About Us

Charlesworth Ballet School, WA’s premier school of dance, was founded in 1960 by Terri Charlesworth OAM, Cit WA. CBS (formerly Terri Charlesworth Ballet School) offers specialised training using the Vaganova method, which is considered the finest syllabus of classical ballet.

CBS has devised an exceptional and diverse training programme, which includes Classical, Contemporary and Spanish Dance, Musical Theatre and Performance. Lessons are designed to cater to the student’s age and ability with awareness of the emotional, physical, and intellectual development of the child or young adult.

Terri Charlesworth, who was awarded the Western Australian Citizen of the year for Culture, Arts and Entertainment in 2006, has observed, studied and taught at leading dance institutions throughout the world. She is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leading teacher of classical ballet. Having taken over the directorship of the school in 2012, Sonya Shepherd now continues the traditions set by Terri with passion, knowledge and her unique enthusiasm, drive and dedication.

Our aspiration is to provide a joyful, enriching and satisfying experience for each student of the Charlesworth Ballet School.