Jane Casson City Adult Ballet Female principal ballet teacher and founder

Jane Casson

Principal Teacher, Founder

Jane Casson, the principal teacher and founder of City Adult Ballet, is known for her genuine dedication to dancers from all walks of life. Throughout and following a distinguished professional dance career, Jane always had an unwavering passion for teaching dance classes to pre-professional and adult dancers. This led her to establish City Adult Ballet in 2015.

Celebrating Individual Dance Journeys

Jane recognises and celebrates the unique dance journey of every individual. Her adult ballet classes are a celebration of the art of performance, guiding students to craft elegant positions and synchronise movement to music. She instills the significance of precise technique and strong foundations while encouraging each dancer to relish the joy of movement with support and genuine care.

A Wealth of Professional Experience

Drawing upon her extensive professional background as an award-winning soloist with The Australian Ballet and The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Jane brings a wealth of experience to her teaching. Her illustrious career has graced stages across Australia and the globe, from New Zealand to England, Wales, China, Japan, and France.

Career Highlights

One of Jane’s most memorable highlights was performing with The Australian Ballet in front of Her Majesty the Queen and over 80,000 live spectators during the opening of the Australian Commonwealth Games in 2006.

Teaching Excellence

Jane has taught for many renowned institutions and professional companies, including The Australian Ballet, The Australian Ballet School, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Ballet Theatre of Australia, Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Victorian College of The Arts, and The Wiggles. Her commitment to sharing performance and technical dance tips gleaned from her dance career shines through in her classes. She takes pride in witnessing the dedication and growth of each adult dancer from class to class.

Accolades and Recognitions

Jane’s accolades include nominations for the Telstra Dancer of the Year Award in 2004 and 2007, as well as winning the prestigious Green Room Award for ‘Best Female Dancer’ in 2007.  She also received the Lissa Black scholarship from The Australian Ballet, enabling her to study with esteemed ballet companies such as The Paris Opera Ballet, Ballet de Nice, Ballet de Monte Carlo, and the Hamburg Ballet.

A Return to the Stage

In 2019, Jane was invited to return to the stage, as part of the successful children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles. She toured nationally across Australia and was featured in their ABC for Kids television series, ‘Wiggles World’, as well as ‘The Wiggles Big Ballet Day’ DVD with The Australian Ballet.


Join Us in the Studio!

Jane invites you to join her and her wonderful team of guest artists to discover the joy of dance.

Click here to discover the perfect adult ballet class for you and embark on your dance journey with City Adult Ballet.


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