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IMG_5028aThe Mornington Ballet School is currently in it’s 50th year (Est. 1967) and has been providing students of the Mornington Peninsula with high quality tuition using the Cecchetti Method of classical ballet under the watchful eye of Miss Susan Lacco (Director/Principal Teacher).

Miss Sue is a qualified, registered teacher and Fellow Member of Cecchetti Ballet Australia and in 2012 was awarded Life membership to Cecchetti Ballet Australia.
Miss Sue also holds a Bachelor of Education and is currently a teacher in Specialist Education and working towards her Masters in Autism.

As well as classical ballet the school offers classes in Jazz and Tap with teachers specialised in their discipline. The school offers a friendly and child centred program. Each year the school participates in official ballet examinations for students. It also has a two night season of performance which is currently held at the George Jenkins Theatre, Monash University Frankston usually in mid to late November.

The school has classes for students as young as two and a half years of age.

Many young students will ask, “How many sleeps till dancing”?

Cecchetti Ballet Australia

The “Mornington Ballet School” has always prided itself by teaching the Cecchetti Method of classical ballet. Purity of line and clarity of form as provided by this method of teaching, develops within the student, the sense of self within dance. Students may choose to participate in the examination system but this is not a prerequisite of the school.

During this year children have participated in examinations, conventions and scholarships, along with the preparation for the end of year performances.

The School’s 49th Annual concert was recently held in the George Jenkins Theatre at Monash University, Frankston Campus.  The concert included items of classical ballet, Tap, Jazz & Showtime performed by students of The Mornington Ballet School. A very successful year was again had by the school and all are looking forward to next year being the 50th year of teaching for Miss Sue and the School.

The concert of 2010 was dedicated to Mrs Marie Miller (Miss Sue’s Mum) without her encouragement and support the school would not have developed.

Marie will be sadly missed by all teachers, students and parents

2010 was the inaugural year of the “Marie Miller Memorial Award” for dedication to dance.


Whole School Award (Scholarship)This scholarship carries with it tuition for the following 12 months:

2013 Whole School Award

After discussions between teachers it was decided that the scholarship award for 2013 would be awarded to:
Maddison Sydes-Jones, for beauty of style & form.
Well done and congratulations Maddison.2012 Whole School Award The scholarship award for 2012 was awarded to: Ivana Deam as she has received a Highly Commended for Grade 4, which was an excellent effort, well done and congratulations Ivana.2011 Whole School Award

After much discussion between teachers it was decided that the scholarship award for 2012 would be shared and awarded to both: Ruby Morel & Chiara Menelotto.