Chimene Steele-Prior

Chimene Steele-Prior

Guest Teacher

Chimene Steele-Prior is a distinguished Melbourne-based performer, choreographer, and dance teacher, renowned for her extensive experience and contributions to the world of dance.

Chimene’s formal training began at the prestigious New Zealand School of Dance, where she earned her Diploma of Dance Performance. She further honed her craft at the esteemed Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating with a Bachelor of Performing Arts as a member of the LINK Dance Company.

In 2014, Chimene’s burgeoning talent was recognized with the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, which enabled her to participate in the intensive ATLAS program for young choreographers at Impuls Tanz in Vienna. This experience significantly shaped her choreographic style and broadened her artistic horizons.

Chimene’s innovative work, In Formation II, was showcased at the Melbourne Fringe Festival Hub in 2015, earning a nomination for a Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation. Her solo performance captivated audiences and critics alike, underscoring her unique vision and execution.

Over the years, Chimene has collaborated with Opera Australia on numerous acclaimed productions, including Turandot, The Ring Cycle, La Boheme, Eugene Onegin, Rigoletto, Faust, Macbeth, Madame Butterfly, and the spectacular HANDA Opera on Sydney Harbour. Her contributions have been integral to the success of these grand performances, reflecting her versatility and prowess in both dance and choreography.

In addition to her performance credentials, Chimene is a Certified Counter Technique Teacher, a STOTT Matwork Pilates trained instructor, and a dedicated Barre Teacher at KX Barre and Pilates. Her comprehensive training and teaching certifications enable her to provide exceptional instruction in various dance and fitness disciplines, fostering the development of her students’ technical skills and artistic expression.

Chimene Steele-Prior is passionate about imparting her knowledge and expertise to adult ballet students, guiding them through their dance journeys with dedication and inspiration. Her multifaceted background and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to City Adult Ballet.

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