Congratulations Angelique who has been accepted in to the Australian Ballet School ITP program and the Queensland Ballet Associate program to commence 2019.   Angelique also won 1st place at the Sydney Asian Grand Prix Regional competition and will represent Australia in the  Hong Kong Finals this year.  Wonderful news.



A huge congratulations to Angelique who has been accepted into the Brisbane City Youth Ballet Company for the Wizard of Oz ballet Production in 2019  and congratulations to Madeline who is on the waiting list for the same production.   She will  also perform in the Ballet Theatre of Queensland's production of Swan Lake in January 2020. 


Congratulations to Coco and Rio who have  both been accepted in to and elite ballet program on the Gold Coast

Congratulations to Paris who has just been accepted into a full time ballet program at an Elite Brisbane Academy

Congratulations to Madeline who has been accepted into a part time Elite dance program in Brisbane 


Congratulations Angelique 1st place for her Classical Ballet solo at Starbound competition  and  the  Most potential for Classical  Ballet award 2018

A huge congratulations to Paris who came 2nd in her very first competition.   Awesome job and a phenomenal result.


Congratulations also to Angelique who received 3rd place at the AICD awards 2018


A massive congratulations to Angelique who won her very first competition at the Future Stars competition in July!!!   



Well done keep up the good work girls.

Well done Paris, Ruby, Madeline and Angelique who have been accepted into the National Conservatoire Ballet Company

The National Conservatoire Ballet Company - will perform Nanny McPhee at the Kingston Butter Factory on Friday 6th July 11.00am 

bookings are at


Lili and Coco   have been selected by  Studio 7 dance wear to model their new costume line  - well done girls!

Madeline, Paris, Coco and Angelique  have been chosen by the AICD to  represent us at the AICD competitions - good luck girls!












Paris and Angelique have been selected to perform on the Caribbean Cruise liner in December

Well done and keep up the good work!


Sun Community Newspapers

July 5 at 9:36 AM · 

Four students of Gwen Wilson's First Position Ballet School at Ashmore will perform in a production of Nanny Mcphee, a stunning ballet adaptation of the feature film of the same name starring Emma Thompson. 
Produced by the National Conservatoire Dance Company, run by Sarah Brown, Nanny McPhee will tour in Queensland this month.
Angelique Cassillis-Pope of Carrara, Paris Porter of Benowa, Madeline Johnson of Ashmore, and Ruby Henwood-Odgers of Southport will perform main roles in the upcoming ballet. They are pictured with their teacher Mis Diane ata dress rehearsal.
This is a phenomenal achievement for these local dancers.
Although Gwen Wilson's First Position Ballet School is a new venture for head teacher Dianne, it had its humble beginnings around 5 years ago when Dianne and mum Gwen started a not-for-profit venture run out of local halls to give back to the community. It was also a logical extension of a life-long family commitment to song and dance and entertaining the elderly, as well as Dianne’s own significant career and training in ballet.
The dream was to absorb much of the cost and provide affordable and accessible classes for children and people of all abilities disenfranchised by, or not able to afford, traditional training. 
Students at the new Ashmore studio enthusiastically take part in an annual concert and can also participate in the Australian Institute of Classical Dance exams and assessments.
This year four students will participate in competitions, and two have been selected to perform on the Royal Caribbean cruise liner in December.
Nanny McPhee will be performed in Kingston at the Kingston Butter Factory on Friday July 6th, at the Somerset Civic Centre in Esk on July 7th, and at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba on July 8th.