I’m passionate about the importance of nurturing the art form of dance by embarking on a journey of understanding together. This involves the teacher opening up and sharing the love of dance, and for me, passing on my experience in the industry to everyone from young children, to elite-level students, to current professional dancers, to adult beginners. I also believe that ballet is for everyone, regardless of socioeconomic background.

I have been able to balance some teaching alongside my career as a dancer, as my students are a source of inspiration, and feed my greater understanding of the art form.

We are all students, together.
— Juliet Burnett

 

Teacher

 Cecchetti Dance Day Master Classes – Sydney, 2004

Cecchetti Pirrouette on the Pier Master Classes –  Sydney, 2007

Cecchetti Scholars Victoria Master Classes - Melbourne, 2011

Cecchetti Lucie Saronova Award NSW Audition Classes - Sydney, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Friends of The Australian Ballet Master Classes – Sydney, 2012

Cecchetti Medal Award NSW Classes - Sydney, 2014

Bloch Ambassador Workshop – Sydney, 2014

Cecchetti Victoria Master Classes – Melbourne, 2016

Ballet.Id Master Classes with Juliet Burnett – one week of open classes and repertoire (Giselle peasants and wilis) for selected students. Juliet adapted the Giselle dances to be performed on the small stage at the community centre at Ciliwung, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2015

Ballet Goes to Ciliwung Workshop – an introduction to ballet for children at the poor community at Ciliwung, Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2015. The project was Juliet's initiative, realised with the assistance of Ballet.Id and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Juliet selected two promising children to receive a scholarship for their further ballet education.

Valerie Jenkins Academy of Ballet, Sydney – guest teacher, 2004 - 2015

City Dance Centre, Melbourne – guest teacher, 2015 - present

Sydney Dance Company – company ballet class, 2016

Workshops at Metro Dance Centre, Sydney, and Canberra Dance Development Centre – 2016

 

Adjudicator

It’s important for the student to remember that what is most important about competitions is gaining performance experience onstage, not winning. Ballet is an art form and therefore highly subjective. I encourage teachers to remind their students of this. As an adjudicator I believe that the most valuable asset I have is constructive feedback. Participating in competitions should be an enriching and confidence-building experience for students.
— Juliet Burnett

Lucie Saronova Award NSW auditions, Sydney, 2013 and 2015

Cecchetti Victoria Bursary, Melbourne, 2015

as a Trustee of the Valrene Tweedie Scholarship since its inauguration in 2013, Juliet selects the annual recipient of the prestigious award from Cecchetti Australia students.