Shireen was born in South Africa and
started dancing at the age of five.
She attended the Pro-arte School in
Pretoria after which she studied at the Pretoria Technicon where
she obtained a diploma specialising in Dance Teaching before
choosing to dance professionally for the PACT Ballet company one
of South Africa's leading dance companies.
In 1995 she gained her Royal Academy
of Dance Teaching Certificate, with distinction, and was made an
associate of the South African Dance Teachers Association. In the
same year she also studied part time and attained a certificate in
the Vaganova Russian Ballet system.
Shireen says "I have always been
extremely fortunate to be trained by excellent teachers, and my
aim as a dance teacher would be to pass on to my pupils the same
knowledge and inspiration that my teachers passed on to me.
I hope to instill a love and
appreciation for dance in my pupils, not all children have the
talent or aspiration to become dancers or teachers themselves, but
my hope is that those of my pupils who do not choose a dance
related career would have developed a love for dance to at least
always remain dance enthusiasts, after all an enthusiastic
audience is as important to the success of a performance as a
skilled performer is."
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For more details contact Shireen on
07 544 2900 or email email@example.com