Introducing Mimi Swinton-Beatty, a young Sydney dancer currently training at Academy Ballet and additionally under the tutelage of Vicki Attard within Academy Ballet’s full time program.  Follow Mimi’s steady progression onto pointe through a series of videos at the My Beginner Pointe Website.


AGE;  13


Bronte Ballet School – Principal, Lisa Bennett

Louise Parkes School of Dance, Marlow, UK

Academy Ballet – Director, Sinead Vidler

Two days per week at Academy Ballet’s Semi Professional Program with Vicki Attard, Former Principal Artiste of The Australian Ballet

RAD EXAMS;  Grades I-Intermediate Foundation, Distinction.  Currently studying Intermediate

FORMAL TRAINING; Australian Ballet School Interstate Training Program – Level 3


1st, 2nd,3rd Places & Highly Commended @ Sydney Eisteddfods 2012-2015 for Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance & Groups.

2013 & 2014 – Finalist at Joan & Monica Halliday Awards

2014 – The Royal Ballet School International Summer School

2015 – Semi Finalist at Isobel Anderson Awards


2008-2010 Student at Bronte Ballet School

2011 Student at Louise Parkes School of Dance

2012 Auditioned and offered Level 2 of the Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Program

2013 Student at Bronte Ballet School, Bronte (Teacher – Lisa Bennett)

2013 Auditioned and offered a Classical Ballet Scholarship at The McDonald College

2013 Auditioned and offered a place at Newtown School of the Performing Arts

2013 Auditioned and offered a Dance Scholarship at Reddam House, to be educated part-time alongside Academy Ballet’s Fulltime Dance Program.

2014 Student at Reddam House and Academy Ballet. Two days per week attending the Full Time Dance Program at Academy Ballet under the tutelage of Vicki Attard and 3 days per week at Reddam House Performing Arts School.

2014 Moved up to Level 3 of the Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Program

Facebook – mimisbballet

Instagram – @mimisbballet

Written by;  Vicki Attard

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