Directors of Redland Dance
Jodie Anne White (Former Australian Ballet Company & Principal Artist with European Companies) and Boris Bivona (Principal Artist with European Companies and former soloist with London City Ballet) have over 25 years of joint professional experience with leading dance companies in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, France and Italy. They have toured extensively throughout Europe, The Americas and Asia with repertoire covering Classical, Contemporary Dance and Musical Theatre.
The teaching and choreography skills of Boris and Jodie have been honed through work both individually and together in America, Europe and Australia.
They have taught professional classes at Expressions Dance Company and, working in collaboration with Queensland Arts Council, have been invited to lecture and workshop in State and private schools as well as universities throughout Queensland.
Since 2002 Jodie and Boris have been the Artistic Directors of Ballet Theatre of Queensland. Their annual productions, performed at the QPAC Playhouse, include Peter Pan, Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, Pinocchio, Coppelia, The Sleeping Princess, An Adventure of Don Quixote and there recent Sell out Season of Snow White & the Seven Dwarves.
Jodie and Boris are accredited teachers with ARAD, ACB (Vaganova) and CSTD syllabi. Some of their former students have gone on to pursue professional careers and have been accepted into the Australian Ballet School , Australian Ballet Junior Extension Program, Queensland Ballet Extension program, QUT, Queensland Dance School of Excellence, Brent Street, and ED3 Sydney.