Our mission is to inspire & empower young people through dance by creating meaningful connections both in & out of the studio. 

Our History

For 40years Academy Ballet has nurtured young dancers from caterpillars to butterflies. Our story truly lies within the stories of all our students, both existing and past, for who ballet plays an instrumental role in their lives.  

Academy Ballet was founded by Nicholina Kuner in 1979 and has been a rich part of Sydney's dancing community since then. 

Sinead Vidler, the Director of Academy Ballet, is herself a former student of Academy Ballet. She started learning ballet when she was five years old. After her first class she told her mum; she wanted to be a ballet teacher just like Mrs Kuner....and the rest as they say is history.

Our Values


Everything is a learning opportunity.


What is life without joy?


Continuing the traditions of classical ballet and respecting our 40 year history.


Everyone is part of our community, our family.


Always start with kindness.


Empowered humans exist because someone once believed in them first

Each year our students perform in a magical full length ballet.

Watch snippets from our rehearsals of "Dorothy Saves the Emerald City."

This year for our 40th anniversary we will be performing "The Nutcracker." 

Visit Us:

Shop 121, The Entertainment Quarter,

Moore Park NSW 2021

Postal Address

3 Vialoux Ave

Paddington NSW 2021

Phone us:

0412 855 295

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Our Mission

To inspire and empower young people

through dance by creating meaningful connections in and out of the studio.

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