Gailene Stock, Director. Photo: Patrick Baldwin
trained initially in Australia and then at The Royal Ballet School
on a scholarship awarded by the Royal Academy of Dance
danced as a Principal Artist with The Australian Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada
and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, performing many of the leading roles in the major classics and also many dramatic works.
Following a sixteen year professional dancing career, she
accepted the position of Director of the National Theatre Ballet School
, Victoria, Australia for eight years and The Australian Ballet School
for nine years, before taking on the role of Director of The Royal Ballet School
In 1997 Gailene
was awarded the Order of Australia for services to ballet.
Internationally acclaimed, her
knowledge and experience is regularly sought in the dance community worldwide.
She has participated as a jury member in many international competitions including the role of President of the Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland and the Youth America Grand Prix, New York.
In 2013, Gailene
was made awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The award was in recognition of her
work for the School and for her
generous services to dance.
Gailene is currently on long-term sick leave and Acting Director Jay Jolley continues to lead the School's artistic programme.