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Kay Cecile Jones -
Ms Strasberg -
Ms Strasberg trained at the Royal Ballet School and gained her degree with distinction from Cape Town University. She danced as Principal Ballerina with the State Theatre Ballet (PACT), South Africa. Ms Strasberg has worked with many great dancers and choreographers, including Dame Margot Fonteyn, Natalia Makarova, and Sir Frederick Ashton to name a few.
Ms Strasberg has taught at the Rambert School, London, The Urdang Academy, the Hong Kong Ballet Academy and the Hong Kong Ballet Company; in addition to staging productions in Europe and for Vienna Festival Ballet. She was assistant to Pappa Beriosoff when he staged Scheherazade for the Hong Kong Ballet Company, and more recently has worked as ballet mistress for all Duchy Ballet's productions and for companies in Cyprus, Malta and Perth, Australia.
Terry Etheridge -
Born and educated in Cornwall, Mrs Jones was a pupil at the late Miss Irene Luke's Cecchetti Ballet School in Newquay. While living and working in Hong Kong she rediscovered her lifelong love of ballet, establishing a renowned ballet school in the famous Repulse Bay Hotel. Mrs Jones was also one of the founders of the Hong Kong Academy of Ballet and the Hong Kong Ballet Company, which is one of Asia's foremost ballet company’s.
Mrs Jones returned to her home in Cornwall in 1983 and became principal of the Capitol
School of Dance, as well as founding The Duchy Ballet in 1997, Cornwall's premier
youth dance theatre company. In 2013, Mrs Jones attained her “Fellowship” of the
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing -
An illustrious career includes soloist with Festival Ballet, Ballet Master with Northern Ballet Theatre and West End choreographer for, The Great Waltz, Showboat and Hans Andersen. Mr Etheridge was later Principal of the Rambert School, London, Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Ballet and Head of Dance at the Urdang Academy, London.
Mr Etheridge’s choreography for Chess in Denmark was a big success together with Assassins in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been to South Africa to work with the Cape Town Junior Ballet and is currently the appointed coach for Billy Elliot in the South West.
Mr Etheridge has worked with Duchy Ballet since 1998, choreographing: Swan Lake, Coppelia, Giselle, Peter & The Wolf, The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker, The Mousehole Cat.
We are delighted to announce that Bryony Walker and Cara Searle have now joined us on a permanent basis teaching in the Lower and Middle School.