, and being partnered by Rudolf Nureyev. She then directed The Australian Ballet (1983-1997) and the Royal Danish Ballet (1997-1999).
Free-lancing since 1999, she stages her own classical productions, such as her highly acclaimed The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle for The Australian Ballet (staged also for Boston Ballet, Ballet du Rhin, and Houston Ballet), various works choreographed by Maurice Bejart, including Serait-ce la Mort, Bhakti, Webern opus 5, and Songs of a Wayfarer; by Kenneth MacMillan: Manon; Serge Lifar: Suite en Blanc; Rudolf Nureyev's productions of Don Quixotte and Swan Lake, and classical favourites such as Les Sylphides, Spectre de la Rose, Paquita.
Maina made a comeback in 2003 as a dancer and actress in Bejart's L’Heure Exquise with Martyn Fleming.
In the last couple of years, her schedule included staging Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, a production of the Bournonville La Sylphide with new sets and costumes, for the Hungarian National Ballet, and staging Nureyev's Don Quixotte for La Scala Milan. She travelled to Australia to work with all three classically based companies, then restaging her production of Giselle in Melbourne and Sydney.
During the 2015/16 season, she created a new production of Coppelia for the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet performances, was a guest teacher with Tokyo Ballet in Japan, and staged Manon once again for the Hungarian National Ballet. She was on the Jury of the Helsinki Competition, Finland, then during the summer, gave Masterclasses at the National Ballet School, Toronto, in New York with Ellison Ballet, Ballet Academy East, and ABT Summer intensive.
Last season was equally busy, guest teaching with the Royal Ballet, mime and stagecraft classes for the Royal Ballet School, staging Anton Dolin's Variations for 4 for Ellison Ballet and La Scala school in Milan, working on Kenneth Greve's production of Swan Lake with the Finnish National Ballet, as well as returning to Budapest for Manon, and continuing in her position of Artistic Advisor for the Hungarian National Ballet.
In June of 2018 Goh Ballet in Vancouver will perform Maina's creation of a full length Cinderella for their 40th anniversary performance .
She will be staging a one act ballet for the 275th anniversary of the Vaganova Academy on the Maryinski stage in St Petersburg.
Other guesting engagements during the 2017/18 season will take her to Queensland Ballet; she will restage her much loved production of Giselle for The Australian Ballet, once again stage a work for Ellison Ballet's Winter Showcase, and stage Anton Dolin's Pas de Quatre for the New National Ballet of Japan and other companies. She will also be Principal Artistic Advisor to the newly formed Anton Dolin Foundation.