ABOUT THE ZANELLE WESSELS STUDIO OF DANCING

Zanelle Wessels established her private studio in Pretoria in 1990 from where all levels, from three years of age through to Advanced two and qualifying echelons are taught.


Over the past 30 years the studio has delivered qualified ballet teachers, professional dancers and award winners in different ballet categories.


The studio is one of the most established and successful ballet schools in South Africa and is based in Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria.


The goal of the studio is to give students the opportunity to experience the real art of classical ballet in a caring environment.  We strive to teach students the love of dance through our years of experience, professional teaching and through sharing our knowledge.  A healthy and good self-image, a positive attitude towards life is what we aim to give the students during the period of their ballet training at the studio.


“LET THEM PRAISE HIS NAME WITH DANCING” 

Psalm 149:3 

MEET THE TEAM

ZANELLE WESSELS

Zanelle

FISTD London, Cecchetti Society Faculty; Senior Examiner, the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa

AITD, Association of  International Dance Teachers 

Zanelle Wessels is an experienced ballet teacher of  thirty years.  She teaches the Cecchetti Method.  

Initial training was received by Dawn de Wit (RAD), Hazel Dell, Cheryl van Niekerk, Ann Geddes and Gail Myburgh.

Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London (Cecchetti Society Faculty).

Senior Examiner for the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa.

Appointed to the examining board of the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa in 2012. She is also a qualified Modern teacher with the AITD.  Initial training received by Beverly Aquisto.

ELESIA CERONIO

Elesia

FISTD London, Cecchetti Society Faculty; Senior Examiner, the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa 

Elesia Ceronio is an experienced ballet teacher of  24 years.  She teaches the Cecchetti Method. 

Initial training was received by Elize Oosthuizen, Cheryl van Niekerk, Ann Geddes and Gail Myburgh.

Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London (Cecchetti Society Faculty).

Senior Examiner for the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa.

Appointed to the examining board of the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa in 2012.

Head of the State Theatre Ballet School from 1996-2000.

Ballet teacher for the past 20 years with Zanelle Wessels Studio of Dancing.

Served on the Pretoria regional branch committee as Chairlady for 5 years.

Elected to the Council of Management in 2016 for the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa.

 ESTHER DE JAGER

Ester

ODMS. B.MUS. LICENTIATE PIANO 

Full time pianist currently with Zanelle Wessels Studio of Dancing  since 1992.